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Today I have taken several moments to pause, honor, remember and reflect on my brothers and sisters in arms who made the ultimate sacrifice, some who I knew, most who I did not, and all with whom an unspoken bond is shared. I am former Navy, my first port visit was Pearl Harbor. It was... Continue Reading →
...To the families of the fallen; for it is you who often suffer the consequences of our decision to serve
Just hit 1100 folks following my blog. Thank you everyone. Perhaps it is time to get back to writing. https://www.shortstoryscribe.com/amazon-author-page
Many, will recover. The touched and untouched will carry scars; some on the outside --- all on the inside.
-Turning off cellphone for the next 5 days-Not watch the news-Only log on to social media to give morning "air hug" and nightly prayer-Read-Watch a movie or two or three or more-Hopefully sleep without medicinal assistance Please no political comments - I wrote the words between the asterisks to honor the fallen.Thank you,Joe **Most importantly,... Continue Reading →
Kindle version discounted pricing.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KCWNKGW/ Kelly Dress' world is turned upside down in a hideously violent attack. She vows to take revenge, and what follows is an engrossing tale which is part feminist fairy-tale, part religious satire, part revenge fantasy. I was absolutely held by the story. The premise is very clever, very well constructed, and... Continue Reading →
Adult Theme Adult Theme Adult Theme Faithfully Unfaithful -a short story © 2016 by Scono Sciuto All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author. Printed in... Continue Reading →
I love to read as much as I love to write. Well, almost. In addition to articles, news, professional journals and blogs, nightly I work on reading a book. Whether a novel, novella or collection of short stories -- I end the day by reading a fellow raconteur's written words. By choice, I am a... Continue Reading →
There are no shortcuts ....you can’t expect tomorrow’s results yesterday, without putting forth the effort today.
Even the great Ernest Hemingway would only allow editing for spelling and punctuation (and this he often ignored).
A question to my fellow bloggers. I used to follow a blog by WordPress blogger Ilona, titled "Easy Diet Blog." It was very much the polar opposite of mine - uplifting and positive. It was for that reason I used to enjoy checking it out. I know blogs come and go, but, I'm just wondering;... Continue Reading →
© 2017 A Father by Scono Sciuto All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author. A Father by Scono Sciuto It is so close to the... Continue Reading →
"When you first start writing stories in the first person if the stories are made so real that people believe them the people reading them nearly always think the stories really happened to you. That is natural because while you were making them up you had to make them happen to the person who was... Continue Reading →
...there are hundreds, if not thousands, who do not. https://youtu.be/4kW3g-5Ico4 #bully, #ptsd, #suicide, #damaged “Who am I?” I am an independent, self-published teller of tales, an author of scarcely any renown. However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable. I invite you to... Continue Reading →
.....doesn't mean you didn't tell a good story! On the author pages I belong to on social media, I see comments from authors distraught that someone gave their writing a negative review. In a profound way, when I read these comments, it pains me. When someone reviews a story, the odds are their review does... Continue Reading →
Dr. Harleen Quinzel’s view: What have I been doing all this time? Why am I imprisoned? Why am I kissing that freak The Joker? I look at him in horror. He is my patient, what the hell is he doing? I push him away. He strikes me. I have a baseball bat. I’m not sure... Continue Reading →
Ernest Hemingway's economy of words style applied not only to his writing. His Nobel acceptance speech is a little over three hundred and thirty words. What an incredible three hundred and thirty words they are.... Having no facility for speech-making and no command of oratory nor any domination of rhetoric, I wish to thank the administrators... Continue Reading →