Commas, Semicolons, Dashes- Oh My! Misunderstood Writing Advice

Throughout my life teachers and peers have thrown at me advice on punctuation that ranges from the absurd to the nonsensical. “Run on sentences are illegal!”, “Don’t use a semicolon, just use a period.” If you’ve read my work you’ll know that I take splitting up sentences seriously. I chop them up with dashes commas … Continue reading Commas, Semicolons, Dashes- Oh My! Misunderstood Writing Advice

Day of the Dad Writer’s Cafe 12019/04/05

Today was all about daddies.

Naomi Kritzer’s Waiting Out the End of the World in Patty’s Place Cafe- In Reviewniverse

If you knew that the world would end in 16 hours, what would you do?

Trimming the Bonsai

"Why do you cut the leaves like that," her daughter asked, " Doesn't that hurt the tree?" Bethanie smiled down at her, "Nah, it's like clipping your fingernails, love. The tree feels nothing. I cut them because they aren't healthy- they'll only make life harder for the plant." "So if you don't cut them it'll … Continue reading Trimming the Bonsai

Plastic Beach

"This is the beach I played on as a kid. It used to be covered in sand, now not even the geese will touch this water. I am not proud of being human or even American if it means having all my life been a part of this- having helped cause this. How are we the thinking apes if we can't even think up a way not to poison our home world?"

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