The Poetry Corner featuring Cheyenne Bramwell

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming Cheyenne Bramwell! 🙂

Early Morning Light by Cheyenne Bramwell

The early morning light always looks so different to me.
It’s angles and tones are softer,
And the shadows slowly creep away,
Hiding in their corners and thickening.

The early morning light always looks so different to me.
The night is usually my domain.
With its cool air and calmness,
I feel my mind open,
And the words and ideas locked inside me find their way to sweet expression.
The light I have comes dimly down,
Or sits stark and unnatural.

The early morning light always looks so different to me.
Other than the quiet padding of my feet on tile,
And the waking tweets and twaddles of the birds,
It’s quiet, but not lonely.
The air fills with possibility for the day,
Opportunities for growth and discovery.

The early morning light always look so different to me.
Seeing a new day begin,
And the Earth renew itself,
Gives me a new hope for the future.
That maybe one day,
The fog within my own mind will clear,
And the new day will come shining with a crisp new light.
I will stand there that day,
In wrinkled pajamas and with hair in my face, stomach growling,
And watch as the new day begins sharp and clean,
And the shadows slowly creep away.

Awesome poem, Cheyenne! This is my new favorite. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Keep up with Cheyenne by following her on:

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

 

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Writers, save the date! Win an award for your up-and-coming novel

Interesting challenge to check out.

What Inspires Your Writing?

Learn more about TimDon’t miss the big writing event of the year, the ChapterBuzz 10K Social Writing Challenge, starting March 1st!

What is the 10K Challenge?

It’s your chance to win an award. You could be the next Dacia M. Arnold (who now has a publishing deal in the works), Liberty Henwick (who has the #1 book on the site), or Bexx Matthews (winner from our last Challenge)!

You’ll spend the month of March writing 10,000 words (that’s about 350 words a day), meeting writers from around the world, and fine-tuning your manuscript with the help of feedback from the group. And it’s totally free to enter! Learn more about the Challenge

Want to jump-start your writing career? This is your chance.

Get on the updates list today, and be the first to know when registration opens!

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of the Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

Darkness by Vic Tomlinson

It comes upon you
like a thief in the night.

I lie here,
soaking in the blackness
and the sounds that accompany it.

The creaking noises of the house,
and footsteps outside,
are becoming louder and closer.

It sounds like a chain
is dragging across
the back porch.

I’ve heard it before,
but there is no chain,
dog or people for miles.

I listen for more.
My heart starts to race.

It feels like it’s going
to jump out of my chest.

I’m breathing hard.
I’m worried that
someone will break in.

I hear a banging
against the house.

It must be a loose shutter
or maybe a burglar.

Oh no! I panic
and snuggle under the covers.

Darkness invites these happenings.
I can’t wait until daylight.

Awesome poem, Vic. This is one of my favorites. Reminds me of so many nights after watching horror movies. lol Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Keep up with Vic by following him on:

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

 

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The Poetry Corner featuring Regina Puckett

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner featuring Regina Puckett! 🙂

Memories by Regina Puckett

Memories are often disguised and veiled
As snatches of feelings and thoughts inhaled
But with each and every telling and repeating
These collected truths take a gallant beating
They become our unique and jeweled prize
Of made-up reminiscences and treasured lies

Awesome poem, Regina. This is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

You can keep up with Regina at:

If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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In the Books featuring The Witches of Ashford Place: Hunter’s Moon Series Book 1 by Sheri McInnis

Good morning and welcome to In the Books, featuring The Witches of Ashford Place: Hunter’s Moon Series Book 1 by Sheri McInnis.

Sheri

About the Book: Danger. Power. Glamour. Meet the Witches of Ashford Place.

When Grace Walker moves into a grand apartment overlooking Central Park, she has no idea that all the beautiful tenants are secretly Witches. Only that for the first time in her life, she feels at home.

​But when one of the women is murdered, and a New York City detective starts asking questions, Grace is drawn into a secret world of danger, sex and revenge.

​It’s a journey that will take her from the bright lights of Manhattan to the battlefields of Medieval England, as she learns the truth about herself, her family and a secret world that has existed since time began.

My Review: This was one of the more entertaining books I’ve read. I have to admit, this book caught me a little by surprise. I don’t want to give any spoilers, but it seems more like a mystery to me as we follow Grace as strange occurrences from disappearing items, strange dreams, and murder helps her to learn about herself and her family history.

While the characters are engaging, there were times I wondered about Grace. While she and the other characters are well written, I’m amazed at her lack of curiosity throughout most of the book. I’m an extremely curious person, so it’s hard to understand her reasoning. It’s only fair to say I’ve known people like her, so this is more my personal taste than anything else, but I think it’s awesome that the main character hit so close to home.

The story itself is well written and fast paced. It’s hard to find an excuse to put it down even at chapter breaks. It’s a nice blend of the current trend of witch and magic stories with a few twists that keep it engaging and fun. It’s unfair it ended so soon, and I can’t wait for the next book.

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7 Tips to Ruins: Vines, Sand, Snakes, & More Vines

Some great advice. 🙂

Legends of Windemere

Shadow of the Colossus

You can’t have a fantasy world without some ruins, but there’s always the question of how to create them.  Okay, so many authors might come off as simply cobbling together a bunch of broken buildings and wastelands.  Yet, there’s much more technique and substance to these areas.  They aren’t solely for adventurers to wander around, get into fights, and discover treasure.  So, what are some tips to consider?

  1. Don’t forget to have your adventurers wander around these cobbled together broken buildings that are probably in the middle of a wasteland.  They will probably get into fights and find some treasure that’s been lost to the ages.  What?  Oh, I guess this does contradict everything I said before.  Well . . . moving on!
  2. Ruins should show their age since they are typically not maintained.  There are those that the locals preserve and continue to use for…

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

First Date by Vic Tomlinson

It was the

sixth grade.

 

Her name was June,

a pretty redhead.

There was a

school dance

at Franklin Elementary

in Richmond, Virginia.

 

I didn’t want to go,

but my parents insisted.

I was all dressed up

in a suit.

She wore

a new dress.

 

Dad drove us

to and from

in his ole ’55 Ford.

We danced a little

and talked even less.

At the end of the night,

she survived me

and the night.

Awesome poem, Vic. It brings back so many memories. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Keep up with Vic by following him on:

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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