30-Day Song Challenge: Day 12

What a trip down memory lane! Aside from school, my preteen years involved neon colored braces, scrapbooks, writing notes on Lisa Frank stationery with metallic gel pens, knitting rainbow colored scarves, butterfly hair clips, and making macrame friendship bracelets and beaded lizards to connect to my backpack and key chains.  I also listened to a…

Q&A: Christmas Fireside Chat

Final testing season is over for me! Whew! This semester was quite a doozy, and those test makers sure know how to give many curve balls. Those mental gymnastics sure has made my mind more agile. Winter break is opening up for me, and I might be able to do more blog posts now! Yay! Jenna,…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 4

Many people enjoy going to the opera during their leisure time. Though an acquired taste, costumes and overall story is enjoyable! I visited my first opera when the weather was balmy. I still remember my dress swaying in the breeze. Conflicted because it’s an incredibly beautiful opera, yet reminds me of an individual who always…

A Promise to Raise Awareness

TRIGGER WARNING- This blog post and pages it links to contains information about suicide which may be upsetting to some people. A few weeks ago, I came across Winnie’s post who re-blogged an excellent post, “Before You End Your Life” written by Accidental Blogger. Please read it if the following points apply to you: Are you at…

#Haibun – Magical Melody

Exhilaration Melodies echo in spaceNotes grant excursion Losing track of time, a curious virtuoso reinvigorates an abandoned piano which longs to captivate the world once again. Its strings are vibrating with excitement. Dancing dust of hypnotic lights celebrate the instrument’s rebirth. His gnarled audience, on the other hand, is unaccustomed to such brilliance and attempts…

Dark Night of the Soul

Shaken by thedeviation from plansshifting the ground I stand ontearing open a rift I fall into a black holeAttempt to grasp the colorsthat will bring me back into the world I love but it slips between my fingers Sense of reality shatteredFutile to glue back together the shards of countless pieces I’m lost in this dark…

3.2.1-Quote Me: Conversations

“The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel, and misrepresentation.” – C. Northcote Parkinson When I was a teenager, I sat in the dining room studying for my exams when all of the sudden I hear a door slammed across the hall. Several arguments took place. My brother was…

#VJWC: If I was an Ice Cream Flavor…

Thinking yourself as an ice cream flavor is a quirky way to describe one’s character. Feeling inspired by Chiru’s post on ice cream and Ice Cream Magazine, I wanted to share with you an old entry that I wrote for Unigo’s Flavor of the Month scholarship a few years ago. I wrote it in the…

Sunshine Blogger Award!

Wow! Again, I feel humbled and honored. Thank you! I have been nominated by Laura Bailey who posts about her musings, adventures, hiking, a love of Ireland, and other experiences. 🙂 I enjoy her poetry! I’ve been grateful for her prompts which were a guide in several of my stories here on this blog. She’s…

#Quadrille – Delighted

Bustling Mediterranean restaurant Sitting across from me His green eyes peering with curiosity He suddenly winked at me Self-conscious I stared down at the floral pattern on my red dress thinking of our walk by the pond where the turtles swam in the moonglade In response to: Sunshine Artist Writing Prompt: Moonglade dVerse Poet’s Pub:…