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Carrie Fisher WAS Princess Leia- a Diplomat for the Curious and Stubborn

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Growing up, our family didn’t have much money. I had what I needed, and never wanted for anything. Christmas was always magical, and Santa always filled my stocking. Coca-Cola commercials were incredibly affectionate, and filled my heart with love. In 1977, I was young, impressionable, and believed in the power of what lie ahead of me. My mom watched Dr. Who on PBS, and sparked my imagination full of wonder and the possibility of “what was out there”, before the X-Files asked the notorious question.
Then, came Star Wars. Oh. My. God. I was hooked, mesmerized, enchanted. This young, small feisty princess wielded a blaster, took charge and pushed the limits of what a Princess could do. She reconfigured in my mind what a girl could do, given the gift of possibilities. I had a new role model, Princess Leia Organa, and new crushes, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. Honestly, given the choice, Han Solo was the rogue I loved. I mean, who could resist him?
Driving home from the movie theater, which…

Tuesday Tales and More Than a Picture (pic prompt)

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! It's time for Tuesday Tales.

A group of writers gather together and give our interpretation of a specific word prompt each week. Once per month, we even write to an image.  You never know what you might encounter when you get inside our minds. This week our group writes to a picture prompt. We have 300 words to get your attention.This will be an excerpt from my new WIP for a new romance contemporary, Black Diamond Hearts.

Enjoy!~




“Snow is so mysterious you know?It’s silent and unless you see it coming down, you don’t even realize what’s happening outdoors.”
It’s like some people I know. Matthew wondered how many times he interacted with Laurel before he realized she was there, in the bulk of his day-to-day life, encompassing his existence.“Cool isn’t it?It’s magic to wake up and see everything blanketed in white.I used to love it as a kid.” Matthew opted not to share his heartfelt feelings toward Laurel in such a profound manner.
“I should have warmed up this ca…

Tuesday Tales and What Do You Make of Bar?

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! It's time for Tuesday Tales.


A group of writers gather together and give our interpretation of a specific word prompt each week. Once per month, we even write to an image.  You never know what you might encounter when you get inside our minds. This week our group writes to the word- bar. This will be an excerpt from my new WIP for a new romance contemporary, No Games, Just Love.

Enjoy!~




















Bearing gifts in hand, I knocked hesitantly on my sister’s door, concerned suddenly with who might answer. Not receiving any response, I turned to leave. What was I thinking showing up unexpectedly in my adult sister’s door on a Saturday morning?
A voice behind me stopped me in my tracks. “Ahh, where are you going? Don’t tell me you’re one of those knock and run type.”
“Hey sis, I woke up early and couldn’t sleep. I suppose I thought everyone should be awake this early too.”
“I’m happy to see you, even if I was still lazy snoozing.”
“I brought you some coffee and a kolache, maybe t…

Tuesday Tales and No One is an Island

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! It's time for Tuesday Tales.



A group of writers gather together and give our interpretation of a specific word prompt each week. Once per month, we even write to an image.  You never know what you might encounter when you get inside our minds. This week our group writes to the word- island. This will be an excerpt from my new WIP for a new romance contemporary, No Games, Just Love.

Enjoy!~





Lola’s first annual Texi-Tropical Mixer appeared successful. No matter how many times the luau theme showcased a party or event, the timeless fun and classic setting promised fun times. We rented a small portion of a lake swim beach for a sandy spot. Volleyball games played out in one corner, limbo took an area, and other assorted games and get-to-know-you exercises kept folks chatting and laughing. Some wore island inspired clothing, tiki masks, hula attire, you name it. We knew an informal gathering could infringe upon Lola’s strict rule of assignments to specific leagues,…

Tuesday Tales- Around the Town

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! It's time for Tuesday Tales.



A group of writers gather together and give our interpretation of a specific word prompt each week. Once per month, we even write to an image.  You never know what you might encounter when you get inside our minds. This week our group writes to the word- town. This will be an excerpt from my new WIP for a new romance contemporary, No Games, Just Love.

Enjoy!~





“You truly inherited my way of taking care of business.”
Heavy weights once again left my shoulders. Truth telling was indeed cathartic. “So, when he found out, we had a severe falling out. Over time, he contacted me again and we eventually met for drinks. I was following him to his house when I wrecked. I believe it was a sign.”
“A sign you weren’t supposed to be at his house?”
“Yes, he lives out of town, moved partially to get away from me. I think the universe wants us to stay apart.”
“What about true character is revealed in adversity? Maybe you two were meant to endure strug…

Tuesday Tales and It's All About the Band

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! It's time for Tuesday Tales.



A group of writers gather together and give our interpretation of a specific word prompt each week. Once per month, we even write to an image.  You never know what you might encounter when you get inside our minds. This week our group writes to the word- ghost. This will be an excerpt from my new WIP for a new romance contemporary, No Games, Just Love.

Enjoy!~





I suppose I never hated Lola, I hated her actions. Hate- such a violent word, final, definitive- offering no hope, probably more depressing than any other emotional concept. Hate meant your heart down to your toes had room for nothing else, and it consumed a person. If I had no hate, then, my heart never stopped loving Lola, my soul was only hibernating away from the agony. Healing removed the reasons I shouldn’t love Lola, and I didn’t know what to do about it. Impulsively, I ran in Forrest Gump splendor, skirting past dancing couples, bumping into folks left and right. “Pard…

Tuesday Tales and Ghost of a Chance

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! It's time for Tuesday Tales.



A group of writers gather together and give our interpretation of a specific word prompt each week. Once per month, we even write to an image.  You never know what you might encounter when you get inside our minds. This week our group writes to the word- ghost. This will be an excerpt from my new WIP for a new romance contemporary, Steal My Heart.

Enjoy!~







“Hey, boss lady, what do you think of your party?”

“Boss lady? Where did that come from?”

“I do work for you.”

“Yes, you’ve even been in charge more than me lately. I meant your speech, you sound more like Eugene-y from the block than Eugene from behind the computer.”

“I learned I don’t always have to be stuffy to get my point across.”

“I think you’re sweet on Lesley and it’s loosened your defense mechanisms.”

Playing reverse psychiatrist was not what I had in mind. “I walked over here to check on you.”

Lola drew her knees close to her chest. “I don’t want to adult anymore, I want to, ma…

My Medicated Mid-Life Week 6 on Humira

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My Medicated Mid-Life
Humira- Injection #3

Today, I spent 30 minutes on the treadmill. I even jogged some during my more motivating songs. I logged approximately 2 miles.
My right shin hurt on occasion during some foot strikes on the faster paces. Not enough to make me stop though.
I also had to stretch my arms behind my back and retract my shoulder blades when it felt like my upper body was “balling up”.
But, it’s been probably a year since I’ve been on the treadmill, and certainly at least a year since I jogged. I felt liberated from the bonds my disease had placed upon my body.
Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t one hundred percent, but, I’m learning to live with small goals and accomplishments. The Humira isn’t a miracle drug. I took the injection on Friday evening. Saturday, I woke with a slightly sore throat and fatigue. Sunday, I woke up around 3am with body aches. I took Etodolac, an NSAID drug, and went back to sleep. I had a full day on Sunday at one of my favorite bookstores. Sund…

Tuesday Tales...What Makes Us an Us?

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! It's time for Tuesday Tales.
A group of writers gather together and give our interpretation of a specific word prompt each week. Once per month, we even write to an image. This week, we write to an image. This will be an excerpt from my new WIP for a new romance contemporary.

Enjoy






Could we pick things back up?I wanted clear air, forgiveness established, you know?” “Of course, silly me, skipping ahead a few chapters, assuming too much. It’s not a party till Lola puts her foot in her mouth.” Shooting out in rapid fire succession, I couldn’t stop talking. Glumly, I realized, you really can’t put the toothpaste back into the tube. “You’ve always worked best without a filter. I knew where I stood.” Marty smiled, patting my knee. His hands. Oh, his hands, working down the buttons on my blouse- slowly unlooping each catch of the button in the hole. Memories filled my fingertips with the desire to touch his bare chest. Move your hands up my knee, across my thigh, up my…

Meet Kerrianne Coombes! Author of The Demon Tales....Slip Into Another World

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This weekend's guest blogger is Kerrianne Coombes!
Are you intrigued by a twist on the usual fairytale? Then, please read on for an exciting new book by my friend, Kerrianne.





Deadly Slumber. Book 1 of The Demon Tales is now available!