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Saturday, January 29, 2022

The Brick - Seven

Getting Over Grief There is no recommended or medically prescribed amount of time to grieve. Your process depends on your age, religious beliefs, personality, and the support you will have around you. My family members handled their grief over varying periods. Everyone is different. It is hard to... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 28, 2022

The Brick - Part Six

Dealing With Grief As I've said and will continue to tell you, everyone deals with grief differently and at different speeds. When my father died, the mourning cycle for my siblings and I all followed a different path. His death was back in 1994, and while I still miss him very much, I was back to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The Brick - Part Five

Grief Described describes 'grief' as keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret. A cause or occasion of keen distress or sorrow. Grief is a very natural response to losing someone or something of importance to you. Emotions, such as sadness... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Brick - Part Four

Addressing The Problems In other stories and articles, I have addressed the sudden isolation many people suffer after losing a loved one. No one means to abandon their friends; it just happens. I've seen it a dozen times. After funeral lunch, everyone will tell the recently widowed person, 'If you... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Brick - Part Three

Loneliness and Isolation "The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly." - F. Scott Fitzgerald. When I wrote about my experience last summer, you will note that my life had been turned upside down. What I didn't... Sign in to see full entry.

The Brick - Part Two

Foreword I keep a 'readers list' in my email list to send out material to proven readers to give me feedback on a story in progress. I've found it advantageous to judge how a storyline will work out. I find that women tend to be bigger buyers of my material, and I've tried to weight my test readers... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 24, 2022

The Brick - Prelude

The Brick One Man's Attempt to Justify Himself by Verwayne Greenhoe First, A Brief Prelude In The Beginning It had been a beautiful August Upper Peninsula summer day. As it happened, it was a Thursday, and it was my 65th birthday. I was sitting in a chair just outside of my garage in the shade of a... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Typically, I wait a day in between the end of one story and the beginning of the next.I will post the opening of my next story tomorrow afternoon EST. I probably will go with, 'The Brick.' It is not an upbeat story at all, but it is good for this moment in time. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn - Epilogue

Epilogue While this story practically wrote itself as I went, there were days that I just couldn't write anymore in it because it gave me a terrible headache and deeply haunted me for days on end. So much of what you've just read was either experienced or witnessed by me. I should note that I was... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 21, 2022

The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn - Part Twenty Four

Friday, January 14th, 2005 Trista's car pulled up to the curb at Pam's home and left the engine idling while her passengers got out. Just as Pam was getting out, Trista told her one more time, "Girl, you gotta listen to me. Get out of there as fast as you can. Don't wait, just get out. Once a guy... Sign in to see full entry.

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