Social Media Meltdown… a quote is a quote, is a quote, is a quote

NEW weekly blog to post today. So, keep checking. The blog will be ready TODAY depending on your time zone.

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I liked this quote by one of my favorite bloggers, Jennifer Blanchard. “It’s my belief we’re supposed to trigger people and get triggered by people–that’s how we all learn and grow.”

What inspired me to write this blog, you ask? Read the full blog http://klorraine.com

Until next time…

Happy reading.

K. Lorraine

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Welcome Spring

4.4.2017

thIt’s a sign of Spring when certain books & poems come out of the woodwork. In the past few days, my February book of the month, Love Stories,’ has picked up steam. Fifty new views in a short few days. I’m impressed.

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And my poem, ‘Mother, A Queen of Heaven,’ (Exceptional Contest Win) from the 2016 book ‘Poetry in Motion,’ is topping the chart.            abstract-sails

 

 

In memory of my mother, Rita.      mothers

‘Mother, A Queen of Heaven,’

A mother of nine children.
She gave us life.
She taught us to be strong.
She taught us the Love of God.
She taught us to pray.
She expected us to value the Ten Commandments.
She was a young widow who sacrificed for her brood.
She taught us to be independent.
She taught us the love of family.
She taught us to love one another as we love our self.
She taught us to respect our elders.
She taught us the value of hard work.
She taught us to act upon random acts of charity.
She taught us the value of education.
She taught us to follow our dreams.
She had a heart of gold.
She had a wonderful sense of humor.
She was loved by many.
She died happy…
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY Mom.

Thank you K. Lorraine fans from around the world. You never disappoint me. I appreciate your loyalty and support.

Keep it up! I love you,
K. Lorraine

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The Dark Side of Being Different, Beauty & the Beast

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The Dark Side of Being Different

(Beauty & the Beast)

Posted on Fanstory January 20, 2015

The story received  65 views

Copyright © 2015 by K. Lorraine Books

Graphic, courtesy of Bing Public Domain

I thought I’d change up this week’s blog a bit.

The new movie Beauty and the Beast debuted in the theaters this weekend. “Despite her fears, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff. And she learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior. She realizes the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.”

This prompted me to delve into my archives. I remembered a short story that I had written. I found it.  I thought you might enjoy my version of a take on Beauty of the Beast from 2015, Alien style.

Read the full blog on the K. Lorraine website http://klorraine.com.

Have a happy first day of Spring.

Happy reading,

K. Lorraine

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Read FREE…Mystery of the Locked Trunk

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Got your reading groove on? Well then, please go to the K.lorraine website, http://klorraine.com. Click on the Reading Room icon. And then click on book ONE,’ Mystery of the Locked Chest’.

 
The full length action book is FREE. So, if you’ve got your reading groove on… you like to read… you like FREE stuff, this is just your thing.
 
Until next time, I’ll see you in the Reading Room. A new book will post in March.
 
Happy reading, K. Lorraine
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The Hero of Groundhog Day

 

I wrote this fun story in 2016 for Groundhog Day. It’s about a hero we think of but once a year. It is humorous and suggested that you don’t put too much thought into the piece of satire.

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“Heroic,” Hilary Duckbill of the Punxsuawney, Pennsylvania, of the Brother Love News, writes. Tired of being the bearer of bad news, Punxsuawney Phil wants to correct a misstep or wrong doing”.

Punxsuawney Phil says the time for his retirement has come. “Heroes aren’t always born heroes. People make them that way by chance or choice. The thing that I regret the most, is working too little and allowing humans to put so much faith in a furry rodent”.

Hilary then wrote. “The past three decades, statistics showed that Punxy’s non-shadow bearing years were by chance. And they were slim at best. Meaning that by not seeing his shadow, Punxy predicted an early Spring. When Phil saw his shadow and returned to his hole, the winter cold prevailed another six weeks”.

The Brother Love News, reported that Phil was wrong in St. Petersburg, Florida. The shadow years, on average, were 13.9 degrees warmer than non-shadow years. And nothing in Florida would constitute an early Spring. The sun is bound to shine there, and the temperatures don’t rise and fall uniformly. Some cities just have a warmer climate between February 2nd, Groundhog’s Day and March.

Hilary quoted Punxy, “I am not the foremost weather oracle, I am a groundhog”.

She then asked him, “What are your plans for retirement Phil”?

Punxy’s tense smile covered his face as he pulled out a letter he drafted to the Mayor of Punxsuawney.

He said, “Miss Duckbill, if you will permit. I would like to read the letter I’ve written for our most esteemed Mayor, Bill Foxworthy”.

She gave a nod of the head and Punxy began…

Dear Mr. Mayor,

I’ve packed my bag with one Florida style shirt, a bottle of sunscreen, a straw hat and a pair of flip flops. I plan to leave my heavy fur coat, galoshes, knitted hat, mittens and neck scarf outside my door. Please be sure that a deserving homeless rodent gets the winter attire.

I’ve calculated it’ll be a 1,200 mile trip. I’ll start at the tunnel from my Pennsylvania doorstep to Niceville, Florida.  I’ve rented a basement condo at the Bluewater Golf Club.

I hope you won’t find it difficult in replacing me as a Shadow Spotter.

Sincerely, Punxsuawney Phil

The cap lamp attached to Punxy’s hard hat lit his way in total darkness. Punxy  dug his way south excavating 700 pounds of earth daily. In Niceville, Punxy found that his sublet was beneath sea level. And the premises had green mold almost everywhere. If there is one thing that a groundhog doesn’t like, it is wet soil.

Disappointed, Punxy found his way out onto the golf course where he met up with his old friend Bill Murray. Punxy began dancing amid the edge of the first hole cup.  Bill was about 455 yards away and he was about to use a 2 iron… “It’s in the hole”! Phil shouted.

“I smell a varmint and the only good varmint, is a dead varmint. He’s a brown furry rodent… where are you my old pal Punxsuawney Phil”? Bill chortled.

“Over here Bill.” Less than enthusiastic, Punxy said, “You almost clocked me with your ball as you teed off”.

“What the heck are you doing in Florida, Phil? I once knew a gopher who could have been a great golf aficionado. But instead, he decided to become a weatherman”.

“Yup, Bill, that was once me, but let me tell you a story. What would you do if you were stuck in one place and nothing mattered except for one day a year? Well, Bill, I’m tired of giving advice or predicting the weather on that one specific day. Everybody expects me to set the fate of the Spring weather. Will Hope Spring Eternal. And leave folks with bated breath anticipating that Spring will arrive early. Or, will there be six more weeks of Winter. After the already brutal weather that most of the country has experienced.”

Bill pondered a moment, “Phil, you are my oldest and dearest friend. I hate seeing you so down and blue”.

“Bill,  when I looked into the mirror a few days ago, I saw a rodent looking back. It was a rude awakening that I was nothing but a fraud. I should be in jail. I’m not the super hero that I’ve been cast to be. But at least in jail, I could get three square meals”.

“It was a decision that I made. And the right time for me to hang up my super hero cape. I need to shelve my top hat, break out the sunscreen and sunglasses and end my days of being the bearer of bad news”.

Hilary ended her story by adding a profound moral. “What is it about season changes that we long for? Sure the new growth and a fresh start of Spring excites us after a long winter. Punxsuawney Phil holds the greatest responsibility of any groundhog in the world. Every February 2, Groundhog Day, the fate of Spring’s arrival is in the balance of his hands. Retired or not, Punxsuawney Phil will always be the hero of Groundhog Day”.

I hope you enjoyed my blog. You are welcome to read more of my blogs and stories on my webpage. Http://klorraine.com

Blog about me… Building my Brand and taking the path to my destiny

K. Lorraine, you have a magnetic personality which is hard to resist. And that also sometimes makes people envious of you. You have amazing and wonderful qualities that make you one of a kind. Generosity is your most valuable talent as well as a sign of your character’s strength.

You have a lot to offer to people through your generosity and forgiveness. You see hope in the world! You embody true courage! That’s why you deserve a special name. In the new year, your nickname Savior will give you much strength. It summarizes your personality and reveals your true character!

K. Lorraine, White is the color of divinity, innocence, purity and perfection. You are open-minded and kind-hearted. Deep down inside you’ve got a kind soul and it shines brightly in this color. That’s why your aura represents your best qualities. Everyone loves to be around you because your soul shines in a nice White shade and always puts you in a good mood.

2017 is a year of blessings, K. Lorraine. The new year has many gifts, adventures, and true love in store for you! You can look forward to the best year of your life.

K. Lorraine, you learned a lot in 2016 and are starting the new year with a lot of energy. You have had some periods of luck and happiness on your journey. But SOMETHING MAY WELL BE PREVENTING YOU FROM TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT LUCK.

There have been OPPORTUNITIES FOR GAINS THAT WERE WITHIN YOUR GRASP on many occasions.  Perhaps it seems like an invisible hand prevented you from enjoying your potential success.

As things stand now you take each day as it comes, without knowing what will happen to you tomorrow. Because of a lack of self-confidence, you may make decisions that had serious consequences. You may be thinking that this is all your fault. Well, that is not exactly the case!

But, 2017 will be the year in which all your wishes will come true. Practical, stable, dependable and determined — you are the steadying influence on everyone around you.

Reliability is the name of the game for you. Your determination and steadfastness gives you the ability to put ideas into form. You are a born builder! Security is important to you. And others look to you to manage, control, and make sure that everything falls into place. You will succeed in any work because of your good management skills. Your hard work and practicality will provide you with the rewards you seek and deserve.

Love – Emotions

Love plays an important role in your life. You engage yourself with fervor, wisdom and gratitude. You do a lot to deserve your happiness.

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You have enough personality and magnetism to do without any superior authority. Have faith in yourself, in your ideas and your initiatives. Hold your head high and persevere. You will move forward without problems, even in the most delicate or hazardous of times.

Luck

You have the potential for incredible things, which you received at birth. The new year should  turn out to be positive for you. But you may feel that you have generally been lacking in luck in many important areas of your life. Isn’t that so?

Your golden number is 6, your lucky number par excellence. Use the number 6 as often as you can. For example, when you set up an important meeting, insist on the 6th day of the month. Or 6 o’clock in the afternoon; when you take a train. Get in the 6th car. Use it whenever you play games etc.

And, be sure to use the number 16, for happiness, and to combat misfortune. Luck will do many things for you, and your intuition will do the rest.

You have everything you need to succeed.

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It’s possible a few unfortunate circumstances affected you. They forced you to make the wrong decisions.

You have a right to happiness. The TRANSIT PERIOD THAT IS FAST APPROACHING is unique. There are so many factors that will come into play. Once in a rare while, one will enter into a MAZE UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

You will find the secret key to this maze is in the meaning of each Transit Period. In fact, this is a time when most people find a source of plenty that puts them back on their feet.

Making it to the end of the maze is rare and difficult to do. But there are those few handful of people who do reach the end. They find themselves LIVING THE LIFE THEY’VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF. They’ve realized their Ultimate Destiny, and you can take the path to your destiny too.

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I plan to follow this advice and see where it takes me in my writing career. The goal that I look for is more LIKES for my blogs. More foot traffic to my website. I’d like to reach 10,000 people reading my posts by December 31, 2017. I’m at 8,613 now. This is a due-able goal. In fact, I should be able to surpass ten thousand.

Thank you for reading my blog, and don’t forget to LIKE it. Remember, stay on the positive side of life, and help me reach my 2017 goals.

 

Happy Reading, K. Lorraine