“Lofty.”


This is my second year participating in the National Novel Writing Month event. Although I have prepared with lofty plot ideas, with detail developement of characters and  and thier personalities. However, my best laid creative plans are usually thwarted for one reason or another as the month unflods. My novel’s focal point is a local gym in Fort Myrs Fl and how the committments of … Continue reading “Lofty.”

“Anticipation.”


The participation within any race builds anticipation as you approach the finish line. Seeking something produces the anticipations of finally grasping and holding what is sought. Formulating a plot line, creating characters, with complex backgrounds and personalities to become close friends within the mind creates anticipation to complete a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month before midnight November 30, 2016. Currently, at 41983, and my prize … Continue reading “Anticipation.”

“Flattery.”


It is often said, “Flattery will get you nowhere.” However, I believe a little or a lot of honest and sincere flattery will go a long way to please a loved one, or will it? Take the case of my neighbor Calbert Winston. I happened to be outside to watched him accidentally run over his wife’s prize-winning red rose bush with his riding lawnmower. I … Continue reading “Flattery.”

“Twinkle.”


In college, there were weekends when many in my dorm would venture out to the lake near the university for a keg party. I reluctantly attended hoping to leave after an hour to return to my room to study some world history. It was a warm evening when I met a beautiful girl named Saundra, Thompson, standing next to her telescope. She was an astronomy … Continue reading “Twinkle.”

Realizations of a Travel Writer.


Several days ago, I wrote separate responses for WordPress daily word prompts for the words “stubborn,” “praise,” “muse,” “crave,” “profound,” and “apology.” As I formulated my thoughts, I recognized the calm, peaceful, and relaxed feeling of absolute happiness within me that had me reflect upon and contemplate why? As a child, my parents, teachers, and friends told me, I was hyperactive, I needed to slow … Continue reading Realizations of a Travel Writer.

“Teacher’s Pet”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Teacher’s Pet.” Tell us about a teacher who had a real impact on your life, either for the better or the worse. How is your life different today because of him or her? I have known many impacting teachers, professor, and mentors, but currently in my life as I continue my journey and aspirations to become a … Continue reading “Teacher’s Pet”

“Burning Down The House”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Burning Down the House.” Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab? It is 2:00 am and the house is on fire, the kids are safe outside with the dog who alerted everyone and is on the front lawn barking at the fire blazing through the roof. … Continue reading “Burning Down The House”

“Pens, pencils, crayons, 18 century feather quill, and a letter stamp”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Pens and Pencils.” When was the last time you wrote something substantive — a letter, a story, a journal entry, etc. — by hand? Could you ever imagine returning to a pre-keyboard era? I love this prompt, as I have from time to time written letters on beautifully decorated stationary to family and friends. What is astonishing, … Continue reading “Pens, pencils, crayons, 18 century feather quill, and a letter stamp”

“In Good Faith”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “In Good Faith.” Describe a memory or encounter in which you considered your faith, religion, spirituality — or lack of — for the first time. I guess like a lot of people, over the years, I have witnessed my fair share of horrors and miracles, humanity has provided. I was fortunately and uniquely sublime to go with … Continue reading “In Good Faith”

“Secret Santa”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Secret Santa.” You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. The caveat? You have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom? Over the years, I have played the role of Secret Santa either at my church, work office and my community home owners association. … Continue reading “Secret Santa”

Alphabet Soup


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Alphabet Soup.” Write down the letters of the ABC. For each one, choose a word that begins with that letter. Now, write a post about anything — using all the words you’ve selected. A – Always B – Best C – Child D – Dressed E – Excellent F – Friend G – Going H – Hurt … Continue reading Alphabet Soup

The “Play”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “One at a Time.” In response to the Daily Post’s writing prompt: “One at a Time.” Today, writes a post on the topic of your choice — using only one-syllable words. With the lights dimmed in the gymnasium, fifty children of the Paulson Youth Center, all below the age of eight, dressed in white gowns and red Santa … Continue reading The “Play”

Good Tidings


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Good Tidings.”  Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to. I finished pumping gas into a car at my father’s gas station when as I go to get the money, the driver who isn’t a … Continue reading Good Tidings

Ready, Set, Done!


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ready, Set, Done!.” Now I have been a little absent for the past several days as I push forward in my attempt to complete the National Novel Writing Month event that I’m participating in. I have not yet finished, however, in the excitement of the retirement lifestyle, I’m truly enjoying this adventure. I’m continuing to learn as … Continue reading Ready, Set, Done!

Return Address / Inanimate object discussion.


(Daily Prompt) Yesterday, your pet/baby/inanimate object could read your post. Today, they can write back. Write a post from their point of view (or just pick any non-verbal creature/object). I have never been attached to inanimate objects like cars, or sentimental items such as a baseball caught at a major league game. So, as I drove onto the beach and parked the car, I heard … Continue reading Return Address / Inanimate object discussion.

No Time to Waste


(Daily Prompt) Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to _____.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion. Life is too short to worry, or stress one self when you cannot physically change something immediately. Patience, perseverance, determination and resolve, are key words to recall during one’s life time. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/no-time-to-waste/ Continue reading No Time to Waste

Bad Signal


(Daily Prompt) Someone’s left you a voicemail message, but all you can make out are the last words: “I’m sorry. I should’ve told you months ago. Bye.” Who is it from, and what is this about? Now considering I don’t have a hard-line phone or carry my cellular around with me throughout the day, or for several days.  When do I received this message, most … Continue reading Bad Signal

Literate for a day


(Daily) Someone or something you can’t communicate with through writing (a baby, a pet, an object) can understand every single word you write today, for one day only. What do you tell them? It has been seven months since I began communication via a chat room, then email, and several difficult telephone conversations in broken English and Italian, that now I’m ready to meet my … Continue reading Literate for a day

The Saturday morning Bugs Bunny, Road Runner show and a Sears Kenmore Wringer Washing Machine.


  As a five-year old child, I enjoyed watching cartoons, so on a sunny Saturday morning, I’m watching the Bugs Bunny, Road Runner show and I’m in haven, watching all the cartoon action and I loved when the show ends with its iconic signature sign off statement from Porky Pig, “Thats All Folks”. I turned the television off and walked into the kitchen, where my … Continue reading The Saturday morning Bugs Bunny, Road Runner show and a Sears Kenmore Wringer Washing Machine.

Doppelgänger Alert


(Daily Prompt) You step into an acquaintance’s house for the first time, and discover that everything — from the furniture, to the books, to the art on the wall — is identical to your home. What happens next? Several years ago, my wife, Trisha, and I attended a dinner party held at my neighbor’s home of Tom and Pam Gregory,  who live four doors away, in … Continue reading Doppelgänger Alert