3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Maintaining Friendship

“Making a friend and maintaining a friendship are two different things.” Aside from books and music and WordPress my life’s greatest joys are my friends. I have a lot of them, from different chapters of my life. I have my churchmates who’ve been there since my toddler years. I have some selected friends whom I’ve shared my innocent […]

Beautiful – Writing 101 #13 by Melinda Kucsera: A Reblog

NOTE: Beautiful – Writing 101 #13 was ORIGINALLY written by MELINDA KUCSERA and originally posted in her blog In Media Res last November 17, 2015. All copyright belongs to her. Beautiful You’re beautiful; yes you reading these words. No matter your race or creed or color, or whether you bend your gender, these words are meant for you. For […]

Mirror: Vignettes for Writing 101

I’m an audience for decades now and no one knows I’m watching. — 1945 “Ssshhh,” I whispered to myself. Hiding behind my wooden closet across my huge mirror, trembling with fear, I am finding it hard to breathe. “Please, Lord, don’t let them see me, please, oh please.”   2015 “You’re such a beautiful lass,” […]

Writing 101: First Prayer

A chain smoker. A decade-long drug addict. An abusive and unfaithful husband. An irresponsible father. Yep. That’s me. It is surely surprising for you to see me here. Seating in the middle of your holy house. Honestly, I never planned to go to you. I have never went to you, in fact. Maybe the first […]

Quite Like You: A Song-based Fiction

Make-up, done. White dress, check. I’m ready. “Bye mom! Bye Dad!” I said as I went out of our house. I checked my phone for his message. None, yet. Suddenly, a black BMW stopped in front of me. Out came three muscular men, rushing, dressed in rugged black shirts, covered with black shades. “Don’t scream,” […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

“You cannot write if you do not read,” the blind man said. “You cannot eat if you do not chew. And you cannot play if you do not”—he grabbed for the boy’s hand—“listen.” ― Mitch Albom The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday is: November 17: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read […]

Monday Musings: Why humans kill each other?

I was savoring my reading-in-bed-time last Saturday when my sister suddenly asked, “What’s with #PrayforParis?” With today’s social media prevalence, news can now reach anyone at full speed. Gone were the days when you have to wait for snail mails to know that your fourth-generation cousin is getting married. Gone were the days when today’s […]

Writing 101: Concrete Jungle

Honks. Murmurs. Smokes. Rushed steps. Breathe in. Breathe out. “This is it,” I said as I try to calm my nerves. One step, and another, then another. I can vividly hear my new stilettos’ sound against the solid sidewalk. I can clearly see the busy road. Everyone’s rushing. Cars, humans and even stray animals, they […]

Writing 101: Six-word Rant

When I’m not writing, I’m working. —— Photo credit: well.blogs.nytimes.com In response to Writing 101: Day 9: Writing and not writing If you’re not a full-time writer, or if your day is so full of other tasks that you have little time to write, consider these alternative questions: if you could step into a machine that gave […]