The Death Strip’s first review…

Congrats! Delnolan! Spreading the word for you! ~Tru aka Wings~

Del Nolan

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The first Amazon review is in. 5 stars and articulate, generous words. Thank you so much T.T Thomas. You are an angel.


Breath-Taking Suspense

From the opening lines to the final paragraph, this lean, taut story of suspense and choices made is memorable. Beautifully written, the style is at once sparse and filled to the brim with feelings and emotions. What does a man caught between two wrongs do to escape the torment of his choices? The author has achieved a masterful grasp of building a story with a pace and tension that keeps the reader on the edge while quietly building the characters’ inner conflicts to match the narrative action. It was a parallel universe of two men, two conflicts, two dramatic outcomes. The novella was as much neo-Noir as political thriller, and the author did justice to both genre. Highly recommended.


Why not check it out and maybe…

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Christian Flash Weekly: “Learning to See”

@johnmarkmiller, Thanks for bringing light and art so we can see! …and for following me almost a year ago to meet my 100!

The Artistic Christian

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“Learning to See”

As morning light seeped into my bedroom window, I felt its warmth upon my face. For one glorious moment, I could have sworn I saw brilliant color dancing before me. My heart leaped for joy…

Then I opened my eyes.

Like every morning before this one, I found myself overwhelmed by utter darkness. Engulfed in a lonely sense of not knowing – not seeing, I moaned.

As was my morning routine, I slammed my fist against the wall and screamed for a long, long time. “Why?” The sound was bloodcurdling, which comforted me somehow.

The neighbors really seemed to enjoy this part.

After thirty years of groping in darkness, I was operating out of mere habit. But this morning was different. This time, Someone answered.

A Voice, pure as water and tender as fine silk, spoke from the black void.

“Why, you ask? Because Henry, you’ve inspired…

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The Neverending Story

Found on new follower @wallacecass (thankyou) who found it on @dray0308 Dream Big posted by @izzyasabee; thankful it found ME…” Why? No one will understand what you said anyway.” Enjoy

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“[Studies have] found that people working in creative fields, including dancers, photographers and authors, were 8% more likely to live with bipolar disorder.
Writers were a staggering 121% more likely to suffer from the condition,
and nearly 50% more likely to commit suicide than the general population.”

– From “The dark side of creativity: Depression + anxiety x madness = genius?”
by William Lee Adams

From my own experience, I know that often times, depression and anxiety can go hand in hand with creativity. I have good friends and family members who are artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, actors, directors, and producers. I would say about 75% of them have struggled with some form of mental illness at one time or another.

When creative people are so stressed and busy that they do not take the time to utilize their gifts, it becomes difficult. The other issue is that many people…

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Blog Along in Summer School with Tags and Titles (2)

with splashes of beauty!
Life’s Salad Dressing

Put on my creative hat returning to my initial tag Protest the Chaos with a Splash of Beauty.

Guess it’s a free association/spinoff of the Proverb a soft answer turns away wrath applied to life situations.

Not meaning to minimize life’s trauma; but to celebrate it – life.

Lots of gems pass the test of time. Mine are in process. Still.

One of the ways I protest it is by creating. I believe in Redemption.