Question of the Week #100

What do you most strive for in your life: accomplishments, security, love, power, excitement, knowledge, or something else? I guess I'd have to say accomplishment. And that accomplishment doesn't necessarily mean that I want vast recognition either. Accomplishment, to me, is just knowing that I did the best I could and succeeded whenever I put … Continue reading Question of the Week #100

Becoming Invisible

I think I'm phasing out of existence. Maybe not out of existence. Maybe I'm just phasing out of the visible spectrum. I've been having a lot of trouble lately with automatic sliding doors. I'm sure you know the ones I'm talking about. You go to the grocery store and you don't have to do any … Continue reading Becoming Invisible

Alex’s Challenge

Time to come back to another challenge issued by another reader. The fourth comment on my initial blog post came from Alex, who provided the following prompts… Character Name: Pablo Setting: Law School Object: A candle Emotion: Sad "Doesn't it feel like the 19th century?" asked Wash as he brought two more lit candles over … Continue reading Alex’s Challenge

Illuminate

His power seemed harmless enough at first. No one knew his real name. Even he didn't know his real name. The accident that caused his amazing transformation also caused him to forget whatever life he had known before. The media came to know him as Illuminate. It has been rumored that the man who became … Continue reading Illuminate

I Understand

"I don't understand!" I screamed over the rush of wind blowing all around us. "What's not to understand?!" the sorceress shouted right back at me. Her name was Karen and, yes, she was gorgeous But I tried not to look at her that way. For one thing, she was about 300 years older than me. … Continue reading I Understand

The Power of Six

Title: The Power of Six Author: Pittacus Lore Published: 2011 I actually finished reading this a few weeks ago. I've just been playing catch up when it comes to posting these book reviews. There's a lot going on. But this post isn't about how much I've been slacking on getting blog posts written and posted … Continue reading The Power of Six

Dear Parents,

I am a Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor. My job is to spend time with your troubled child while he or she is at school. I hang out with them in their classrooms. I provide encouragement and redirection as needed. I pull them out of class for the occasional one-on-one counseling session to work on goals … Continue reading Dear Parents,

Flashback

Originally written in October of 2010... He sat alone in his apartment with the lights off and the late night news on. He sat on the sofa in the soft glow on the television as the anchorwoman began reading the story about him. Calvin Locke wasn't the kind of guy who liked to get a … Continue reading Flashback

Demands

I was bound on the floor just like the rest of them. My hands were behind my back, tied up with the same sort of plastic things they use for handcuffs these days. I knew they couldn't hold me if I didn't want them to. But here I was, sitting uncomfortably, a hostage along with … Continue reading Demands

Feats of Strength

I'm sure many of you out there have seen the Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast. As cartoons go, it's one of my favorites. But I've decided that I have a slight problem with a couple scenes in the movie. This happens for me with a lot of movies I've seen multiple times. There's … Continue reading Feats of Strength