Gingerbread has been around for a looong time. We’re talking way, way back to the days of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, where it took on a different form and meaning than it has today. Back then it was used for religious practices, baking the tough bread into various shapes and symbols of their culture’s … Continue reading The Story Behind Gingerbread Houses, and Tales of the Gingerbread Man!
Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge–a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week’s words are: Bells & Ring. “Are You Listening?” Frost bites as they wait Through the darkness bells chime forth, Rings of Santa’s sleigh. ~ “Snow Is Glistening” Icicle bells ring While the … Continue reading Are You Listening? Snow Is Glistening! #haiku #poems #MerryChristmas to all.
This is a true story of the lives of three people, and how they were forever changed. On December 7, 1941, a Japanese force of six carriers and 423 aircraft attacked the United States base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Commander Fuchida was chosen to help plan and lead the air assault, flying along the southern coast … Continue reading A True World War 2 Story
Busy with my current WIP V.Chronicles, and the #atozchallenge (my theme is myths and legendary creatures!) I decided to take another break this week and try something new. Btw, did you see the news post that I finished Draft #3? 😀 Me and Natasha Roxby decided to change things up this #BlogBattle week and try our skills … Continue reading Overwhelmed
Busy with my current WIP V.Chronicles, I wasn't able to write up a chapter for this week, sadly. But to keep in the Madnes Solver theme as my friend Candice suggested, I give you this rhyme based on the character Madnes and his story! I hope you enjoy. The new chapter will post next week. … Continue reading Madnes Destiny
Those of you expecting to see Madnes Solver here for the BlogBattle, please forgive me. I wish I'd been able to write up the next chapter for you, but as you can read from my last post it wasn't possible. I only had time for this little poem. However, next week Madnes' story will return, … Continue reading Gift
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I also wanted to inform you that I'll be away from the blog and internet in general for about a week or so. My grandfather's health is deteriorating quickly, so me and my family will be spending time with him. This leaves no room for Christmas festivities, … Continue reading Christmas News
Christmas is a magical time in many parts of Europe. Let me take you on a tour... Back when my family lived in Italy, the holidays were one of my favorite time of year, because it meant traveling. We had no other family or relatives to spend the holidays with, and so instead we drove … Continue reading European Christmas
My haikus for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge–a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s mind active! This week’s words are: Charm & Look. “Height Difference” The elf’s charm took her, Santa’s helper looking fine, But he stood knee-high… ~ “A Wish” Her voice like a charm, Wishing … Continue reading Haikus: Height Difference & A Wish
My haikus for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge–a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s mind active! This week’s words are: Cake & Wolf. “You Better Watch Ooout~” The wolf stalks his prey, This will be a piece of cake! Santa mounts his sleigh. ~ “Through the Window” … Continue reading Haikus: You Better Watch Out & Through the Window