Daily Archives: June 10, 2013

Looking for Volunteer Writers for a Charitable Project


I am sure there are many of you willing to volunteer a piece of writing to help this good cause.

KingMidget's Ramblings

A few months back, I wrote a post about a charitable endeavor I was thinking of embarking on.  It continues to percolate.

Briefly summarized, I’m looking to help raise funds to help a local family — a single mother with five kids, two of whom she adopted out of the foster care system.  She continues to assist foster children, most recently taking in to crisis nursery babies for a few months.  Why raise money for them?  They live in one of the worst neighborhoods in the metropolitan area and she’d like to move to a better neighborhood.  There are plenty of other needs the family has.

I’m in the process of setting up a charitable trust for the family.  We’ll be trying to find different ways to get donations from people to help the family.  A fellow blogger/writer (and friend) brought the family to my attention and we have kicked…

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Alistair’s Photo fiction – A Conversation with the Universe


Another wonderful challenge hosted on Alistair’s Photo Fiction blog – to find out more click the prompt photo. To find out more about Alistair Forbes visit his other

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A Conversation With the Universe

11 06 June 9th 2013

“I see you looking.” whispered Kate. She always had to find some human resemblance before she’d trust the universe could hear, ignoring the basic concept; the universe is an orb that surrounds us and is everywhere.

She checked the grass, folded her skirts and sat down.

“Universe, I often wish for simpler times, what I wouldn’t give to have decisions made based on the natural world alone, human beings relish complication it seems.”

The universe didn’t answer, it never did. This time it just stared at her out of the corner of its beady eye and held its pointy nose haughtily in the air. Kate giggled as she noticed the court jester style pointy chin and beard.

‘You won’t be laughing soon!’ the face thought. He knew what happened to people who made the universe feel small and simple.

There was an almighty clap of thunder, the wind grew stronger, Kate screamed as all the leaves whipped up off the floor in a panoramic attack…