The Power of Music

How One Song Gave Me Hope When I Needed It The Most… I started this back in February, days after my best friend Larry passed away. I am finally able to finish it. I had to finish this. For him. Man… it has been quite some time. Life has a strange way of bringing you…

Wayward Thoughts: Loneliness

Being alone is often times something that brings me dread… When nobody wakes you up in the morning… and nobody waits for you at night… and when you can do whatever you want… what will you call it? Freedom or Loneliness? I sit within these four walls, merely existing in the veil of shadows that…

Wayward Thoughts: Grieving

The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see — the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes, the sore throat and burning eyes. No, the worst kind happens when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A part of it withered and…

300 Writing Prompts #15: How Does A Memory Sound?

I have never been one to take photos. I wasn’t much of a photographer and I didn’t see the purpose in them. Besides, if you have any part of Native American in you, then folklore suggests that photographs steal people’s souls and I didn’t want to be on either end of that conundrum. Stealing the…

300 Writing Prompts #14: The Words I’d Like to Live By

Throughout our lives, we hear dozens of phrases and quotes from all different types of sources that resonate and connect with us. These words manage to touch a part of us that is hidden and protected behind walls meant to protect the very vulnerable and fragile embodiment of ourselves. When this happens, I feel like…

300 Writing Prompts #14: The Fear of Silence

That was the night I finally understood why people fear silence… That night was a purple tranquility that was bound in holy matrimony with the poetry of stars that sprinkle the sky. The kind of night where the stars above only wanted to be embraced so that could shine all the brighter from the love…

New Challengers Have Entered the Blog!

We are about to see a some changes on the blog with this return Greetings and Salutations! It has been quite some time since I have posted… not counting the rant yesterday. That needed to happened. It was therapeutic for me and even it didn’t really solve anything, at least I got to blow off…

A Kettle Pot of Steamy Things

Does someone hear whistling? Over last few months, I have found myself really struggling with the concept of desire and how to deal with it. I have gathered the the nature of happiness is fundamentally connected to what we perceive as good. We are happy when good things happen to us. Happy we were around…

300 Writing Prompts #13: Love Over Distance (Part 1)

Have you ever made a friend with, or fallen in love someone you met online? I’ve actually done both. At the same time. Story time The year was 2001 and I was around 11 years old. My grandparents had just bought a new computer and with came the introduction of dial-up internet. Back then, America…

300 Writing Prompts #12: Pillars of Strength

What, in your opinion, is strength? “Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” – C. Joybell C. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain…