tammie's BloG

Encouraging words for the journey
Imprisoned Memories – A Short Story

Imprisoned Memories – A Short Story

While my chosen writing genre is contemporary fiction, I love to dabble in other genres. Short stories are fun to write and a way to hone my fiction skills. I wrote this short story for an NYC Midnight Flash Fiction contest. In these contests, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time...

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Goals: Know What You’re Working Toward

Goals: Know What You’re Working Toward

There is a video game called Ravenhill that I like to play. Several different activities ask the player to make color combinations to move objects, break blocks, explode rockets, or pop bubbles. Sometimes the list includes...

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Turtle Girl: Loving the Unlovable

Turtle Girl: Loving the Unlovable

Once there was a girl who had been hurt by one… two… a lot of people. She tried to grow a shell, thick as a turtle’s, to keep out the hurt, but the hurt lived with her inside the shell. The hurt mocked and taunted her, and she searched for ways to drown it out. She...

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The Game of Life – A Short Story

The Game of Life – A Short Story

Life behind bars wasn’t as bad as I had heard. The people loved me. I made them laugh and wowed them when I raised my hand to greet them with a big high five. I was spoiled and pampered. It really was a pretty cool time. I knew the time would end at some point, so I...

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Duck, Duck, Goose: A Wee Bit of Encouragement

Duck, Duck, Goose: A Wee Bit of Encouragement

“Duck, duck, duck…” Her back rigid, the little blond girl stared straight ahead, lips stretched thin. Each time It came near, her eyes shone with hope. Each time the tap came with a duck her head dropped a little further. Would she ever get to be goose? Do you...

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Never Make Eye Contact – A Short Story

Never Make Eye Contact – A Short Story

Never make eye contact with them. Momma always said if you make eye contact with them, they got ya. Nothing you can do about it. Truth be told, even at my age, they caused me to tremble like no other. I knew it was the season for them when I headed out that night, but...

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Three Word Thursday – Learn to Focus on Today

Three Word Thursday – Learn to Focus on Today

Talk swirled around her. Classmates talked of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Excitement swelled. The teacher turned the talk to safety while on this trip of a lifetime. Staying with the group, keeping money and personal items close, not falling onto the tracks of...

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When Fear Weighs You Down

When Fear Weighs You Down

Are there chances you regret not taking? How about dreams you’ve put aside? Do you ever wish your life was different? What is holding you back from taking chances and fulfilling your God-given purpose? For me, the answer to that question is fear and more questions....

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The Journey Begins Now!

The Journey Begins Now!

Y’all I’ve been on this journey for many years now, and through my 20s and 30s I expected to have arrived by now! It frustrated me for so long that I was still journeying and still not feeling complete. Then I visited a little church, in the middle of a farmer’s...

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