Category: Memes

How A Christmas Carol Became My Holiday Film

How A Christmas Carol Became My Holiday Film

Every year on Christmas Eve, my family would gather our snacks and settle into the living room.  We’d pile pillows and blankets on the couches and snuggle in tight.  Then, at approximately 8:00pm, my father would shut off the lights. Cast in complete darkness, the movie would begin.  Heavy brass in the intro – haunting noise.  A slightly shaky camera panning over books, all in black and white.  A hand reaches out and retrieves a single novel from the shelf: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. For as long as I can remember, it has been the tradition in my family’s […]

Posted December 1, 2017 in Memes // 4 Comments //
15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Bicycle”

15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Bicycle”

Fifteen Minute Ficlets (#15MF) is a weekly Sunday writing challenge hosted here on The Literary Phoenix.  Based on a single word, write a short story in fifteen minutes.  The word count is irrelevant.  Just write your heart out for 15 minutes and be inspired by the word.  You never know what you’ll end up with! “Bicycle” noun 1. a vehicle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel. verb 1. ride a bicycle in a particular direction. To the Mine Meaghan’s 30-speed bicycle had been […]

Posted November 26, 2017 in Flash Fiction, Memes // 0 Comments //
Legend // MYOBB #11

Legend // MYOBB #11

Good morning everyone!  Happy Saturday!  After a two week hiatus, we’re getting back to the MYOBB posts – yay!  This week’s book is the popular Legend by Marie Lu.  I read this book earlier this year and the review just dropped for it.  I’ve got to be real honest – it was not one of my favorites?  But ya’ll voted for it, so I’m determined to make the best gosh darned book box I can for you ladies and gents! Legend Box A Dystopia Inspired Gift Box for Book Lovers. Legend by Marie Lu What was once the western United States is now […]

Posted November 25, 2017 in Memes // 2 Comments //
The World of All the Best Things

The World of All the Best Things

Every Christmas, I watch The Santa Clause.  It’s an older Christmas movie now, starring Tim Allen as its lead.  A busy businessman knocks Santa off his roof and is forced to take up the mantle.  There’s a scene in this film where they arrive at the north pole and it’s magical.  There’s a train that goes between the different sections and a sweet little elf brings them the best hot chocolate in the world.  That seems like one of the best places in the world.  The little boy, Charlie, thinks it’s basically heaven. Book stores are a little like that. Books stores […]

Posted November 24, 2017 in Memes // 12 Comments //
15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Violent”

15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Violent”

Fifteen Minute Ficlets (#15MF) is a weekly Sunday writing challenge hosted here on The Literary Phoenix.  Based on a single word, write a short story in fifteen minutes.  The word count is irrelevant.  Just write your heart out for 15 minutes and be inspired by the word.  You never know what you’ll end up with! “Violent” adjective 1. using or involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something. 2. (especially of an emotion or unpleasant or destructive natural force) very strong or powerful. 3. (of a color) vivid. Disclaimer:  Elias Abraham is an ass.  His views in […]

Posted November 19, 2017 in Flash Fiction, Memes // 0 Comments //
The Importance of Reading with Children

The Importance of Reading with Children

The day before my best friend’s wedding back in early October, I was asked to come to their house and watch the girls for a couple hours so they both could get some last minute important stuff done.  Of course I agreed – not only was it the day before the wedding, but I adore their girls.  They are the kids I compare all other kids to, in a good way.  Also, it was an easy task.  First of all, the toddler was napping.  Secondly, the nine-year-old was “reading Harry Potter so she probably won’t even look up and say hi.” […]

Posted November 14, 2017 in Memes // 12 Comments //