Many people desperately want to believe that the law of attraction is real because that way there's hope that they will achieve what they desperately want. But it's a lie - a hoax.
A man is being pursued in the city, at night, after work. He tries everything to lose him, but in the end, he turns and becomes the pursuer. This crazy cat and mouse story will have you on the edge of your seat waiting and hoping.
The word "awesome" should be reserved for only God. Chocolate ice cream and God should not be described the same way.
They look as if they're alive, flickering in the night sky. Where did the stars come from? Here is a Filipino legend on how the stars came to be the stars that fascinate us.
Most people love receiving blessings from God. Did you know God gives two kinds of blessings? Do you know what they are?
This is a story I wrote to accompany a sketch my brother did. He's not yet read it. Hope he likes it!
What are the sights, sounds and smells that let us know that Spring has arrived? Baby lambs, spring showers and the freshly budding plants are just some of the signs. There are many more...
Butterflies are beautiful, day-flying insects which feeds primarily on nectars. That's why these graceful, fluttery insects loves visiting flower gardens. But where did butterflies come from?
This is a science fiction short story about leaving our home for something new and old at the same time.
Alexa and Lee seemed perfect for each other. They fell in love in grade school and beyond. Their love was tested and Lee failed miserably due to an accident that tore Alexia's world apart.
We all make mistakes and sometimes those mistakes can get us down. These quotes can help us refocus on what's important and find a way to move past a mistake that may have gotten us stuck.
A look at a story drawn from the myths and legends of ancient Greece - that of a contest between three goddesses, and the judgement made by a seemingly simple shepherd.
This fictional tale describes what its like to fall in love with a person who has Venus in Scorpio, what are you getting into? A sexy, romantic, jealous and passionate ride! Read on!
Many people question God and feel guilty about it later. It is not blasphemy to question God. Throughout the Bible, God's servants questioned Him, and they were not punished for doing so, and neither will you be punished.
The special bond between humans and their pets is one that is not easily broken. For most people, these four-legged friends are cherished family members. Sadly, their time with us does not last forever. Sometimes, however, they are not quite ready to say "goodbye."
Names are a symbol of one’s identity and are of deep significance to the bearer. They are an undercurrent in a variety of situations and evoke feelings that impact on interpersonal dealings.
Given the choice of continuing to suffer beatings from a brutal husband and being held safely behind some unemotional bars, which would you choose? Yeah, me too!
A real story of a mountainous fairy encounter from the Appalachian Mountain region of West Virginia.
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Father of Gonzo Journalism, left us on Feb. 20, 2005, and in a lot of ways, it's like he is still with us.
The bride wore black and the wedding goes on over Mama's objections and literally over Mama. A beleaguered couple get final revenge on a controlling mother. Don't get any bright ideas now, you hear!
Change is happening all around us every day. This article is all about the winds of change and includes a list of the top ten things that will always change in life and in the world.
Many Christians use Psalm 46:10 as a type of contemplative prayer, but is this correct when considering the context? This verse can still be a comfort for Christians, but for the right reasons.
How do people with Mercury in Virgo think? They tend to be critical and exacting, but know what they want. But can they see the forest for the trees?
Kemerton is big, huge, goofy, happy go lucky and thinks that he is the king of the world. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say. So, here it is, straight from the horse's mouth, an interview with my main man, Kemerton.
Christians are as subject to the temptations of the flesh as other people. And like other people, they sometimes find themselves in a wrong relationship they know they should have avoided. What then? How does one deal with the hurt of the break-up that seems inevitable? Is it too late to save marriages where partners are broken from betrayal?
Speaking your truth without fear of being blamed or judged is a challenge faced by many in their daily lives. Is it simply a fear of hurting or getting judged by people. What stops us?
Though we see the beauty in the dying of leaves in the Fall beauty isn't seen easily in the death of a human being. But for the Christian, there is certain beauty in life and in death.
This fictional piece about Venus in Taurus lovers are among the "Lovers of the Zodiac" since they are sweet and sincere. Check out to see where your Venus is.
This is a short story about a young lonely man and how he found companionship in the lonely Sikhote-Alin mountain range. Enjoy
Four men take an exciting vacation to Columbian. This is a tale written in pun form with a coffee theme
How do I know when my loved one is near death? What are the signs, and how long does my loved one have left? These are the questions many of us have as we watch the inevitable approach of death.
This is a story about a woman who is unhappy with her life. She forms a strange relationship with her reflection in a very special mirror.
Psalm 150 is the last of the psalms in the Bible. There is much to say about the chapter consisting of only 6 verses.
Caring for the elderly is often defined as a vocation for the angelic, but the needs of both can nurture animosity and a disposition to deceive
There is a very big difference between grace and mercy. The words should not be used interchangeably.
Today was her wedding day yet the scene she was witnessing was a scene she loathed seeing. There she was and she was like a witch with her blood red lips and red polished pointed nails. And she felt that raw pain again starting to sprout. Will she never leave her in peace?
The story of Mayella is older than time, flowing more surely than the rapid river of the mind. It is a story of longing and waiting, and then waiting and enduring, and then lingering long enough to reach a cherished Love that beckons from all corners of the heart and mind.
What are tall ships? These are the old square-rigged sailing ships of olden days; the way goods and people used to be transported all over the world. They hold a firm and important place in history.
To [my love], Hi dear, its been long. It has indeed been long since I saw you, but it seems like eternity since we shut the door to love. I was young, but not too young to know that the feeling was all too real, so real, that sometimes I feel...
Amazing things are happening for Ivy now that her cousin James and Aunt Gwen are by her side and participating in her recovery. Thomas Gimmler seeks to rebuild his life, beginning with his marriage.
After twenty years of being out of touch with her surrogate parents, Henry and Naomi Pickett, Marnie Harris is invited by a dying Henry to fulfill a last wish. She was not prepared for what she would discover.
Whether writing, interviewing, or just having a conversation, everybody wants to get accurate answers to their questions. But the only way to get the right answer is to ensure you're asking the right questions. This article will discuss "leading" questions and how to avoid them.
Cute wedding words of advice hand written in 1942 as well as the romance between two Drake University pharmacists and the short life they shared...
From time to time, each of us wonders what might have been had romantic interest in someone panned out rather than fizzled out. When they return from the past, anything can happen.
A lot of Christians are waiting for the return of Jesus Christ. While it will be the second coming, the Bible speaks of three comings of Jesus. This article explains in detail.
If your husband had ever cheated, this is the type of letter you might receive from "the other woman."
The meaning of life and the ordeals of human development from birth to death are portrayed as a man’s self-awareness unfolds in this exploration of life.
"Stray" is a short story about a small black kitten who is abandoned time and time again before finally finding a loving home. A must read for all cat lovers.
A look at a story drawn from Norse mythology, concerning efforts to bind the great wolf, Fenrir, who was destined to play a significant role on Ragnarok - the end of the world in Norse myth.
The Easter Bunny is the one that holds the 12 sacred eggs of easter. Help him retrieve these secret eggs to bring joy and happiness to the world.
Loneliness is one of the most pervasive plagues of the human condition. Yet, it is often one of the most difficult subjects for society as a whole to address. These stories focus upon sources of isolation
Charles and Foster ride a steam train across the US Great Plains on a desperate trip to California to find work. But drought, wind and Dust storms join forces to stop them and to destroy their hope.
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in an operating room? This story will tell you about a typical day for a circulating nurse in the operating room.
Flash fiction is a creative writing form that's hard to define; in this article, I provide examples of flash fiction, including some analysis of how it's characterized by more than just its length.
To nurture their desire for success, here are six great Bible verses students can adopt as guiding principles throughout the year. Even younger students can benefit if someone reads and explains them.
K'o and Rheca are aliens visiting Earth on Halloween. The peculiar behavior of humans baffles them as they observe an adult Halloween party complete with ghosts, corpses and jack-o-lanterns.
Most Bible scholars overlook this, but Psalm 27 has two distinct parts. It is interesting to learn about these two parts and what is in each part.
How a special person taught children to respect people with special needs. Josie's gift to us was the lesson of acceptance and love.
Mason Anderson was a pioneer in spaceflight. His trip into space was designed to open the door on a new era of enlightenment in society.
The Book of Micah was written during a time of grievous sin and brutal warfare. Micah alternated between hope and despair for his people
What is a home? What does it mean for some space to be a home? How do we make living space into a home? How should one best organize a home? These questions all fall within the philosophy of the home.
Cloe Ludlow is being discharged and spends her last day making thank you cards and says goodbye to Dr. Wong. Two days later she faces evil.
A guilty conscience can make us miserable. But that's exactly what God intends! Here's how to handle it when your conscience won't let you alone.
Three were chosen. Their task was to watch the cemetery and signal the vampire population should the fateful day come that would release a terror such as the world had never seen. (word count 1510)
Many years ago, the Daily Telegraph ran a competition to write a story or essay in exactly 50 words, no more, no less. Here are a few of my 50-word essays.
In this short ghost story with a twist ending, a man, haunted by dark memories, spends forty years living alone on an isolated farm. One autumn day, he discovers another presence in his home that forces him to face the secrets of his past.
They met at the wrong time and the wrong place. And the priest was saying, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." And Rafael wanted to flee the church. He was not deaf, he was listening and he heard every word of the priest. But what he heard that moment didn't damp the feeling he had kept for the woman.
My dad, Synco Schram de Jong, used to make little books for us and illustrated them with his lovely drawings. They often had a message of some kind. This one 's about listening to your parents.
Can a world collapse through the lack of moral conscience? Can wars be started and food supplies ended because a moral conscience was missing? And can a moral conscience create an Eden on earth?
An astral traveler finds the house of her dreams in her city, but knows they can't afford it. Then she can't believe her good fortune, or can she?
Do you have a dream? Is there something that lies deep within your heart that you want to pursue? This is a story about hope, dreams and catching your star.
Sin is sin, but there are two sins that block your blessings. Those twin sins hold you back and keep you from moving ahead in all areas of your life. Do you know what those twin sins are?
One of my favorite songs is Michael Jackson's "Man in the mirror." There was a time when I didn't like who I saw in the mirror. But today, all that has changed.
How does the mind of a Mercury in Gemini Person work? It's a whirlwind of so many thoughts, it would leave another baffled. This is a smart communicator!
Psalm 1 is the introduction to all the 150 psalms. The psalmist contrasts the fate of the righteous with the fate of the wicked.
Learn to look inside your dreams and try to grasp the messages they bring to us. An understanding of the many interpretations we can learn to come to terms with our subconscious mind.
When a child dies, the parents left behind grieve in spite of well-meaning friends and family. Learn tips to make traveling grief of the death of a newborn child a journey with a reachable destination.
What happens when a kind, generous, compassionate soul (who happens to have a naughty online alter ego) decides to enter into the filthy world of politics? She gets hacked into pieces by moralistic politics and fake news. Good is stronger than evil, and strong character isn't measured by derision.
My childhood revolved around reading, making up stories and the knowledge of that opportunity equipped me in literacy, helped make the woman I am today. There is power is reading, and knowledge matters. "The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading." -David Bailey
Heyoka is the Lakota equivalent of a sacred clown. They were thunder shamans, representing the mysterious dual-aspect of nature and the cosmos. Their tactics were seemingly foolhardy and ridiculous, but they were revered by their people as powerful and wise.
Dramatization of the Christmas story from the perspective of Mary and Joseph. What your body was to be the home of a God? What would you say if your fiance was pregnant with someones else's kid?
We know about the crowd that followed Jesus on Palm Sunday, but do you know that there were five different groups within that one big crowd?
This articles explores why Jesus often spoke in parables, instead of simply saying, in a direct way, what he wanted to say. Was the "indirect" approach best for conveying what He wanted to say?
Thomas Gimmler is attacked by friend Murray Stricklen, and the ensuing fight leaves Stricklen seriously injured. Stricken by what his life has become, Thomas goes to the chapel seeking solace.
Have you ever seen a common house gecko? This harmless little creature lives in the home and there's an interesting legend on why this house lizard is known for on kissing the ground just before sundown.
Road signs are a great way to alert drivers to upcoming obstacles and changes to roadways. If there were signs to indicate major life events, obstacles, and which decisions were best for you, life could just get a little bit easier for you. Or could it?
This piece of flash fiction was written in response to a photo prompt competition. I was drawn to the photo and felt the need to write something. "Mine, Mine!" is what I came up with.
The dark corridors of the Opera House holds many secrets. A young soprano encounters the phantom that dwells within the mysterious passages, during a nighttime encounter.
Countdown ten quirks about Harry Potter's Quidditch sport that would make it incredibly troublesome in reality!
Ivy's life was as cruel as the storm. She didn't ask for that to come but fate was not so kind to her. There were so many things that she was asking herself. What fault had she done to be in this situation?
She sits looking through family photos, remembering grandparents and wishing she'd asked questions, known more about them & others. Ask those questions before it's too late for you!
PSALM 91 is one of trust and confidence in God. Some people say Psalm 91 is the Christian’s Emergency Psalm for the Christians who trust God exclusively and dwell in the safety of God.
Flash fiction. The food baron specialized in love potions, but he definitely didn't appear available to a town a hungry women. But every man meets his match.
Trevor goes to his high school as normal one morning, expecting to see his girlfriend and to go to football practice after classes. But another student changes everyone's plans that day when he brings a gun to school. Trevor wrestles with what to do. Does he risk his own life to save others?
God is our Creator. Sometimes he allows pieces of our lives to fall apart. When we entrust ourselves to Him, He will put all the pieces of our lives back together, either now or in eternity.
The Flash and Captain Cold come to a mutual understanding--of the intimate kind. Slash. Fluff. Cuteness.
A short story about our selfish and ungrateful acts against this Paradise we have been given to live on…
Two short stories exploring the impact of bullying, both in terms of domestic domination and abuse about personal appearance
Psychiatrist, Dr. Ann Price and her patient, Paul, had a fine relationship until Paul suddenly knew something about Dr. Price he should not have known. She was consumed with discovering how he had learned the damning information, but when she found out, she was sorry she had ever asked.
These are true funny littlie stories of making a transition from city living to small town living and loving it.
Hyacinth has lived in the Bakersfield suburb of Oildale since the late 1990's. Upon her arrival, she managed to find an office job. After relapsing, her life took a turn and she found herself in turmoil. She shares her true story and some of the underworld elements of this California Community.
She was an 80 year old widow walking with arms full of groceries in the cold December wind. Little did Mark know when he picked her up, his life would be changed forever by The Walking Widow who showed him the secret to a happy life.
There are many sayings that people say are in the Bible and as a result live by them. As a result they sometimes act in a way contradictory to the word of God.
The only opportunity she could jump at to study was when her brother was having Chinese lessons with the family tutor. My grandmother would sit quietly at the far end of the long rectangular dining table, across her brother and tutor, listening intently. In fact, this training taught her to read and write her Chinese upside down
A fictional tale about two Venus in Virgo people, who wonder if a platonic relationship can successfully change into a romantic one. What do you think? I'd like to hear!
This article gives thirteen Bible verses about birds, and it provides data about old and recent religions' views of feathered creatures.
Larry Rankin is at it again, picking on the poor, maligned 1% of the 1%, who are only trying to do their best to help the rest of us, in this parody of Dr. Seuss’s "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
Throughout the pages of the Bible, the word "bread" is mentioned. Bread is used to provide physical nourishment as well as a symbol for spiritual satisfaction.
Bosley was simply too thorough as an international bank accountant. He found a loose end, tied it up and wham, he's sitting on a log beside a campfire looking over his shoulder.
Ralph fails to follow even the basic rules of using a fitting room in a clothing store. For Ralph, when one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong. (Word Count-658)
The strange and spooky tale of Nera at Samhain (aka Halloween), including folklore, history, and customs. Includes "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by William Butler Yeats.
The story of my restaurant date gone wrong, plus tips for handling your own dining out issues, should they occur.
I had a dream about you last night, sweetheart ... You know that I often wished I could have died with you. Life here on earth seemed so meaningless without you. My need to be with you felt stronger than any desire to remain one second longer on...
Of all the fashion items on display that day I will be the center of attention. Since everyone thinks so highly of me, I will relate my story with the hope that readers will appreciate their worth.
Rose is challenged to change her life by changing things about herself that she knows have always contributed to her remaining obese, things that have kept her from connecting with people close to her, people she loves.
There are so many little things in the Bible with big meanings. We would be wise to pay attention to them.
Understanding the nature of forgiveness might be the difference between letting go of unforgiveness, or keep holding on to it. With that in mind, here are nine Bible quotes about forgiveness that describe nine qualities of true forgiveness.
What if Romeo and Juliet ended differently? What if there was a mysterious wizard who brought the lovers back to life with mysterious otherworldly technology?
Hello, you, There is so much I want to tell you but I shouldn't because this isn't a love letter. There is so much I need you to know, bleed for you to know, but I shouldn't have you knowing, because this...
I've written this article to highlight the qualities in other people that I most admire. Nobody is perfect, myself included (!) but just how fussy are we when it comes to liking others? If, for instance, they swore like a trooper - would it put...
I had the recent pleasure of taking a walk around the Mines of Mazarron in Spain. It's an inspiring place and when I got back I wrote a dark little tale...
The memories of the murder he committed came rushing back like rats fleeing a basement after a pipe burst. He wanted to be judged by his peers and not by God. He wanted to be taken alive and he wanted
This story is about a woman who frequently sees an image of a child in the mirror. In the story, we learn about her past, her present, her desires and her reflections as she returns to the home that she grew up in. Who is the child in the mirror? You as the reader can come to your own conclusion.
7 Characteristics of the Cheerleader in Your Life - Cheerleaders fall under the category of "consul" on the Myers Briggs Personality test. Myers Briggs puts the cheerleader in the extroverted category, but the cheerleader in your life might actually have come introverted characteristics.
Nearly every child undergoes a number of formative experiences before reaching adolescence. It is impossible to gauge which of these will impact, in an uplifting or dispiriting influence
This is a fictional Journal entry written in the voice of a young woman on the trail of tears. The journal entry is fiction however, the facts in the entry are true.
The story is about a girl whose mother taught her how to believe in herself. Her mother, who always led by example, taught her why it is important to trust oneself always, in every situation.
After a quarter century together, Ben and Kim find that their love has died. Their marriage is at a standstill and both decide on their own to seek love elsewhere. Individually, both desperate for change and wanting to find love, they each begin an affair.
Controversial cockfighting still exists in certain cultures and countries, depite having been outlawed. This is the true story of one of those involved in the sport and the fate that he met.
This poem questions the importance of wearing makeup and discusses the pressure that society puts on women to look a certain way.
Patience is the brother of wisdom. Cultivate a passion for learning patience in all things. You are the master of your own destiny.
Bunny lives in a hotel in California's Central Valley. Her story is one of abuse and turmoil. A young woman devastated by drugs who survivals doing what she must. The lives of childhood victims are not pleasant ones. She became a foster child and then entered the correctional system...
This is a short story about hope and determination to achieve spring in your life's autumn.It's a fiction story,so resemblance to any plot or novel can be just coincidence.
This Hub takes a look at the best way to smack the ugly face of procrastination with the spirit-empowering Word of God.
More often than not, it is said that choices have consequences. The big question is; does this assertion stand or hold any essential truth? Read on to determine
Sometimes you have a brief chance encounter with someone, but it makes a lasting, even life-changing, impression. This story is about the ladies I “almost met” at a cosmetics counter at Dillard’s.
This is a story provided by my Higher Self - which some people call God - to my little self in my book 'Divine Dialogue - How to hold a conversation with God. Done via Automatic Writing.
These Bible quotes have the potential to pull the victim’s thoughts away from self-pity toward self-empowerment. They petition divine protection, promise divine favor and counsel against retaliation.
Some churches set aside a time during a service for people to give a testimony. Unfortunately, there is no format or guidelines for the speakers to use. Some testimonies end up being everything except what they were intended to be.
There have been a number of criminal duos, many of them intertwined on an intimate level, Myra Hindley and Ian Brady will almost certainly be viewed, for centuries, as a twosome of demoniac killers
Three flash fiction stories on the theme of war, exploring bravery, despair, resilience and consequences. Is battle as glorious as it is claimed, or merely a catalyst of destruction and human misery?
People spend far too much time trying to figure out how to make people happy and comfortable. Sure, you can get ahead by impressing people; but it is far more fun to get ahead using intimidation and other nefarious tactics to make people...
Take Mel's Postal Rorschach test. He sees a mail truck, Postal Customer from Hell sees rolling dollar signs. What do you see?
William Calcraft, best known for executing poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, became renowned for his ability to use the short drop method and prolong the hanging process for public entertainment.
A lot of people don't realize that there are two separate feeding miracles in the gospels. There is the feeding of the five thousand in Jewish territory and the feeding of the four thousand in Gentile territory.
People who have Venus in Aquarius need a lot of freedom in their relationships, as shown by my fictional couple. Check the link to see what sign your Venus is in!
Based off of the Norwegian fairy tale "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," this imaginative fractured fairy tale is a twist in perspective. Toll, the toll troll, tells his side of this short story. Showing the audience that things aren't always what they seem.
With the extreme sufferings of Paul the Apostle, it's mind-boggling to witness his extreme gratitude. Could there ever be a greater example to us of a life of gratitude?
Post-feminist revolution, 1950's housewives carry a certain amount of hip kudos. Now that we have equality (or a facsimile thereof) we don't have to be on the defensive anymore. We can wear a stiff, full skirt, vintage aprons, masses of lipstick, absurd hair and play at having afternoon teas and being as ultra-feminine and retro as we want.
The following is part of a chapter from an uncompleted novel I begain about 15 years ago. It chronicles the life of young man trying to come to terms with the death of his first true love.
Good and evil spirits affect the life of a woman who tends a chapel and graveyard. Who will win the battle? This short story has a basis in personal experience.
Words link us to something greater than our current state, and make us want to be better than we are.
During a visit to Norwich, England, dragon statues were on display, the theme for 2015's charity fund raising. They provided entertainment, a sense of history, a tour of the city and a glimpse into mythology. Come with me on my Dragon Trail.
A true story about two young lovers who knew they had been together in other incarnations. They felt a strange attraction from the minute they laid eyes on each other! But being together before did not solve all their problems, there was still work to do!
Jesus says Christians are the salt of the earth. However, if the salt loses its saltiness, it is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled by men, according to Matthew 5:13.
A judge presiding over a case in family court delivers a heartbreaking yet questionable ruling that pushes a mother, Hayla Henson, and her family to battle back in hopes to reunite with her daughter.
These talented floral artists have taken inspiration from much loved or well known hymns to interpret their favorite hymns by placing them between the legends of their town, Swaffham in North Norfolk.
It is worth hearing what Solomon, husband to many, has to say about women. His objective is to share insight and wisdom to young men, but women also benefit when they read what men say about them.
May 4, 1970. A 4-day struggle between war protesters and the National Guard came to a bloody end at Kent State University.Sharon & her boyfriend try to go on with life but that may not be an option.
Six titles seem adequate in a tribute to a good mother, one title for each letter in the word MOTHER. Find suggested words here, and make it a family project. Your creativity will make her proud.
Child sexual abuse is perhaps the worst offense a human being can commit. Given that strong statment, it is incomprehensible for mentally healthy people to believe that child sexual abuse is prevalent in society, and it has always been so. Some...