Writing Prompt: “I Found” by Amber Run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj6V_a1-EUA Lyrics And I'll use you as a warning sign That if you talk enough sense, then you'll lose your mind And I'll use you as focal point So I don’t lose sight of what I want And I've moved further than I thought I could But I miss you more than I thought I [...]

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Stop Stressing: See the Bigger Picture of Mother Nature

Hello fellow writers and all nature lovers. This is a response to The Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge With all the Canada 150 national events going on this past summer, I couldn't help but feel inspired to go out hiking in the forests and celebrate the breath-taking beauty of my homeland. From destinations as small as [...]

Canadian Summers

June After months of daydreaming of basking in warmth Summer finally seeps into Our  winter wonderland Just a few more weeks before exams end And we CANNONBALL dive Into temperate freedom July The absolute zero temperature of frozen glaciers shifts They melt into soft, cool arms of a lake that caress the mountain side Embrace [...]

Spotlight is Always Yours

The floor's yours Time to take Your rightful spot On center stage Perform your best Give your all Until judge says: You're worth it This deepest desire So close you... Can taste it Can almost grasp In your fingertips But it slips Along with all Trace of confidence Into abyss of Not good enough If [...]

Dimming The Ground Lights

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A few years ago – at this same time of the year, my husband and I went out rather late at night to relax in the hot tub. We went out through the garage, and our path to the patio was well-lit by the motion-detector light that was activated when we opened the garage door.

We were enjoying the contrast of warm water and the cool night air. The night was beautiful and quiet. And because we were so still in the shadow of the garage, the motion detector shut off the light.

We were in pitch darkness. Until we weren’t.

Our eyes adjusted to the darkness. The backyard and the woods around us lit up.

With Fireflies.

They were everywhere. Hundreds. Twinkling in the blackness.

It was breathtaking.

And if the light had stayed on, we never would have seen it.

I’m reminded of this fortunate spectacle today, because…

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You Know You’re A Book Nerd When…

The Book Goddess

1. You read books in one sitting.

(Not certain I’ve ever really done this, actually. Maybe once or twice.)

2. You have a book quote/reference for almost every situation.

(Believe me, Hunger Games references are a daily occurence.)

3. You’re packing, and you spend more time deciding which book to bring than what clothes to bring.

(This is me today. I decided on Mockingjay. I’m in the mood for rereading it. Maybe it won’t be such a blur the second time.)

4. You name everything after fictional people.

(My phone’s name is Carswell. As in Carswell Thorne.)

5. You cry your eyes out over characters.

(Spoilers. But yes. I sob.)

6. You cry because a series is over.

(I’m pretty sure part of the reason Mockingjay Part 2 had me bawling was because it was over.)

7. Pretty much everything you enjoy relates to books in some manner.

(Yep!)

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