Banned Books Week

From September 23 to 29, it’s Banned Books Week, which raises public awareness of challenged and banned books—in support of freedom to seek and express ideas. Challenges to books are mainly in schools, bookstores, and libraries. I actually forgot about this week, until a blogger, Jeri Walker, posted about it on her blog. U.S. Book [...]

The Spirit of Words Affecting a Reader

Years ago, I began the practice of underlining sentences and phrases from books that stuck out; a different description I hadn’t heard before or it aroused some kind of emotion from me. After I underline my favorites, I transfer them to a notebook, indicating author, book, and page number. Today, I’d like to share some [...]

Pause With A Few Poems

Self-Discovery I search the precipice of time An endless drop towards uncertainty Cobwebs adorn those forgotten Cling to fingers while pull from the past Cherokee drum inside my chest Reverberating in my head and ears Consistent with the footsteps in travel Vulnerable towards the elements God’s tempest slows down my ventures Pelted and bruised by [...]

Stories Based on Song Lyrics Writing Prompt- Part 8

Well, this is the last of our stories. I hope you've been enjoying them thus far. Please don't hesitate to share these stories and/or contact the writers. Sing to the Wind… As he stumbled into the poorly-lit tavern, Lucien spared a moment to reflect on just how badly the last few days had treated him. [...]

Stories Based on Song Lyrics Writing Prompt- Part 7

I hope you all have been enjoying these stories. The participation was surprising. Please feel free to share or comment on any of these stories. The Push I had made him cry. Now he was gone. Just the thought makes me shiver, although it must be in the mid-80s. The barista looks at me like [...]