Something to Smile About

This is in response to Trent’s Weekly Smile prompt, which you can find out all about HERE.  

I had a lot to smile about this last weekend!

We had our first full weekend without rain in 6 or 8 weeks!  Texas has been drenched with rain, unseasonably so, for weeks on end!  Everything is soggy!  I don’t think that it’s rained for 40 days and 40 nights, but it’s seemed that way!

My sweet Sister-in-law had a birthday.  I joined her and my brother for a lovely lunch and some birthday cake, both of which my brother cooked!  I had a grand time.

Early Saturday morning I went to a sale at a local nursery and went a little crazy.  😊  Since buying my home, I’ve spent Way Too Much money, but I just couldn’t help myself!  I bought pansies, mums and some ornamental kale.  I brought back irises from my sister in law’s yard too.

Saturday afternoon, the sun came out!!  It was glorious to see after all the rain!

Sunday, I was a busy girl.  I got all of the irises planted and then I set about separating the mums and getting them and everything else planted.  It took me a few hours, but I think the effort is worth it!

The pansies and kale will last most of the winter as will the mums.  The mums will also come back next year and spread.  I’m very happy with the result.  My deck is looking very pretty, don’t you think?

Along with all the fun stuff I did over the weekend, I also did home home-owner, handy-man, type of stuff.  I filled some holes in the backyard where their dog had dug and I replaced the flapper in the toilet so it would stop leaking water!

I was Very productive and all of this makes me smile!

 

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Blend

Your heart beats a rhythm,

matching mine.

We are intertwined.

It comes as natural

as breathing.

A piece of your heart

beats in this chest,

as a piece of mine

beats in yours.

I breathe you in

as we blend

into

one another.

The connection,

undeniable;

transcending all.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

 

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Glimmer – #writephoto

Our cheeks were flushed, matching the fire of the sunset.  Our pulses raced with excitement.  This ragtag bunch of forgotten souls; 24 in all, had been walking for what seemed like forever.  But now, there was finally a glimmer of hope.

Nestled in the narrow valley at the base of the Blue Mountains, were lights.  It was the first sign of people we had seen in weeks.

We were not alone after all.

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

* This is for Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt.  If you would like to get in on the fun, you can find out all about it HERE.  

 

 

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Tears From Dust

They say that tears come from the heart.  I beg to differ.  You see, there was a place inside me where I held you close.  But through the years, that place became as hollow as your soul.  Instead of compassion, you showed indifference.  You turned a blind eye.  Your own twisted cravings became the priority in your life.  I was left in the dust.  This is where my tears came from; the dust in your wake.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

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Beta Readers?

If you have any interest in being a Beta Reader on my project please contact me! Thanks! Penny

Penny Wilson Writes

First of all, I need to apologize for my lack of posting lately.  Work has been crazy-busy.  I am still settling into my new home, so that keeps me busy.  I finally hung curtains in the bedroom over the weekend.  🙂  So my time here has been put on the back burner.

Something I have been working on away from WordPress is a Chapbook, of sorts.  I’ve decided to go the self-publishing route the first time around.  I think it will be a good experience for me and it will give me some needed exposure.

The reason I say this will be a Chapbook “of sorts”, is because it will combine poetry, prose and some flash fiction.  I’m looking at a total of about 70 to 75 pages for the book.

I would like to enlist the help of my fellow bloggers/writers here on WordPress.  I want about 6…

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Beta Readers?

First of all, I need to apologize for my lack of posting lately.  Work has been crazy-busy.  I am still settling into my new home, so that keeps me busy.  I finally hung curtains in the bedroom over the weekend.  🙂  So my time here has been put on the back burner.

Something I have been working on away from WordPress is a Chapbook, of sorts.  I’ve decided to go the self-publishing route the first time around.  I think it will be a good experience for me and it will give me some needed exposure.

The reason I say this will be a Chapbook “of sorts”, is because it will combine poetry, prose and some flash fiction.  I’m looking at a total of about 70 to 75 pages for the book.

I would like to enlist the help of my fellow bloggers/writers here on WordPress.  I want about 6 Beta Readers for this project. I cannot pay anyone for this.  I’m asking for a favor.

I will be asking you to commit to a 2-week deadline and to answer a list of questions about the book.  With the book being only 75 pages or so, that timeline shouldn’t be difficult.

If you think you would like to be a Beta Reader for me,  please either use the contact form on my WordPress site or you can reach me by email at psnw123@gmail.com

At that point, I will give you a more in-depth idea of what I’m looking for and the list of questions I would like for you to answer about the book.

Once I have enough Beta Readers, I’ll close this post.

I’m excited about this project and I’m anxious to get started!  I look forward to your input!

Thank you for joining me on this journey!  Penny ❤

 

 

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A Long Time Dead – #OctPoWriMo

Bring me to the light.

I wish to bask in its warmth.

Darkness is much too cold.

Rejoice in life.

Savor the earth, the sky.

Awakening to the

joy of this world.

A miracle.

No promise of tomorrow

and we are

a long time dead.

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

  This is part of a 31 day challenge.  October is Poetry Writing Month.  I’m gonna try for the 31 poems in 31 days.  We will see.  You can find out all about the challenge HERE.  Have fun! 🙂

I must give credit here to Michael for the inspiration for this poem.  The words “a long time dead” came from him and I knew I just had to do something with them.  Be sure to visit Michael’s blog.  You never know what you might find. 🙂

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