February already. The month of more winter but also of love. Time to think of what keeps you warm when the world turns cold.
Do you remember that special feeling of love found? And who hasn't experienced the emotional experience of love lost? Some of you might have even lost a love only to find that person later for another go around.
And this blog hop is being combined with Michael D'Agostino 's first Monday Question of the Month blog hop. You can find the list at A Life Examined where Michael asks:
“When have you lost or found love?”
You see how the two hops have come together for one big fun time.
Tell your story about love lost or found in our special Valentine's blogfest. Your post can be a short fiction, an essay, poetry, or even a song--let your imagination run free. Any genre is fair game, be it romance, historical fiction, memoir, or even science fiction. After all there are no limitations when it comes to love.
This special blogging event was inspired by a collaboration between Arlee Bird and Guilie Castillo-Oriard. Joining in hosting will be Elizabeth Seckman, Yolanda Renee, Denise Covey. and Alex J Cavanaugh. Don't be left out!
After nearly 33 years of marriage, I can't really recall much about the loves I lost in the days of my youth. From the perspective of where I am now, they seem so shallow compared to the depth of what my husband and I share. As I write this, I think of all the sorrows and joys we've shared together. We've lost three of our four parents and a beloved nephew. We've stumbled through raising my two stepsons and our four children. We've struggled financially and worked long, long hours to see them through college. More than one day and night was spent in a hospital or a doctor's office because when you have children, that happens. Sleepless nights filled with worry and glorious moments of success shared with those wonderful children. And through it all, my dear Ron and I supported each other. It wasn't always easy or peaceful, but we've always been there for each other. We appreciate each other's strengths and forgive each other's faults. There has been more laughter than tears, more joy than sorrow and mostly there is love. My husband is more of a romantic than I am and no matter how difficult times were, he has always given me flowers for Valentine's Day, our anniversary and my birthday. I love the man and will always be glad that we found each other.
"It has made me better, loving you ... It has made me wiser, and easier and brighter."
Henry James, Portrait of a Lady
"Who being loved, is poor?" Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance
And it's getting closer. Later this spring, IWSG first short story anthology will be coming to a retailer near you. How about that lovely cover. More news coming your way soon.
Parallels: Felix Was Here
Freedom Fox Press
A division of Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Enter the realm of parallel universes!
What if the government tried to create the perfect utopia? Could a society linked to a supercomputer survive on its own? Do our reflections control secret lives on the other side of the mirror? Can one moment split a person’s world forever?
Exploring the fantastic, ten authors offer incredible visions and captivating tales of diverse reality. Featuring the talents of L. G. Keltner, Crystal Collier, Hart Johnson, Cherie Reich, Sandra Cox, Yolanda Renee, Melanie Schulz, Sylvia Ney, Michael Abayomi, and Tamara Narayan.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will expand your imagination and twist the tropes of science fiction. Step through the portal and enter another dimension!
Whew that is a long post for me! Don't forget, first Wednesday posting for IWSG is only two days away. Is February a romantic month for you or just another cold month in which to curse winter? Have you found or lost a love or perhaps re-discovered one? Isn't that a great cover for the anthology?