You know those friends that seem to get just a little pushy with your business on occasion? Well, I’ve got one of those. He’s pushy. Not so much like a direct push-you-down-the-stairs kind of way. But a sort of nagging, poke-you-in-the-ribs, gently, nudging, kind of way.
I have been feeling less than inspired these days and this friend took notice. We have become pen pals, of a sort. Those of you too young to know what a Pen Pal is, look it up! It’s fun! I’ve found that he’s a terrific listener. 🙂 With everything that is going on in this world, it’s important that we stay connected in some way, even if it cannot be in a physical way. Thank heavens for the internet, right? So I now have this new “connection” with someone that I haven’t had before. It’s been nice!
In a recent correspondence, my friend said to me, “Just Write! Don’t worry about what you do – Just Write and you can go back later and look at it again.
Not everything is a hit – Baseball players are stars with a batting average of .300 – only 3 out of 10 at bats with a hit.”
That is a terrific way to look at it, isn’t it?
I’m starting to get that itch again to write and have written a few things here and there. That “spark” has begun again!
So, Thank You, Dear Friend, for nudging me, poking at me and most of all for being there for me. ❤
Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson
My Dear Friend, Chuck, over at The Reluctant Poet
has been nudging me about my writing. I’ve been in a bit of a writing slump lately and Chuck suggested that I try the poetry form of Elfchen poems. Elfchen poems consist of just 11 words constructed in a particular format. Below is my first attempt. I hope you like it.
not just today
but for all time
Copyright 2020 Penny Wilson
Please take a minute to read Meg’s wonderful post about why it’s OK to not be OK right now! ❤
I just kept asking myself over and over: “What is wrong with you?”
via Why You Haven’t Been Feeling Inspired to Write Lately (and Why That’s OK) — Novelty Revisions
“Perhaps nothing of this broken world can be of a piece unfractured.”
-Dean Koontz -Forever Odd
*Being a wordsmith, an avid reader, and a lover of words; when I read or hear a line so eloquently put, it sticks with me. I love this line and wanted to share.
Thank you to all of you that visit, comment, like and share my posts! Also, thank you to everyone that enjoys, likes or tolerates my musings! 🙂
The Lovely online magazine, the Scarlet Leaf Review has graciously published 3 of my poems!
If you would like to see these, you can find them HERE.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny
Welcome to another Friday Favorite! Each week I will bring to you information about a favorite blog/blogger that is a favorite of mine. Please be sure to take a minute to explore their blog and they might just become a favorite of yours too!
This week, I’d like to introduce you to The Stories In Between. River Dixon’s imaginative way of expression is thought provoking, stunning and always a surprise. Some of his pieces are dark & brooding, but their brilliance is clear. THIS is a piece I found quite sad and sweet. River’s poetry will sometimes leave the interpretation up to the reader. But everything makes you ponder… Like THIS POEM.
The Stories In Between will take you on an emotional roller coaster. River writes of love, hate, life, death, darkness and light. Through this journey, you may just find yourself breathless. For you never know for sure which way the coaster will go. THIS piece is touching and sad, but eloquently penned.
River Dixon is an accomplish author, having published several books that are collections of his poetry and short stories. HERE is where you can find information about his books. I’ve purchased 2 of his books, The Stories In Between, which is short stories and Left Waiting, a poetry collection. Both, amazing works. THIS is his Amazon Author page.
So head over to The Stories In Between today. Explore the depth of talent you will find there. I’m going to bet that River’s blog will become a favorite of yours too!
Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson
My box of words
Choosing and stockpiling
I take inventory.
I tuck them away
in my little treasure box
lined with memories
aging and gnarled
the edges curling.
filled with promise.
Choosing the right ones
is a challenging
not always accomplished
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!
Continue reading “2020, Here We Come!”