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for November, 2017

How To Cope With Loss and Death

How To Cope With Loss and Death

November 27, 2017

For nearly eight years on this blog we’ve often discussed issues of grief, loss and death. Today I’d like to talk about what we’ve learned over the years about loss. Death Is Real  For a writer, death is very real. We are in a constant state of desperation to eek out our creative work before that final bell strikes, and all that is left are the drafts of what stories we could have written. That scenario, having died not having published a single story, is a writers worst nightmare. Death is sometimes, darkly so, a great motivator in that sense. But the spectre of death is also a thing that beguiles us with its many doubts: we think that perhaps we are missing out, missing the lives of others, missing on our own lives by toiling on our stories. Perhaps death is giving a warning to us writers: “see? your life is passing you by,” the grim reaper hisses, “stop your […]

It’s Miracle Season! Have You Set Up Your Appointment With Your Angel Yet?

It’s Miracle Season! Have You Set Up Your Appointment With Your Angel Yet?

November 26, 2017

“Ollin Morales is the real deal, the authentic master of Angel communication and guidance.  He sets up realistic expectations, “you may not always get what you want, but what you need.”  I found that to be truly comforting, because I knew I’d be getting the truth. And Truth is what I got. Ollin is able to discuss not only your present life, but the appropriate tie-ins to past lives — if it’s relevant. He gets to the very core of your Spirit, and answers very deep and profound questions you may have had for decades or longer.  Yet his delivery is one of love and respect.  At no time did I feel uncomfortable or scared.  It was the most incredible feeling to know that I was communicating with a Guardian Angel who has been with me since birth, and will stay with me until death.  I received information from Ollin that nobody on this planet knows about, except me.   […]

Splurge, Part III (The Last Part)

Splurge, Part III (The Last Part)

November 22, 2017

Editor’s note: read part II here. Twitter story in spurts of 140 characters – Title: Splurge – Part III – by Ollin Morales… #ollinsplurge to follow this thread… — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) November 7, 2017 Xiolena was sitting at the back of the class at sixth period, 20 minutes before the bell, in the dark, match in her hands #ollinsplurge — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) November 7, 2017 She was next to the beakers and the burners. #ollinsplurge — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) November 7, 2017 All alone and unafraid. How empty and dark classrooms are during lunch, all apocalypse now, nothing but the smell of gas #ollinsplurge — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) November 7, 2017 That’s the thing with gas. You can smell it, but u can’t see it. You better watch it. Sniff it out, because they don’t show u #ollinsplurge — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) November 7, 2017 It’s always a wreck when your waiting to pounce, isn’t it? You hear the […]

Splurge, Part II

Splurge, Part II

November 21, 2017

Editors note: Read part I here. Twitter story in spurts of 140 characters – Title: Splurge – Part II – by Ollin Morales… #ollinsplurge to follow this thread… — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) October 19, 2017 That same day she skipped classes, you know what juniors do, and went to the mall. Nobody should get to tell you what to do. #ollinsplurge — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) October 19, 2017 and she walked right in, that Xiolena, like she owned the place. Bought them fancy underoos and skittle-color tennis shoes #ollinsplurge — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) October 19, 2017 There was a blouse she liked, reminded her of her mamas when she went to high school, and the sunglasses, you know the ones #ollinsplurge — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) October 19, 2017 That Britney wore in her vids? She was alive, that Xiolena, buying the bras, buying the dress, buying this & buying that #ollinsplurge — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) October 19, 2017 All 50% […]

Splurge, Part I

Splurge, Part I

November 20, 2017

Editor’s note: For over seven years on the blog I’ve shared with you my original fictional short stories. They always come out of nowhere and disappear before you know it, so make sure to read and catch this last one while still you have the chance… This last one is brought to you via Tweet!!! much love, Ollin Twitter story in spurts of 140 characters – Title: Splurge – Part I – by Ollin Morales… #ollinsplurge to follow this thread… — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) October 18, 2017 Xiolena carries a hammer to the computer room. She shatters screens, tosses coffee & screams at teacher: “My silence is loud” #ollinsplurge — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) October 18, 2017 The teacher is silent. A man – he doesn’t need to speak. His shouting is quiet. She shutters. Waits. Smashes the sharpener. #ollinsplurge — Ollin Morales (@OllinMorales) October 18, 2017 No movement – his stillness destroys mountains. She quakes, cries. Hammers at the projecter, […]