Moving on…


To have a friend, you must be a friend. ~M

I once had a friend who I loved completely. Probably more than I even should’ve. But the thing is, they weren’t there to give, but to take instead. And they took a lot from me. The last straw was when they plagiarized some of my work. And rather than make things right, and give me credit in their book, they decided to instead tell me that I should feel honored for what they did, and they couldn’t guarantee that they wouldn’t do it again.

Needless to say, we are no longer friends, and after looking them up on social media, I proceeded to block every online place I could think of that they might be. In doing so, I discovered just how unashamed they were for their actions because they are out there promoting their book, taking full credit for something that isn’t entirely theirs. I honestly couldn’t believe what I was seeing because I trusted this person for five years, and we were as close as friends could be. But apparently, some people have no regard for others, and they just want to stomp on anyone who gets in their way.  I’m quite sure this person will likely steal from me again, and so I’m not sure what I will do if that happens. It’s bad enough when random strangers steal your work, but it’s a whole different story when it’s someone you were once really close too.

Anyway, it’s just good to finally be done with this person and to never have to hear from them again. I think the worst part is that my trust has been broken, and that’s something that is very difficult to get back once it’s taken from you. But I’m moving on, and I’m literally doing so, as I’m just about to move several states away from where I currently am. It’s freeing to know that I’ll soon be starting over, and I guess it’s good I’m not dragging along any drama with me when I go. I’m really excited about what’s ahead, and I think this new, exciting change is just what I need.

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August writing prompts

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Welcome to another month of writing prompts. I was so surprised by how many of you participated this month, and I had a hard time keeping up with all the reading!  Lol… But it was great to see so many old and new faces, and I get inspired when I see everyone doing so much.  I need to get my rear in gear and write more, I guess.  I’ve been slacking in recent days!  😉  I can’t wait to see what everyone does for August.  Keep on writing! 😉 ~M

  1. If our stars align
  2. Delights and deliciousness
  3. BFF – Bucket filling friend
  4. It’s not rocket science
  5. Bitter bananas
  6. Eerie Siri
  7. Only he called her Elle
  8. Pancake pandemonium
  9. Dr. Galaxy
  10. Jumbled like Jenga
  11. A sizable sanctuary
  12. Perfectly pedicured
  13. Raindrops never lie
  14. The Red Dragon Inn
  15. He wore a yellow bandanna
  16. Difficult days
  17. Shadow monsters
  18. Raw cake realities
  19. Mangy Max
  20. He was a whistling wonder
  21. I was his but he wasn’t mine
  22. Alternating deficiencies
  23. The harmony circuit
  24. The flavor of truth
  25. Courtesies and charisma
  26. Wisdom teeth woes
  27. Savage seeds
  28. United we fell
  29. Saying nothing but everything
  30. The moments before we touch
  31. You inspire me to inspire you

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  😉

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