On not being morose -five years later

It’s Veteran’s Day, the day we celebrate all the military who have served Our Country.  For the last five years, it has also been the day after I was told by my mother that “We are not going to be morose about this“, her diagnosis of stage four lung cancer.  While it’s not quite an Internet meme, I’ll forever remember those words as if I just heard them last night.  I wrote a second post a year later, “Army Wife: The Toughest Job in the Army“, in which I talked about these infamous (to me) words.

So, five years later, I’m proud to have served in the Army, proud that my father and brother served in the military, and proud and thankful to all my friends and family who have served, as well as all those I don’t know…and cancer still sucks!

 

Link: “A Graveyard on Halloween”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

The Black Angel (2104)A Graveyard on Halloween, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 31 October 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

It’s Halloween and you find yourself in this graveyard.  Head over to Flashy Fiction Friday and share your story.

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Link: “Wendigo Woods”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

Wendigo WoodsWendigo Woods, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 17 October 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

You find yourself at Wendigo Woods.  Head over to Flashy Fiction Friday and share your story.

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Link: “Autumn Adventures”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

Canopy Creek (Autumn) by Digital BlasphemyAutumn Adventures, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 10 October 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

Take a look at the image or go outside and take in the autumn scenery, then head over to Flashy Fiction Friday and share a story where an autumn setting is a big factor.

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Link: “Dead Poets”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

cover pic of 'Dead Poets...Once Removed' by Walter J. WojtanikDead Poets, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 26 September 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

Think of your favorite poem, then head over to Flashy Fiction Friday and share a story based on is title of a line from it.

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Interested in reading some great poetry?  Check out Walt’s new poetry collection, “Dead Poet…Once Removed“.

Link: “As the sun sets”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

The Green Flash (2014) by Digital BlasphemyAs the sun sets, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 29 August 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

Relax and enjoy the view, then head over to Flashy Fiction Friday and share a story about a sunset.

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Music Monday – Don’t Try Suicide

lorwynd:

A couple years ago, I posted a Music Monday on September 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day. In the wake of Robin Williams apparent suicide, I thought it relevant to reblog it.
The bottom line: There is no shame in asking for help, there is someone(s), somewhere who cares about what you’re going through, and people will miss you if you take your own life. Reach out!

Originally posted on Lorwynd's Thoughts:

If you are thinking about suicide, find someone you can trust and tell them you need their help or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) at 1-800-273-TALK(8255).  Their is absolutely NO SHAME in asking for help!
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  As such, the three selections today all deal with the subject of suicide.  The artists: Queen, Kix, and Mike Corrado.
While I generally find Queen’s lyrics to be witty or insightful, or thought-provoking, I’m really not sure about this one.  It first glance, it sounds straight forward: don’t try suicide.  Rather than going for the slower, heart-wrenching, depressing sound that most songs about suicide use, Queen went uptempo sound with a catchy sound.  A few lines seem a bit out there, but the ones I have a real problem with are in the chorus:  “Nobody cares” and “nobody gives a damn.”  I would say that, as…

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