Microliterature, Miscellaneous, Nonfiction

Dear Future Me

Dear Future Me,

 

 

Re:  Labels


The actuality of those times when the story running through mind, set on continuous loop, is ‘not good enough…no…not even close to good enough… You will never be good or enough…’ is that you have allowed too many toxic voices to inhabit your heart and mind rent-free.

 

 

People in or entering your life may come with fulfilling labels: Friend, Wife, Husband, Father, Step-Mother, Neighbor, Daughter, Trusted Significant Other, or worse – Family, etc. Let’s call all of them chosen labels TBD.

 

 

Always, always read the actual ingredients. Open the wrapper, no matter how pleasing its appearance, and look closely at what is underneath and inside. Find out what, if any, agenda is included in the fine print. Be aware that every label has the potential to expire at any moment.

 

 

Appearances and labels are designed to deceive. Find the people, or person who quiets and soothes the heart, mind, body and soul; the ones with a different soundtrack.

 

 

Those are the ones that matter above everything and everyone else. If there is anything genuinely desirable in the package, you have struck gold. Recognize the value in them and nourish one another.

 

 

Accept no substitutes – ever. All else is just mind-numbing noise that costs far too much to acquire, keep and maintain.

 

 

Many chosen labels are all flash, nothing real, no substance, have no staying power, and are fundamentally bad for you. They are not worth the acquisition.

 

 

 

Find those that purport themselves to be who and what they actually are, and advertise accordingly. There is no substitute for the real thing.


Choose wisely. You’ll thank me later.

 

All My Love, 

Me

 

 


By

Wildfire8470

 

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Contest, Miscellaneous, Passion's Invocation

Best Opening Line Contest

Best Opening Line Contest

Hosted by Shonda Brock!

opening-line-contest

Contest opened November 29, 2016

 

Best Opening Contest

 

This new contest is even more challenging. Your entry will be short, but a single sentence will have to make an impact. Do you have what it takes to sum up a story and hook a reader in ONE LINE?

 

Visit my Contest Page for writing contest rules and to enter.

Enter ONE LINE based on the following prompt:

 

She loved him and he loved her
but it wasn’t that simple...”

Contest rules:

  1. Contest is open to all amateur and professional writers.Entry can be any length as long as it is a properly constructed sentence.

  2. Entrants must be 18 years or older.

  3. All genres are welcome excluding erotica and those with extremely graphic scenes, fetish themes, and/or overly-explicit language. Such entries will be disqualified at the discretion of the judges.

  4. Contest begins 11/29/2016. Entries will close on 2/14/2017

  5. Winner will be announced 3/14/2017

  6. Top five entries will be published on Shonda Brock’s websites and social media profiles.

  7. Winner will receive a VISA gift card in the amount of $50. If winner is outside North America, they will be given the equivalent in an Amazon eGift card.

TO ENTER

Please paste your information and one-line entry

at the link below or click the graphic above!:

https://shondabrock.wordpress.com/Contest

Here is my entry based on:

She loved him and he loved her

but it wasn’t that simple...”

With nuptials strained near to breaking, Dereck set out to end Delilah’s jealous tantrums; he killed the car lights and engine to coast silently into the driveway, slipped his key into the lock, letting himself into the darkened manor six hours late, and was greeted by a prized Louis XVI sèvres whizzing past his head and shattering against the wall along with his hard-won calm.

Now it’s your turn to go visit your favorite Paranormal Romance author and join her Best Opening Line Contest! Just click any link above!