fiction · mental health

Story Starter Challenge

Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith is the host of Story Starter Challenge. Teresa says: Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge! Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the… Continue reading Story Starter Challenge

fiction · mental health

Tell the Story — What Time is it?

Sadje at Keep It Alive has tagged me to Tell The Story to this picture.  Wow, all kinds of stuff going on here! Brock had been seriously depressed for as long as he could remember. His younger sister had been shot as an accidental victim in a drive-by last summer. His mother did not recover… Continue reading Tell the Story — What Time is it?

dverse · mental health · poetry · relationships · rubaiyat

dVerse Rubaiyat: The Beauty of a Fork in the Road

John Sloane, "North Country Christmas" UPDATE ON 2/10/19:  I have been working on on the rubaiyat after receiving excellent feedback.  To all who have contributed feedback thank you very much, especially Nora.  I decided to change the title for one.  For another  I added another stanza, which meant some lines had to be switched around. … Continue reading dVerse Rubaiyat: The Beauty of a Fork in the Road

mental health · relationships · Uncategorized

Learn Narcissist in 5 Minutes for FREE — An Upturned Soul

An Upturned Soul wrote about toxic narcissists and telling the truth.  Her essay -- and graphics -- were so articulate and focused that I wanted to share them.  For anyone who hasn't dealt with a narcissist before, this is how it is. So you want to learn Narcissist in 5 minutes for free. Okay. The… Continue reading Learn Narcissist in 5 Minutes for FREE — An Upturned Soul

bat shit crazy · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · mature audiences only · mental health · poetry · Word of the Day Challenge

Madness Ignited

image link   Fandango's FOWC today is madness and Word of the Day Challenge is ignite. This gloomy weather is getting to me. Today's offering is both disturbing and frightening. WARNING:  It may be triggering and is not suitable for children. Don't say you weren't warned! a finger traces an imaginary line down a path… Continue reading Madness Ignited

family · mental health · remembrance · Uncategorized

I’m getting better

My ex-husband put himself through nursing school by working as an orderly at a hospital. He worked the psych unit and the ER as an orderly and did over 30 years as an ER nurse. He saw a lot of psych patients over that time. His expertise helped me once, when I had a bad… Continue reading I’m getting better

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · mental health · music · poetry · Word of the Day Challenge


  Word Challenge of the Day  is balmy.  Fandango One-Word Challenge is pending.   data would enter through her senses: sights, sounds, touches tastes, smells, but be trapped by thoughts, plans, dreams, many times stuck, rolling around, looping to absurdity, squeaking to halt -- terminal pending. * after the cleanup crew duct taped her to… Continue reading Balmy

#OctPoWriMo2018 · mental health · music · OctPoWriMo · Pearl Jam · poetry · PTSD · relationships · sonnet

d’Verse Sonnet

image link This is a French Sonnet with 14 lines iambic hexameter of 12 syllables, with a rhyme scheme of aabb ccdd eeff gg. The sonnet is inspired by one of my favorite Pearl Jam songs, Crazy Mary. In the song, the family comes upon Crazy Mary after she's already an adult. The story told… Continue reading d’Verse Sonnet