From Angelic Adultery by Scono Sciuto -TWO- Today is Friday. He has invited me to his office. He told me to come over for six. I told him I would be there. I can’t do this! What am I thinking? I don’t even really know him. Yet, I find myself dressing to go and meet. I am... Continue Reading →
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Today is Sesame Street's birthday. Back in 1969, children were exposed to blocks of information given in short bursts playing to their short, not yet developed, attention span. This concept was, and today still is, hailed as a grand achievement. In her interview with The Old Man, Dominique is exposed to a different opinion about... Continue Reading →
Some are trapped in a physical sense, some by addiction. Perhaps worse for some, entangled by their own mind. Some are limited by age or infirmary, others by injury or decline. Cause not always known. Everyone's trap is different. Some who fight are damaged. Some lose and become broken. Some are trapped in more ways than... Continue Reading →
I take another meal alone At a secluded table Hidden and hiding Ashamed of my failures Saddened by my wasted existence Trembling when recognized Anxiety ridden when forced to socialize If I had known this When I fought for my life When illness battled me When nearly I lost If I knew this pathetic life... Continue Reading →
The more I reflect on my military time, the more I realize how much I have squandered the last thirty plus years.
...facing the realization that somewhere along the line, I lost my courage and wasted both my life and my gift.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a proud veteran of the United States Navy. My service ended long ago, but a connection to that service lives on. About a year ago, I wrote a book about a WWI Veteran suffering from PTSD. It is my hope that people read it, and gain a... Continue Reading →
Does anyone else remember a time when the way to track a package was answering the door when the delivery driver knocked?
I miss my youth........................ https://youtu.be/FTWH1Fdkjow
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I was fortunate enough to visit Hong Kong several times in the mid 80s. An incredible place, it was my favorite city in the world. For all the energy and excitement, when you took the time to talk with residents, the fear of 1997 was something people were talking about back then. Because... Continue Reading →
Are you a writer? Are you told that you are too sensitive? This is not an uncommon characteristic in those of us who are creative. Even one who might be accused of excessive machismo, Ernest Hemingway, was a deeply sensitive person. Upon first reading, his stories can be construed as epic adventures, read them a... Continue Reading →
Last night's dream. I'm not yet sure if I will turn it into a full blown Embrace The Wild Fantasy, or use it in another story. It contains mild, for me, adult content. ADULT CONTENT ADULT CONTENT ADULT CONTENT Another night. Her on the couch, me on the chair. The television plays in... Continue Reading →
After posting an excerpt form my first novel, "One Day I Was," a few of my readers expressed and interest in the the story. Some of those same readers are enrolled in the kindle unlimited program and asked if I could make the story available. After a couple of clicks on my bookshelf, One Day I Was is... Continue Reading →
One Day I Was Copyright ©2011 Joseph F. Leonardi 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 the United States of America. The following... Continue Reading →
Hemingway was counted among the lost generation. Today, are we living with a spoonfed generation? Has a generation which has been conditioned by an educational system that teaches to standardized testing to be little more than mind-numb automatons, regurgitating information and data as a demonstration of intelligence, now having difficulty grasping Ernest Hemingway's concept... Continue Reading →
As a boy, everything I began I quit. As a man, once commenced, I never ceased. Often, to my detriment, I battled to no longer be called “quitter" The result was the same --- more failure than success. I turned my back on my calling. I followed the path of others. Education, career, marriage. The result was... Continue Reading →
MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE I have decided to accept proposals to determine which literary agent/agency will earn an exciting opportunity. I am offering exclusive rights to represent me and all of my current and future works. That's correct, this could be your chance to get on-board with an author whose writings challenge accepted... Continue Reading →
I just wanted to take a moment and thank all who have purchased my books, left reviews and sent words of encouragement. Your support means so very much to me. The days I don't think I will make it as a writer are fewer because of the belief you all have in me. Again, from... Continue Reading →
A Father ©2017 All Rights reserved It is so close to the date, yet, your desire will not be denied. We make love, unbridled is our passion. To unimagined climax, we bring each other. Behind closed lids, your beautiful eyes are now hidden. I lay next to you. My hand, upon the outline of our... Continue Reading →
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Quote from "War Springs Eternal (The Damaged and Broken Collection Book 2)" by Joe Leonardi - "There are some officers, those who remained stateside, who believe we are faking. Faking what? And for what purpose? There is no front or battle for us to return. I am sure many would prefer the battle they had... Continue Reading →
Quote from "War Springs Eternal (The Damaged and Broken Collection Book 2)" by Joe Leonardi - "I am damaged. In many ways, I am broken. At this moment, I am proud and humbled. There was a time when many of us forgot or questioned the purpose of our war. Today, the reminder greets us. On... Continue Reading →
Quote from "War Springs Eternal (The Damaged and Broken Collection Book 2)" by Joe Leonardi - "...compared to its British counterpart, is a definite move up. The beds are luxurious compared to the cots. However, after staying in trenches for so long, a grass covered field would be a welcome change. The recovery process here... Continue Reading →
From "War Springs Eternal (The Damaged and Broken Collection Book 2)" by Joe Leonardi "I am no longer the boy who came here, nor am I the man I was destined to be. I return to the trenches. I have no choice. It is our duty. I will not abandon my brothers to fight. No,... Continue Reading →
At the beginning of the new millennia the first draft of Her story was put on paper. However, sadly that document was forgotten about. In the year 2005, that initial manuscript was uncovered and the author was challenged to finish the controversial story. On December 25, 2007, Her story was released, and the concept that... Continue Reading →
Air brisk Scent clean Colors bright Green now orange Leaves cling to branches Some drift upon the chilled breeze The last crops harvested Apple and pumpkin pies are ready and still they holler I
Perhaps one of the most brilliant insights from Ernest Hemingway concerns the process of making an emotion. Using this technique allows us as writers to evolve from simply telling a tale, to having our readers become immersed in our story. Close observation of life is critical to good writing, said Hemingway. The key is... Continue Reading →
Art is not what they seek — control of others is their goal and drive and need. To garner self-worth — they need to have, no matter how false and obvious the pretense, an unearned sense of superiority.
The NBA season is two days old. Here are some observations inferred from the pundits - The Lakers again won't make the play-offs LeBron only cares about Hollywood, not championships New Orleans Culinary options have ended Zion's career Steph Curry is not a hall of famer Miami Heat Culture, lacking a Shaq or LeBron, will... Continue Reading →
Yes, one of our very own, a fellow author becomes a totalitarian dictator laying down commandments -- commandments cut in stone by their fiery finger whose very ability to express is a freedom held so dear.
The battles may stop................ A ceasefire or treaty may be signed............... Politicians claim a victory they did not earn................ Yet, for those who served, the fighting never ends..................... ...................FOR MANY -- WAR SPRINGS ETERNAL https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FLF6T13/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_U_0WjSDbFV3H182?fbclid=IwAR2FQE_MRcTWznXQawgqFN7cxwKu9usLPGSmghoavjJ4jYea_gxMbfPMrls
Occasionally, I use quotes of writers I admire to open a blog-post. Today, I am going to quote myself..... "It isn’t about the number of words the author writes, it is about the story the author tells with the number of words written.... " Joe Leonardi I tend to agree with Edgar Allan Poe... Continue Reading →