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Getting The Porsche Ride Of My Life

MABALACAT, Pampanga – IT was an early Monday morning rise, and not usual for me to get up wide awake at that early since  295 more words

Kind Of Happy Life

Getting to Know You

Though I currently spent the last five hours sweeping a never-clean floor, washing saucers, forgetting the names of wines, and mispronouncing the desert of the day (I think the cook makes “peras borrachas” just to test my accent), I do consider myself a teacher. 172 more words

Telling Stories: I have sunk so low

Your character did something very bad, and now she needs to pay the price.

Every character screws up sometimes.  I’ve talked extensively in the past about the fact that characters need to be able to make mistakes and fail at various point, and I stand by it; a character who never fails is a character who isn’t interesting to hear about or interact with.  1,040 more words


tell them stories

You can copy me, make a portrait as precise as an artist, but my shit will always remain mine, and yours will be yours. Ah, Lenu, what happens to us all, we’re like pipes when the water freezes, what a terrible thing a dissatisfied mind is. 1,458 more words

The Gathering Kind

Harry Potter and the Dramatic Present

Does anyone else listen to ‘In Our Time’ on Radio 4?


It’s a programme about historical figures who have had an effect on our own times, and although I find Melvyn Bragg as irritating as the next person, sometimes the topics are interesting so I keep the radio on after ‘Today’ has finished.   466 more words


And Suddenly!

My kids are big into making up stories lately.  When they are showering, Landon and Brooks will make up stories with each other about the cars they have in there, or the dinosaur cut outs that they bring in the shower and plaster all over the walls: 217 more words


Telling Stories Using Pictures

Image Source: Corina Brown

There’s an old saying that says a picture says a thousand words. Its easy to look at a picture and make an assumption about the story behind it. 241 more words