QotD Oct 9 Kindness

Let’s call it this day, every day — what’s your story?

Desert Musings

I decided to add a bit of description to the title because, whenever someone pings these it gets confusing after a while. I used to be pretty good at titles, maybe I’ll get my title mojo back again. We’ll see. Coming up with a good, descriptive title is hard, y’all. Especially if you have to do it every day. Other bloggers will back me up on this. Anyway, here is today’s prompt — it’s not really a question, but what can you do? The thing says Simple Prompt Generator not Question Generator. So maybe I misnamed this challenge. Ha! Either way, the prompt says: Write about the kindness of strangers.

Write about the kindness of strangers

There’s a lot of bad in this world, y’all, especially right now. But there is also a lot of good. It makes me sad, sometimes when I hear my friends bemoan the…

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It’s in the Eyes

It’s been a year, and it’s Dad’s birthday again, so I think of him and that day when I saw myself through his eyes …

Cage Dunn: Fibber, Fabricator, Teller-of-tall-tales

#FPQ: What do you believe, when it comes to people’s traits and personalities? Are they primarily formed and shaped by nature or by nurture, as defined above? What about your personality? Nature or nurture?


The bathroom window takes up all of one wall. It’s huge. Faces west. The afternoon sun makes the space as bright as an operating room. I like that. No mould.

The other day, I went in to dust and wipe and tidy. The doors to the mirror shone to a smear-free finish. The best time to do it is in the afternoon when the sun highlights all the marks and smudges.

I looked up, and …

My father’s eyes looked back at me.

It’s the first time I’ve ever seen the direct relationship between the two of us. We don’t look alike in any other way. Different hair, body shape, facial structure, ears, hands, feet.

But…

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#BadMoonRising Guns of Perdition(Armageddon Showdown #1) by Jessica Bakkers #darkfantasy #TuesdayBookBlog #horror

On #BadMoonRising with Teri Polen, we have Jessica Bakkers, another Aussie teller-of-dark-tales!

Books and Such

It’s a double debut for today’s author – her first time at Bad Moon Rising with her first novel. I’ve seen some stellar reviews for her dark, gritty western, and it’s waiting on my TBR. She’s also a King fan, and prefers slimy things to furry. Welcome Jessica Bakkers!

Has a movie or book scared you so much you couldn’t sleep?  Which one?

Yes! Stephen King (naturally) did it to me twice. First, The Shining movie. A girlfriend and I watched it when we were about fourteen, then spent the whole night awake and terrified until my parents got home. The worst thing was, we had a huge doggie door (for a fat lab) that a person could easily crawl through. We stood sentinel beside the door for hours convinced someone was going to climb through.

The second time was IT (the 1980 something movie). I watched that WAY too…

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#BadMoonRising: Diaballein by Cage Dunn #horror #darkfantasy

Pop on over to see the #BadMoonRising feature for October with Teri Polen sharing authors who love Dark Fantasy/Horror.

Books and Such

Today we have an author making a first time appearance at Bad Moon Rising.  I read a wonderful review of Diaballein last week at D. Wallace Peach’s blog HERE  The list of three items to take into a haunted house totally makes sense – well thought out.  Welcome Cage Dunn!

Would you rather sleep in a coffin for one night, or spend a night in a haunted house?

For prickly-skin inspiration, I’d like to walk through a haunted graveyard at midnight on my way to sleep in the abandoned haunted house, but not in a coffin.

What three items would you take to the haunted house?

  1. eReader, of course, ‘cos how else am I going to get weird reflections of the ghosts who think I can’t see anything behind me?
  2. Pump-up mattress, ‘cos even sleeping with ghosts should offer some comfort, and old haunted houses are not conducive…

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#BadMoonRising The Ballad of Mrs. Molony by C.S. Boyack #IndieAuthor #Paranormal

Meet CS Boyack, and find out about ‘The Hat’ …

Books and Such

Welcome to the first day of Bad Moon Rising!  Having been a fan of horror/paranormal/supernatural books and movies from a very young age (blame my dad for letting me watch some shows at a questionable age), I look forward to hosting this event every year.  Today’s author is known for his wildly creative speculative fiction novels and is here today with his newest book that released this week!  Many of us are familiar with Lizzie and the Hat, and The Ballad of Mrs.Molony is the third in the series.  C.S. Boyack is in the house!

Thanks for having me back, Teri. I look forward to Bad Moon all year. October is kind of my month, and I enjoy learning about all the other author participants.

Seems like I’m always the one to break the rules, so I’ll try to follow them as best I can. It’s a lot of…

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