Dear Author, His lover always loved to experiment in the kitchen, but that latest recipe must have gone wrong, or why else would it have turned him into a baby? And now, on top of it all, his mother is calling and demanding to speak to him. This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love is Always Write" event.
Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story. Read the story here or find it in Love Is Always Write: Volume 6. __________ Genre: paranormal Tags: contemporary; family drama; mage/sorcerer; non-explicit; established couple; humorous; magic users; HEA Word Count: 3,324
Steve Martin's journal has been found on a snow bank along a frigid Manhattan avenue by the luckly named Navin R. Johnson -- an underachieving, reluctant idol. Navin is as fruit in relationships as he is apathetic about his genius. He is a collector of burdensome personalities. As he ages towards forty-five, he is as hap as his name. And now, Navin is beginning to believe Steve Martin might be his guardian angel. Inside Navin's head, reality and fantasy quickly begin their own conversation as different Steve Martins from progressing decades inject themselves into Navin's life. But inside Steve Martin's journal, a cryptic challenge is written that contains a meaning of which Navin can't fathom -- and a solution for which he is not ready. Navin's discovery sparks an inescapable ride, ending only when Steve Martin, or his journal, have spoken to him from a contemporary day in tones of silly sensibilities and poignant humor -- and not a moment before the journal is returned to its rightful owner.
Shame on Me....I thought we were friends? Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me! Divorce----Ex's----Should we befriend them? I had been told he would always be my friend. I had believed that. If that is so then why do I now feel so differently? What did I do to change things? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Nothing previously...nothing recently....no good reason to be ignored ....except for the fact that I am the ex wife.
He changed...he made choices...
someday he will know if they were the right choices....perhaps he already does know. Maybe it should be "shame on him" in the very end.
There are no 12 steps to follow.
I won't lead you in that direction. But I will tell you my story and let you make your own choices as to did I do the right thing or not along the way. This is my story and it needs to be heard. I have kept things quiet for way to long. It all started to end back in 1997. I suppose you could say it started ending way before that, but I could write that in a different book. I am a woman of strong faith & never gave up on our marriage. I fasted, I prayed, I was a submissive wife, I loved unconditionally, I forgave...
I believe where is says in the Bible that God hates divorce...
I hate divorce...but I also believe strongly that there is no room for abuse in any form in a marriage, especially a Christian marriage. And God also feels that way. When I decided to leave it was as if I had all of a sudden awakened & saw my life from a different perspective than I had prior.
I would rather be alone & happy than live in a marriage without a partner. Being alone while living with someone is far more alone than actually living your life alone. So I left a marriage to a man I had been with since 1973. This was very hard for me to do, but I had Gods arms around me as I did this. I had moved into an unfurnished efficiency apartment, within 5 days of leaving I started dating my hubby again. I guess you could say that I was afraid to upset his world, so it was easier to just keep things as peaceful as I could. I never stopped loving my husband, to this day I will always love him, it is just that I grew in areas that he did not & over time I could say that I was not in love with him anymore. I did not leave him because I did not love him anymore, there was no one else in my life...I take pride in the fact I was a faithful wife. I left because of verbal abuse & hostility towards me and a strong feeling of not being loved. The first few years after I left were tough, working 3 jobs at one point to make ends meet. But all during this time I dated hubby. We shared every holiday of importance with our son. I was ready to move back after 2 and a half years of living on my own because I had thought he loved me. I believe he did ...... Keep your heart open to love. For the forgiving word of a loved one, the compassion, the zest in life. Always be open to receive these from others. Because when you close your heart to another when these are offered that is when you start to allow bitterness, unforgiving, rage and anger to get a foot in the door and begin building that wall that could keep you from the biggest bing yet to come in your life. I am not perfect by no means, He is still working on me. Choices we all make them, some bad, some good. But we also have a choice in how we handle the choices we make. Allow your self room for failure because it is how we handle these situations we can then see growth in ourselves and begin to like ourselves. And perhaps maybe the only person you have to forgive is yourself for not forgiving yourself for making bad choices. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: Pat Casella, Sewickley, PA Artist ....Pat, Thank you for the wonderfully designed cover.
You have captured what we were after so beautifully.
God B you for your help!
Joining the Party: In a small town, secrets are hard to keep. But when photojournalist, Cassie Hawks, comes home to Lucky Springs, no one says a word about what her neighbors have been up to while she's been away. Noises next door draw her to peep on a sex party that enthralls her. The passion, the openness and the multicultural mix inspire and arouse her- the home owners most of all. The sexy Meriwether men tempt her into a private party, and she's hooked. They willingly help her with her photography and keep her coming back for more. But can she stay put and get on board with their big sex parties? - Birthday Party Surprise: Turning thirty-five isn't easy for Jessica. Most of her life is going fine, but her love life has been in a holding pattern. Tired of waiting, it's Jessica's turn to go a little wild and her friends help arrange it. One night, one fantasy, and four sexy men make for a happy birthday! The urge to repeat the fun haunts her, but when she finds out exactly who her mystery lovers were-all the rules change. Four men she loves want more than friendship or sex. They become caught in a web of passionate love that can't be denied. The quad of hunks wants to share her and each other every night. Her patience paid off times four, but can this traditional girl commit to group love? - Red Hot Party: Being secretly in love with your brother's boyfriend's sister is problematic enough, but when Hamilton Meriwether is caught at a sex party by that same beautiful woman, he's got some explaining to do. Lolly Martinez grew up sheltered, but being an EMT and working with the brave firemen of Lucky Springs gets her away from her overprotective family.
Wanting Ham was nothing new, but suddenly, she has a chance to act on all her fantasies with him and a couple of other volunteers Lolly thought were just friends who haunted her naughty dreams. The three hot firemen want her body tied to the fire pole and a lot more. But deep feelings and family pressure complicate the fun for the quad. Risking their lives for each other has always been part of the jobs, but now it's their hearts on the line, and that might be the most dangerous situation of all.
FREEZE! FIGHT! FORGET! This is the motto of GGI, the corporation out to end all Earth's problems. If you don't have a job, a home, food to eat, or someone to love, GGI can solve your woes and free you from war-ruined Earth. They'll salt you, freeze you, and send you to the deepspace colonies to defend mankind. And Blue Ice Pilot Larry Wickes, a war veteran once again in the pilot's seat, is the man who'll fly you to your destiny. Yet now GGI is pushing him one planetfall too far, because nothing, not even his cargo of frozen human soldiers, will make Larry return to face the terrors of Foy-Rigger Colony. But the Blue Ice Pilot hasn't counted on the far-reaching powers of GGI, or on Foy-Rigger's need for warriors -- and revenge...
With large, vivid photographs that correspond to simple, short sentences, Start to Finish reveals the life cycles and processes behind the common, everyday things that beginning readers see in the world around them. Supports the national science education standards Unifying Concepts and Processes; Form and Function; Science as Inquiry; Life Science; and Science and Technology as outlined by the National Academics of science and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association.