Treasured Scars


I was never able to hold my breath long enough to avoid the stench of you. Your slurred, dribbling nonsense turned my stomach.  It was a game you enjoyed.  You would watch my face to see how long it took before I became repulsed. 

In your eyes it was fun; harmless. 

I would watch the anger wash over you as the booze took you away.  You were body-snatched, replaced by a monster.  The monster hated anyone in it’s path.  But the hatred was for itself most of all.  The hate engulfed all and rage was the only outlet. 

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Shaking in My Boots!


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I’m shaking in my boots!

November 1st is looming on the horizon and I will then start writing for the NaNoWriMo challenge!

I’m terrified about what I’ve gotten myself into!  Inside, I don’t want to fail in front of my friends and fellow bloggers.  Can I do this?  Really?

Maybe it’s the push (or shove) I need to get my butt in gear.  My writing has been stagnating now for some time.  This may just be the jump start that I need.

What am I going to write about?  Wellllll…. I’ve got a good idea forming.  We will see if it translates to paper.  All of my previous writing has never been planned out.  I just take that little “ping” I get and run with it.

It will be interesting to see if my plan/no plan works out with this big of a project!  I’ve never written anything that was 50,000 words long!

Well, my peeps, wish me luck!  I will keep you posted as to how I am progressing.

Dragons in the Dark


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My dragons burrow deep and sleep the sleep of the evil.  They lie in wait.  They make sure I have my defenses down; that I am once again comfortable in my own skin.

My peripheral vision sees the shadow of these beasts occasionally as they melt into the background.  I try as I might to catch them before they are loose, but they are too clever.

These dragons will creep into my room and sit at the foot of my bed, watching as I slumber.  I have fooled them only once; feigning sleep as their fowl breath assaults my senses.  The stench of their evil is almost overwhelming.

I have awakened on many moonless nights, sure I would see them.  My heart is in my throat as I sweep the room.  I must be sure to catch them if they linger.  All that lingers is the cold sweat that penetrates my gown and their stench.

My hands shake as I toss my gown to the floor.   Sliding back into bed, I stare at the ceiling.  Sleep will elude me this night, for the dragons have already started their assault.

With the dawn, I greet the day with trepidation.  How will the dragons manifest this time?  Will I find myself once again in the dark?  Alone with my dragons, with nothing more than hope to see me way back into the light.

As I lock the front door and walk down the street, I can feel the dragons’ breath on my neck….

 

Amazing image found on Google Images.  Credit to the wonderful artist that created it.  

(C) 2014 Penny Wilson

Kicking and Screaming!


Alright, alright!!  I changed the theme up on my blog.  I have resisted for a long time, but after getting some feedback that said my blog looked “generic”, I decided I better try to spruce it up.

After looking over about a Zillion themes, I settled on one.  🙂

What is this new thing with WordPress, About.me?  I had to sign up with them in order to create an “About” page?  Maybe more revenue for WordPress.  I don’t know.  But After several failed attempts, I finally figured it out.  Sheesh!

I hesitate adding too many widgets to my page.  I think it just clutters things up.  But I will tweak the page a little bit here & there.

If you have any feedback for about the new look, I would appreciate hearing form you.

BY THE WAY, I would also LOVE to hear feedback regarding the CONTENT of my blog as well.  I’m tough, I can take it!  Bring it on!

Thanks all!

Penny