Bee Happy — Mitch Teemley

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I found a bee in my house. The poor thing was weak, struggling to move. So I picked it up. It barely budged. I was going to put it out of its misery, but then I thought, “Wait, why not let it spend its final few minutes in the sunlight?” I know I would want […]

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The Moment


For a second
maybe two

our eyes meet 

Yours
held mine
prisoner

Me
gladly
surrendering

Joyfully
longingly
falling

Into those clear
cool
pools

The moment 
now gone

You turn away

Would you smile
a welcome?

Do you know
this heart?

reaching

We will never know 

Copyright © 2019 Penny Wilson

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Four Sheets – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon — parallax

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Sheets – RDP – Sunday Photo: found on ra.pinterest.com Four Sheets As dusk settled we set sail again the winds were pushing hard, we turned and turned three sheets a broadside, and how we rolled about in the dark murky deep, each time coming back from the brink, shouting and grappling we clung for […]

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Living in the Light



Hope 
brushed away the cobwebs

The demons
emerging
once more pushed back

The spiral
stopped

Feet on the ground
moving forward
tentative steps

Light caresses my cheek

The sun
a blessing

Out of the shadows
encasing this heart

To live
in the light once more

Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson
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What The…?? I’m Spam??

I’ve been hearing a LOT lately that people are finding my comments in their Spam Folders!  😦 So please don’t think that I haven’t been commenting.  Please check your Spam folder to see if I’m stuck there!

Any suggestions as to what I can do about this?

Thanks! Penny ❤

 

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Getting to Know Your Characters

I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with my WIP for the past 4 or 5 years. I can’t hardly believe it’s been that long!  I now see why it takes some authors Years to write a novel.

I’ve let myself get bogged down in the details.  I’ve struggled too long to try and create an interesting back story for my protagonist.  I’ve discovered that I wasn’t letting HER tell me who she was.

With just the heart of the story in mind, I sat down and just let the words flow.  I know where she will end up eventually, at the climax of the story.  But in the meantime, I’m getting to know her.

This story just begs to be told.  I guess that’s why I keep coming back to it again and again.

Relaxing and just letting the words flow without any real background to worry about has been so freeing!!  I’m starting to see small bits and pieces of this woman’s background.  Just as we get to know a person’s history in real life, my character is beginning to reveal herself a little at a time.

In the past, I never knew that she loved to sketch and draw.  I also didn’t know that she had a college sweetheart.  Tiny fragments that help build and develop this person into something, that hopefully, my readers will connect with and cheer for.

THIS is the way writing should be.  It doesn’t happen often enough, but when it does, it’s pure magic.

Let the story go where it needs to go.  Let the characters develop their own life!

Thank you for joining me on this journey.  ❤

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Falling Star

Burning 
brightly

Resplendent and 
beautiful  

Wings spread 

Flying 
among the celestial   

Caught up 
in a world 

Too fast

Quickly falling 
from grace  
from the heavens 

In a rush 
to grow 
to experience

This falling Star

Flaming briefly 
only to die out 

Extinguished 
all too soon

Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson

 

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