Tag Archives: dark

“Blood”

While my posts on this blog tend to be up-beat, I also have a darker side. It comes out in my writing of fiction. To avoid reader whiplash between the lighter and darker sides of my writing, I created a … Continue reading

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Is Anyone Else Having Trouble Following My New Blog?

I just received a report that someone has clicked “Follow” on my new blog multiple times and yet is still unable to follow my new blog. Is anyone else having issues following it? Does anyone have suggestions as to what … Continue reading

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A Dark Choice

“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. –Jean-Paul Sartre (Source: Wordsmith.org) Sadly, as some people age, rather than seeing things more clearly and broadening their horizons, they instead … Continue reading

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Abyss

I know too well what it’s like To linger on the jagged edge Of a deep and dark abyss. I’ve felt its powerful pull And heard its siren song. “Give up! Give in! You can end your pain and shame. … Continue reading

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The Beach That Love Built

About six years ago our young teenage daughter was stricken with an “incurable” disease and nearly died. She spent about a month in the hospital, much of it intensive care fighting for her life. She had to deal with an … Continue reading

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Lessons in Kindness on Interstate 5

A true short story I wrote some time ago: It was the middle of the night on one of those long and lonely stretches of Interstate 5 between distant small farming communities. My mom and her girlfriend were taking me … Continue reading

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Remember Why You’re Holding On

“The moment you think about giving up, think of the reason you held out so long.” –Michele Serens Mann Sounds like good advice to me! Storms eventually end if you hang in there long enough. In the darkest nights and … Continue reading

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