Is the Holiday Spirit killing you?

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Are you one of those people who seem fairly normal and upbeat?

Are you one of those people who work hard, and look forward to some good old relaxation?

Does summer and winter induce mixed responses from your psyche?

Does the heat make you perspire with glee?

Does the cold make you shiver, and clack your knees?

But, what about the HOLIDAY SEASON?

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5 Reasons I Write more and Talk less

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How many of you write for a living?
How many of you write to fulfill a deep passion?
How many of you write for fun?
How many of you don’t write at all?
Have I pretty much covered a major percentage of the population?

I write professionally…so that makes me a writer…and I also write because…I’m not much of a talker. Keep on Reading!

My Short Story in INK & SWORD Magazine

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It’s that time of year again when the make-believe demons and ghouls steal the spotlight from the REAL monsters of our times.

Every day is a day worth living, and what’s life without some sugar and spice. Stories never cease to amuse and entertain, and what could be better than a short story spirited with some Halloween spooks and dares!

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And that means that it’s time to scare OR be scared !! Keep on Reading!

5 DEVASTATING Truths that need ME TOO

Me Too

Who hasn’t heard or read about the Me Too movement?

Me, a word that acts as a reference to oneself, the self that one learns to accept and love, and save from harm’s way since the beginning of one’s life. Too, a word that means also, or in addition to. However, when ‘Me’ and ‘Too’ are combined – Me Too – these two tiny words lose their simple natures to adopt a much greater and horrifying complexity.

VICTIMIZATION!!

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Say my NAME like you mean it!!

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What is so important about it? Why does so much thought go into keeping the right one? It’s not like only a blessed few have it. We all have one. And it sticks with us till THE END.

Even though we’re not born with it, we definitely die with it. A name is the first thing assigned to us when we enter this world. A label so that we don’t forget who we are, and so that others don’t have to wrack their brains to remember us. Imagine a world where there were no names.

What would we say if we had to call out to someone, or address someone? Keep on Reading!

I’m NICE enough not to really give a DAMN!

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Hey! It’s so NICE to see you again! What have you NICE folk been up to? I hope some really NICE stuff.
NICE weather…NICE shoes…NICE attitude…oooohh, that’s so NIIIIICE!

How many of you are stuck on the word NICE? Is NICE really so nice? And what makes you think that since you are inclined towards NICE, that that makes you a NICE person too?

Okay, that wasn’t very NICE!

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Writers are from MARS, Readers are from VENUS

writers are from mars

A writer and a reader are destined to bond over a plethora of words. 

WORDS bring the two together, and initiate them into a close yet undefinable relationship. A writer’s purpose is incomplete without a reader. And a reader is just a reader by name if he or she has nothing to read.

Yet when it comes down to understanding one another, a writer and reader don’t seem to speak the same language.

It’s as if writers are from MARS, and readers are from VENUS.

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10 REASONS why DEATH is necessary!

I’m just going to be extremely blunt with you. You’re going to DIE, and you should consider yourself damn LUCKY!

WHAT!! You think I’m crazy! OHHH!!! What did I tell you about using foul language?!! If you’re so cool, why don’t you threaten DEATH with some BAD WORDS, and make it run away?!!

Not so simple, IS IT??

According to most people, death isn’t a topic worth discussing. It’s not like you’re going to sit in a bar, sip an ice-cold beer, and frivolously discuss the END OF YOUR LIFE. Keep on Reading!

HELL!! What’s with all the foul language?!!

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When languages were being developed, every aspect of verbal and written communication had to be carefully considered and drafted. Each language had to be complete within itself.

So the GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY had to be taken care of in an adequate number of words. And since the UGLY could not be fairly conveyed with just a few negatively defined words, along came the evil SLANG and its wicked brother FOUL LANGUAGE. Keep on Reading!

8 TIMES you subject yourself to EMOTIONAL ABUSE

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It’s a cold and dark world! Every human for themselves! Who can be trusted, and who can be regarded as a friend?

But before you dive deeper into these questions, I have one question for you. Do you consider yourself your own friend? Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and smiled? What is it about yourself that you find most likeable?

If you’re scratching your head, and trying to figure out what to say next, then maybe you’ve never given this much thought. And things that aren’t ‘thought about’ can also be termed as NEGLECTED. Keep on Reading!

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