Story Time

Hint ‘ums Vol 17

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving Day! 🦃
Before the craze of the day, pause for a puzzle, some coffee, and a breather. 😌💙
Sending love and warmth your way,
-Popp!nTalk

What About Fear?

What’s the hype about fear? And how do I stop being afraid?
Ever felt like a kid, who could just hide under a blanket for a moment of security? Or wished there was a blanket of security and protection?
God has it all under control.

Homemade (Cheat) Cider

A recipe for the main character of autumn aroma:
Homemade 🍎🍏 apple cider🍏🍎
(PLUS, a five-minute, everything, individual-serve cider, Autumn Syrup recipe)

Café Budgét

Eat better than your cat. (Ideas for how to use that canned food in your cupboard–and make it taste like a thoughtful meal)

Table for two? Or three?
Check out the menu for tonight.
What have YOU got in YOUR cabinet? Probably something yummy 😋
#SavingsNeverTastedSoGood

I Make Broke Taste Good

(So that you don’t eat your money)
Welcome to a new series: I Make Broke Taste Good!
In this day and age what do we all seem to struggle with? Putting food on the table and a roof over our heads.
I have solutions to half of those problems, and I can’t wait to share them all with you.
Catch you on the full side!
Welcome to CaféBudgét where savings never tasted so good.
#fullandsatisfied

Spruce Literary

Write on!! Success is not as far off as you think 🙂
Spruce Literary is here for ALL of your literary needs.
(And, through this page, you have access to brainstorming sessions, too!) 😋
Focus on getting your ideas on paper, and Spruce will make it sing in the ears of readers 🙂

Dear, Still Hoping

Keep finding “tomorrow” and, in one of them, there is destined to be the thing you wait for.

Mirrors In Their Faces

The reflections we receive from other people’s reactions toward us can be hurtful and inaccurate mirrors.
How do we process this and use truth to combat it when those mirrors begin to show us ugly things?

Beauty out of Bones

Even When I Am Gone (I Will Create Beauty)
Flowers will grow upon my grave.
I can be beautiful in death, too, don’t you see?

Lightning Struck the Window

Only an idiot stands at the window during a lightning storm at the beach.

… … That’s me. I’m an idiot. A very awe-struck, intrigued, curious, and humbled idiot.

Kanda Land Series

The series continues behind the scenes 🙂 Catch you on the published side!
Part 30 (-ish?) E and V both discover a few things that could make them think drastically different about each other, and E does some pondering on it.

The Ratchet House Series

I last worked on this series back in August of 2020, and the finish of this exact storyline may never see the light of day–and I’m just as sad as you are about that. It is a masterpiece (with a few typos 😅)
I really wish there was more to this story. Who knows, maybe I’ll write a similar version and the Ratchet House Series can live on 😊
This was my next “big idea” series that I planned on making huge; I could see it being a popular and possibly best-selling series, but I suppose time got away…
Nonetheless, enjoy this first teasing bit of it.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed rediscovering it 🙂

Love Tomb

This is a poem I wrote back in September of 2019.
Enjoy 🙂

Encouragement on Rainy Days

Sometimes, life feels like a dead-end. Stagnant. “Where the heck is life?” you ask, numbly, sitting on the edge of your bed.
Friend, let me pick up your face with a little light and love:
Read on ❤

On the Day You Were Born

The day you were born was a sunrise for humanity (even the day you were conceived);
the eve of something great–indeed not even just the eve, but the beginning.
This day is most blessed by God and most sacred to the heavens.
Indeed, it is sacred and precious to me.

Our Rose Garden

This garden will always have been a blessing to me, and now I let it grow and reverently sit in its shade.
for,
to revel in something, but not ruin it, you must be reverent and respectful of the treasure it is to cherish.

I’m Sorry I Didn’t Meet You

And it kills me to remember you shaking your head, after you came to me in tears, and walking out that door to never come knocking again.

I still want to grow old with you if you’ll let me. If you’ll help me rebuild these broken pieces of this once-most-beautiful home.

Elsie at the Beach

A thoughtful day with pizza on the shores of Myrtle Beach.
Elsie remembers precious lost memories while she sits on the sand and overlooks the shore.
And of course, she stops for pizza.

Imaginary

Wish your love had been honest from the start. I wish the “I love you” dripping off your tongue hadn’t been a lie.

News from the Realm of Magic

Olion, the Treasurer of Magic has an urgent message from the headquarters of dreams.

He is searching for you, dear friend…I believe it is hopeful news.

Updates and Exciting News

Extra! Extra! Extra!
This week’s updates will not disappoint 😉
Read on to discover the goods!

Kanda Land P. 15

With E on the run again, she meets herself in an unexpected place. And V settles down for the night miles and miles away, yearning to restore their once-alive connection.

Extra Ordinary

Everyone extraordinary was once incredibly boringly ordinary.

Switched Up Love

I was right about one thing… I’d never find anyone like her, again.

Kanda Land P.14

Distrust has wedged herself again between these two tortured souls. Neither knows how to fix or approach the other and this disconnect–this silence–may be deafening for a while.

Ideas for a Brighter Holiday

Peruse this list of holiday activities that is sure to bring brightness, warmth, and merriment to your Christmas season.
Whether you are celebrating with family and friends, alone, with a lover, or aren’t a fan of the holidays,… there is something for everyone!
Enjoy!

Kanda Land P.13

The new hope that arose in E’s spirit is quickly evaporated when her jailed ex finds a way to get in touch with her, and V is long gone from the hotel.

Kanda Land P. 12 (finally)

Well, here we pick up where we left off. It’s the afternoon of the day that E finally decided to visit the blue house; and V gets curious about S’s arrest.

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall…

Who’s the one that’s there through all?
Ask the fellow in the mirror, “How are you?” And this time, reply. Because that person will really always be there, and is sometimes all you’ve got, and they’ll listen. Open your own ears and your own heart to your own self.

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