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Poetry : My Friend

Poetry : My Friend

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller” Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/helen_keller_384608?src=t_friendship Years ago, I wrote a poem on Friendship. This is one of my earlier efforts, and one of my favorites. My Friend  You are my friend, you make me smile;  You are my friend, you make me cry. You’re honest, but kind, You’re direct, but gentle; You teach me with respect, You lead me with clarity; You do not indulge…

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Novel : Peter, A Love Story (Final Chapter)

Novel : Peter, A Love Story (Final Chapter)

(The novel Nysa’s Mirror concludes, and just who is Peter?…)   “Stop fidgeting!” My dearest friend and adopted sister, Susana, is exasperated with me, and I can’t really blame her. I have an important date, one a long time coming, and she is helping me get ready. I am nervous, twitchy and excited all at once, and that combination of emotional maelstrom make for one fidgety Nysa, ha! “You know, I always knew this day is coming,” she continues. I raise an eyebrow at her, as best I can while she is pulling and brushing and crimping my hair into shape. “Yep, ever since you came in here and talked incessantly about him. You never talk about any man like that, before! Not for as long as I’ve known you anyway.” She says somewhat smugly. “Oh, c’mon, Su, I did not talk about Peter all that much!” I protest. She raises her eyebrow at me. I falter, “I didn’t, did I?” “Oh my dear, it is all you ever talked about for a while! It is Peter this, Peter that, so much so that for a while there Brennan and I were making bets on when you guys were going out. Err, that is I mean…” “Wait, back up….what did you say?” I turn to look at Su. Su put her hands on my shoulders and tries to turn me around. “Well, I mean, let’s get your hair done…” “Nu-uh! Hold up!…

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Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 21)

Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 21)

Oh Dominic! Of course, I wouldn’t know how he was when he was around other people and I wasn’t around to see him interact with them. But all the signs were positive so far. Besides, relationship is all about risks and hopes, right, and getting to know the other person first, or so I thought. I guessed I wasn’t too naive after all. Anyway, time enough to make a concrete decision after all the pertinent information had been gathered. That sounded so detached, and rather mature, I demurred. And it goes both ways; he could be looking to get to know me first, too. I mean, just because you like a girl or a boy doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. Also let’s…

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Poetry: The Shepherd, Not The Sheep

Poetry: The Shepherd, Not The Sheep

Now I lay me down to sleep, But sleep won’t come how e’er much I try; So I start to count down the sheep, But they keep skipping away, so spry. So I say, in despair, oh my lordy! When lo and behold, a Voice says, Yes. I sit up in surprise and exclaim, Holy! The Voice replies, Indeed, and bless. I look all around and ask, who’s there? The Voice replies, ’tis Me, my own. I say, come forth…

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Not Going Down With This Ship

Not Going Down With This Ship

The Titanic Syndrome The legend goes that a captain always goes down with his sinking ship. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be deserving of his command if he bails out. In other words, if his ship perishes then so should he. “The captain goes down with the ship” is a maritime tradition that a sea captain holds ultimate responsibility for both his ship and everyone embarked on it, and that in an emergency, he will either save them or die trying. Although…

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Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 2)

Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 2)

And somewhat bemused. But hey, he’s here, and we have already introduced ourselves. Now what? And why am I this flustered? It is not as if this is the first time I meet someone new. So, let’s start with his name.  Peter huh. Far cry from Jim or Jake or Mack. Why did I think those were one of his names? Amused, a small smile curled my lips. Lost in thought, I may be forgetting that Peter is still standing in my doorway, no doubt by now…

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Poetry : Good People

Poetry : Good People

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. – Plato” THE GOOD ONE Have you ever been sad or hurt, When your gifts are ignored or forgotten? Have you ever felt unwanted or jilted, When your love is being forsaken? Or how about when you are accused Of doing something you didn’t do? Or when you’re mocked and cursed, By people who wants to make fun…

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Familiar Dreams Of A Writer

Familiar Dreams Of A Writer

I have a set of rules I made up for myself when I first started to think of writing as not just a hobby but a possible career option. It might not worked out quite that way, but I mean, dream big, right? Part of these rules go like this, in no particular order – When feeling particularly uninspired, write about things which you are familiar with. Personal experiences are a good start, but at your own discretion of course…

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Simple Simon’s Adventures (Part 3)

Simple Simon’s Adventures (Part 3)

Simple Simon And The Farmer (Part 3) Simple Simon is on his way to the market. He wants to buy some flowers for his mother. He thinks that his mother works too hard and deserves some nice, pretty flowers to cheer her up. As he is walking along the narrow dirt road, he whistles cheerfully. He thinks about what type of flowers his mother might like. He likes daisies and lilies. Simple Simon thinks that his mother might like them too….

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