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What do you see # 13- January 20th, 2020

 

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No Change

In the stone circle stands a chance

To split dark from light

Offering the world below, fire

The blue moon whispering a warning

They are too young, they are not ready

Let them find their own way

You come too far from the future

To understand their way of life

Why hurry things along

When you have no way of knowing

What they might discover by time alone

Your world is driven by speed

Theirs is not, they hunt for food

They live, they are happy

Some might call it fate

I call it interference

As it has been through the ages

Name one culture that has been

Allowed to walk its own path

Wars, famine, floods have changed so much

Of what might have been

For once, I would like to see

Where they would travel by themselves

Without interference

I hear you all shouting

It was meant to be…

©anitadawes 2020

Outside…

 

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Image by Jordan Stimpson from Pixabay 

Outside

When morning shadows fade

I shrink back into darkness

Forgotten until daylight

When I can once again search

For the one who stole my lifeforce

While I was dreaming me.

Yet, he has no face, not fully formed

I must be quick before he takes

More from the shadows

To become the one I am meant to be

Leaving me in darkness

Never to step into the light

To find my own form

To live outside my own form

My own shadow…

©anitadawes 2020

Fozzie, a knee and the loose screw

A Crack in the Pavement

Fozzie has been away for the past two weeks. He’s been by my side since my latest knee surgery. For those curious, this will be three knee surgeries in three years.

I’m getting really good at this.

There has been a screw in my knee since 1991 that I suspected was coming loose. It only took me ten months, lots of complaining and an ounce of begging to have it removed. It appears the patient is the last to be listened to.

Since it’s removal two weeks ago today it feels like a knee is suppose to feel. On the other hand it’s been so long I forgot what that’s like. 

As I look back the problem was obvious – I had a screw loose.

If I had only listened to the bride and kids this problem would have been solved years ago. 

Aside from my healthier knee, Fozzie wishes…

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Colouring

Stevie Turner

Whenever I was called on to babysit my granddaughters, I found I enjoyed sitting and colouring with them.  At the start of it all I hadn’t done any colouring since being at primary school, but found a new interest in what I would have previously called ‘remedial’ work if chosen for adults.  It seemed to pass the time very well and we all got something out of it.  We would chat as we drew and coloured.  I’d use bright felt tip pens instead of the crayons of my youth.

Out shopping I started to buy felt tip pens and adult colouring books; no, not the type with naked men in to colour (are there any?), but those containing cityscapes or the like with intricate shapes and doodlings that took a long time to complete.  I found it very calming and therapeutic to sit there with my felt tips and let…

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Eventide ~ New Release by @MaeClair1 #TuesdayBookShare

Joan Hall

Hey, everyone. It’s always a pleasure to host friend and fellow author Mae Clair. She has a brand-new release, the third and final of her Hode’s Hill Series. I’ve read all three books and had decided this one is my favorite. Let’s welcome Mae!


Joan, many thanks for hosting me on your blog. It’s a pleasure to be here today as I share my new release Eventide, the final book in my Hode’s Hill series. One aspect of writing the series I’ve really enjoyed is getting to play with dual timelines. Each book features a mystery in the past, along with one in the present. Both mysteries eventually collide as the characters in the present unravel clues from the past.

In the case of Eventide, I chose early spring of 1878 for my setting in the past. Hollande Moore has been hired by twin brothers Nathaniel and Tristan Stewart…

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Dark Sparkles

Peacock Poetry

One afternoon I decided to take the long way home and ended up walking along the good old Birs river (my second home!) at dusk. The glimmer on the water’s surface was so mesmerising that I felt like a magical spell had been cast and I didn’t want the walk to end!

Twinkle Toes

Dusk glimmers on the surface

A shimmer that excites

The hamster wheel is worthless

I flow with what feels right

Though dimmer are the evenings

A lantern glows inside

My heart and soul now breathing

My instinct is my guide

We do not have the answers

We do not need to know

Just have to take our chances

Allow our trust to grow

For whims and dreams have purpose

They skim the sky tonight

Dusk glimmers on the surface

A shimmer that excites

Photo : https://stockphotos.io/landscapes/sparkling-river/

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The Pros and Cons of Social Media

Nicholas C. Rossis

Social media book marketing | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

People often ask me, which social medium should I use for my promos?

While everyone suggests you use social media to promote your book, there are also some cons attached to their use. InSync Media, the awesome people I write for, recently published a post listing the pros and cons of using social media that compares the various media and explains how to best use each of them.

However, my experience has been that there’s no definitive answer to that question. Rayne Hall uses Twitter almost exclusively while I prefer my blog and am rarely on Twitter nowadays. Facebook works for some but not others. It all depends on your genre, whether you write fiction or non-fiction, and your idiosyncrasy.

As I always say, find what works for you and stick with it!

The Cons of Using Social Platforms

Being seen

The unavoidable truth is there are a lot…

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