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Taking a Break

I have decided to take a break from posting here this last week of February.

I will be back March 01.

thank you and much love

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The End of 2020 and Beyond

Hello Everyone

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas or other holiday if you celebrate something else.

I hope you enjoyed my very sentimental story, Let Nothing You Dismay. For those who might wish to download it to keep, I will be uploading it to AO3 at some point this last week of December.

I know there are some of you I owe a flash story to as your title, Let Nothin You Dismay, was chosen. We’ll get to that in 2021.

And that leads me to the bad news for at least some of you.

I’m taking this last week of 2020 off from posting here (after this post obviously). I will return in some limited capacity January 04, 2021, but until that time I am taking a much needed break.

Writing this December’s 25 chapter fiction was more challenging than I anticipated to be honest and a bit stressful. I don’t think I will be repeating that effort for next December, but we shall see what I do for that month 2021. That’s a long way off now.

From January 04, 2021 to January 17, 2021, my posting will not be that frequent. No every MWF flash from that period. I will post some but not all. I will be giving my full attention to concluding My Devotion. I plan to post the very last chapter January 17, 2021, the exact 5th anniversary. I hope you are all as excited as I am about this.

I don’t know yet what the rest of January will be. But I will return to my regularly scheduled blog stuff for sure February 01, 2021.

I thank you for your patience in advance.

Now I am going to suggest some of my works for you to read the rest of this week if you are interested. If not, that’s okay too.

A Spirky Christmas Carol

Until then We’ll Have to Muddle Through Somehow

Eb

Happy New Year Spock and the companion Memories of You

and a sorta sad New Year’s story from 2018

His Heart Remained Cold

I am so very grateful for those of you who have stuck with me and I can hardly believe we finally are about to make it through 2020. When I was sent home to work from home from my employer on April 01, 2020 I never imagined in a million years I would still be here on December 26, 2020 and beyond. And despite this very trying year, the time has flown by for me.

I have written and concluded many stories and started more than I should have. Hopefully there is more to come in 2021.

Thank you.

Happy New Year.

Happy Thanksgiving 2020 America

If you are able to spend it with those you love and who love you, then you have much to be grateful for in 2020.

And I am grateful for your reading my fics this year and always. I cherish you.

Happy Halloween

Having a very small family gathering today. Halloween Tea with sandwiches, sweets, tea, festive. Should be fun. Then tonight I shall watch Halloween. We won’t get any trick or treaters due to the “strongly discouraged” proclamation from our County. We don’t really get any here anyway. Last year we had one and some years NONE.

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Sorta Walk With Me August and Sorta Ramblings

Don’t remember if I did a walk for August so anyway, thought I’d post a few pictures around my area I took.

The last few days haven’t been bad and it even got into the high 50s at night. But Labor Day Weekend predictions are absolutely beastly with 106 on Saturday. I keep praying they are wrong.

An ugly hazy sky
More ugly haze
The little fountain by my house
Another view of the fountain
Cool flower
Sister-in-law’s cat, Mr. Kitty

Tomorrow will be the last of the summer themed flashes. I am still not done with September. I have 5 left to go. To be honest I am struggling because I feel like I have done everything and it’s hard to come up with something different. But maybe I am overthinking it and you’ll be okay if it’s something I’ve written before, just as long as you can read about Jim and Spock.

Anyway hope everyone has a good week.

Walk with me, July 2020

This month’s walk with me is just around my condo complex. These pictures really prove that God or Nature can do color better than anything man can come up with.

All of this bougainvillea is just amazing.

Color everywhere even by the garages lol
I love the little white flowers among the yellow
Dig these two sycamore trees
These are by one of the trash dumpsters!
Flowers by the pool we are not allowed to use
More flowers by pool we can’t use
Hibiscus
Pretty purple flowers
My summer garden stakes out side my house part 1, these will be replaced by fall in September
Summer stakes part 2
Live Long and Prosper

This Week’s Rambling 05/19/2020

Finally got my posting date for the T’hy’la Bang story. It’s June 22nd. Yaoichan12’s is June 23rd. So we aren’t first but we aren’t last either. I did manage to write a bit more and I have to have it pretty much done by the end of this month. It will be. I don’t have that much to go.

As you know I finished Cadet Ashayam and my next plan is to finish Nine Lives too. I’m already very much itching to begin fleshing out Vanik’s story, aptly named, The Matchmaker. It will be part of my Starfleet Academy series.

I plan to continue a few threads of flashes for the June flashes, so stay tuned for that.

I must admit there are some really fantastic stories on AO3 right now and it’s a little intimidating. I love it as a reader but as a writer, yeah, I’m a little envious. Ah, well. Such is life I suppose. There is always someone better than each of us at something or other I guess!

I bought myself a desk. Don’t recall if I mentioned this. But I had been at my dining room table for six weeks working from home. I have two monitors. So every single weekend I had to take my equipment down off the dining room table just so we could have a dining room table. My stuff took up a huge amount of it. Six weeks of this.

So I broke down and got a desk for about $220. It’s you know cheap Ikea type furniture, but it works. I’m off the dining room table and by the cat box, ha ha, but it is what it is. I figure I will be here at least another six weeks maybe more, so…desk it was.

We also bought a little bistro set for our patio so we can sit out there this summer and enjoy since we can’t really go anywhere. Things are starting to open up slowly but we figured sprucing up our patio was rather overdue anyway.

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend already. So it’s three days off for me and I’ll stop work at 1 on Friday like I would have if I’d been at the office but now I won’t have to walk home. I have a special flash for that Monday too.

And that’s the news that’s fit to print!

Ramblings, 04/19/2020

So…let’s see…

I updated TWO stories yesterday, The Carrier and Cadet Ashayam! Woo hoo. I also wrote my Pinto de Mayo story and it’s good to go for May 5th.

I also got a few May flashes written but I still have many to go.

I did get a comment on Dating a Vulcan complaining about the way I portrayed glasses. Apparently I got it wrong even though I wear them myself. Go figure.

A few days ago, I entered the art claims phase for the T’hy’la Bang. I don’t think I will have any issues with having it finished by the end of May. I am not that far off now, really.

The one good thing about THIS one is they do the art claims differently then the last time I had participated in the Bang with the Art. They had a blog set up that they posted all the summaries of the stories and the artists came on and posted in comments what they wanted to do art for. The problem was, this was all open for anyone to see, including the writers, and so it was sort of like getting picked last for PE class. You could see how long it took for someone to want to illustrate YOUR story. And as you watched, others got picked and you were like, shit, what’s wrong with MINE? It kind of sucked. And I wasn’t even the last picked, but also not among the first.

This time, I think the summaries are only sent to the artists and then we are told who we get paired with when it’s all done. I think!

In other news I am out of bananas. I eat a banana every day and I have been out for three days. I will eventually have to go get some but not yet. I haven’t been to the store since April 01. M has been one time since then but it’s been over a week since either of us has. We aren’t out of much yet, other than bananas, so we will wait. Funny thing is that now there’s a shortage of flour. Can’t even order it on line! And I wanted M’s biscuits. Grr. but the last of the flour went to Hot Cross Buns last week for Easter for my sister.

I know, not much, really to complain about, but well…

Tomorrow’s flash is a good one. I think so anyway.

Oh and supposed to get hot here this coming week. By Thursday it’s supposed to be in the 90s. Yeah. So…from rain to immediately hot. How fun.

April 14, 2020 Ramblings

So I’ve been working the past few days on the Bang story. A major check-in date is this Saturday. I have to have 75% done in order to be paired with an artist for the final reveal in June. I’m thinking now that my story will be at most 17,000 words and I am at almost 11,000 now. Which means I need about 13,000 (12,750 I think lol) to hit that. So that’s a couple thousand more by Saturday. Which I think I can do. We shall see! ha ha

Anyway, that being said, I won’t have any updates this week otherwise.

I was thinking this morning that by the end of April, I have another like 17 days of staying here. And I work in LA which has actually extended the social distancing until at least May 15th (I think maybe will extend to end of May, I don’t know) it will be even longer. Strange times.

I’m so torn about it all, because I want people to be able to get back to work, I really do, so I am glad I am not a government official trying to decide all this, because while absolutely the virus is scary, not knowing how you are going to live and pay your bills is pretty damn scary too.

Tomorrow’s flash is, I’m afraid, one I have done some version of a hundred times at least. I realized it as I read it over. It’s not at all original, but, um, there you have it. I hope you will enjoy it anyway.

Friday’s is a bit of the beginning of a story I am considering, so, full disclosure, it’s not really a complete story flash, and it’s definitely not a happy ending.

Work at home is what it is. All right. Because the alternative no job is even uglier right now. And no, I have not received the stimulus money. If I do get it, it’s going to bills.

And honestly, that’s it. I don’t have any pretty pictures to share today, so you get one from wordpress.

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