You play with my heartstrings, like a kitten bats at yarn. - marandarussell.com
My favorite smoothie is called a Sunny Day. Oranges, strawberries, and a hint of mango help to soothe these midwestern blues. - marandarussell.com
Years go by, the big hand moving round the clock faster and Faster and FASTER and FASTER!!! and *snap*! -marandarussell.com
As I mentioned a little while back, I was honored to be asked by the Page Turner Awards to help judge their Young Writer Award category. This opportunity excites me because I love literature and am excited to get a chance to help recognize and encourage some blossoming young writers!
The Page Turner Awards are now open to submissions, so make sure you check it out! Here is a bit more information about the Page Turner Awards from a recent press release:
“Page Turner Awards is an inclusive writing and book awards with one goal – to change the lives of as many writers as possible. While traditional writing awards are often steeped in elitism, the Page Turner Awards passionately believes that talented writers can be from any background, age, race, religion, or interest.
Our mission is to get new unpublished writers discovered, helping published authors get their writing recognized and celebrated, so they can find new reading audiences and giving screenwriters the chance to have their scripts placed in front of film professionals.
Page Turner Awards gives unpublished writers the chance to enter unpublished fiction and non-fiction books, to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing industry. We also give published authors, whether mainstream published or independently published, the chance to get their fiction story or non-fiction book recognized by successful authors, high-caliber industry professionals and film producers. Plus, screenwriters have the chance to showcase their screenplays to film producers and film production companies actively looking for scripts to produce. Prizes span everything from mentorships to audiobook production and publishing packages.“
All I've known is dysfunction. I began to bloom locked in the closet, hidden under the stairway, abandoned in pitch black rooms - so is it any wonder if my blossoms grew inverted?
As the toast fell from the counter, crumbs went everywhere. She sighed, but instead of reaching for a dishrag, sunk her toes into the thickly buttered side facing up. For a moment, the kitchen felt like a spa.
Where I come from blood and names mean nothing and sworn oaths even less. But prized most of all is that old art of playing dirty - so dirty no one else can even see the game. - marandarussell.com
You lost my faith you lost my trust and s-l-o-w-l-y you drained my interest - marandarussell.com
He was the only one of us who still followed the sea. He was a wanderer, who could abide no stay-at-home order 'til the sea became his country. - marandarussell.com