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From Single to Double Crochet By Me, A Short Story

Since Grandma Delany had taught Eva to crochet when she was a young girl, Eva hadn’t put her hook down. Her projects had started out small and clumsy, with so many mistakes that Eva could only smile and shake her head when she thought of them. Then her skill had grown, and her projects had grown larger, to detailed afghans, cozy sweaters, and ornate hats. Now, Eva felt her talent had reached its fullest potential, as her little home was covered nearly top to bottom with the works of her hands. There were intricate doilies on every table, gingham curtains hanging in her kitchen windows, and fanciful rugs beside every bed. There wasn’t a thing that Eva couldn’t- or hadn’t- covered with yarn or thread.
Now her hands worked on a different project: a wedding gown.
For her whole life, Eva Delany had dreamed of one thing: Her wedding day. She’s spent her teenage years pouring over wedding gown magazines, her young adult years putting together plans, and now, as her forty-fifth birthday app…

Mallory Is Mistaken by Me, A Short Story

Mallory Mitchell usually saw good in everyone and everything. There was rarely a day when the sun wasn‘t shining or her world wasn‘t perfect. Today, however, it had already been a bad day, and she wasn’t in the mood to be charitable.
After waking up with a sore throat, Mallory found her shower leaking all over the bathroom floor, her only pet- a goldfish named Henry- floating belly-up in his bowl, and her kitchen empty of anything that could be deemed a proper breakfast. There was a gray cloud hanging over her apartment and her head.
After calling the landlord and waiting half the morning for the leak to be fixed, she spent another half an hour trying to clean the floor. Then, flushing Henry in a most undignified way, Mallory shoved her arms into her jacket and grabbed her keys before heading to the door.
“Could this day get worse?” She mumbled, unlocking her car and leaving the apartment complex with the sourest attitude she had had in a long time.
She didn’t want fast food, but …

Meet My Characters: Anissa and Harmon

When I started this blog, my intention was to gradually introduce some of my book characters in the future. I couldn't wait any longer, though, so I have to introduce a couple of my favorites. (Just so everyone knows,  All my characters are fictional, but I do take joy in throwing in a little bit of my own and my family's personalities and characteristics into them.)

Meet Anissa.
As the oldest of a widow's two daughters, Anissa feels like the burden of taking care of her mother and sister falls solely on her shoulders. While she is young (early twenties) Anissa is mature beyond her years, thanks to a past that has only brought her pain. She's extremely sensitive- the least little thing will set her to worrying- and she tends to be the quiet observer when in church or at family gatherings. She never quite feels she is good enough, and doesn't seem to see the attractive qualities everyone else sees in her. She doesn't see herself as the generous lady everyone see…

My First Day as a Blogger... About Me

Hello, everyone! I guess since this is a new blog, and my first post, I should let you know a little about me.  My name is Melissa, but everyone calls me Missy for the most part. I live in the great state of Georgia, have all my life, and I'm quite pleased about that. I'm in my mid twenties, but rather feel like I'm in my 70s because I'm quite old fashioned.  My family is Independent Baptist, and I teach Sunday School in a Baptist church near my home. I'm KJV 1611 in Bible, and have the desire to be a Godly woman who serves the Lord with my whole life and heart. My personal standards and beliefs seem pretty strict to most people, but they are founded in God's Word and I don't believe I need to lower them because of that fact.  I'm a writer. No surprise there, I'm sure. I've been writing since I was twelve years old, and though I haven't published yet, I have about 35 books piling up that are either completed or in the works that I hope to pub…