Tag: literature

  • Bronchitis (Again!) and Short Bits of Blackout Poetry

    I’ve come down with another nasty case of bronchitis, so I’m taking it easy, hoping the antibiotics kick in soon, and putting together bits of loosely created blackout poetry (using some magazines and comics I’ve read lately). Here are a few of these creative little bits: 1) Not a single one became a hugely successful […]

  • Fun 6 Word Story Writing Prompts

    I must admit that I stole these 6 word story writing prompts from one of my favorite WordPress bloggers, Therapy Bits. I’m not sure where she gets these prompts, or if she makes them up herself, but I thought they looked like a lot of fun, so I started borrowing a few of them just […]

  • Short Poetry – Doubt Lingers

    I love short poetry, it is actually my favorite kind of poetry. There is something magical about being able to express a truth, or paint a vivid image, with only a few words. So, when I woke up today with these few lines echoing in my head, I had to write them down and share: […]

  • Poetry Bits and Pieces

    Hi! I was flipping through my journal today and thought maybe I would share a few random bits of poetry with you! These are poetry bits that never made it into larger poems, but I still kind of like them! 1) “My soft, strawberry soul thrives like cold rain in the quiet shade of the […]

  • May 2018 My First Reading Club Subscription Box Review!

    This month I did the May 2018 My First Reading Club unboxing and review on my YouTube channel (Maranda’s Toys & Books), so I figured I would post the video here in case anyone wanted to see which children’s books I got this month for only $9.99 plus S&H! This box is always SUCH a […]

  • Belief in Hell Dies Hard

    Belief in Hell Dies Hard

    Recently I read an excellent poetry book entitled “Shit House Rat“, written by Daniel Crocker (a fellow bipolar writer). The poetry in this collection is brutally honest, gritty, and humorous, and even engages some of our favorite characters from Sesame Street in a way that is unique and really outlines the harsh reality of adult […]

  • Writing Prompt: Message in a Bottle

    Writing Prompt: Message in a Bottle

    Today’s writing prompt: If you were to write a message in a bottle, what would it say? Who would you hope finds it? My response: “To whoever finds this, I was here. I lived. I loved. I hurt. I laughed. I cried. You will too. Enjoy the ride.” I would hope it was found by […]

  • Writing Prompt: What Would Your Happy Ending Look Like?

    Writing Prompt: What Would Your Happy Ending Look Like?

    For a while I’ve been wanting to start posting occasional writing prompts to my blog. Just a question or two or a spark of an idea to hopefully inspire you guys to take up your pen/pencils/keyboard and write out your thoughts and feelings. Even if you aren’t a writer by profession like myself, writing out […]

  • A Chance to Support a New Children’s Book Publisher!

    Hello everyone! Just a quick post today to share a new YouTube video from my toy & book channel. In this video I had the pleasure to support a new children’s book publisher who I am proud to even have an affiliate link with! “Grandpa and Me” is a fun family tale that teaches the […]

  • The Meaning of Age

    The Meaning of Age

    What is the meaning of age? Is it wisdom? Only if the time has been spent wisely. Is it growth? Only if given room and nourishment to grow. Is it peace of mind? Only if all has been found within. Is it neglect? Only if the choice is made to turn away. Is it irrelevance? […]