What Gives You Peace of Mind?—Storyworth Question

What gives you peace of mind? Peace of mind can be elusive at times. Age brings aches and pains. And the realization lifetimes are finite. Making long-range decisions more difficult. Yet, sitting here in my recliner and thinking on it—I enjoy many things that make life enjoyable, giving me a …

StoryWorth—How has Your Life Plan Been Different than Expected

“How has your life turned out differently than you imagined it would?” The question begs framing to a particular age with a plan. I used to sit with my best friend, David Kaufman, around a fire in the backyard. We had the map of the United States from the McNally …

StoryWorth—What was your Dad like

“What was your Dad like when you were a child?” This question taxes me more than some of the others. Francis Leo Knott, my Father reenlisted in the US Navy in 1953 when I hadn’t yet reached my sixth birthday. My parents never divulged the reason for settling in Beverly …

Mary Ruth Harris—My Mother

I received a Christmas gift of a year subscription to StoryWorth. I receive a question provided by my daughter-in-law to answer each week. At the end of the year, I will have the opportunity to order them and receive a hardback book comprised of the stories. The first question “What …

Saving Siden—Story written during NANOWRIMO

The 2020 National November Writing Month (NANOWRIMO) competition started today. The NANOWRIMO challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in the thirty days of November. After much thought, I decided not to compete this year. It was not a hard decision since I am editing one I wrote in …

Decision time for NANOWRIMO—2020

It was about this time in 2016 that I began preparations to take part in NANOWRIMO—2016. Yesterday, I realized the 2020 event is approaching, and a decision needed. Shelving this decision for a moment, I thought I would review my progress turning the 2016’s disaster into a novel. The 2016 …

A Birthday Short Story

Writing a short story and posting to my blog site is a good way to kill time while homebound. This is the one I wrote today. I hope you enjoy Begin my short story   I sit at the table. The birthday cake with thirteen candles before me. Another birthday. …

Rebecca-Fallen Handmaiden

Rebecca-Fallen Handmaiden   Rebecca Hayden, the protagonist in one of my novels, served as a handmaiden to a goddess. She was favored with great healing powers and healed many close to death. In previous chapters, she lost favor for lying to the High Priestess, and by default of the Goddess. …

Drafting a Novel and Particularity

Writing a novel is a more challenging process than I bargained for when I started. The desire to author a novel came when I was considering things to do in retirement. I had never heard of “particularity.” First novel I was sixty-six when I began the draft of Saving Delisanna. …

A Bit of Writing

A short selection from my current work-in-progress involving the Goddess Kiliane and the God Kourrus, her mate. They returned to Kiliane’s palace. She feared to be alone and asked him to stay the night. Though he held her, she dreamed of being sucked into an orb. The nightmare scared her …

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