17 Curious Lines to Pass The Quarantine Times

17 Curious Lines to Pass The Quarantine Times

All of the below quotes are opening lines from posts I’ve written at this blog. Choose your own adventure. 🙂 1.  “The scream came from the woods.” 2.  “I want urinal partitions mandated inside all men’s restrooms.” 3.  “My best friend no...
Game Over: The Death of Self

Game Over: The Death of Self

“I was born ready,” he says. “Will you die ready?” I reply. On Tuesday night, my mother told me for the first time that she died as a five-year-old child. She storytold being at the bottom of the pool, then a shadow breeched the surface, followed by a darkness...
Don’t Fall Down The Rabbit Hole

Don’t Fall Down The Rabbit Hole

PermissionThe boy said, “Daddy, is it okay if I just call you ‘Dad?’”I replied that I appreciated him asking, but explained it was his choice.”Okay, I’m going to call you ‘Dad,’” he said.ConfirmationOver 14 years ago, I invited an old school friend...
A Writer’s Carol – by Mr. (Scrooge) Villalva

A Writer’s Carol – by Mr. (Scrooge) Villalva

Do you remember the moment you knew you were meant to be a writer?I’ve read about people knowing at an early age that writing was their purpose. Their early calling compels me to take on a Scrooge-like demeanor because I’m not that writer.I’m a late bloomer and that...
3 Life Lessons from The Write Practice Retreat (fun photos included)

3 Life Lessons from The Write Practice Retreat (fun photos included)

A woman holding a rose in a book waited for me. The plane landed and I texted her I was in route to the agreed upon atrium. As I disembarked the aircraft, I began to consider why I put myself in this situation. Was I mentally prepared to surround myself with strangers...
Open Letter to the Humans Who Haunt Me

Open Letter to the Humans Who Haunt Me

The phone rang but I didn’t answer. It was him. It was her. It was you. I thought the humans expected something from me, not anything of value, just more than I could offer. These people cared about me, and I cared about them, but I didn’t know how to show it,...