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A Terrible Family LegacyWhat's it like to feel your memory slip away?
To walk down a street you once knew so well and become lost immediately or stare in confusion at someone's face you've known all your life and not remember their name?
It must be a terrifying thing to know you're losing the most vital part of what makes you so special and unique and not be able to do a thing to stop it.
What a cruel disease this is that steals a mind away and leaves a fairly healthy body behind to roam rooms with no idea who they are or why they're there at all.
This is the horror of my Aunt Natalie's life. A once smart, savvy, business woman, she has been reduced to wandering around her home at night as she grows more confused and restless, walking out her front door, and getting lost less than a block from home, not recognizing the face of the one who's loved her for so many years and not knowing what day or time it is any longer. So much of her is gone now that it's heart breaking, especially when o
Adopt a Writer Profile1. Do you want to sign up as an adopter or be adopted?
I want to be adopted primarily but can also be a mentor as I've been a beta to many fan fiction writers of prose (mainly basic grammar, story plots, ideas, etc. but not a proper critic as I need a lot of help myself with writing yet) and have done gentle reading for experienced writers.
2. On the member list, what category would you like to appear in? (ie, prose, poetry, or both.)
Prose only. I don't really like poetry much though I really need to learn how to do it per advice from the writer's group I belong to locally to expand my understanding of writing in general.
3. Age: 59 and proud of it (mother of three girls, 30,22,17 in age and retired from two careers, full time writer now)
4. Category of writing: short fiction, novels, memoirs, continue fan fiction writing that I began this career with.
5. Writing Interests: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Erotica
The Healing Gift -Synopsis-
In a world where the main classes are all about summoning, fortune-telling, and magic; where a letter in your name can mean the difference between success and failure and healing is considered the greatest gift amongst all the pain, some fight to survive.
Zan, a girl in her 12th year, struggles to live. People around her hate her just because of her name and title. Her powerful gift does nothing to help that, but gives nothing to defend herself with. And with her power, a mysterious force is at work, plaguing her conscience, forcing her to the brink.
She has to succeed, her life depends on it. But how can she when everything seems set against her?
NaNoWriMo Synopsis: Iris Sunset
Iris Sunset represents the story of Iris' inner struggle to stay sane and live a normal life after a series of unfortunate events. She's a troubled teenager whose life is more than what a 17 years old can normally handle.
The story begins when she meets with a mysterious school mate, Aeneas, but the true trial for her sanity starts when she witnesses the death of Andreas, her ex-boyfriend who still was a strong presence in her life. She is tormented by the guilt of not saving him and she blames herself for his death.
Things will get even more complicated when she starts realizing she's falling in love with Aeneas, the one who protected her after Andreas' death. The inner struggle gets so intense that she's on the edge of losing contact with the real world.
She has her best
Days of NanoWrimo
Day One: This is so going to work! Kiss everyone goodbye, except for the voices in your head. They'll help you along the way, really! Make sure you are fully supplied with coffee and chocolate. Word Goal: 1,667
Day Two: You don't really have a plot, but that'll come in time, you say. Don't be afraid to stay up a little late. DO NOT EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE TODAY OR YOU WILL DIE! Word Goal: 3,333
Day Three: One tenth there, you tell yourself happily. Life is still good. Try looking at depressing poetry for more plot ideas, and read Shakespeare Cliff's Notes. If you've already read most of Shakespeare's works, constantly reference it in your novel, and smile because whoever you have read it first will either a: not get them and wonder where that came from, or b: think you are such a cool person because you've read Shakespeare. 5000
Day Four: Try explaining NanoWrimo to an outsider. Find some way to discreetly place a similar scene in your novel. Be sure the outsider is not a first reader. W
Stranger LoveI am not the sunlit wing-print
splayed out on the bedroom wall.
I am not the dark mass forming
in a corner of an airless hall.
I am not the viscous vengeance
where you sink your spinning wheels.
I am not the leaky bucket
hung up on your wishing well.
You are not my soul mate missing
wandering a winter's night.
You are not the sound of angels
singing by a candle's light.
You are not the rasp of fingers
fumbling with a hasp of steel.
You are not the tattered towel
soaking up the things I feel.
I am the oblivious child,
dancing where the wildflowers are.
You are my unwitting captive
lighting up a jelly jar.
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Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More