This is a blog where I will share news for upcoming books and stories. As well tidbits that I have learned from various places. I will also share where you can find two longer stories that I am working on.
I will also post short stories from prompts that I have found. The links of all sites will be referenced, so you can enjoy learning new things as well.
Monday, January 23, 2017
From Future learn... Radio Story
January 16, 2017
rain is coming down tonight… I am smiling. But why am I smiling, I hate
rain. Because with it comes possible lightning and thunder and other
things that you cannot see in the dark. As I think about it I have not
liked rain since I was a kid.”
why Jackie what is it really about rain that scares you?” The woman
said sitting in the chair next to me. “After all rain does help trees,
flowers, and grass grow. And it keeps the dust on windy days from
blowing everywhere making it hard to see.”
“Alright several good points. I don’t know what it is about these days that bother me, they just do.”
so they bother you, but every time it rains you fall apart and call me
the next day. Don’t you want to not do that? Don’t you want to…”
“Are you saying you would rather me not call when these days happen?” Jackie said sitting up now looking at the woman.
not at all but wouldn’t you rather not have to call because you don’t
fear it anymore? You have no idea what a relief it is to face a fear
because you have learned to overcome it.” She answered setting her pen
on the notepad she had been writing on.
a moment of thought Jackie sat back exhaling. “Well yea of course but I
don’t see how I can overcome this fear I have of rain.”
can’t see how right now because all you know is fear. But once you
start work on conquering it, it will not control you.” The woman said
sounding rather sure that this would be the case. How did she know?
a moment we just sat in silence. I don’t know why she was quiet but I
found myself thinking how nice it would be to overcome this problem. She
may have been quiet allowing me time to contemplate whether I wanted to
get rid of this fear or not. It would be nice to not be afraid when it
Since I was unaware
of just how much time had passed, she spoke up softly so as not to
startle me in case I was deep in thought. “We have 10 more minutes can
you share what you have been thinking?
After a moment more I just looked up and into her eyes “what makes you think I was thinking of anything?”
“You look like you were far away and lost in thought.”
okay. Well I was just having a conversation with myself about this fear
about the rain. How can I be in the line of work I’m in if I can’t
leave my house when it threatens to rain.”
She looked back over her notes. “ I can’t find it off hand what do you do for a living?”
“I am an exterminator. I am supposed to eliminate unwanted pests.”