“Creativity helps us realize that we don’t have to understand everything. We can enjoy something—feel it and use it—without ever fully comprehending it.” ~Faith Ringgold American painter, writer, mixed media sculptor, and performance artist Faith Ringgold was born on this day in 1930.
At dawn, Master Henrick bellowed orders to the drovers and guards as the camp stirred. As men, dwarves, and elves moved around the wagons, a short, squat figure approached the area where the group had laid their heads the previous night. “Top o’ th’ morn’, to ye,” a gravelly voice hailed with a slight bow … Continue reading Chapter 8: Blessings
Five weary travelers slipped onto the main trade road between caravans. They walked the well-trodden trade road toward the city of Blackmoor. By sunset, they had caught up with the procession they’d followed. They gnawed the few strips of the leftover darnni meat as they found a suitable spot near the wagons. Sam and Chase … Continue reading Chapter 7: Alliances
“Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.”~Thomas Wolfe American novelist Thomas Wolfe was born on this day in 1900.
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun A lifetime ago, I searched for my niche in the world, wishing for a close-knit family to watch my back. When the path I’d chosen for that family veered in a direction I didn’t anticipate, I left my ex- everything of real value to forge a new life for myself. Dreams … Continue reading DIY MFA: My Support System
Today’s word comes from the news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech adjective Definition Marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness.Characterized by or showing servile obedience and excessive eagerness to please.Deferential; obedient; dutiful. History The first known use of this word was in 1602, as meaning fawning attentiveness. This word comes … Continue reading Wednesday Word for September 23, 2020
Taliesin could tell that Sam was not human, but wasn’t sure what he was. Sam had an energy, an aura, about him that Taliesin could almost see and could certainly feel. The day wore on as the tiny being taught them the basics of surviving in the wildlands of Adaran. Tal finally relaxed around him … Continue reading Chapter 5: Questions
On September 15, 1965, the first episode of the television show, Lost in Space debuted on CBS. Series creator Irwin Allen imagined a science fiction version of The Swiss Family Robinson. The year is 1997. The United States is gearing up for space colonization because of overcrowding on Earth. The space-faring Robinson family embarks on … Continue reading Trivia: Lost in Space Debuts
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun My desktop is back, but the backup I thought I performed is not on the USB drive that I finally found. I can recover what I thought I lost because most of it is posted on this page or in the cloud attached to one of the apps I use. Ah … Continue reading Playing Catch-Up
Sam left the lean-to at dawn. “Stay here,” he said. “I’m gonna check me snares and see what I can find fer yer feet. By th’ look of ’em, they ain’t seen dirt for a while. I’ll try ta be back a’fore high sun.” Katra blushed. She knew he was right. The only times she … Continue reading Chapter 4: Reunion