Category: Literature

  • My fellow authors and friends. I appreciate you all more than you realize to tell you the truth. It’s honestly like having a 2nd family who loves you and cares about having you around.

    Do not worry. My future blogs are coming. Slow but polished to perfection. We all have slow and hard days. We conserve and wait until the truth is ready to be revealed. I admit I’m not quite finished with my work, but… when I feel like I’m in a better head space, I’ll work towards publishing what I already started. Count on it, I love you all to the bottom of my heart. Thank you for understanding my position. ❤️

  • What bothers you and why?

    It’s not a question of what bothers me but why people go out of their own way to say misleading and horrible things without thinking about it before they say it. While, hurtful, they never think about the consequences when and if they say it to the person they’re insulting; why is that? From my perspective, it’s a way for them to dump their own issues to make the problems that they are having to go away.

    Nasty and rude people are one of the most incredibly obnoxious beings I have ever dealt with. When someone believes that they’re right and refuse to correct themselves, you know you’ve got your hands full, and things won’t always go perfectly. Truthfully, I hate it when people do this. They don’t know any better and continue to act upon it like some kind of foolish Hero. They understand what’s happening, but you don’t, that’s pretty much the point of it all.

    The solution for me when it comes to situations like this is, don’t let them get to you. I know that may sound difficult, but if you give them an inch, they’ll take that and go a mile forward making your issues far worse than they already are to begin with, thankfully preventing this is relatively simple. If they try and figure out how to make an issue with you, ask them “Well, how about instead of forcing the problem forward, why not question yourself as to why this is needed so much?” Being judgmental, irritating, unreasonable isn’t the path forward in Life. That just won’t work. Push past the labels and change who you are for the better.

    After all… being a free logical thinker is better than being a problem, right? ^^

  • What quality do you value most in a friend?

    Companionshp. The good, the bad and the horrible. An interesting take on a sweet road we call, the truth.

    Prompt Introduction: Friend. What defines it? Someone who cherishes the moments that you’ve had with them, constantly tries to cheer you up and on when things get worse, gives you advice to make better decisions. All of these makes up what we think of a friend is to us deep down, but is that true in the long run? It’s best to consider who honestly has your back at times. Sometimes the quality that we find in companions and colleagues doesn’t always turn out in our favor which leads to disappointment.

    The Bad:  Not everyone will feel the same way as we do about this fact. There are times where we might bite off more than we could possibly chew in regards towards being an ally that we love to support in their own time of suffering and need. When we continue to be there for them, it makes us feel good knowing that they respect us.

    Being blinded by ambition, determination, courage into trying to keep that friendship going is not always the best course of action for just anyone. It’s normal to keep that someone close so they do not disappear or find someone else to hurt. That’s unfortunately how it works. The idea is that they try to trick you into thinking that’s the truth, in reality that is just their way to get what they want and need by using your own feelings against yourself.

    Unfortunately, there isn’t anything to do, but let them go and move on.

    The Good: Friends know what you’re feeling within the depths of your heart. We feel at peace knowing we have that special someone in our lives who gives a damn about our existence. It’s not about money, politics, or whatever they expect in return. It’s about the quality of life that matters. Quantity doesn’t come close at all.

    That’s the thing, they don’t want you to see them with their true colors. It’s easy to be like, “Nah, this girl is trustworthy. This man understands my feelings.” They may feel empathetic to you, but it’s all about how they sound towards every conversation you bring up that’s heartbreaking or sad. Creating fake friends is easy, but finding someone’s real and genuine is rare.

    Conclusion: Remember. You matter more than you realize. We spend our lives chasing people who are for us, but 60% of the time, hide behind a mask of lies. We should be asking the real questions. “Do you care about our friendship? Would you be there for the hard times? When I have your back, will you have mine in due time?” As straightforward and harsh as those may sound, at least it’ll give you results on who is for and against your life.

    Don’t ever be played by fakes. It happens more than you ever realize. ^.^ -Pano

  • The introduction: Many days it feels like life is throwing you only lemons and positive feelings can seem like they are being squeezed downward by negative thoughts. Remember it’s not what is thrown at you, but how you deal with it.

    The First Paragraph: It’s true we share emotions and continually try to make the best out of a bad situation no matter what it could be. It should not matter. Friends may come and go and even though negativity can and sometimes cloud our judgements on previous or recent events, we shouldn’t ever forget that we are important. Think about those outcomes and work towards turning that bad energy into good fuel to boost your self-esteem.
    We need to be aware that while our actions have potential consequences, it’s always better to assess than jump to conclusions. For example, firing a co-worker may sound fine on paper, but it could easily be a harder issue than to simply get rid of them instantly. Another good point to understand is that emotional connections and friendships lead to friendly co-workers. Don’t always assume that with every fight something will occur. Friends and interesting workers do occasionally get into arguments. That’s just part of life, and unfortunately, it is not under our control.

    All of this has a lot of good points on both sides and that’s the important part. It all makes us feel incredible and invigorated. We are only human. Truth be told that while mistakes occur during and after that affect our very lives, it should be noted that despite things not always going our way and how we want it. Perhaps it’s time we think about how those people who we work with every other day, maybe even weekly, to tell them how they feel about us. Do they view us in a good light or not? Even if it seems horrible, we cannot interfere no matter how much we feel like it. In our gut, it could feel harmless. However, to allow bygones be bygones takes a lot of courage and determination out of both parties to agree, honestly, and truthfully.

    The 2nd Paragraph: Having friends is nice. There is nothing wrong with allowing yourself to be in a friend group or social circle. Interactions help us better ourselves in becoming the best version of who we are. Striving for success can lead to greatness. Bumpy roads bring potholes, which attract unwanted problems by committing errors from our past.

    The 3rd Paragraph: Hard days, depending on how you look at it, will in fact slow our progress down whether we like it or not. Our minds may look at it like a type of hellscape that neither of us can escape, almost like some kind of hellish nightmare refuses to give you any type of escape route to get out of it.

    The 4th Paragraph: It does not have to end here. Take in what you can and breathe deeply right now, four times. Take a stand and show the world, just how much you’re able to conquer and fulfill that desire in order to crush those deep dark thoughts that want to ruin and destroy every last bit of positivity in not just your life but anyone’s. Screaming, yelling, being angry is something that you could do, to slow the spread that makes us feel uncomfortable and uncertain of choices; that changes the viewpoint of people around us in both a positive and nasty light. Unfortunately, that masks the problem and doesn’t deal with the issue at hand, making it difficult for it to just disappear. There are coping mechanisms available.

    Meditation, breathing exercises, athleticism are both equally calm ways to wisk away stress. Surviving the unending sadness and tedious feelings of life, work, relationships and family all point towards some underlining amount uneasiness which can disrupt other people’s enjoyment of just trying to live a perfect and rewarding lifestyle. If others think it’s hilarious, rise above the anger and sadness and do not participate in their mocking. Moving forward to face your fears upon the everlasting fragile darkness is the first step to becoming whole and pure, going far beyond what others haven’t experienced before. Live each day and cherish every moment to protect not only your voice but the voices of others who determine the perfect you!

    The 5th and Final Paragraph: We must strive for the future. Words may not hold as much weight than actions do. Nonetheless, forgetting the certainty makes for a dishonest approach. What have you learned? How do you define getting serious with others that share your predicaments? Often times we become lost and drift awkwardly into those thoughts that made us question, if what we’re all doing is correct. When you open up with the words “I want to feel alive!” It’s easy. You can’t think about the past. “Why did I do that? My boss will hate me for saying those words on his/her texts. Will she fire me? How will the others view me?!” All of that will turn into anger and resentment within your mind.

    You also can’t think about the future. “Will it be, ok? Are they going to punish me for just speaking my mind about how I feel about certain things?? I was just being honest.” That’ll just turn into feelings of worry and concern. In that case, hold on for dear life!

    Stake your entire existence in the present and not the past. That’s right! If you take this time and review what I’ve wrote, you are already on the right path in becoming a better person. Everyone, you will be ALIVE AND CONQUER THAT NEGATIVITY!

  • Hi so today I’ll be talking about how I think writing is another form of therapeutic art expression

    Because it has also been another way to be creative but honest and express myself. It also has helped me get out of my emotions whatever I’m feeling so it’s also pretty therapeutic too.

    I’m not 100% an extrovert, always wasn’t, and still am not to this day so I sometimes have trouble expressing myself when I’m around people I either don’t know or don’t have much in common with, and have anxiety. So it’s a good thing and I am grateful for it in a way.

    I think it has helped me make sense of my thoughts, beliefs, who I am as a person, and what I believe in. So that’s a plus. It also has helped me with my mental health for some reason. If I don’t write anything down and get my feelings out I go crazy.

    Now that I’m in the middle of putting out my own book Living In Color and my co-illustrated book We Can Become Friends I have more confidence in my work and I hope everyone feels the same in themselves and their work.

  • Ellie the Logical Flower is very helpful, She is a very observant, a good problem solver, sassy just like me. She is very helpful with her garden friends especially Charlie the Caterpillar and Fancy Fawn. Ellie loves to observe what’s going on in the garden at all free times and really researching science, especially when it has to do with helping” nurture nature.”

    Ellie loves that she has great knowledge and enjoys helping her friends when they get into situations.

    She is a problem solver by heart, and loves to fix them. Ellie strives to understand everything about life and nature. She always wants to feel positive about herself, and if she’s having a hard time she will find the strategy to make the best of the situation.. Ellie can be seem a bit sassy at first, for some of her appearances, but manages to shift her attitude quickly when she needs to help others out, trying at the same time not to sweat the small stuff.

    She is very smart and stands tall with all her floral friends. She’ll stand out from the rest, asking for help from the light and energy from Sammy the sun and Timber the tree. She has plenty of brothers and sisters in her flower bed.

    Her sister Victoria is the Queen of the Flowers, another sister of hers is Jess who is loyal and a fun flower, we call her the the comedian flower. She has one brother and his name is Fin, who is the smart one and the bravest of all. Ellie would also help out a science solution if one of the characters need help in environmental sustainability

    . Ellie can get very aggressive when she doesn’t get her way, but she understands and knows the tools to decompress her stress by spending time nature swimming in the Meadows. She often stops by to visit her siblings.

    Her parents passed away from a major storm and one of the oldest trees fell down during this storm, due to its age. Fin is the brave one who stands up with the other flowers in the garden with his lion heart full of courage, to inspire his flower friends. Victoria is the Queen of the flowers, and gives advice to nature on how to live and survive life. Jess is the Flower who loves to enjoy the others company with loyalty and she provides fun entertainment for all.

    She found the acorns underneath the tree because they were hiding under the rolling the plants

    Ellie would often resolve the conflicts because most of the characters in nature needs her when nessary. She can be sassy at first but finds a way to help out a character like Mabel and Moon laying in dirt and making the plant dirty. Ellie will tell them to find a solution on how to play without getting into trouble.

    Ellie found an idea to sort out each individual’s problems, while each character reflects on their perspectives.

    Every character in the meadow enjoy their time together.They are all very friendly towards each other and work together like one happy family. They must always be on point because sometimes they have dangerous weather that they need to be cautious about. The animals are very fun and playful when they show up in the meadows. Ellie the Flower loves to observe everyone all the time.

    Ellie can be the biggest teaser with the rest of the plants but uses funny sarcasm that often annoys her siblings when she feels like being sassy while being the biggest teaser.

    She can be a cheeky flower with an infectious spirit, when something good happens. Ellie is a unique flower who is very aware of her surroundings while focused on nature and what surrounds it.

    Ellie can live and grow from the plants with the rest of the characters in the field. Her mom and dad taught her kids to be strong, loving and independent flowers. She and all of her siblings grew up with all of the other flowers in the same flower community while enjoying to learn life’s lessons.

    The kids were grateful that their parents taught them how to respective environment and live for the moment. Her Mom’s name is Maddison and her Dad’s name is Jayson. These two parent flowers are very loving and encourages education for plants and nature while exploring life with critical thinking and compassion. They are always of their surroundings and keep a good eye out for each other. The meadows does often has new plants and visitors arriving to the field every year when spring arrives. The Meadows is one the greatest place to feel good about nature and run through the fields to get messy as they are getting inspired.

  • By Eric Zuelch

    The Storm Runner Trilogy is a trilogy of books by J.C. Cervantes under the Rick Riordan Presents imprint, a subdivision of Disney Hyperion. The trilogy focuses on Mayan, Mexican, and Aztec mythology in the modern day. In the series, the Mayan gods have children with humans, however as gods and humans are not meant to mix. When these unions do occur, the child has some kind of physical, emotional, or mental disability. The main character of the series Zane Obispo has a leg length discrepancy with his right leg being a foot shorter than his left leg; as well as his right foot being two sizes smaller. Because of this, he has to walk with a cane. Another character Ren Santiago suffers from absence seizures. Another character Alana has light sensitivity issues.

    However, these disabilities are a result of their power inherited from their godly parents. Zane gains powers of fire manipulation from his short leg. Ren’s seizures are a result of her time manipulation abilities catching up with her body. Alana’s light sensitivity allows her to see lights that allow her to create portals. While some may see giving those with disabilities as a bad thing, others may see it as a metaphor for those with disabilities to not let their disabilities get in their way. While one’s disability can get in the way of accomplishing certain tasks, it can help them in other areas. For example, being deaf can stop one from becoming an air traffic controller, but it can allow them to focus more on the road if they are driving. The characters represent the potential of those with disabilities, their limitations, and an alternative way to succeed.

    The Storm Runner Trilogy shows how one should not let their disability limit them. They can succeed no matter what their disabilities are. While some disabilities can get in the way, there is most likely an alternate way to achieve one’s goals, or to discover something else. Zane, Ren, and Alana represent the potential of those with disabilities. The Storm Runner Trilogy shows how one’s disabilities does not have to hold them back

    Purple background with different pain textures. Advertisement/graphic for the Storm Runner Series by J.C. Cervantes. It reads: Rick Riordan Presents, The Storm Runner: A Maya Mythology Series by J.C. Cervantes, Read Riordan. On the right, you see several colorful covers of books in the series, including: The Storm Runner; The Fire Keeper, and the Shadow Crosser.
    Ad for The Storm Runner series by J.C. Cervantes. It shows several books in the series; from left to right, The Storm Runner, The Fire Keeper, and the Shadow Crosser.

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  • By Marissa Parody

    Jim Butcher is an American author who writes contemporary fantasy novels. Some of his most notable works include The Dresden Files, Codex Alera and the Cinder Spires book series.

    In particular, I love The Dresden Files By Jim Butcher. My favorite book in the series is Fool Moon. The book centers around the idea of wearwolves, humans that can transform into animals. The novel follows a wizard named Harry Dresden who lives in Chicago and uses their supernatural powers to protect their community from evil. The idea of transformation from human to animal keeps me very engaged as I am curious as to whether this could really happen? And I’m very intrigued by Harry Dresden as I’m left wondering what’s the difference between good and evil? Are they both riding on the same line?

    Photo of the cover of Jim Butcher's Fool Moon, a novel in the Dresden File Seriies. The cover features a man standing on the side of a building wearing all black clothes and a long black cape. Behind him, you can see the city skyline at night and the full moon. In white and green text, it reads: #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher. Foot Moon - A novel of the Dresden Files. "Butcher keeps the thrills coming" - SF Site
    Photo of Jim Butcher’s Fool Moon, a novel in the Dresden Files series

    Fantasy novels, like The Dresden Files have the power to take me out of my day-to-day reality and allow me to relax and feel inspired. The three reasons that really keep my interest and engagement are:

    1. The creativity
    2. The plot
    3. The inner struggle of the characters in the book and how they resolve conflict

    These thoughts keep me engaged in these series and keep me curious to keep following Jim Butcher and his books.

    Check out the following interview with Jim Butcher on his bestselling Dresden Files Series below:

    Video of Jim Butcher talking about his bestselling series the Dresden Files

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