I’m still focusing on doing things I want or need to do. This has included many Christmas movies I taped in July, getting to those little projects that have been sitting or sometimes just listening to the cricket’s song on a starry summer night.
Right before my body decided it needed a bit of rest, I spent some time on the front deck writing poetry and short stories. Here is one short story written in 99 words that offers a gentle reminder of what is essential.
Stella sat on the old wooden porch swing and gently rocked. Birds sang their sweet song while the forest swayed to the music: nothing to do and no place to go. The clouds formed shapes that summer afternoon. Day faded into the pink and purple splendor where the day caressed the night. That moment birthed the first joy she’d felt since her days of busyness and usefulness when the world respected her worth. Today, she was reminded of her quiet love of nature. Nature loved back Stella by awakening her wonder and opening her poetic door—a new beginning.
Are you subcribed to my monthly newsletter? I have been doing a book of the month to further promote some good books read. Here is the list of books so far with many more to come! I’ve scheduled out to late 2023, so far.
August Book: Terra’s Call: TetraSphere – Book 1
July Book: The Ferryman and the Sea Witch
June Book: Life and Soul
May Book: Things old and Forgotten
April Book: HYPE
March Book: Grinders
Febuary Book: Cold Dark Night
January Book: No Such Luck
December Book: The Reckoning Squad
November Book: Keeper Tyree
October Book: The Contract
September Book: Ghostly Interference
I have and will be doing giveways with these books. This is a new feature I’m enjoying! Thanks Jan Sikes and all others involved for the great idea 🙂