My Drug of Choice

My drug, my addiction, my choice! 🙂 How do you feel about your writing?  

Penny Wilson Writes

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Words spilling out.   My fingers can’t keep up with the thoughts in my head.

The scenes unfold behind my eyes.  The screen disappears.  The keyboard, gone.

I’m immersed in this world, self-created.

In my world, anything can happen and sometime does.

In this imaginary world my fantasies bleed, cry, kill and give life.  They lust, love and hate.

All this is done with a key stroke, at my whim.

This is my drug of choice.

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Fate Decides??

I get a little tired of people telling me things like “I guess it’s just not meant to be”  or  “It will happen when the time is right”  or  “it’s not your destiny”

I just cannot wrap my head around that.  I think that if I had chosen to go left at that fork in the road instead of right, my life would be different.  I DO believe in a Higher Power.  But I also think we have Free Will to make our own choices.  I think that there are times when we are guided, but predetermined?  I dunno.

Do you believe in fate?  Do you think our lives are all planned out?  Predestined???  

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I Miss Letters

Think about THIS the next time you look through your pile of junk mail…

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I miss letters.  The kind you used to get in your mail box.  Remember those?  Nobody writes letters anymore.  Even one of my dear friends who is now almost 80, sends emails rather than letters.

I still get a few Christmas cards every year, but even those are not nearly as numerous.  Most people if they do anything at all, they will send you an “e-card”.   Somehow, it’s just not the same.

I remember the thrill when I would find a letter from a childhood friend in the mail box.  It was so exciting!  I remember, making myself wait until I could devote my undivided attention to that letter.  Then I would sit and read it several times, relishing every word.

Remember Pen Pals?  I had a few growing up.  One was a Girl Scout that I met while I lived in the Philippines.  She was a Girl Scout from…

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What’s In A Name?

If you haven’t seen this, then you are about to learn something new about me. Do you like your name? Does your name have a story?

Penny Wilson Writes

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Here a Penny, there a Penny…..

I was born with the name of Penny Nichols.  Not an easy name to live up to.  When I was in my teens and 20’s, I went by “Six Cents”.

The name Penny (NOT Penelope) was hard enough.  I heard all the usual taunts as a kid.  Henny Penny, Bad Penny.  My brothers bastardized the name Penelope and called me that, making the “o” long and the last “e” silent.  I hated it.  Then there was that stupid cartoon on when I was a kid called “Penelope PitStop”.  Kids called me that sometimes too.

Then there are those that try to be cute.  “A Penny for your thoughts!”  or “Penny’s from heaven!”

I always wanted to be called something pretty; something exotic.  I tried for a long time to get my childhood friends to call me Eva.  But it didn’t stick.

I had…

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On the Road Again

Movin’, movin’, movin’!  In case you’ve noticed, I’ve been rather quiet here lately.  I’m pre-occupied.  I am just starting the process of looking for a house to buy.  So my attention has been focused on that.

I know from past experience that buying OR selling a house, either one, can be very stressful.  I’m hoping I won’t go too crazy with the process.  🙂

I’ve found, what I think is an awesome Real Estate agent.  She seems to be very aggressive.

I’ve moved many, many times in my life.  What I am looking at will be my last home purchase, I hope.  A place to retire.  I’m pretty excited about the whole thing.

I’ve looked at just a few places so far.  Nothing that works.  But I should see a few more this week.  I will keep you posted on my new adventure!

Thanks for playing!  ❤ Penny

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Re Runs

Maybe you’ve noticed (and maybe you haven’t) that I have been reblogging some of my older pieces.

When I started blogging, I think it was in 2012.  Possibly earlier.  That blog ended up being deleted.  I know…  Horrors!!  I had a Stalker situation on my hands and that was the only way to rid myself of him.

This blog, I believe I started in 2014.  But it was a half-hearted effort.  I never posted very much.  I have learned SO much since that time.  I’ve learned about blogging, WordPress and it’s community and also about writing.  My writing style has changed immensely since my humble beginnings here.

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Shards

 

Unrecognized

shards

Swept away

with

yesterday’s promises

Clinking of glass

lightening

up my spine

Raw, unmasked

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