Six On The Sixth #12: Family

Six on the Sixth Family

I completely forgot to post this on the sixth! Oops… Enjoy!

We play games with each other.

We can talk and we listen.

We always stand by each other.

We laugh, cry, and get angry.

Sometimes we’re near, sometimes we’re far.

But we will always be together.

Six On The Sixth #7: Summer

Six on Sixth Summer

Seeing
She stared towards the shining sun.

Tasting
Sipping on a large iced coffee.

Touching
Heat burning into her tanned skin.

Smelling
Sunscreen scent drifted through the air.

Hearing
She heard splashing in the pool.

Summer
Summer had made its grand arrival.

Six on the Sixth #6: Mystery & Dad

Since six on the sixth is six six-word stories on the sixth of each month and June is the sixth month of the year (that’s a mouthful…), I decided to do a two-for-one deal today.

One for Mystery Month and one for all the fathers out there. Enjoy.

Six on Sixth Dad

Catch
We played catch in the yard.

Golf
He taught me to play golf.

Rough-Housing
We always wrestled with my sisters.

Homework
He’d attempt to help with homework.

Help
“Go ask your mother,” he’d say.

Dad
My one and only: my father.

Six on the Sixth Mystery

And
The murder was shy and subtle.

The
There were no witnesses to talk.

Case
There were no suspects to blame.

Was
Questions were asked, answers never found.

Closed
Officers, detectives left dazed and confused.

Forever
In the end, hurt victims remained.

Six On The Sixth #5: Mom

Six on Sixth Mom

Chauffeur

Driving to activities and friends’ houses.

Teacher

Helping with homework late at night.

Therapist

Listening to problems and giving advice.

Nurse

Kissing every physical and emotional bruise.

Friend

Supporting me in everything I do.

Mother

That’s why my mom is best.

Six On The Sixth #4: Spring

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Winter Has Gone
The frost shakes off the trees.

April Showers
Rain drips off the trees’ leaves.

May Flowers
Grass is growing and flowers bloom.

Peaceful
Sit outside, listen to birds sing.

Relax
Breathe in the warm fresh air.

Spring Has Come
The color green has come again.

Six On The Sixth #3: Luck

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Excitement
“Wear your lucky shirt,” they said.

Joy
I agreed, excited to wear it.

Courage
I stood before the slot machine.

Anticipation
I was confident. I was energized.

Hope
I pulled the lever and frowned.

Unlucky
I had run out of luck.

Six On The Sixth: Love

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First Sight
Our eyes met, it was love.

First Date
We dined, we danced, we laughed.

First Kiss
Tired of waiting, I leaned in.

First Anniversary
Quiet, relaxing evening of being together.

First Child
A boy who looks like daddy.

First Grandchild
We must have done something right.

Six on the Sixth: Winter

WINTER

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Snow

Soft, fluffy flakes fall gently down.

Ice

Slippery spots cover the front steps.

Snowman

Children build a fat, three-tier snowman.

Frozen

Snow pants come off, pajamas on.

Hot Chocolate

Steaming and sweet, I feel warm.

Winter

Cold, bitter winter has come again.

Hello 2015!

 

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2015 is officially here! It’s time to look ahead confidently and make this year really count.

Did I complete my resolutions for 2014?

Eh… yes and no. One resolution was to read more. I made a Goodreads challenge to read 20 books in 2014 and I read 24 books. I think I could have read more, but 24 was an overachievement.

Another resolution was to write more. I kept up pretty well with my Short Story Sundays on here (I think). I won two out of three NaNo challenged in 2014, and I also got pretty far in writing/editing my Detective Florence series.

What are my resolutions for 2015?

My resolutions are more or less the same as last year… I want to read more than last year. For the 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge, I’m going to pledge to read 52 books. That’s one book a week. We’ll see how well I can keep up with that.

For writing, I’m going to focus more on my Detective Florence series. By the end of 2015 I want to have the first novel ready for publication so I can start querying.

On a side note, I want to start eating healthier. I give myself until the end of the first week, but it’ll be good to try.

What’s up for the blog in 2015?

I’m going to start posting regularly. There will still be plenty of “personal” posts on here. However, I’m going to have a few posts already written to make sure I can keep up with the blog. Also, the topics will be more about reading and writing in general as well as my own writing.

–Sunday: Short Story Sunday will continue. Each Sunday I will post a short story or poem or some other type of my own writing.
–Wednesday: I will post advice and tips about writing. I will also links to outside articles and blog posts about the same subject.
–Friday: Something short and simple, I’ll post a writing quote or picture. I think it’ll be a great source of inspiration/motivation.
–Saturday: I’ll post what book I read that past week and let you all know what I think about it.
–Every “first” of the month: I’ll post either a character spotlight on the characters in my novels or a WIP summary of my current novel. I’m hoping that will be interesting for all.
–Every “sixth” of the month: I will post six six-word stories. This challenge is brought to you by Adam Ickes. I found his challenge a long time ago and decided it would be something to try for 2015.

Depending on what days the dates fall, some posts will be modified as such. For example, if the sixth falls on a Friday I’ll either post the six six-word stories or the quote or maybe both.

There you have it. My new and improved blog for a brand new year. I hope you all enjoy the ride.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2015!