Andrew and Caleb were sitting in the living room playing video games for about thirty minutes. When they did not want to play any more classic games, the two older brothers just sat on the sofa, pondering life.
“Do you ever get that feeling when you want to do something, but you don’t feel like doing it?” Andrew asked Caleb.
“Sometimes I do,” Caleb remarked.
“I have that feeling right now.”
“What did you want to do?”
“Go on a walk around our neighborhood.”
“Let’s do it, then.”
Andrew shrugged his shoulders, got up off the couch, and joined Caleb for a nice and relaxing walk around the neighborhood. Even if Andrew did not necessarily feel up to accomplishing anything, he actually did.
David and Cera were at the baseball park, watching Brody’s and Andrew’s team do very well at their second to last practice. Then, all of a sudden, David thought that he could now make his move to make a proposition to Cera. His heart was pounding so hard against his chest that it actually hurt. His hands suddenly grew sweaty. And he was going to risk everything that he felt.
Just to make his move.
“Hey….Cera?” David stuttered.
“Yes?” Cera questioned.
“I was wondering something.”
“And what might that be?”
“You know, I like you,” David replied quickly.
“I like you, too,” Cera said.
“And, I was wondering….would you like to be….”
All of that weight suddenly fell off David’s shoulders. Today was definitely a good day for both of them.
It was August 25, 2005, so a little under a year ago. And Toby was at his best friend’s house for the afternoon. Dawson and Brett were at the bowling alley. David had tennis practice, and Brody had baseball practice for a fall club that he was in. Toby Ingram and Sav Taffert were playing video games in Sav’s living room.
And then a cat walked up to Toby.
“Oh look! It’s Miss Snuggles,” Sav said.
“Hey, Miss Snuggles,” Toby greeted the cat.
“She really likes you. I hope you know that.”
“I can see that.”
“She really likes to watch us play video games,” Sav remarked to his best friend.
“She has always liked to watch you guys play games, hasn’t she?” Toby replied.
“Yes, she has. When my older brother, Joab, and I play video games, she always sits on the recliners.”
“She’s a very smart kitty.”
Toby and Sav continued to play video games when Miss Snuggles sat on a plush red pillow between the two boys. Then, Sav, who was nine years old at the time, made sweet tea for everyone.
I got a new phone.
Much faster. More memory.
Download all the things.
Going back to school next year.
I don't really know.
Weighing all of my options.
I have but a year.
Got some pictures in my head.
About my writing.
I can think them up.
Don't know if I can draw it.
Taking lots of time.
But it's quite painful.
My brother, mom, and grandma went downstate for a family reunion. My sister and I stayed up north because she has a few musical performances and I just wanted to stay here. I finished another chapter in my current project just now, and I saw the musical performance last night with a few of my friends.
It was pretty great, needless to say.
Ice cream at a picnic table at 10 o'clock at night is always fun. Why have I never thought about that before?
I've got some goofy ideas incorporated in my projects, including throwing ice cream out the window (which really happened), walking down the street in a sumo wrestling suit (which also really happened), and stealing a video game from an innocent bystander because that game was one that he really wanted (yet another true story).
I didn't sit inside the computer lab at my local library today with a bunch of old folk, but I did manage to get another chapter finished of The Somewhat Perilous Plot of the Patriotic Mosquitoes.
For whatever reason, trying to convert the title's text to italics is tough. Steak should not be.
I'm toying with the idea of creating journals for people, like myself, who adore the idea of writing. And I'm also toying with the idea of taking some time off to market my published projects. However, this would be after I finish my current project, which I've set a personal deadline to the middle of December.
Chances are I will still be writing when I focus on the marketing aspect of my projects. Maybe not as much as I have been, but I think it will be good when people start becoming more aware of my writings.
Oh, and if you are still looking for books to read for the summer, may I recommend my books? I have the first book from each of the three series published as a hardcopy and all of my published works are available on Kindle.
So hopefully you take my word on my recommendation, and happy reading!
Make it a great rest of the weekend.
You Know Who
Valpatic was in the storage room writing random sayings on the wall. Five minutes later, Jokie walked into the room, and he was a bit skeptical of what Valpatic was doing. It was pretty obvious that the velociraptor had just started his wall of random sayings.
“How long have you been working on the wall?” Jokie asked his friend.
“How many random sayings do you have so far?”
“I see four.”
“I don’t remember where the fifth saying is.”
“Then, how do you know you have five sayings?”
“I just know. For the record, though, I drew a kid who sneezed his head off.”
Fried chicken. Mmmmm mmmmm.
Paired with peas and potatoes.
The canned peas, that is.
The really good kind.
I always talk about food.
Life of a foodie.
I'm a foodie, too.
Posting, social media,
Of all recipes.
Writing, also fun.
Texting paragraphs to me.
Life can be busy.
Life is also good.
What a time to be alive.
Life is also good.
Let's go eat tacos.
Tacos are so good for us.
Paired with horchata.
One may wonder why I used a hashtag for my title for today's blog post. Some will take it as hilarious because I never use hashtags for my blog post title. Others will say that I am on par with the social media trend. And yet others will skip the title and read my blog post for the day.
Fast Facts Weekend
You might wonder what these days are. To a lot of you who read my blog, you already know. To the ones who are new to my blog, I post a random haiku (mostly about food) on Monday. To the ones who are new to my blog, I post a quickie from a novel on Wednesday. And, to the ones who are new to my blog, I post either some updates on my upcoming projects or quick facts about my writings on the weekends. Either way, I post three times a week.
So, a lot of you might know that I just recently published my first novels from each series as hardcopy versions. With school and life just constantly getting in the way, I just simply could not find it in me to figure out how some sites worked. With a little bit of compromise on my end (black and white drawings as opposed to color, which is what I was really hoping for), they are published and now EVERYONE (you heard me) can enjoy my writings.
Better late than never, right?
Oddly enough, I am not a huge blogger. I don't always feel like I have the time to just sit and come up with a bunch of ideas. Most of my haikus are just thought up (improv I think, but not too sure). My quickies are just samples of my writings. And the fast facts are what you might be interested in knowing about my projects.
Now, without further ado (or with, I'm confusing myself right now), I will give you some times that I have for my upcoming projects.
* By August 30th: Get the second novels from each series published as hardcopy versions
* By September 30th (David Ingram's (Rockybado) birthday): Get the first novel of the Amazing Sci-Fi Compilation series published as a hardcopy version
* By October 30th (Levi Cranston's (The Magic Video Game) birthday): Get the third novel from each series published as hardcopy versions
* By November 30th: Get the fourth novel from each series published as hardcopy versions
* By December 15th: Get the second novel of the Amazing Sci-Fi Compilation series published on both KINDLE and hardcopy
Can't wait to reach a bigger audience with this!
Well, have a great weekend, all!
You Know Who
It was one sunny day, and all four dinosaurs sat out on the patio, drinking sweet tea, eating pizza, and living life as everyone should.
The flowers were in full bloom. The wind was crisp and perfect. It was definitely a good day to tell jokes, riddles, funny stories, and whatnot.
“I spy something brown,” Dacston started the conversation.
"Is it outside?” Jokie questioned.
The three dinosaurs thought for a moment, and then they tried to make some educated guesses.
“Is it a tree?” Jokie asked.
“No,” Dacston replied.
“Is it another tree?” Sammy questioned.
“A squirrel,” Valpatic replied.
Blog post. I will talk about
I just announced that,
On some social media,
Of my books, that is.
It took me three long years, yeah.
I am excited.
Jazzy Isle of Dinosaurs.
Magic Vid'ya Game.
What an accomplishment.
Just type in the name at top.
You should find it there.
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