The Children of Darkness: (The Seekers – Book 1) By David Litwack

The Children of Darkness

This post apocalyptic coming of age story is full of action. Three young adult live in a small village where it is dangerous to flout the status quo. Those who flaunt the law pay dearly. When anyone in the village gets out of line, he or she is taken by the vicars, who are the law, to be educated.

Orah, Nathaniel and Thomas were good friends, but Thomas fell afoul of the vicars who then took him off for a “teaching.” When he was sent back to the village, he was a broken young man. It was as though the life had been sucked out of him. Orah and Nathaniel were also targeted for “teachings.” Rather than submit to the vicar, they choose to go on a quest to find a better life.

Dystopian literature is found almost every where anymore. But don’t think this is more of the same. The Children of Darkness has its own interesting plots and twists and turns. One of the best parts is that it is only the beginning of this story and there is more to come.

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You Might Be a Writer If…

Whether or not you are a writer this is funny who ever you are!

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A lot of “stuff” has been going on in my life lately. Hard stuff. Heavy stuff. The kind of stuff that just makes me want to write massacre scenes….except I am so brain dead I had to google how to spell “massacre.”

Masicker? Missucker?

WHAT AM I DOING???? *breaks down sobbing*

I am supposed to be an adult an expert okay, maybe functionally literate. Fine, I give up! I have nothing left to saaaaayyyyyy. I am all out of woooords *builds pillow fort*.

I figured it’s time for a bit of levity. Heck, I need a good laugh. How about you guys?

We writers are different *eye twitches* for sure, but the world would be SO boring without us. Am I the only person who watches Discovery ID and critiques the killers?

You are putting the body THERE? Do you just WANT to go to prison? Why did you STAB…

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Changed To Changes

Both petal and words are encouraging and beautiful.

Petals Unfolding

The following post is for two of my friends, [Marissa] , being one of those friends who does not ever cease to amaze me by her curious Mind and her unending abilities to weave a good story.  Marissa, here is something I think you can sink your “teeth into”.  Please enjoy!

I have one other friend in mind today who I consider to be one very courageous and Gifted woman who is a female doctor in a medical system that has gone completely insane (IMO).  [Doc] , the following post is for you.  My HOPE is that my words give room for you to think upon, as you continue to walk a very difficult and challenging Path.  You truly have my respect!

I must close comments on this post today.  For those of you who do not know, not only do I answer comments on Petals, but I also do…

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Unlikely PilgrimageRandom House Publishing Group – Random House

Of course after reading The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, and realizing that I had put the cart before the horse, I really needed to read Harold Fry’s story as well. I had to dig to find it add found one copy of it in our county library system.

In Queenie’s story, Harold, is somewhat of a shadow in the background. I determined to learn more about him.

Harold and his wife, Maureen, had drifted away from each other both emotionally and physically, much of it in the wake of their son committing suicide. Each chose to deal with it – or to not deal with it.

One day Harold found a letter from Miss Queenie Hennessy in the post. She told him she was dying, and that she wanted to let him know how much she appreciated the help that he had given when they worked in the same work place. She told him that she was dying, and she wanted to say goodbye.

This was a woman that she had not seen in 20 years. And her death process was the trigger that awakened Harold. He left his home with only the clothes on his back, the letter from Queenie and the determination to walk 600 miles to keep her alive.

Inspirational books like this one can so easily deteriorate into maudlin mush, but Joyce, as with the book about Queenie, kept the emotions balanced with the story. It stays within the possible. It is one of those stories that keep on giving long after one has read it.

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This is Generosity on Harsh Reality

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Miracle Cake With Berry Coconut Cream – Gluten/ Grain/ Dairy/ Egg/ Sugar Free

It can be a real happy day when gluten free people find a great cake recipe.

Tabitha's Gluten Free Dishes

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To me this cake is a minor miracle.  Just before my daughter’s 3rd birthday we found out she can’t have eggs or dairy.   Although it was amazing to find out the source of the problem, it also felt like a bit of a body blow.

With her upcoming birthday I busied myself trying to find the best recipes and tried with an egg replacer product to make her a birthday cake without gluten, dairy or eggs.  I tried. And failed.

But the amazing thing about children is that she didn’t care her cake was inedible or too rock solid to cut through, she was  thrilled to simply to blow her candles out and enjoy the icing – arguably the best part of any cake.

I however was a little mortified.  Recently we were invited to a dog birthday party.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The dogs, including our lovely…

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May the Fourth Be With You – Piano Guys.

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This is a double treat. Not only do we have Star Wars fun, but it comes with ‘cellos. It’s fun AND good music!

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