Wonderful cause! 🙂

Writer J. A. Campbell

I wanted to do something to help out after the devastating fires in Colorado. For any of you who don’t know, Colorado is my home and I know people and animals who’ve been impacted by all the major fires we had in May and June. I live close but was never in any danger to the High Park fire, second largest and second most destructive in Colorado history – well, since we’ve been keeping track anyway. We will be feeling the effects of the fire for years to come. Homes are destroyed, hiking trails and major recreational areas will be closed for seasons as the mudslide danger and falling tree danger make them unusable, animals have lost their habitats and have moved down into Fort Collins or surrounding areas to escape the fire, and a small wolf sanctuary – WOLF was right in the middle of it all. The wolves…

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Wondering where the hell I’ve been and what I’ve been up to? Just this….


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More Fun Than a Blog Award – TAGGED!

Last week I got an intriguing tweet from one of my blogger favs Miss Keri Lake. A fun Q&A type blog game and the best part, I get to come up with the next set of questions. *cackles*

Here’s how it works; The recipient is supposed to answer the sender’s 11 questions, then come up with 11 questions to send to 11 bloggers.  They in turn answer the questions and link back to this original post.

Here’s Keri’s witty questions and my responses.  I had SO much fun with this and I hope you enjoy reading them. And most of all don’t forget to check the end to see who I’ve tagged and what my questions are. 😉

1.  Your day has been riddled with one crappy event after the next, starting with the mounds of laundry your lazy-ass stepmom & sisters left for you, and ending with a phone call from prince charming that he’s canceling dinner plans…for the fifth time in a row.  It’s enough to make you cry.  In the thick of your pity party, a petite woman, looking like she’s had one too many face lifts, appears claiming to be your fairy godmother.  Figuring you’ve had a day from hell, she offers to let you have 1 day as the MC in any book of your choice.  What character and book would you choose to cast yourself in for a day?

Hermione from Harry Potter. Smart, brave, and a magic wand. Can’t get any better than that.

2.  You decide to have a little fun and enter yourself in the Paranormal Dating Game show coming to town.  Here are the three bachelors you have to choose from:

Bachelor #1 is a brawny guy who loves the outdoors.  His favorite pastime is snuggling beside a campfire and running naked through the woods on a full-moon.  He’s looking for an adventurous girl who doesn’t mind a bit of shedding from time to time.  An incredibly loyal companion who loves a good petting.

Bachelor #2 is a lean and charming guy who lives for the night life.  You’ll never have to slave over a hot stove for this one, his diet is simple.  He volunteers regularly at the local Red Cross and is looking for a woman who won’t blow a gasket when it comes to sleeping in a casket.

Bachelor #3 is smokin’ hot and will show you one hell of a good time on the town. One night with him and you’ll sell your soul for more!  He bakes a sinfully good lasagna and is looking for a sexy little angel who’s not opposed to relocating to a warm climate.

Who’s it gonna be??

The hot blooded wolf EVERYtime. Noms.

3.  As an added bonus, the game show offers you an all-expense paid date to anywhere you’d like (I did say all-expense paid…feel free to book a flight).  Where will you go with your smexy bachelor and what will you do?

The ice hotel. It’s on my bucket list. Do? Um, ya know….stuff.

4.  You take a once-in-a-lifetime cruise across the globe.  And wouldn’t ya know it?  The damn boat sinks and you’re left stranded on a deserted island.  An enormous travel chest washes up on shore and you recognize it as the one that belonged to the old rich lady with the yapping Pomeranian who boarded in front of you at the port.  You open it and gasp.  What’s inside? 

The damn dog of course. If it wasn’t for bad luck I’d have none at all.  

5.  You’re given the opportunity to go back in time and redo any embarrassing moment in your life (without the consequence of affecting major events like marriage and birth).  What moment would you go back and change?  

Just one? Hmm, when I was 17 working as a travelling groom at a thorougbred farm I was once locked in a tack room at the Kentucky Horse sales. There was this guy I’d been thinking was cute for a few days but I was far to shy to EVER ask him out, well he opened the door and asked me to dinner. I’d been set up by my crewmates. I went to dinner and a movie with him, but omigod I was mortified.

6.  In an effort to reduce obesity in the country, the government has decided to ban all junk food and candy from being sold in stores except for ONE single item to be voted on.  What junk food would you vote to keep?

Cheese in a can. It’d be the only way I could eat all the remaining healthy crap.

7.  Your spaceship, that’s been wandering black holes for God knows how long, finally lands on a strange planet in the middle of some undiscovered galaxy.  It’s a gorgeous landscape that makes Earth’s paradises look like post-apocalyptic disasters.  Waterfalls, tropical breezes and sexy alien clones that think you’re their long-awaited gift from the gods.  Funny, they all look strangely like a famous actor you’ve seen before…who?

Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson. I’m a sucker for a great smile.

8.  If you could sit and collaborate with any famous author from any time period, who would you pick?

Kelley Armstrong because I’ve met her and she’s the nicest, most humble, down to earth, wickedly talented, person I’ve ever met.

9.  The world is struck by some unseen force that manages to wipe out the internet for the day.  What would you do to keep yourself from going insane?

Pick up the phone and actually call people. Read. Take the dog to the park. Paint. Blow bubbles with my son…

10.  Your slave-driving boss just claimed your last weekend off with a Monday deadline for a major project.  Because you’re a writer, you decide to vent the only way you know how…you type up a nasty email to your BFF about all the twenty ways you hope he kicks the bucket over the weekend.  But instead of selecting ‘Frannie’ from your list of contacts, you accidentally select ‘Frank’…your boss.  Do you fess up right away and chalk it up to a brief moment of insanity?  Or do you pack up your desktop pictures and decide not to come in on Monday?

I bluff, I send a follow up email and say, “LOL,  gotchya! See ya monday big guy.” then pray the door opens for me on monday.

11.  If you were paid big money to do nothing but follow your favorite band around on tour, what band would you follow?

Hedly. Just love that guys freaking voice.


So, here’s my 11 questions for the people I’ve tagged back. The list of tagged suckers, I mean people can be found below the questions. If you decide to participate (and no I won’t be offended if you don’t) please make sure you leave a link back to where you answered my questions. 🙂

1. You’re dead. What’s the one accomplishment you wished you’d achieved before you died?

2. You find out you’re a witch, what’s the first spell you want to cast?

3. You’re the next contestant on Survivior. You can only take one material item with you (aside from pictures of loved ones etc), what item can you not live without?

4. You’re stranded on a desert island with someone of the same sex. You’re lonely, they’re hot. Do you consider experimenting?

5. You could pick one of your favourite foods to be non fattening, what would it be?

6. Your fairy godmother show up, she says she can give you one special skill to help you succeed in life, what do you ask for?

7. If you could choose to be immortal, would you?

8. The devil appears to you. Says he’ll give you anything you ask for at all in exchange for your soul. Would you do it? If so what would you ask for?

9. You’re told you’re being shipped off to antoher planet to populate it because your genes are just that outstanding. You can only take a famous person with you to be your mate, who do you request?

10. Your spouse cheats on you. There are no kids involved. What do you do to get some revenge on the cheating spouse?

11. You are caught up in the middle of a bank robbery. During the robbery some cash falls and lands close to you. Do you slide it into your pocket, or leave it?

Pat Hollett

Darke Conteur

Lisa Forget

Angela Addams

Anne Michaud

Julie Campbell

Steve Mchugh

Beas Book Nook

Fran Terminiello

Danielle La Paglia

Gareth – Falcata Times/Tattys Treasures

Have fun gang!!!! 🙂

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Book Review – Marcia Clark’s GUILT BY ASSOCIATION

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Blurb from Amazon:  Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious, wise-cracking, and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city’s most elite division. When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the core. She must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family.

But she can’t stop herself from digging deeper into Jake’s death, a decision that exposes a world of power and violence and will have her risking her reputation–and her life–to find the truth.

With her tremendous expertise in the nuances of L.A. courts and crime, and with a vibrant ensemble cast of characters, Marcia Clark combines intimate detail, riotous humor, and visceral action in a debut thriller that marks the launch of a major new figure on the crime-writing scene.

Author Marcia Clark is a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney. You may have heard her name a time or two *cough, cough* during the O.J. Simpson trial.

My thoughts:  The story follows two cases at the same time and this fact alone keeps you on your toes as you try to keep them sorted. Marcia does a wonderful job of shaking up the stereotype tree quite a bit along the way and I found that particularly refreshing.

There were a few times when the story did tend to wander a bit. Getting into minute clothing details and the like, things that neither impacted the character nor progressed the story. This made for a few dry spots but I easily skipped over them and left them behind.  

Rachel is gal who works hard, drinks, doesn’t cry at the drop of a hat yet never tries to lose nor hide her femininity. She’s compassionate, tough, smart and most importantly, very relatable. Marcia manages to get this balance exactly right with her entire cast of characters.

The book is marketed suspense/mystery but I personally found that it read more like a Chick Lit style of novel (but without the sex). It wasn’t a raw, edge of your seat, gripping kind of suspense but rather a very clever, engaging, well paced adventure. You won’t get all of the guesses right when the loose ends are tied up but you won’t be too far off.

More and more these days we are seeing ‘celeb’ types get published for their name rather than their skills so this book pleasantly surprised me in that regard. While Marcia may not be all the way there yet as a ‘writer’ (is anyone ever?) what she does have is a unique and confident style of writing that is all her own. A style I quite enjoyed. If book two can cut back on the dry spots and get a bit more raw (and yes please God is a kiss too much to ask for?) there’ll be nowhere to go but up for Miss Marcia Clark.

Where will Rachel’s brain and bravery take us next? I’ve no idea. But I’m going to find out. Book 2 Guilt by Degrees releases in May. 

My rating: 3 pink handguns out of 5  (1 = I didn’t get more than a few chapters before dumping it, 5 = I read it in one night cause it was THAT good)

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At a loss for a topic this week I’m going to bore you with….wait for it….me. Total yawner I know right? Feel free to stop reading right now promise I won’t look. 😉

I’ve recently begun attending a womens Bootcamp. What and why?

Why: Because it was a great deal I found on offer.  $20 for 20 classes (and yes I had to call and ensure it wasn’t a scam) Lol But it’s the REAL deal alright. Just ask my body anywhere from below my eyebrows.  It all hurts, but the GOOD hurt.

What: It’s circuit training essentially, but with a twist. We get to drag tires, flip tires, climb ladders, and all kinds of ‘fun’ stuff. The one thing I’ve noticed about this particular camp that is different from anything else I’ve done is that there is no curve to the training. Most places start easy, build up, and slow down. His just gets harder. Did you do sprints with squats at every station for 30secs? Now it’s a minute. Did you do it for a minute? Now it’s a minute with 10lbs of weight. That sort of thing.

After 3 classes I still look alot like this (not really me but easily could be);


But I FEEL like this (definitely not me);


The most valuable thing of all is that I’m learning good things I do later on my own at home.  That is always the best part of any class. Next week I’m taking a hot yoga class (hot cause they crank the heat to add misery) Personally I’ve never been a fan of yoga, I’m a hockey girl dammit! I always thought of yoga as sissy new-age crap. Um, ya, I’m a freaking idiot. You can say it. This is an 83 year old woman I would never want to try and steal a purse from…just sayin’. *runs to yoga class* 

I have two new addicions to share with you!

One is motivational fitness pictures with quotes. I post at least one a day on my FB page. It REALLY works to do this. Start the habit yourselves. If you post it, you must do it, right? It adds accountability and keeps me going. Here’s a couple of my favs. 🙂 

The second one is Pinterest. Omigod I love this site! (once I figured out how to use it, TY Shannon!). It’s free, and so awesome! Now whenever I’m surfing and see things I like, books, clothes, paint and décor, I just click the ‘pin it’ button and add it to a board. I’m planning on finishing our basement, I have a whole board full of things that inspire me, and it’s also where I keep all these cool fitness posters that I find. Find something on Etsy you like? Pin it. Check this site out, you’ll love it I swear! 

HOT TIP: Join lots of deal sites like Groupon, Dealfind, Kijiji deals, Social Network etc, you just never know what you’ll find! Just be sure to call the ACTUAL companies/stores to verify, and don’t forget to read the fine print!

I hope you found something here today to take away with you, thank you for stopping in! 🙂 

Where you see a couch, I see a life sucking vampire. #tammyism 😉

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TWIT to Woo?

Using twitter as a marketing tool.

There is much discussion and debate about social media these days, and no wonder as there are so many varying opinions and so many different uses. That said, since I have become a newly christened twittaholic I have seen things that, for me at least, seem to be big dos, and don’ts.

  •  You have yourself a blog, much like this one, but…er, cooler. You want the world to know it, see it, love it.
  • You’re an aspiring or published author/writer and you wish to sell your books.
  • You’re a crafter and you wish to sell your wares.

DO: Fight your urge too immediately open up a twitter account and tweet the very first thing that pops into your head. Okay, okay so I may have done that *cough cough* and odds are you will to. It’s very exciting stuff!

Really put some thought into the true purpose of having a twitter account, makes sense right? After all, if you’re opening it you must have a purpose. Mine was purely social at the start. I began by following friends, then expanded from there. Find people you like, have things in common with, whose tweets you just simply enjoy. Follow, follow, and then follow some more. If you’re lucky they’ll follow you back, if you’re really lucky some of their followers will opt to follow you back too. THEN hit them with your blog/wares/etc. Once you have some solid relationships the world wide door is open.

Be nice! I know, it sounds silly but we all need to remind ourselves of this overlooked fact once in awhile. It’s very easy to get online and forget that you’re projecting both yourself as a person as well as your brand/image. Easier still sometimes to forget about the fact that twitter, minus all the damn spambots, consists of real people and not merely words on a screen. So be supportive, be kind, be nice. In this day and age, it’ll attract you a lot of attention. 🙂

Come up with catchy funny taglines. They shows off your creativity and they do work.

It’s a big big world online and while you might be heading for bed, those across the pond are just waking up, so be sure to tweet your blog/product twice a day at opposite ends to ensure you’re hitting late crown and a morning crowd. NOTE:  Used on an every other day basis this is solid advice. If you promote the same thing in the same way all the time, people won’t even register it.

DON’T:  Abuse your followers. Meaning don’t bombard them and don’t take them for granted. They are the ones who’ll favourite your tweets and RT them, so never think of your followers as just numbers. Interact with them, follow them, RT them too. I’ve truly come to find that for the most part, when I go into twitter thinking “what can I do to help someone else out today?” that’s when everything clicks. It’s very much a two way street so if you support and promote others, they in turn will do the same for you.

Don’t create mutliple accounts thinking we won’t figure it out. And yes, people do it. I know one person who has three accounts and tweets all the same things/links etc. Very nice person, lovely writer…but seriously? UNFOLLOW.

NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER DO THIS: When someone decides to follow you, NEVER EVER TWEET THEM BACK A LINK OR DM THEM A LINK TO YOUR SITE. Just say thanks and move on. We’re on twitter, we’re not idiots, if we decided to follow you it’s safe to assume we know who you are, and what you do. Or at the very least, we can click on your damn profile link IF WE FEEL LIKE IT. I’m sure everyone here can attest to the fact that IF you do this it’s an automatic UNFOLLOW.

This is my own basic take on things and I’m sure there’s LOTS more that I’m missing.

I have to say that for me, personally, twitter has been a very positive experience. I’ve met some truly gifted, talented and caring people.

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Interview with Doc The Vampire Hunting Dog and author J. A. Campbell

Hello, my name is Chester, I am owner of the person you call Tammy.  She is, um, busy, shall we say.  *looks shifty*

Meanwhile I have taken it upon myself to post a blog in her absence.

Please welcome Doc the Vampire Hunter and his master J. A. Campbell (Julie). 

Barnes and Noble 

Doc is a Border Collie who hunts vampires with his human, Kevin. In this adventure they face their first fight and their most dangerous foe. It’s man’s best friend vs. his worst enemy…

I, Chester THE Cat, believe that impressive acts by dogs should be applauded as they happen so rarely. So, please, let us take a moment to get to know Doc.

1.       Doc, please share with us, how hard was it to convince your human that you were capable of taking on a vampire?

Doc: *tilts head* Not hard at all. Why would you think it would be difficult? One got into the house, I helped kill it. End of story. Well, really that was the start.

2.       Do you ever get annoyed with the incompetence of humans in general? Or perhaps that’s just me. *purrs*

Doc: I do wish Kevin would learn to shut the door quietly. Maybe learn to cook. His mate cooked great. Though I find my human quite competent. He kills vampires after all.

3.       According to your novella you and your human suffered a great loss. Do you think your human will ever properly recover from that? 

Doc: I heard him say once that he needed closure. Not sure what exactly that is, but when he finds it, he’ll be okay. I hope. *lays ears flat*

4.       If your human was to bring home a dog hater how would you cope with that? Quite a bit different than dealing with a Vampire I would imagine no?

Doc: Kevin’s not dumb. He only likes people who likes dogs. Though if he did and she tried to sit in my lazy chair, I’d jump in her lap. Then she’d either like dogs, or leave. *grin*

5.       Does your breath always smell like this? Is it genetic? *looks disgusted*

Doc: *huffs* Your breath isn’t any better.

6.       What would you like to share with your new fans? Besides your bad breath….

Doc: It’s great to have a job. Vampires smell funny and should die. Speaking of… *Sniffs* you smell funny too…

7.       If you could be anything else in the world, what would it be and why?

Doc: Why would I want to be anything else? Border Collies are the best. I’d rather be a farm dog than a city dog though. Maybe someday we’ll go back. You should be a Border Collie. Then maybe you’d smell better. 

Miss Julie, why hello and welcome to the blog formerly run by my pris…*looks abashed, coughs* …person.  Eh hem. A few questions my dear if you would be so kind.

1.       Why are you a dog person? Please god WHY??????

There is nothing better than coming home to the enthusiastic greeting of a dog. Or taking one running, or riding, or for a ride in the truck, or just about anything. I love cats to, but dogs… they’re just constant companions and it’s wonderful.

2.       If you could be anything else in the world, what would it be and why?

A full time writer instead of a part time writer. Maybe an adventuring writer. I wouldn’t mind being a star ship captain either. That’d be pretty cool – good story material there.

3.       What would you like people to know about you and what your currently working on?

I’m working on the sequel to Senior Year Bites, an Urban Fantasy that came out last summer. I just need to do edits. I’m also working on a horse Fantasy that should be out soonish, and of course I’m plotting more Doc stories.

4.       What made you think there would be a market for a book written by a lowly dog and not a cat? You know, like a cat like me, for example. *stretches claws*

Would you want to go through the work of hunting a vampire? Think of all the gore you’d have to clean off. *lowers voice* All the baths you’d have to take…

I honestly didn’t consider market when I wrote the story. It was the encouragement of others that kept me going on Doc’s stories. The story itself was inspired by a flash contest.

Thank-you Doc and Miss Campbell for stopping by. I hope you will see more of me around here, perhaps in your next project yes? After all, I AM the King of Cats. *shushes locked basement door*

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Got Goals? Put it in print.

Well it’s THAT time of year again. You know the one. Where we tell ourselves all about a wonderful fresh clean start until the first of March when we’ve already forgotten our great ideals. Well this year, I’m here for you! 🙂 

Post your goals here and you can bet I’ll be keeping a log of each person and goal they dare to state so BE WARNED!!!!!! I WILL hound your asses until you achieve it! Or at least until I know you’ve done your bestest to make it happen for yourself.

I will be reposting summaries of the completed list, along with quarterly progress updates, to be sure we’re all on track. So don’t say it if you don’t really mean it, and really don’t say if you don’t want to be kicked in the pants by me on a regular basis. ;P 

Come on, I double dog dare ya! 😛 

My own personal theme for 2012 is “Self Revitalization” 

–          I’m going back to night school. Starting January I’m going to take two online courses. Before my son was born, I was in night school the better part of the 10yrs while working full time. So in sticking to my theme, I’m going to go back to finding time for things I enjoy, and education is definitely something I enjoy.

–          I’m going to lose 10lbs in January, 5 in February, and 5 in March. And, no, the pounds themselves aren’t really the BIG focus, simply a target to aim for. I used to be a tri-athlete, not a very good one, but I did it damn it. In fact, before my son was born I was up to about 6 to 8 sprint type races a year, even finished an Olympic distance race…once. I’ve been lazy for far too long and now that my son is old enough, I want it to be part of his lifestyle too, for the both of us.

–          I’m going to finally finish my MS and get it submitted. I’ve been procrastinating for far too long, letting myself get distracted with foolish things, like twitter and blogging. 😉 lol. So this is going to be the year that I make it happen for myself. 

These big goals are all broken down into smaller ones that will help me to achieve them. For example, I plan to do three tri’s this year and I’ve set a daily word counts for myself, that sort of thing. Small achievable goals will help you reach your overall ones. 

So what’s your theme going to be for 2012? What is it you wish to see accomplished for yourself? Big or small, I hope you join in the fun. 

My ass kicking boots are on, laced, and ready when you are. Be bold, 2012 is YOUR year!

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How to Write the Perfect Blog (or just get people to read yours) :P

I’m about to break my first rule of Blogging, BUT, I’ve been asked this funny question enough times now I’ve finally decided to write about it.   

The Question: “What makes your blog so good and how do I do it?” 

My Response: “Surely it must be my rapier wit, solid grasp of grammar, and charming good looks? *grins, clears throat* Um, no? Well then, I’ve no idea.” 

All I can offer to you is what I like and don’t like about blogs in general so here’s my list, I hope you find a gem; 

  1. DO NOT OVERSELL YOURSELF. Um, ya, it’s your blog, it’s about you, written by you, and for you, and don’t you think that’s enough YOU in the room? Don’t keep pounding your products/books/gimmicks down our throats with every single post. If we like you, and we’re at your blog, we’re smart enough to find all the pertinent info we need/want about you. Got a special event or new release? Post away! Just avoid the “it’s all me, all the time, and please buy my stuff!’ syndrome. It’s a total groaner and a top ten causer of mini throw-up.
  2. MAKE IT PRETTY. Come on, we all know we’re visual creatures by nature, so put some piccy’s in, mix up your font colour, caps, bold etc, it really does help break up all those boring words we love to write.
  3. DON’T PREACH. Um, ya, *clears throat* just skip ahead to the next point. 😛
  4. KEEP IT SHORT. Remember, you’re not the only busy person in the world. I really try to avoid posting anything over 500 words. If people can see the whole post in a short scroll they’re much more likely to invest the time to read it.
  5. BE YOU. Show me who you really are and let me relate to you. Facebook was stated to be one of the greatest depressants because people only post the VERY best parts of their lives. Don’t let your blog be all sparkles and rainbows ALL the time. Be positive sure, but keep it real too. 🙂
  6. BE PASSIONATE.  A blog is not just a tool in the toolkit, so don’t write it that way. Write it like you mean it.  That way, even if you screw it up, or if I don’t agree with your stance, I’ll know you didn’t just splat random words on the page and it was actually something you cared and spoke from the heart about.
  7. ALWAYS END WITH A QUESTION. People want to leave their opinion on something. It makes them feel special. Plus, it’s my fav part of writing and reading a blog. So much talent, wisdom, and humour out there, tap it!!!

Well that about sums it up for me, please have at it, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts, it seems we all could use some great tips when it comes to blogging. 🙂

Keep an eye out for my upcoming follow up blog topics *cackles*  
–          What turns people on/off in regards to blog design and layout. 
–          Tweeting – how to use it to your BEST advantage! 
–          New Years post, there will be resolutions made by YOU, and I will track them and hound you until completion. BE WARNED!!!
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Twas the Night….

Twas the Night before Blood Moon and all through the forest, the creatures they stirred and roused up to chorus….. want more? Then you need  Daily Flash 2012: 366 Days of Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition)  😉 bahahaaa

Okay, okay, seriously though, to all my followers and friends, Merry Christmas! It has been an honour and pleasure to spend this past year with you and I thank-you for allowing me to be a part of your lives. I’m very blessed to have gotten to know so many wonderful writers, authors, and supporters! This one’s for you. 🙂 

Twas the night – Hockey style! 😉 Cheers!!!!!

Twas the night before the big game, and all through the rink
Not a faucet was dripping, not even the sink.
The flags were all hung upon the rafters with care,
In hopes that screaming crowds soon would be there.
The fans were snuggled all warm in their beds,
While visions of triple overtime goals danced in their heads.
Managers and agents lie tucked in their sacks
Dreaming of revenue and extending contracts.
When out on the ice surface arose such a clatter,
The zamboni man ran to see what was the matter.
Away to the scorekeepers box he ran like a flash,
Tore open the door and watched unabashed.
The spotlight now shining on the freshly laid ice,
Made him rub his eyes, stop, and blink twice.
When what to his wondering eyes should appear,
But teams of famous players sporting shinny gear.
With laughter and ribbing, they fought for the puck,
And he could hardly believe how great was his luck!
“Go Howe! Go Hull! Go Lemieux and go Gretzky!
On Sakic, on Orr! On Crosby and Fleury!
From one end and back till you’re in front of the pipes,
Now shoot! Shoot I tell ya, the timing is right!”
He sprang from the bench, to the teams gave a whistle,
Immediately they started like they’d been shot with a pistol,
They smiled winning smiles and faded out of sight,
“Happy hockey season to all, and to all a good night!”


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