Share Your World, 2014 – Week 41

Taking part in Cee’s “Share Your World” challenge again this week.

Question # 1:  Would  you rather take pictures or be in pictures?ME TAKING A PICTURE - CROPPED

I most definitely would rather take them. I am not photogenic at all, and I can count on one hand all the pictures of me that I feel good about.  And to be honest, most of those were taken by my dad when I was in elementary school and he was a professional photographer. But I love taking pictures and working with them to make something unique whenever I can.

Question # 2: What did you most enjoy doing this past week?

Exif JPEGMaking my trip to the Smoky Mountains. I love the area and have since I was 6 years old. I’d live there if I could, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself the three days I was there — even when we had some pretty aggravating challenges at the same time.

Question # 3: What is your greatest extravagance?

Exif JPEGPaper products and candy. I find myself often using paper plates and plastic silverware just because I don’t want to have to take the time to do dishes. I have so many other things going on that I keep putting off dishes in order to do the other stuff. It isn’t that I mind the actual washing. It’s just that life has so many more important things going on that need my time and energy. I also love candy, so I tend to buy it even when I shouldn’t spend the money — or shouldn’t eat it.

Question # 4: Which letter of the alphabet describes you best?

LETTER  AThe letter A describes me best. I love to begin things. I’m generally pretty faithful to finish what I start, but it’s not always as much fun finishing.  I’ve occasionally tried to start too many new things while I’m responsible for continuing or finishing some that were started in the past. I have to keep a tight reign on myself.

Bonus Question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

HEALING EXP. COVER - NEW BLURBI’m super grateful for the trip I got to take last week. This coming week, I’m looking forward to finalizing some plans for a series of healing classes I’ll be teaching next month.


To join in on the fun, hop over to Cee’s Photography and get the details of how to participate.



Friday Fictioneers – 3/7/14 — You Can’t Go Home Again

Well, another week has rolled around, and that means another Friday Fictioneers 100-word story challenge. This whole week, the number 1 has not worked on my computer keyboard. I have to take special pains to get it to type onto the page. So I got to thinking that perhaps I could use that as an excuse to say I’m going to have to do a 2 hundred word story instead – because my number 2 works just fine. However, I decided that even Rochelle, with her merciful attitude toward our rather liberal use of the term ‘100,’ would not be inclined to agree. So I bit the bullet and forced my keyboard to type the number 1 against its will.

This week’s prompt photo comes from Danny Bowman. However, due to the nature of my story, I needed to use a totally different photo at the story’s beginning. You will find Danny’s picture at the end, and the reasons will be self-explanatory.

To join the fun, visit Rochelle at her site:



What are you looking at, Kor?”

Hmm?  Oh, this photograph of Kate’s homeland. She’s kept it over her bed these 12 years that she’s worked at the space station.”

My, what serene beauty. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.”

Yes, she grew up on that mountain, and her greatest delight is the thought of returning tomorrow.”

But … what if …?”

I know.  I reminded her that earth has experienced a decade of atomic warfare. Much of it is beyond repair”

And …?”

She insists her mountain will be unchanged … but I … I fear for her a broken heart.”