He had been her safe haven, the place she went when she needed calm and quiet, and he had never turned her away. He loved her silently and she him. ⁂ Sammie Scribbles Weekend Writing Prompt Use the word “haven” and write a piece of poetry or prose in exactly 32 words. Continue reading Haven

“I’m Beginning to See the Light” ~ Sound of My Day

This is another one of those pieces of classic jazz that I cannot help but adore, regardless of the recording artist. Duke Ellington and Harry James, two of my favorite artists of the time, were among those who collaborated on this piece.  Ella Fitzgerald, Harry James, and Duke Ellington all released recordings of this song … Continue reading “I’m Beginning to See the Light” ~ Sound of My Day

Trauma and the Hero

I read a lot: books, anthologies, poetry, prose, news, articles on things relevant to my life. Lately I’ve seen a lot of articles regarding the returning military hero fighting the demons that came home with him from his time in combat. These stories are easy to use as examples of overcoming personal trauma and tragedy … Continue reading Trauma and the Hero