The Cranky Muse

They say to be careful what you wish for. I put the call out to Muse Brad to see if he would like to join our MuseFest and to ask if he might consider returning to write for this blog. I wanted to include him in our special celebration of muses. This is the response…

Celebrating our Muses

I’ve mentioned my Missing Muse and lack of inspiration to write lately. The topics of muses and lack of creative motivation are routine challenges for writers across our community. The pandemic, isolation, political, and economic challenges have touched our lives and many a muse is missing or at least in serious remission. I’ve written about…

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Musing for Moka

  Musing for Moka  Thanks to Diana for the nudge to go looking for my missing muse. She and her muse have a tortuous relationship, which apparently works well for both of them. Her mercenary muse is a foul smelling hunk with serious control issues. May your relationship be long and ornery! If you want…

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Buttercup Baby

Buttercup Baby ~ late summer flowers fill me up with peace and love buttercup baby ~ I don’t know why, but the song and words popped into my head as the title for this post. Here is the original hit song, Build Me Up Buttercup, from the Foundations that was still popular even 8 years…

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Howling of the Chimera

Howling of the Chimera Halloween seems like the perfect time to start this desert adventure. Beware the lost souls on this dark holiday aka All Hallows Eve. Here is a brighter take on Halloween called Hallowed or Harrowing reminding us that choice is the magic key to life. Or my last year’s ode to Halloween called…

Coffee Channel

The Origins of Muse Mayhem

Here is the original post that was the inspiration for my muse mystery and mayhem series. In rereading this early post on muses and caffeine, we had a few chuckles so we’re sharing the goodness with you. Plus we noticed a fun synchronicity. This is the 5 year anniversary of this post. Plus the post…

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Muse Vacation

Muse Vacation Muse Brad and I will be heading to Virginia to visit my mother and brother for a couple of weeks. We probably won’t be writing, posting, or reading many blogs. We’ll miss you, but probably need a break from writing deadlines. Muse Brad has convinced me we need time off from writing to…

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Missing Muse

Missing Muse My writing muse has been missing in action for a while. My fanciful friend, Muse Brad, seems to have left the premises. I persist in writing because I’m a stubborn cuss, but my writing feels flat and forced. Or maybe I have a new muse that is all about writing schedules ala D. Wallace’s…

Rafael, illustrations, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 285

This week Awesome Stories brings you diving therapy, dog therapy, creating happiness and compassion. Diving Therapy Jim Elliott started Diveheart after he saw how much impact learning to skate made with his blind daughter. Diveheart offers scuba diving for people with disabilities. Many of their clients are paralyzed and live with pain. Their mission is to…