“The Uniform.”


There are many types of uniforms from school, scouts, military, civil service, and their omnipresence is visually striking capturing the attention of everyone. Uniforms are clothing representing an organization, a team, and for many who look upon, raising moral standards and expectations with respect. The optical sight of a uniform can have a negative and for many a positive effect, but it is the person … Continue reading “The Uniform.”

“Instinct.”


I’m no hero. I acted upon instinct pulling Mrs. Harris from her car after she collided with the fence. Everyone says I’m a hero, but I don’t fell like one. I just did what I was supposed to do. People call us heroes, but we know who we are. We are men & women who know we only did what was right. We keep the … Continue reading “Instinct.”

“Rearrange.”


For thirty-five years, Oscar and Eunice’s marriage has faced various obstacles testing their enduring love for one another. Oscar has learned and developed the wisdom to rearrange his perception of women to survive his marriage. On the eve of his eldest son’s marriage David, Oscar provides some wisdom and knowledge. The first thing you should understand is that your life will be rearranged and accepting the … Continue reading “Rearrange.”

National Novel Writing Month Volunteer “(NaNoWriMO)”


  For the past two months, most of my writing time has been dedicated to plotting a story line and developing characters. All of this in preparation as I approach November 1, to participate in the National Novel Writing Month, also known as, NaNoWriMo. In my travel journey across the US, I have attended writers groups in Fredericksburg VA, St. Louis Mo, Scotts Bluff NE, and the … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month Volunteer “(NaNoWriMO)”

“Generous.”


The ACME Ladder Corporation recognized their oldest employee Oscar Stephenson’s 43 years of service and his retirement to become official at the close of business with a retirement party. After several speakers including the corporation’s president, his immediate supervisor and his only child, son Charley. Oscar Stephenson stood up and limped to the podium to give the following speech. When I woke this morning, I … Continue reading “Generous.”

Surface versus Fear


The surface of life is easily visible to the human eye. Fear prevents verbal interaction which would build discoveries. Our surface is what we project. Fear of self-reflection to discover what is beneath and within. Honest self-reflection is the journey to overcome the fear of revealing what’s beneath the surface. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Surface versus Fear

“Unstoppable”


To succeed in life, a passionate, driven desire is unstoppable. Discover your passion and your desire will be unstoppable. With sacrifice and patience, your dreams will become reality, to remain unstoppable. With every bump in the road, it develops and teaches to remain unstoppable. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Unstoppable”

Elusive


Elusive are my thoughts when writing. Elusive is my focus when reading. Elusive are the photos I want to capture. Elusive are my attempts when trying to achieve what I want. My journey has taught elusiveness disappears with persistent determination and perseverance. Believing in what you want can be elusive and hampered by those crossing your path. M.J.Leake WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Elusive

“Cowardice”


During a crisis, the coward utilizing their thoughts will dismantle and shirk their honor, duty, and responsibility to whomever or whatever the cause. Their cowardice Heart and Soul will unite their speech and actions as they walk or run away. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Cowardice”

“One Love”


The universe is telling me to focus on love. What is it saying to you? Oh, how the spring of the year brings two birds together with love and commitment. The dutiful male Osprey is patiently looking out towards the Gulf of Mexico’s breakfast buffet of fish. While the female Osprey rests comfortably upon the unhatched eggs, knowing breakfast will soon be served. Two eggs have … Continue reading “One Love”

“Teach Your Bloggers Well”


We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. In response to today’s WordPress post prompt,  “Teach Your Bloggers Well.” I start with the basic foundation of planning. To be successful in anything in life, planning, and preparation are the foundations towards success. So, the first important lesson is to explain … Continue reading “Teach Your Bloggers Well”

Make It Anywhere


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Make It Anywhere.” “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” goes the famous song about New York City. Is there a place — a city, a school, a company — about which you think (or thought) the same? Tell us why, and if you ever tried to prove that claim. The phrase “If I can … Continue reading Make It Anywhere

The Spices of Success


(Daily Prompt) If “failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor” (Truman Capote), how spicy do you like your success stories? Success stories are a dime a dozen in fiction and in life. The thought of the under-dog battling against all odds is a time-honored belief dating back to David and Goliath. Now in present day, failure is always thought of when anyone person or … Continue reading The Spices of Success

“Nightmare Jobs” (Short Story)


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Nightmare Job.” In honor of Labor Day in North America, tell us what’s the one job you could never imagine yourself doing. On the day for which we honor those American Employees who work full or part-time. In the early 70’s my father owned several rental homes and to cut the labor cost, my brother and I … Continue reading “Nightmare Jobs” (Short Story)

Advantage of Foresight


Advantage of Foresight (Daily prompt) You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch — each time you use your power, it costs you one day (as in, you’ll live one day less). How would you use this power, if at all? I would only use the power only three times, once to learn my date of death, giving me a perspective on … Continue reading Advantage of Foresight

Opening Lines


Todays daily prompt is “Opening Lines” Use the first line, of the last song you listened to (on the radio, on your music player, or anywhere else)? Use it as the first sentence of your post. Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, “People get ready”, is the name of the song and the lyrics continue as, people get ready for a train is coming, you don’t … Continue reading Opening Lines

New Wrinkles; how dose this development change my life?


  If I wake with my heart is pumping, my eyes are open to see the mirror of my wrinkles, I would first recognize the lack of hair on my bald head before the wrinkles. I recall stopping for a drink at my local convince store/(7-11), and when the business had monitors installed that allowed you to view yourself while you stood in line to … Continue reading New Wrinkles; how dose this development change my life?

Retirement and my big brother


I was recently talking with family members who gathered for a family reunion, and I recognized that I and a female cousin are the only immediate family members of our generation who have retired to enjoy hobbies and activities at our leisure. I thought of my now deceased parents who retired but never took advantage to live out their dreams and desires. When my mother … Continue reading Retirement and my big brother

Changing Times; Student Loan Forgiveness


I recall as a child hearing my father, mother, family members and their friends talk about how growing up they had it so hard as opposed to how easy my brother and sisters had it during the 60’s and 70’s. One tale I heard is of how my dad slopped hogs, fed chickens, used an out house, and walked to school eight to ten miles … Continue reading Changing Times; Student Loan Forgiveness