La chatte

Beautiful tribute to the supreme being….the feline. Thanks for the pearls in this compelling poem, Lea.

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“Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.” – Mark Twain

“Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.” – Jim Davis

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”- Albert Schweitzer

une chatte d’Albas

La chatte

They call her


Total lack of moralitié

She prowls about

Mon village

Sampling all the treats

On offer

Living by instinct

Reality not judgment

Despite nine lives

She knows how quickly

Today becomes the past

Her time is not to be wasted

Taking her pleasure

As she finds it

Satiated she moves on

In front of the fire


Her rough tongue

Traces a…

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This entry was posted on July 11, 2017. 2 Comments


The reblog button magically appeared!! Don’t ask…..just enjoy this excellent story by the prolific and provocative Mr. Joyce. It will make you think.

Andrew Joyce

I’m in full battle gear and I’m sweating my ass off. It’s gotta be at least 110 degrees and it’s not even daylight yet! We’re going out to man a checkpoint north of the city and we’re all kinda skittish. The day before, three of our outfit were blown to bits, one of them my best friend.

I should never have enlisted, but sitting in my dorm room on that Tuesday morning watching the towers fall, I felt I had to do something. But I didn’t get to go to Afghanistan. No, I get deployed to Iraq to fight a murderous thug that had nothing to do with 9/11. And now the situation has deteriorated to such an extent that we don’t know who we’re fighting.

Because replacements for those killed and wounded yesterday have not yet been assigned to our unit, I find myself in command. I am only…

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Against the Wind

Enjoy another fantastic tale by the talented Andrew Joyce.

Andrew Joyce

Variations on a Theme

 I write this preamble to the following story for a reason. I recently posted a story entitled Hank and Me that had a dead guy in a cabin filled with gold. Guess what? There’s a dead guy in this story and he is also found in a cabin filled with gold. But please hear me out. I wrote the bulk of my short stories about seven years ago. I wrote them for myself and then forgot about them. I did not imagine they would ever see the light of day. I did not have a blog at the time and my first novel had yet to be written.

This story came about because one day I was tooling down the road listening to an oldies station on the radio and up comes Against the Wind by Bob Seger. A few miles later, on comes North…

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Aoibha Walsh

First things first, I am so, so sorry for not being active lately. It has been one hell of a month due to school projects, assignments, homework and everything to do with that. So get your snacks, or something to eat because I have a feeling that this may be a long post!

Lots of things have changed but I’m going to put the bad news first and build up to the good. (Its better that way x). Unfortunately, my little dog, Bailey had to be sold for numerous reasons. Honestly, I’m not sure of half of them as I spend half of my time in my room writing and editing short and long stories. I have to say, its been a month and I miss him so much. He was such an amazing little dog and he’ll be hard to forget.

My birthday was on the first of June…

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Danny Goes on Vacation…

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Danny Goes on Vacation

My name is Andrew Joyce, and for those of you who keep up on the adventures of Danny the Dog, I’m his human and he’s my dog. He’s always writing about me, telling you nice people what an idiot I am and that I drink too much. I want you to know right here and right now that I am not an idiot.

It’s summertime again, and, as you all know, that’s when Danny takes his vacation.

When we first hooked up about fourteen years ago, Danny insisted that we sign a contract so we’d both know what was expected from the other. He got his attorney to draw one up, and because, at the time, I could not afford a lawyer, I signed what was put in front of me without reading it. Well, imagine my surprise eight months later when July rolled around and…

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This entry was posted on June 27, 2017. 2 Comments

The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy #FREE on Amazon 6/23 & 6/24

Great deal for fans of fairies!

🌼Colleen Chesebro Fairy Whisperer 🌼

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The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy is Free on Amazon today and tomorrow to celebrate International Fairy Day!

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This is your chance to experience the magic of the fairy nymphs. Here is some insight into some of the ideas behind the symbolism in the story and my use of the number seven, rainbows, and ancient Greek Mythology that I sprinkled throughout the novel.

The number seven is significant in early folklore and Christianity. Seven was creatively used in many myths and fairy stories from our childhood. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is always the first fairy tale that comes to mind that used the number seven.

The Seed of Life,

Seven circles intertwine to form the symbol called “The Seed of Life.” The Seed of Life symbolizes the six days of creation. The central circle symbolizes the day of…

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This entry was posted on June 23, 2017. 1 Comment