Cloudy Days- #SundayStills #photography #Blogging

Terri Webster Schrandt Challenges us to find photos highlighting 'fog or clouds' for this week's Sunday Stills Photo Challenge. Check out Terri's pictures and join in here. In the above photo, the fog was creeping right up to our doorstep! Nature's stunning power never seizes to amaze! There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there …

Sunday Book Review – My Baby Wrote Me A Letter by Jacquie Biggar

I'm thrilled to share this wonderful review of My Baby Wrote Me a Letter from Debby Gies- Thank you, Debby! Sunday Book Review, My Baby Wrote Me A Letter, #FamilySaga, #Shortstory, Jacquie Biggar Source: Sunday Book Review – My Baby Wrote Me A Letter by Jacquie Biggar

Thursday A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Learn about Teagan’s New Book

“Hey, guys, come here.” “Yes, boss. You might have to call Twiggy twice.” “What’s up? “You both know the writer Teagan R. Geneviene.” “We have heard …Thursday A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Learn about Teagan’s New Book John Howell and his four-legged friends introduce us to Teagan Geneviene’s brand new serial!

Mind Games- #FictioninaFlash #amwriting #WritersCommunity

Week #32 of Suzanne Burke's Fiction in a Flash Challenge. You can read the entries and join in here. I wrote this as a scene for my WIP and went over the 750 word limit by a bit- sorry! Mind Games Jessica and Chris had been trekking for what felt like forever, though when she …

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Reviews – #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Supernatural Jessica Bakkers, #Paranormal Jan Sikes

Sally Cronin shares a wonderful book review done by D. Wallace Peach for Perfectly Imperfect along with some other must-read books! Thanks so much, Diana!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the first of the Cafe and Bookstore updates for the week with news and updates for authors on the shelves.

The first author today is USA Today Bestselling author Jacquie Biggar with a recent review for  Perfectly Imperfect.

About the book

What happens when Miss Perfection clashes with Mr. Casual?

Georgina’s in trouble. The startup money she borrowed from her parents’ retirement fund is long gone and her dream of owning the next big thing in market-to-table cuisine disappeared with it.
Her only choice? Merge her company into the corporate giant, CLO, and hope she isn’t making a huge mistake.

Rhys Turner is his father’s progeny, born and raised to take over the empire when his dad deems him ready. Rhys doesn’t mind the fast-paced lifestyle, though he detests the coldblooded mantra of the corporation- Buy from the weak and sell at a profit.
It’s made…

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Innocence- #FictioninaFlash Challenge #WritingCommunity #amwriting

This week's Fiction in a Flash Challenge is provided by Suzanne Burke. You can read the entries and join in here. Innocence The snow fell softly, splattering against the windshield only to get brushed aside by the car's wipers. It had been snowing for most of the three-hour drive and Vanessa was tired. If it …

‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #31 Entry Part 3) by by Harmony Kent @harmony_kent #IARTG #WritingCommunity #WritingPrompts #FlashFiction

A heart-wrenching piece by Harmony Kent for the Fiction in a Flash Challenge- a must read!

Welcome to the World of Suzanne Burke.

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to PART 3)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge 2021. Week #31.

Today I’m featuring a contribution by Harmony Kent.

 I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and Harmony’s Contribution.


Beacon in the Dark

The snow lays pristine, virgin. The heavy silence holds. The whole world wrapped in a blanket of cold and desolation. Or is that just my heart?

The twin swings hang limp and lonely.

Mocking my empty arms.

Then … a creak. Soft and barely there. My eyes shoot to the play area. But nothing…

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But What About The Good?

Kathryn Jane shares an inspirational post about the good in 2020- a must read (and yes, she does paint these beautiful cat prints!)

Word by Word

Now that we’ve made it to 2021, and so many people have proclaimed their gratitude that 2020 is over, I thought it would be good to look back on the good things that also happened.

First, I need to say quickly that for me, the hype of a “new year” means little. In my world, January 1st is simply the day that follows December 31st. I’ve never been one to think, “Wow, what a year it was in 2011…” or “1999 was a great year.”

But that’s just me. And since 2020 was a constant in the media, I likely will have memories attached to that number.

Still doesn’t change the fact that a certain combination of four digits cannot be held accountable for all the bad that happened… or get credit for the good.

Will I have sad memories to attach to the year? Sure. My beloved dog died…

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