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December 18, 2016

SPF: “Buddha, old buddy”

Christmas My Way

A wonderful post on the spirit of Christmas and being chronically ill. Doesn’t have to mean the spirit is weakened!
I have a rather long comment, but the comment thread is very important to read too.

Picnic with Ants

christmas-treeWhen I was 30 Christmases as I had known them changed forever.  That was the year my mother died.  Everything changed that year.  When the matriarch of the family dies the traditions die with her.  We tried to keep things alive, we had Christmas at my sister’s house as she had the only grandchild, things weren’t the same, but they were still nice.

Then there was a falling out between me and my niece.  Well not a falling out really, she got mad at me and refuses to be in my presence.  There isn’t much I can do, not that I haven’t tried, I have.  I could speculate all day what has happened between the two of us, but at this point it doesn’t make much difference.  This has however, ruined many relationships for me in my family.  Family Christmases became a thing of the past.

After Stuart and I…

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Writing Prompt #191 “A World Apart Part 1”

This is a fantabulous way to create a world and stretch your imagination and writing skills.
I’m really looking forward to this exercise and to reading what other folks write too.
Awesome job, Yves.

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

purple-crystals-by-mydigitalsin mydigitalsin@Deviant Art

This week we are doing something a little bit different you are going to create a fictional landscape/dreamscape. For those of you worried about the collages there are still more to come in future installments!

Step 1 is the setting. If you don’t feel comfortable creating a place from scratch you can use a preexisting place such as Hogwart’s Academy, Venus, Toronto, your local coffee shop, The Shire, Sigil, Gotham etc.

Or in more generic terms you can describe/create
A planet
A city
A village
A school
A hospital
An institution
A playground
A household
Basically any place you can think of

For this first exercise you don’t need to describe the inhabitants in detail, the religious or philosophical beliefs, the government/codes of conduct because that will come in later installments. For this first exercise I just want you to focus on the appearance and qualities of the…

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Song Lyric Sunday, feel better: Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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