Who cares? I have asked myself that question every single time I have sat down to write a blog post, for almost a year now. Seriously, I have like 12 drafts in WordPress-land that will never see the light of day. I’ve been struggling, friends and fellow bloggers. It’s been brutal. Growing up, and even into … More Who Cares?
A week and a half ago, approximately 30,000 honeybees were delivered on my front doorstep. I have to admit that I was a little surprised to see my purchase of three, 3-pound boxes of bees delivered. I must have a ballsy mailman. Bees in shipment are notorious for picking up “hitchhikers” or other honeybees in … More Amateur Hour in the Bee Yard
Another “loser” in the eyes of Prime Number Magazine, but I thought decent enough to share with you, my dear readers. Again, PNM puts on a free writing contest each month. The piece must be exactly 53 words and follow the specified prompt. March’s prompt was: a march. The New Recruit With sweat dotting her … More The New Recruit
Writing Maps holds a monthly themed writing contest, where two winning entries will be published in The A3 Review, a fold-out literary magazine published bi-annually. Entry is $5 and a specific 150-word count requirement (once again, the title does not add to the word count). There is no restriction on theme – they encourage prose, poems, … More The Postcard Home
I have been having a lot of fun lately entering various writing contests. Some of my favorites are the exact word count challenges; specifically the free 53-word contest put on by Prime Number Magazine. Being more of a descriptive (read: wordy) writer, the contest forces me to drill down my thought processes into a tangible, extremely short story. A prompt … More By the Light of the Hunger Moon
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I hope everyone had a splendid Valentine’s Day with their sweetie. Or themselves, if you are lacking in the “sweetie” department. Whatever. V-Day in the Hoover Household was business as usual for the most part, however, my day could be described as nothing short of a roller coaster ride! The Loop-the-loops and Peaks: In (my) big news…. The Stealing Drawer was republished on Sammiches and … More The Valentine’s Day Roller Coaster
I just entered the sixth week of my personal #500milesin2017 challenge. While I have always loved to run, I have definitely learned a lot more about myself upping my miles to meet the 9.6 miles a week goal: Your mind is your own worst enemy. I loathe the first mile and a half of any run. I don’t … More Week Six – What I Have Learned Along the Way
I am a very superstitious person. Find a penny heads up, make a wish and pocket it. Tails up, hand it off to someone else to make the wish. Right palm itching means you’re coming into money. A broom falling means company will soon be coming to visit. 11:11, make a wish. Spill salt? Better … More Don’t Forget the Black-Eyed Peas!!
I have recently accepted a position of ‘Contributing Writer’ on an up-and coming New York based blog, My Trending Stories. Never fear, my loyal readers… my dedication to viCARIously Speaking, and you, comes first. Until financial compensation is discussed, I will continue to post all original content here, first. My Trending Stories is simply a … More My Trending Stories