Writing Prompt #4

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“She took the same seat she always does. This time, there was someone with her.”

Everyday, I wait for the subway train. Everyday, I take the same seat. Everyday, I sit alone. Until this one day. A man, not just any man, was seated in my seat. He was more gorgeous than gorgeous. Tall, dark curly hair, long legs, blue eyes deeper than the ocean. It was love at first sight. At least with his physical looks. A gentle smile from his chiseled features. Then he went back to looking at his phone.

Cautiously, I sat beside him. Nothing exchanged between us. I reached my stop and got off. One last glance at him.

Every morning, he was there. And every morning, I sat beside him. Never speaking. Finally, after about a week, I resolved that I was going to speak to him. When I boarded the train, my spot was empty. No one was there. Disappointed I took my seat. Had I lost my chance at love? I felt that I had.

The next day and the following day, he was not on the train. My dark haired stranger. A week passed. Then two. He had not returned. Then I got an answer to my stranger.

A young woman who was always on the train with me. She asked me why two weeks ago I had moved one spot over when my seat was empty. She always took the same seat near me. I gaped at her. I sputtered about the man. Didn’t she see him? There was no man next to me. I was always alone. There was no way she would not have seen this man. He was beyond gorgeous.

Who had my mystery man been? What happened to me? Why had I see him? Why had no one else?

All I knew was that I never saw him again. My ride remained alone and silent as it always had been.

Writing Prompt #1-Poem

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1. The Unrequited love poem: How do you feel when you love someone who does not love you back?

You walk by like a beautiful rose.

I am invisible like a ghost

You are the sun. The moon. The stars.

As close as you are you might as well be Mars.

I love the sun. The moon. The stars. Mars.

You love none of those things.

Therefore, you do not love me.

I am a ghost unseen by the love of my life.

No, I am not a ghost. He is a ghost. Lost to me forever.

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Spotlight: Sydney Jamesson

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Hello all,

Today I am pleased to share the final book cover for the Story of Us Series,  Into the Blue series, Blue Moon. This series has been a wonderful read from beginning to end. I am both happy and sad to see this series come to end. We can only hope Sydney will give us Ayden and Beth their happy ever after! They deserve it after everything they have been through.

If you have not found this amazing series, I suggest you head over to your favorite Ebook store and pick up the entire series. It has everything from love, sex to danger and even wild fantasy. I promise you won’t be disappointed! I would give this entire series 20 stars if I could! this author is amazing and the nicest woman!

Without further ado, here is the amazing beautiful cover!

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Why I Write…

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Hello all,

This evening’s topic is Why I write.

I write because it is something that has always been in me to do. I can clearly remember the first story I ever wrote. It was in second grade. The assignment was to write about an inanimate object. So I chose to write a story about a throw rug. From the throw rug’s POV. I wrote about the good things and the bad things that happened to it and what it observed from its place on the floor in front of the door. It was supposed to be a legal pad page long. I made it to be about 3/4 of the page, so at the bottom I drew a smiling rug.

I believe I still have it tucked away somewhere on my shelf filled with everything I’ve ever written. After that I turned to writing stories about horses. Then I started writing about couples falling love and relationships and the ins and outs of that.

In junior high, I started what became a ten year long journal of sorts. I wrote a story about five different couples and how they were all friends. How they dealt with life, falling in love and eventually becoming parents and still maintaining their friendships. While the story was fictional, I found myself writing into the story lines parts of my own life, so it became like a journal. I was never comfortable with actually keeping a diary or a journal, so I managed to combine journal writing  with my fictional story. I wrote that story ongoing for nearly ten years. I filled up over 30, five subject notebooks. My current novel was a spin off out of those stories.

If I go too long without writing, I feel like I lose a part of myself. I have an urge to write everyday even if I only have time to write a few lines or a paragraph. I have always preferred to write out by hand first. Then I go to the computer. While typing I will edit as I go and make changes to the story.

With blogging, I find that I can write directly on the computer first after mentally organizing what I would like to say.

Why I write is because it is my way of expressing how I feel and think about the world around me. It allows me to freely say what and how I want. Like most artists, I am an introvert.  In new situations, I am more likely to stay quiet and observe rather than interact. If someone talks to me, I will respond. I struggle with making the first move. With writing, I am free to say anything I want or need.

Why I write allows me to live out my dreams and wishes through my characters. I get to invent places and worlds that I want to live in. I can explore the ups and downs of human and animal natures.

Why I write is because it is my very soul. When I write, I feel complete. I have the best imaginary friends possible within the people I create in my head. They control me as much as I control them. I may want them to go one direction, but they want to take me in the opposite direction.

Why I write is because it is my passion, my love. I look forward to the ideas that develop in my head and then seeing them take shape on paper or computer screen. Writing means the world to me.

TJ

New Book Teaser

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It’ #TeaserTuesday! So here is a brand new JAM teaser courtesy of my friend and colleague Eryn LaPlant.

Beautiful words spoken by #Jordan. So what did happen to #Mary? Pick up a copy of JAM today to find out.

Links:

Ebook Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/JAM-Jordan-Mary-T-J-Lyons-ebook/dp/B01E4G25VM?ie=UTF8&qid=1462887759&ref_=tmm_kin_swatch_0&sr=1-1

Paperback Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jam-Jordan-Mary-T-J-Lyons/dp/1530693381?ie=UTF8&qid=&ref_=tmm_pap_swatch_0&sr=

Ebook Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jam-tj-lyons/1123675461?ean=2940158208218

Ebook Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/jam-7