Writing from the Depths and Getting Real

Aug. 31, 2023 by

Writing is not for the faint of heart. I’ve often thought about closing my laptop and giving up on this writing dream. Those close to me have heard me whine and whisper words of defeat so much, they don’t bat

Sailboats and Seeing Truth

The World Was Blurry But Now I See

Apr. 29, 2022 by

My world had shifted from clear and crisp to blurry and blended, and I hadn’t bothered to make it better Or I hadn’t until a few weeks ago when I finally visited the optometrist. According to the doctor, I barely

Broken and Loved - MB Dahl- Word for 2019

Sometimes Being Broken is the Gift

Jan. 22, 2020 by

2019 found me broken, crying in front of strangers, losing my temper with the plumber, and being told not to hear the test results alone. Ironically, my word for 2019 was GIFT. To Be Better and Stronger I chose that

March Short Story – A Spark of Hope

Feb. 28, 2018 by

(Sometimes a person just needs for someone else to hope in them and believe they can change. That’s what March’s story is about. I hope you enjoy it.) A Spark of Hope Henry unclenched his fists and took a deep

Broken and Messed up – It’s Time to Shine

Broken and Messed up – It’s Time to Shine

Sep. 15, 2016 by

I broke my phone. I didn’t even notice the tiny fissure snaking its way from the bottom right up toward the center. Someone else pointed it out to me. “Isn’t that a crack?” they asked without much care, as if

Change the routine – Break the Mediocrity Loop

Change the routine – Break the Mediocrity Loop

Mar. 12, 2016 by

Have you ever been resting smack dab in the middle of a calm life and at the same time wishing the winds of change would blow your way? I’ve been stuck in a loop of mediocrity. Maybe it’s a personality



Mar. 7, 2014 by

(For today’s Through the Balustrade character sketch, we take a look at one of the main Outcasts, and his first encounter with the truth.)   The undesirable’s eyes shifted from fear to emptiness.   Alex couldn’t remember what happened next,


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