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Journal Entries

No Vacancy

No Vacancy is a collection of humorous personal essays. Each essay is independent of each other, but together the collection weaves an autobiographical tapestry, at times sad, bizarre, and deeply personal. No skeleton in her closet is safe.

Lisa tackles subjects including grand conspiracies, generation gaps, memory loss, aging, nostalgia, modern technology, Corporate America, airline industry, affairs, addiction, unorthodox relationships, male species, and female anatomy, to name just a few.

Uncharted

The world can be funny or terrifying depending on your outlook. Join our hero as he navigates the daily grind, experiencing life so you don't have to.

There's a monster in my bed. Oh wait. It's a baby.

No self-respecting modern woman wants a baby, until you do and then you’re stuffed.

There’s a monster in my bed. Oh wait. It’s a baby is a series of satirical columns about surviving life with a baby and a boyfriend in a modern world that forgot it’s not 1950 something.

Briana takes on all things babies and boyfriend as she discovers motherhood is like riding a wild horse that’s out of control. Only the horse is not a horse, it’s a donkey. And it’s going backwards.

Written with a lot of sarcasm, a little humor and not enough coffee by a woman who wishes she was Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

 

Carcerated Grammar

In the outside world, writers starve to have their words consumed and considered. On the inside, every 'letter' is sacred and sav(i)ored.

In a nutshell, it's correspondence between a guy and woman in prison... and another guy with the same name... and occasional other characters (you know how destiny and randomness go.)

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Pseudo-accolades for Carcerated Grammer's  Weekly / Biweekly / Monthly 'Cerealized' (sic) Prison Correspondence

 

"'Carcerated Grammer' is... well, what can I say? I've never read anything quite like it. it goes well with pie."

- Larry Jacoby 'The Colored Sightglass'

 

"I feel for Bianca but I suppose, I'd read anything sent to me in prison too."

- Harriette Fairline 'The Long Island Shore Woman Gazette'

 

"the age old adage you can't polish a turd, well the only thing here easy on the eyes is thanks to the yellow paper it's written on.

- Tony Cima 'Hoffman Hot Rods Fanzine.'

Z: True Stories of a Cult Kid

“I was taught to believe that humanity was imploding on itself. Only those of us living at the compound were pure, and it was our job to make sure the rest of the world got what it deserved.”

-Ezra Grady

On June 7th, 2009, after an argument with his parents, ten-year-old Ezra Grady ran away from his home in Harmony, Maryland. After years of searching for Ezra with no leads, the Harmony police declared him dead on June 11th, 2016.

On September 1st, Ezra reappeared at his former home, alive and well.

Told through letters, essays, police interviews, and photographs, Z: True Stories of a Cult Kid chronicles the mysterious, frightening, and deadly seven years of Ezra’s life after being recruited by and eventually escaping a doomsday cult based out of Dresden, Illinois.

However, as with every story, things may not be as they seem with Ezra, the cult, and his return home.

Lines in the Gravel

Lines in the Gravel is an engaging, often humorous, series of snapshots about Al Ainsworth's experiences growing up in rural Star, Mississippi. It is one story—told by a collection of stories—of family and faith that transcends his own experience to connect with others who seek to perpetuate their own values through the stories they tell…and re-tell.

Revelations of the Past

Have you ever wanted to travel back in time?

Perhaps see the world from an entirely different perspective?

If you could experience the birth of the world first-hand, would you want to?

In this truly amazing series, a rather ordinary girl does just that.  This visionary account of the past, will capture your heart and mind from the very beginning.  You will be able to witness creation like you’ve never experienced it before and see the world through the eyes of a rather common girl; who experiences countless historical events as if she were really there.        

MAKE POETRY GREAT AGAIN!

It's understood that people hate poetry. A lot. But why? How do we bring them back to see poetry's power?

Too wordy, too easy to get lost, what was the point? That's what people say.

Equally poignant and humorous while tackling today's subjects, Make Poetry Great Again needs your vote to build a wall between you and your disdain for poetry!

The Worries That I Worry

Despite that rather... worrisome title, this blog is not just for the worries upon my frail shoulders. It is here I feel safe to reveal my true self - the things I cannot say to even my beloved. It is for those tribulations and insecurities which plague me as I struggle through a fog of depression, yes; it is also for the joys and jubilations of life. 

We are such complex creatures, and I enjoy every shift of mood as I experience it, no matter how intense or painful. 

 

Enter My Darkness

Come, and indulge at your own risk.  Follow me as I explore uncensored, not only my dark feelings and memories, but my darkest dreams and musings.  

A truly grim set of works steeped in torment, anguish and the inability to fit into a world that does not like to gaze into the dark mirror.  Perhaps, we as a society fear that which might gaze back at us through the looking glass?

Allow me to open my window a crack and show you the midnight blackness I have inside myself.  A truly therapeutic set of ramblings laid down by a psychopathic sociopath, sure to if not amuse and entertain, perhaps entice you to peek at your own demons or montsters?  

         For are we all not a little bit insane?

        Is reality not like beauty, in the eye of the beholder?

         Please, do come walk with me......

Warning: Series Contains Explicit Adult Content.

Bittersweet Memories

I have always been one to write things down so I won't forget them.  The same goes for memories.  As time passes, we forget so much of our lives, especially with those we are close to and love.  So, I decided to put those memories to paper, and someday, when I do forget, it will be written down.  I can revisit those times and somehow be with that person again for a little while.

Open Letter

These letters are the musings of a twenty-something, who moved from her island home to live in Portland, OR.

From the fingertips of an introvert to the curious world around her.

Dedicated to my friends all over the world.

Yes, dear reader, these are for you.

Work In Progress

Abigail Nolan wants it all....by the time she is 30. 

Looking forward to celebrating her 29th Birthday, she arrives at work only to find a pink slip for a present.  If she thought things couldn't get any worse, they do when her fiance of 2 years breaks it off the same day.

Devastated, she has no other choice but to move back in with her parents. With nobody wanting to hire her or marry her, she finds herself back at square one. 

Cramped in her family home with no privacy and endless social media updates of her friends being promoted, getting married or having babies- it all finally gets to her. After a few self pity parties and a lot of wine, she decides enough is enough!

She begins a journal to boost her confidence. Soon she gets a new job at the local Quik Copy and agrees to go on her first date in years. Things are looking up!

What begins as a motivational vice, her journal entries quickly turn into the humorous antics of a newly single gal.

Follow Abigail's journey in her own words as she reinvents herself and learns that having it all may not be what life is really all about!

 

Diary of a nearly new Mum

Being a new Mum is a venture into the unknown. Forget whatever you had planned, this diary is about what really happens.

Each story is a week in the life of our new English Mum facing her latest trial, be it weaning, returning to work or the yoga class. 

There's frustration and joy, friends full of advice and help, plenty of accidental comedy and cake but very little sleep along the way. 

"The Intruder"

I've been newly diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which I call "The Intruder," and am trying to come back to God.  Join me on my journey through pain, understanding, clarity, and maybe, some answers, but definitely a time of self-discovery for me...and maybe you, too.  

The Misadventured Piteous Overthrows of a Self-Taught Lit Snob

Unpublished novelist, picky reader, Shakespeare-obsessed movie addict moans for the company of other writers, groups, guilds, readers, listeners, on-lookers, acquaintances, or random strangers. Will also accept a small, intimate gathering of stuffed animals around a tiny tea table for commiseration.

Or, just read the scathing, potentially humorous rantings.

Just a writer writing about writers...writing. And some other stuff in there somewhere.

Caution: I use adult language. While I loathe excessive and gratuitous cursing and sexual situations in writing, I talk like a sailor in real life. I will try to do my best to keep it tastefully direct. Try.

Being Me - 2017

The journal of an Ordinary Joe, written as it happens during the year 2017.

Musings of a Champagne Addict

Join me the first and third Friday of every month for the unfiltered ramblings of a flawed, single woman trying to make it as a romance author.

Reflections of EL: In Search of Self

As the good natured Dyllon grows towards adolescence, he is drawn to an aged clothing trunk and otherworldly forces are released that forever change his quiet existence. Learning to cope with these disturbing emotions is in conflict with his yearning to find a stable relationship and when Dyllon meets an assertive girl named Regan and then the friendly and carefree Kelly, the haunting forces put him to the test. He soon learns that even nice people have a dark side.

Join Dyllon in his quest to understand life, love and the demons that persistently haunt him in this not-so-fictionalized autobiography of the first twenty-three years of the author’s life.

(The Dream Dilemma - Reflections of EL - Book 2 is available in the Paranormal section). 

Journey of a Lost Girl

Mistakes. Regrets. Consequences.

Eliza is a girl that has traveled down a deep dark path and is now fighting her way back to the top. Battling demons, depression, anxiety, and alcohol. Fighting for a voice, learning to stand on her own two feet.

From a young age she never knew her place in the world. Blindly stumbling to rock bottom and painfully climbing back to sanity.

Making peace with the past is the only thing that will save her, but can she do it? 

Down the Indifference Hole

This story will chronicle, through several months, both the stigma surrounding a college dropout, how this unseen stigma affects them, and the psychological and physical journey taken since, along with additional social commentary.

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.



No Vacancy is a collection of humorous personal essays. Each essay is independent of each other, but together the collection weaves an autobiographical tapestry, at times sad, bizarre, and deeply personal. No skeleton in her closet is safe.

Lisa tackles subjects including grand conspiracies, generation gaps, memory loss, aging, nostalgia, modern technology, Corporate America, airline...View Series



The world can be funny or terrifying depending on your outlook. Join our hero as he navigates the daily grind, experiencing life so you don't have to.

 View Series


No self-respecting modern woman wants a baby, until you do and then you’re stuffed.

There’s a monster in my bed. Oh wait. It’s a baby is a series of satirical columns about surviving life with a baby and a boyfriend in a modern world that forgot it’s not 1950 something.

Briana takes on all things babies and boyfriend as she discovers motherhood is like...View Series



In the outside world, writers starve to have their words consumed and considered. On the inside, every 'letter' is sacred and sav(i)ored.

In a nutshell, it's correspondence between a guy and woman in prison... and another guy with the same name... and occasional other characters (you know how destiny and randomness go.)

---

Pseudo-accolades for...View Series



“I was taught to believe that humanity was imploding on itself. Only those of us living at the compound were pure, and it was our job to make sure the rest of the world got what it deserved.”

-Ezra Grady

On June 7th, 2009, after an argument with his parents, ten-year-old Ezra Grady ran away from his home in Harmony, Maryland. After years of searching for Ezra with no leads,...View Series



Lines in the Gravel is an engaging, often humorous, series of snapshots about Al Ainsworth's experiences growing up in rural Star, Mississippi. It is one story—told by a collection of stories—of family and faith that transcends his own experience to connect with others who seek to perpetuate their own values through the stories they tell…and re-tell.

 View Series


Have you ever wanted to travel back in time?

Perhaps see the world from an entirely different perspective?

If you could experience the birth of the world first-hand, would you want to?

In this truly amazing series, a rather ordinary girl does just that.  This visionary account of the past, will capture your heart and mind from the very beginning.  You will be able...View Series



It's understood that people hate poetry. A lot. But why? How do we bring them back to see poetry's power?

Too wordy, too easy to get lost, what was the point? That's what people say.

Equally poignant and humorous while tackling today's subjects, Make Poetry Great Again needs your vote to build a wall between you and your disdain for poetry!

 View Series


Despite that rather... worrisome title, this blog is not just for the worries upon my frail shoulders. It is here I feel safe to reveal my true self - the things I cannot say to even my beloved. It is for those tribulations and insecurities which plague me as I struggle through a fog of depression, yes; it is also for the joys and jubilations of life. 

We are such complex creatures, and I...View Series



Come, and indulge at your own risk.  Follow me as I explore uncensored, not only my dark feelings and memories, but my darkest dreams and musings.  

A truly grim set of works steeped in torment, anguish and the inability to fit into a world that does not like to gaze into the dark mirror.  Perhaps, we as a society fear that which might gaze back at us through...View Series





These letters are the musings of a twenty-something, who moved from her island home to live in Portland, OR.

From the fingertips of an introvert to the curious world around her.

Dedicated to my friends all over the world.

Yes, dear reader, these are for you.

 View Series


Abigail Nolan wants it all....by the time she is 30. 

Looking forward to celebrating her 29th Birthday, she arrives at work only to find a pink slip for a present.  If she thought things couldn't get any worse, they do when her fiance of 2 years breaks it off the same day.

Devastated, she has no other choice but to move back in with her parents. With nobody wanting...View Series



Being a new Mum is a venture into the unknown. Forget whatever you had planned, this diary is about what really happens.

Each story is a week in the life of our new English Mum facing her latest trial, be it weaning, returning to work or the yoga class. 

There's frustration and joy, friends full of advice and help, plenty of accidental comedy and cake but very little...View Series



I've been newly diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which I call "The Intruder," and am trying to come back to God.  Join me on my journey through pain, understanding, clarity, and maybe, some answers, but definitely a time of self-discovery for me...and maybe you, too.  

 View Series


Unpublished novelist, picky reader, Shakespeare-obsessed movie addict moans for the company of other writers, groups, guilds, readers, listeners, on-lookers, acquaintances, or random strangers. Will also accept a small, intimate gathering of stuffed animals around a tiny tea table for commiseration.

Or, just read the scathing, potentially humorous rantings.

Just a writer writing about...View Series



The journal of an Ordinary Joe, written as it happens during the year 2017.

 View Series


Join me the first and third Friday of every month for the unfiltered ramblings of a flawed, single woman trying to make it as a romance author.

 View Series


As the good natured Dyllon grows towards adolescence, he is drawn to an aged clothing trunk and otherworldly forces are released that forever change his quiet existence. Learning to cope with these disturbing emotions is in conflict with his yearning to find a stable relationship and when Dyllon meets an assertive girl named Regan and then the friendly and carefree Kelly, the haunting forces...View Series


Mistakes. Regrets. Consequences.

Eliza is a girl that has traveled down a deep dark path and is now fighting her way back to the top. Battling demons, depression, anxiety, and alcohol. Fighting for a voice, learning to stand on her own two feet.

From a young age she never knew her place in the world. Blindly stumbling to rock bottom and painfully climbing back...View Series



This story will chronicle, through several months, both the stigma surrounding a college dropout, how this unseen stigma affects them, and the psychological and physical journey taken since, along with additional social commentary.

 View Series

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.