RA’s Thoughts

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Superman Strength!

Bryant, Bowen, and I had our eyes fixed on Cody and found our mouths gapped open slightly. “Did you see that?” I asked Bowen. He nodded as Bryant leaned toward us and whispered, “Cody’s as strong as Superman!” In The Land of Vikings and Trolls, book two in the Cody the Cockatrice series, Cody’s magical… Continue reading Superman Strength!

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Dear Santa – a short story

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a pony. Love, Me The short note I’d written Santa was placed back on my desk by Mrs. Oliver, my third-grade teacher. It had red pen notes from her all over that read: Why do you want a pony? How will you take care of it? Will… Continue reading Dear Santa – a short story

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Before Dawn

My eyes focused out toward the horizon as red and yellow lights danced across the water. The darkest part of the day is just before dawn, when everything is resting, quiet before the brink of day. The outside critters were snuggled in their burrows, the birds tucked down in their nests not a peep or… Continue reading Before Dawn

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Murder Mystery – CLUE

A tingle shivered down my spine like a spider mom sending off her spiderlings who were nestled upon her back. A slow bead of sweat rolled down my brow, then swiftly streamed down my check. My feet planted firmly, I stood frozen in the dusk evening light staring at the ground as hand shadows and… Continue reading Murder Mystery – CLUE

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Horror Nights

A soft thud rings in my ears, but I toss it aside to enjoy this moment. A slight breeze, the sweet fragrance, and the tall flowers tickling my toes as I ride my horse Clyde along a small path through the most beautiful sunflower fields I have ever seen. I pat my pocket and wish… Continue reading Horror Nights

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When the World is on Fire

A cyclone of thoughts, memories, conversations blazed paths between my ears. My temples pulsed, my eyes burned, and my stomach flipped as all the unfinished business of selling, buying, and moving blazed burning trails through my timbering mind. My shoulders sagged, my limbs felt heavy, and my jawline muscles burned as I noticed my jaw… Continue reading When the World is on Fire

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Home Sweet Home

A tingling warm sensation tenderly caresses my skin as I drift in and out, my eyes refusing to give in to the rising sun. The soft dancing rays arouse my thoughts as if to say, “Good morning! Get up. We have so much to do today.” My body aches from tip to toe as the… Continue reading Home Sweet Home

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Collecting

When you were young, did you find yourself intrigued with music boxes, thimbles, or pins? Or did you think ceramic figurines, weaved baskets, or handcrafted wood items were the sparkle that grabbed your attention? Stamps of any kind, baseball cards, or currency from around the world, old and new could be your choice. Any one… Continue reading Collecting

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Quote of the Week

If a photo is worth a thousand words, why is it so hard sometimes to grab those words and put them on paper? If it’s a place I need a character to be, it’s best that I close my eyes and fully immerse myself in that location. I ask myself, what does the character smell,… Continue reading Quote of the Week

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The Quote Collector

Throughout my life, I’ve been a fan of reading quotes. They inspire me to be a better person and motivate me to carry on while keeping a positive mindset. They have shared wisdom with me, and in return, I try to quietly pass them on. I have only walked in my shoes all my life—not… Continue reading The Quote Collector