I don't know what to say today on Mother's Day, except maybe "I love you," "I miss you," and "thank you" to my own mother, this being the first one in my life without her.
They say a picture paints a thousand words. I am nowhere near the artist or painter my younger brother Peter is. However, I can write halfway decent. And sometimes we writers put to pen and paper with words what we cannot otherwise verbally express. So I wrote a short story. It's about Angels and Demons. It's about the 7 Virtues and the 7 Deadly Sins. It's about redemption. It's also a story about my family. It's about my father, and it is about my mother, their relationship, and what we all have been through this year. It is a story I wrote on Mother's Day, for Mother's Day for my mom. I hope its roughly 7,400 words paint an adequate picture of how I feel about her and what I am feeling and have been feeling.
Happy Mother's Day, mom. I love you, always. We all do.
It is a day late, but "from a certain point of view", it is right on time! It is Revenge of the 5th, being May 5th, of course!
Another sleepless night a couple of weeks ago and I decided to write a little review for each of Disney's Star Wars films they have released so far, to help me occupy my mind and get to sleep. I began typing up what I wrote for each one and turned them into much longer reflection pieces/reviews. I have given each film a rating/grade, too, as well as an overall grade for the sequel trilogy. I wanted to post these yesterday, on May the 4th, but did not finish them in time.
So I am posting them here now. They are a little different than my typical format, being critical reviews rather than poetry or stories, and they are rather opinionated (unpopular opinion time!) but here they are for you to read, agree or disagree with, and (hopefully) enjoy. I hope if you disagree with my opinions in these reviews, it will not cause you to stop reading me as an author or enjoying my stories. Remember, if I made you feel anything at all, uncomfortable, happy, sad, offended, etc., then I have done my duty as a writer :)
Only other thing I have to say is *spoiler warning* if you have not watched any of the new Disney Star Wars films, or TV series.
Because I did not get to say it here yesterday, May the 4th be with you, and for today, Happy Revenge of the 5th!
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