Hands calloused and weathered, he rolled up his sleeves as a warning of things to come. Her heart pounding, she both dreaded and craved his touch. Where would she wear his rage today? A body flawed by the hands of another is a masterpiece waiting to be shown to the world.
Delicate twists of a frayed ribbon, her neck lined with the remnants of his destruction. Once around, his fist holding her fate, he looped his finger as the soft fabric tightened her noose. Eyes widening, her breaths hot and labored, she watched with devotion as he once again twisted the vice that slowly devoured her ability to breathe.
“Do you trust me?” he asked?
“With my entire life,” she replied.
From the writer: I submitted this to a Vocal Media challenge. I am just sharing here.Continue reading “Little Girl Lost”
Where do I go from here? To be completely transparent, I haven’t written in over a month now. I guess you can say that I have lost my muse for the words. As much as that pains me to say, I need to figure out how to get them back. Any suggestions? lol
In the past year, I have published 2 books and failed miserably. No, I am not writing for the money or the fame, but I could not even get feedback on my books. The last book I even gave away over 80 copies, and no feedback. Something doesn’t sit well with me on that because when I tracked who read the book to the end, the number was quite high. So, if amazon is screwing me out of the feedback, or was it not worth a review? In all honesty, I had a friend buy the book and try to leave me feedback. Amazon would not give me credit for it. Never try to contact them because you will get the royal runaround. How do I know what I did wrong if I may not see the comments that others leave for me?
So long story short, what do I do? I have 2 books almost complete, and is it worth paying for a cover and for the book to be formatted when no one will see my work? My next two books are (1) a book of novella horror stories and (2) an erotic story of a young nun. I tried to use Kindle Vella and they censor your writing to where it was not worth publishing. I dislike to be told what I can, and cannot write. So, where do I go from here? Stick with blogging whatever I want, make this blog more structured, or should I publish and allow amazon to screw me over again?
Another thing. I have noticed that my Kitten stories are my highest views. Should I use that as a muse and continue to write what people what to see? I am just rambling here, but any suggestions will help.
Thanks for listening.
Not all gifts have to be wrapped, think out of the box. The gift of time is something many of us crave. Watch a movie with a loved one, take dinner to a neighbor, paint someone’s nails. Remember, money is fading but time is memories.
Note: I am behind on there. I sadly have found myself with covid. Before anyone says anything, I am fully vaccinated. It’s been bad, but not horrible. I am struggling to stay afloat physically, emotionally, and financially right now. I will try and catch up as I can. Much love to all.
Take time to do the small things in life. Load up the car, grab the hot chocolate, and go see Christmas lights. It’s free.
Learn to make a new type of cookie. This one is not mine, but I’ve made it and it’s always asked for again and again.
1 cup softened salted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 tablespoon almond extract
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup diced maraschino cherries
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup nuts- optional
Drain your cherries and place onto a few sheets of paper towel to remove most of the cherry juice, then dice.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together your butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
Now mix in your flour
Fold on your maraschino cherries and chocolate chips
Knead your dough in your hands to remove and air bubbles and form into a log shape
Roll your dough log in Saran Wrap and refrigerate over night
Preheat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper
Unwrap and slice your dough in thick slices
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown
It’s time to put up the Christmas lights!
A picture is worth a thousand words!