A late-night conversation alongside a small lake on a warm summer night in the City of Denver Colorado. "Well...I see I'm not the only one to make it out alive," Bob said frantically. Seeing the terror within Bob's eyes, "No thanks to you...you just ran off...a flight to save yourself," John said. "Flight is r...r...right...what … Continue reading Surviving The Harvest
Another highly productive weekend. My last word count [80k]. The journey continues as I prepare to write the last two chapters [13 & 14]. Estimated word count upon completion before being handed over to a Professional Editor [100k]. I'm feeling good about Book #1 of the series coming in at 100k words, and still have … Continue reading Another highly productive weekend. My last word count [80k].
Hmmmmm...this piece ended up being something completely different than originally intended. 😉 Last year  was a year of undisputable accomplishment. Why is it undisputable? First: Over the next few weeks I'll reach several one year anniversaries, including my sobriety from drugs and alcohol, 100% compliance with the terms of my probation, not being homeless, … Continue reading Cross Modal Neuroplasticity [and more]
Day 1, Thought 1 Sometimes I run my left thumb along my left ring finger, just to check to see if it's still there. Of course, my wedding ring hasn't been there for several years. Nearly five years past, not long before I was forced from my home of over ten years, the ring was … Continue reading Day 1, Thought 1
I've decided to post a 10k word version of this chapter. This a 2nd draft. Not to make excuses in advance, but far from a professional edit/proof read copy. One character, one chapter, from a 15 chapter book with a dozen characters. Not a short read! December 2011 The first thought Shelby had when she … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Full Chapter 10k Word Version]
Before I get sidetracked, I'd like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that all of you, have a safe and fantastic New Year, and I wish all of you many Blessings! Sidetracked... Questions...that's what on my mind as we begin the New Year. Am I prepared? Are we ready? I believe 2020 promises to … Continue reading Before I get sidetracked, I’d like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Once again, Shelby isn't deceased. First, I'd like to say Thank You for those readers who've taken the time to read any or all of this chapter. Being well over 10K words, it's a fairly long read when compiled. Being the 2nd draft of the chapter, it's grown some since the first time I posted … Continue reading Afterward / Beautiful In Every Way
Bello In Igni Modo Shelby respirò profondamente, espirò e lasciò andare tutto; mandando tutto ciò che le era rimasto nella speranza di una risposta. Era oltre la stanchezza, la sua rabbia e l'adrenalina cominciavano a svanire. Il suo stomaco si annodò e cominciò a tossire e sputare. Inutile, troppo esausta per fermare l'inevitabile, cominciò a … Continue reading Bello In Igni Modo [22 Di 22] Versione Italiana
Beautiful In Every Way Shelby breathed deeply, exhaled, and let it all go; sending everything that she had left in hopes of an answer. She was beyond exhaustion, her rage and adrenaline beginning to fade. Her stomach knotted, and she began to cough and spit. It was no use, too exhausted to stop the inevitable, … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Part 22 of 22]
Bello in ogni modo Con la sua mano sinistra sul pavimento del seminterrato sporco; Shelby iniziò a parlare e poi fece una pausa. Ancora una volta: un altro segno del momento. In normali circostanze sane, avrebbe fatto la matematica molto tempo fa, trasformando facilmente uno più uno in due. Anziché; con il cervello in uno … Continue reading Bello In Ogni Modo [20 Di 21] Versione Italiana