My box of words is hoarded selfishly. Choosing and stockpiling each one carefully. I take inventory. I tuck them away in my little treasure box lined with memories tears and laughter. Yesterday's words are tinged aging and gnarled the edges curling. Today's words fat filled with promise. Choosing the right ones is a challenging feat not always accomplished with elegance. Copyright (C) Penny Wilson
Peering out from behind the boulder, I could see the plume of it’s breath. The fume, a cloud; glowing. It mixed with the mist off the lake until the entire night air was lit. Soon they’d see. Maybe throwing rocks to wake him wasn’t a good idea. But now, now they would believe me. Dragons do breath fire.
Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson
*This is in response to Sue’s Thursday #writephoto prompt. If you would like to join in on the fun, you can find out more about it HERE.
Penny Wilson Writes has gone through several transformations since it’s beginning. At the end of the year, the end of a decade, we all tend to look back and reflect. The last decade has seen the Biggest changes in my life. The. Biggest. My decision to move from Oregon to Texas, was the hardest decision I ever made, and it was the best decision I ever made. Words that come to mind when I think about the life that I have now are Thankful, Grateful and Blessed.
My time here on WordPress is included as one of those Blessings. Writing is an outlet for me, a way to express myself and the events in my life. The community here has been so supportive! Your encouragement gives me the courage to put myself out there, when in the past, I would have never dreamed of publishing anything I’ve written!
Welcome to another post of my Friday Favorites! I’m sorry that I skipped last Friday, but with being smack dab in the middle of the holidays, I suspect you understand. My goal, each Friday, is to bring you a little information about a Favorite Blogger of mine. Check them out and they may just become a favorite of yours too!
Chuck, at The Reluctant Poet is a favorite blogger of mine for several reasons. The reason that I originally connected with Chuck is because he writes some of the most amazing and beautifully romantic poetry! THIS is an example of what I mean. Be sure to browse thru Chuck’s archives, you’ll find a treasure trove from a talented poet!
Welcome to another Friday Favorite! Each week, I want to highlight a particular blog/blogger that is a favorite and tell you a bit about them. This week, I’d like to tell you about Hugh, over at Hugh’s Views & News. He is a wealth of information! If you do not subscribe and follow Hugh’s Blog boy, are you missing out!!
Hugh is an amazing blogger. His writings are wonderful. He has a couple of books in print that you can find out about HERE.
Not only is Hugh a talented author, but he’s also a wiz at navigating WordPress. He generously shares his knowledge with everyone on WordPress. You can find out things like how to be a better blogger (HERE), or how to navigate the new Gutenberg editor (HERE).
I’ve learn all kinds of things simply by reading some of Hugh’s posts. His instructions are clear and easy to understand. He gives you screen shots as examples and walks you through the process as if he was sitting right there beside you!
While you are on Hugh’s blog, be sure to explore his short stories that can be found HERE.
I have just touched on some of the highlights of Hugh’s blog. There is a treasure trove of informative articles, stories and tutorials. Take the time to explore Hugh’s blog. You’ll be glad that you did! I’m sure that he will become a Favorite of yours too!
(C) 2019 Penny Wilson
Welcome to Friday Favorites! Each Friday, I will share with you a little about one of my favorite blogs/blogger. This week I would like to tell you about Walt Page.
Walt’s blog, is filled with beautiful poetry and other writings that will be sure to melt your heart and tug at your heartstrings.
Walt is married to (if you read the way he writes about her) the love of his life. His poetry is filled with expressions of his love for his wife and the life they have made for each other. THIS is an example of such beauty.
Walt is a bit of a hippy (I say that with love, Walt) and was a drummer in a rock band at one time.
Walt now lives in the country with his beloved wife, their dogs, horses and a quiet country life that he treasures. Some of his writings include these loves.
Be sure to spend some time on Walt’s Blog, browsing through his posts. You’ll be glad that you did and glad to connect with Walt. He’s a treasure.
(C) 2019 Penny Wilson
The poetry rhymes or doesn't The flowery angry or heartbreaking words are released upon the page Stories tug at heartstrings Flooding emotions scream and cry The darkness within or without finds its way through my fingertips What appears upon the page not always in my control My muse takes me on Rides I never dreamed of Places and people never seen Stirrings emotions never before felt My exploration of the human experience captured laid bare upon the page Somewhere between the lines I find myself (C) 2019 Penny Wilson
Welcome to the 2nd installment of my Friday Favorites! This is where I share with you some information about a Favorite Blog that I follow. I have many many favorites. Today’s favorite is Minnesota Prairie Roots
If you’ve not discovered Audrey’s amazing blog, you’re missing out!! Minnesota Prairie Roots is a collection of observations of rural life done by not only in word, but also by Audrey’s beautiful photography. She explores the back roads and the off-the-beaten-track spots in Southern Minnesota.
The landscape in Audrey’s “back yard” can vary from desolate to picturesque through her sharp eye and camera lens. She speaks eloquently of the sometimes overlooked simple pleasures of small town life. She may write about a colorful flea market or a day on the road to her favorite hamburger joint. Regardless, you will love being along for the ride! Her posts are full of a richness you can feel.
THIS will give a taste of Audrey’s Beautiful photography and her beloved Minnesota that she writes about.
I love Audrey’s blog for many reasons. One reason is because of her stand against Domestic Abuse. She’s writes articles regularly on the subject. One such post on the subject can be seen HERE.
Audrey has always been kind, encouraging and greatly supportive to me since I connected with her on WordPress. She’s a person I proudly consider a friend.
So be sure to visit Minnesota Prairie Roots today and show Audrey some love. Browse through her posts and amazing photography. You’ll be glad you did!
(C) 2019 Penny Wilson