January 2021 Writing Prompts

Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to another month of writing prompts! As you’ll notice as you read through the prompts, I decided to do a bit of an aeronautical theme this month. Of course, not every prompt follows this theme, but if you’re familiar with aeronautics, I’m sure you’ll be able to pick out some of the ones that correlate. I figure we all need a chance to escape the past year and fly into the new one with lots of great inspiration. So here’s to all of you, and may this new year be filled with many blessings. Cheers! ~M xo

  1. Belugas and dreamlifters
  2. The pregnant guppy
  3. Twin-engine turbines
  4. Wide-booty bombshells
  5. Hercules propellers
  6. Airbus acquisitions
  7. Ignoring the ignorance
  8. Cannibalizing airframes
  9. Space juice
  10. The flying future
  11. Sentimental celebrations
  12. Jacopo Prisco
  13. Warm winter chili
  14. The tear keeper
  15. Muttville massacre
  16. Knobby noses
  17. Timid Tom
  18. Fusion forests
  19. Jelly junipers
  20. Lickable lotions
  21. Sofa surfing
  22. Piccadilly square
  23. Certifiably sensational
  24. Ricocheting rockets
  25. Unseasonably salty
  26. The sugar scandal
  27. Wicked wickles
  28. Time’s doorstep
  29. Elemental orbits
  30. Crestfallen curvature
  31. Fragrant findings

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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Time to make some changes

This past year was not the best year for my physical and mental health.  I think the fact that I stayed home the majority of the time was a big factor, but I have also had some recent health issues and found out that there are some lifestyle changes that I need to make.  With all of that in mind, I decided to set some goals for myself.  Here are some of the changes that I want to try and make part of my daily routine.

Goals:

1.) Drink one gallon of water daily, which equals four water bottles. 

I have always had a problem staying hydrated, and recently my blood pressure has been really high.  So I did some research and found out that drinking more water can help lower blood pressure.  The reason water helps is because when your body becomes depleted of water, it tries to secure more water by retaining sodium, which can then cause high blood pressure.  Of course, I also learned that drinking too much water can cause high blood pressure and other health issues, so I plan to stick with the daily recommended amount, which is one gallon of water per day. 

2.) Lose 5 lbs. a month until I’m at my goal weight, which is 125 lbs.

I’ve noticed my weight slowly increasing over the past year.  I went from 127 lbs. to 140 lbs.  I think a lot of this is because I’ve been less active, but I’ve also been eating larger portions of food and eating when other family members are eating instead of when I’m actually hungry.  So I think by adjusting when I eat and measuring out my food, I’ll likely do better.

3.) Eat oatmeal every day to help lower my cholesterol and eat Cheerios as my snack, which is healthier than chips.

Oatmeal is supposed to be a good way to lower cholesterol, and I recently had two different doctors inform me that I need to get my cholesterol under control.  I really don’t want to go on medication, and I’ve been told I’m too young to be having this issue at my age, so I know I need to make some drastic changes to my diet.  I’m planning to watch my intake of greasy foods and eat more whole foods.  I also love eating chips, and dill pickle chips are my favorite.  So I’ve decided to switch to Cheerios, which I also enjoy.

4.) Finish reading one book every month.

I find myself starting a lot of books but not always finishing them, and I really do love books.  I also find reading to have a very calming effect on me, and since I’ve been struggling with a lot of anxiety lately, I thought putting reading on my goal list would help provide me with a reprieve from the daily stresses.

5.) Walk at least 10,000 steps every day.

For the majority of 2020, I walked 10,000 steps a day.  Last month though, I had some knee issues, and I completely stopped walking.  Over the past few weeks, since my knee is better, I’ve gotten my regular walking routine back, and I’m starting to feel so much better because of it.  So I just want to continue doing this, and it’s probably a goal I will try to continue for the rest of my life. 

6.) Do a seven-minute workout every day.

I recently found this app called “7,” which is a free daily workout app.  (It’s the blue one in case any of you decide to look for it in the app store.)  I love the app already because you just hit the go button, and it gives you a different seven minute timed workout for each day of the week.  I ended up doing the workout with my family today, and it really kicked my butt.  Lol… It just shows me how out of shape I really am. 

7.) Journal at the end of each day and keep a daily planner.

Keeping a journal is something I’ve done off and on for years, but I want to start sticking with it more often, even if I don’t write a lot.  Plus, with the new school semester starting soon, I need to have a daily planner to keep track of my studies and daily goals. 

8.) Control portion sizes of food.

As I already mentioned, I need to be better about this, and I think measuring out my food will help.

9.) Avoid adding butter, salt, and creamer to foods.

I always lose weight when I eliminate butter and creamer, and I figure cutting out sodium can’t hurt either.

10.) Avoid soda and alcohol.  

I always feel so sluggish when I give into my cravings for soda, and I don’t typically drink a lot of alcohol.  Still, in recent months I started drinking more wine than I usually do.  So with all the medical issues I’ve been having, I’ve just decided to eliminate alcohol to see if it helps me feel better.  I figure it can’t hurt, and it’s something I can certainly live without.

Anyway, these are just some of the changes that I’ve decided to make.  I think all of these goals have the potential to become permanent changes in my life.  I hope everyone can do better in this new year.  We just have to keep on trying.

Happy New Year, everyone!  ~M xo


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December 2020 Writing Prompts

  1. Deliciously dangerous
  2. Soggy socks
  3. Just neighbors
  4. Leftover turkey legs
  5. Pumpernickel and rye
  6. The stage was set
  7. Casual injustice
  8. Deteriorating daisies
  9. Last but not least
  10. Peppered sneezes
  11. Exotic inscriptions
  12. Futuristic failures
  13. Manual overdrive
  14. The wickless candle
  15. Shortbread shortcomings
  16. Total transformation
  17. Movers and shakers
  18. Geological anomalies
  19. Ironing out the kinks
  20. A plate of pathetic
  21. Same old situation
  22. Arguments in the dark
  23. Disco orange
  24. Carpeted confessions
  25. Feline good
  26. Silky sandies
  27. Chewy n cheesy
  28. Toilet paper terrorists
  29. Freshly floured
  30. Ima tell ya
  31. Dangling dreamers

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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November Writing Prompts

Hope everyone had a very Happy Halloween!  Enjoy the prompts! ~M xo

  1. Sweet chaos
  2. Butterfly wings and bear paws
  3. Windmill waltzes
  4. Second floor fiascos
  5. Dead red
  6. Logical lies
  7. Bought and sold
  8. Too many tacos
  9. Sounds of the city
  10. Bouncing beauties
  11. Snap, crackle, crunch
  12. Photo allergic
  13. Icy hot
  14. In his defense
  15. Fried ice cream
  16. Empty reflections
  17. The realm of reason
  18. Cozy burrito
  19. Baby bliss
  20. Lost and lingering
  21. Saturated blue
  22. A battle of wits
  23. The futureless future
  24. Diligent and debatable
  25. Troubling tensions
  26. Hilltop hailstorms
  27. Dog days of never
  28. Wild and unwilling
  29. A delicate decree
  30. Bourbon blondies

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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October Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. I hope everyone is doing well. I’m sorry these prompts are being posted a bit later than usual, but this was the first month that I actually forgot to write them! I’ve been so busy with my recent move, that they completely slipped my mind. I hope you all enjoy these last minute ideas and can find a bit of inspiration somewhere in here. 😉 ~M xo

  1. Crispy cold cola
  2. Visions of Violet
  3. We taste every word twice
  4. Blue honey blues
  5. The weathered wall
  6. When love is more than love
  7. On a typical Tuesday morning
  8. General Turpentine
  9. Sliders and dividers
  10. Profound mutterings
  11. Halfmoon happenings
  12. Eleven hours
  13. The pudding police
  14. In this life or the next
  15. Orbiting Orion
  16. A pinch of purpose
  17. The olive tree
  18. If only we could…
  19. Cordially yours
  20. Added aggravations
  21. Seriously sexy
  22. The color of her affections
  23. Cowardly connections
  24. A matter of mistakes
  25. Cataclysmic reductions
  26. Merely monsters
  27. Selling Sally
  28. Twisted telepathy
  29. Signed, sealed and delivered
  30. Corrupted conquests
  31. Predicted expectations

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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September Writing Prompts

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Welcome to another month of writing prompts. I hope all of you can find a bit of creative inspiration this month from the prompts.  Wishing all of you the best in these difficult times.  Much love, ~M xo

1. Kissing in Kamacha
2. Erasing clouds
3. I am the weekend
4. Kidnappers and cougars
5. Passing-on the passions
6. I hope you find your magic
7. Unreal reflections
8. Divine interventions
9. Let’s never say goodbye
10. Soft spoken secrets
11. Trespassing in paradise
12. A genuine genius
13. Maybe in the dark
14. At the heart of her
15. Crimson clover compassions
16. Jonathan Michael was his name
17. Nights in Starview Heights
18. Polished perfection
19. A fraction of a fortune
20. The weight of his affections
21. Meaty muffins
22. In a class all her own
23. Feeling weirdly confident
24. She told the story with her eyes
25. When the storm is raging
26. Making “Me” time
27. Trying days, mystical nights
28. Chivalrous knights in polka dotted tights
29. Pretty places
30. A timeless approach

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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Moving on…

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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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July Writing Prompts

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Welcome to another month of writing prompts.  I saw a lot of new faces last month, and that’s always exciting to see.  There were so many great stories shared, and I had a ton of fun reading all of them.  I can’t wait to see what the rest of this summer brings.  Keep on writing! 😉 ~M

1. The page where the heart speaks words
2. City in the sky
3. Misty moon magic
4. Perfectly puffy
5. The sting of rejection
6. There’s a dragon in the bathtub
7. The cupboard of abundance
8. If only we could
9. Lit by the dawn
10. Regretful happenings
11. Killer of plasma TVs
12. An inchworm made me do it
13. Call the plumber; I’m stuck
14. Don’t tell me it’s fate
15. Sorry, but I needed my coffee
16. A piece of the pull
17. Sorrows of the soul
18. What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her
19. Niceties don’t bring rainbows
20. Two hands are all I’ve got
21. Someday I’ll get there
22. The kiss that said it all
23. Mind in the making
24. Bread and butter never tasted so good
25. A bottle of bamboozled
26. He was hungry for her
27. The Chardonnay of truth
28. The way things used to be
29. Chickens and chocolate
30. Sounds of the alphabet
31. Triggered by time

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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June 2020 Writing Prompts

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Welcome to another month of writing prompts.  Enjoy! ~M xo

1. The virtual sea
2. This is us being us
3. A friendly enemy
4. The wedding tree
5. I just dreamt about you
6. Pillars of the past
7. Illicit desires and wild liaisons
8. A hint of rain
9. Sprouts and sprites
10. Gothic in Greenland
11. Lost among the lilacs
12. I can’t breathe
13. A torrential time
14. Enthralling endeavors
15. Dismal disappointments
16. Fictional failures
17. If only there were more
18. Poisoning the brickwork
19. Nothing makes sense
20. His silent secret
21. Jiggly Jenny
22. Spotty spinach
23. Mosquito madness
24. The window to Walancha
25. Shallow hopes
26. The endless railway
27. Marigold moments
28. Tilly the tuna
29. Ambrosia afterthoughts
30. The last of Luke

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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Breaking the Mask – Anthony Johnson

Today I’m excited to share the book, “Breaking the Mask,” written by a dear old friend of mine, Anthony Johnson (Aka Henry Game).  Anthony was one of the first friends I made on WordPress, and I’m so happy to share his very first book with all of you.  If you’re able, please share this post.  Thanks!  😉 ~M

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The book is Historical Fantasy that spans from 1530s England to the present day in New York City. It is a story of regret, of ambition; adventure; failure; love. But most of all, it is a story of finding forgiveness.

It is available on Amazon worldwide and will soon be available on all major distribution platforms as a POD service.

 

A brief introduction:

When you have decided that your time is at an end, and that it will come by your own hand, the countdown to the final event is when your deepest regret will come for you, and hard.

Yet for Henry, almost 500 years old, the newfound purpose of living to die has finally given him clarity. Life without the promise of death is meaningless and cyclical. The only thing left that scares him now is dying without explaining his actions, without saying he’s sorry for what he has done.

He uses his last days to set pen to paper, to gather his journals and accounts. His focus is finally clear, death has given him the impetus required to face his greatest shame before it is too late. He will tell his story, and be what may, he will have a clean conscience when the time comes to die.

The hope is to seek forgiveness from the son he shamelessly abandoned only days after the birth. Even if it is only words and memories that he offers, it is surely better than nothing. Yet what he creates is not just a recounting of secret history, it is also an honest explanation, a confession, of his darkest deeds and gravest sins; it is a parable that he hopes his own flesh and blood can learn from and hopefully not repeat the same mistakes.

The entries range from early sixteenth century to the present day; from setting the dinner table for evening meal on Good Friday 1532, to sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in 1814, onward to the war with the USA; from scaling the tower of Pope Clement VII, to eating gingerbread in the company of three extremely bizarre sisters and a very greedy young Germanic girl named Gretel.

We travel with Henry as he transforms from an innocent child into what he must become in order to survive the trials placed in his path. As those closest to him die, Henry turns away from love, allowing anger to fill the void. Rage becomes the fuel that stokes his fire. And he uses this inferno to numb the pain of loss. Before long we have a man with a good heart that does terrible things, and all in the name of revenge. Sweet, sweet revenge.

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Anthony hails from Bolton, England.

He has a passion for research and history, picking at the seams of documented events to unravel fresh perspective.

He now lives in Australia with his wife, two boys, dog, cat, & three chickens.

Breaking The Mask is his debut novel.