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Happy Mother’s Day!

I want to wish all the moms reading this post a Happy Mother’s Day.

May this day be filled with the love you share with your children, grandchildren, moms, and grandmas or any other special mom in your life.

This day is bittersweet for me.

Unfortunately, my mom passed away before my children were born. While I enjoy the day with my own HEA hero and my children, every year I wish she could be here with us to celebrate her and the love I had for her.

I would’ve written her a card so I could express everything she meant to me in my own words, swallow her petite frame with big hugs, kiss her beautiful face, buy her a gift she really wanted, and spent time with her returning the love she always showed me.

If you can, please spend the day or a few hours or even make a call to express your love to that special mom in your life. We just never know.

And if you can share some love with other moms, even those who are strangers, by wishing them a Happy Mother’s Day.

You just might make that mom’s day.

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You and Me Forever: A Sweet Romance Collection is now LIVE!

 

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Eight Short Stories from Eight bestselling and new authors! Get your free copy now and enjoy falling in love!

So excited that it’s now live. You can download your free copy of the YA and NA collection at the following retailers:

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y14WPDJ

B&N:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/you-me-forever…/1126163394…

Google Play: https://play.google.com/…/Megan_Linski_You_Me_Forever_A_Swe…

Kobo:
https://www.kobo.com/…/you-me-forever-a-sweet-romance-colle…

 

Can’t wait to hear what you think about my first short story!

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FREE YA and NA Romance Collection Pre-order is Now Live!

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The FREE YA and NA Romance Collection from EIGHT best-selling and new authors is now available for pre-order at the following sites:

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In A World Full of Hate I Choose to See Love

In a world full of evil and hate I see love.

I see love

in the drops of rainwater dripping from the petals of a rose.

in the embrace of a mom with her newborn child; what unconditionally love.

in the arms of my true love, who accepts me for who I am, despite all my faults.

in the hugs of my children, because we love each other no matter what.

in the bloom of a flower placed in a vase by a loved one, because it represents love.

in the songs of the birds.

in the intertwined hands of an old married couple walking the track, because despite the hurt, suffering they have gone through they have chosen to stay together.

in my church, where all races, all ethnic groups are represented as they hold hands to pray for our country, because they love each other and want peace in the world .

in the soldier, who is thousands of miles away missing his family, but stands firm to guard our freedom.

in the trees, standing firm, providing us with shade on a sunny day or shielding us from a rain shower.

in the pastor, who guides the sheep sacrificing time away from his own family, because he loves.

in the majestic mountains, which tower thousands of feet above us.

in ocean’s waves, which can tower over us crashing against the shore or gently wash our tears away.

in the fluffy cumulus clouds, because we can stop and observe them moving fast or slow, across a blue or gray sky.

in the nimbus, dark-threatening  clouds, because even though they hide the sunshine and bring us needed rain to fill our reservoirs, our lakes, and our rivers so we can have living water.

in the hands of missionaries, who risk their lives to bring the truth to say many.

in the hearts of the Followers, who continue to worship despite their persecution.

in the bonds of sisters, who pray for each other despite not being related by blood.

in the bonds of friends, who choose to stay, encouraging the one whose  life is torn apart by a destroyed marriage.

in the donors, who give their child’s, spouse’s organs to save the life of another human being, while grieving their own loss.

in those who choose not to buy useless, worldly possessions they desire so that another may have water and food.

in those who rejoice in the joy of others, while struggling with their own problems.

in those who sacrifice their time to serve others.

in those who speak words of encouragement and love to those who are discouraged, downtrodden.

So despite the news filled with hate, with evil I will continue to see love in the world no matter how much hate is thrown our way. I will not stop believing that in the end, the love shown to us will overcome everything and transcend even our death.

Please choose love by continuing to show your own love to one another no matter what happens.

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My Heart’s Freedom

I wrote these 298 words from a Flash Fiction Prompt (the sentence on the ninja butterflies) due today. I’m not sure if it’ll be accepted or if it’ll win, but I posted it here cause it’s a different take from a scene already in my book. I think it works better, so I’ll interweave some of it. Let me know if you like it or not.

 

Eyes don’t deceive me! It can’t be him!

Christopher Mark Cooper flirted with another, a beautiful, expensive-wearing-clothes model. Her flawless face didn’t have a stitch of makeup on.

His sparkling, green eyes moved in my direction.

My own eyes automatically shifted, watching my best friend score the winning goal. I shouted, “You go girl,” but my lungs no longer worked.

I couldn’t breathe, couldn’t remove the image of him with her; but still I peeked at them.

She laughed looking up at him.

Great if I stood next to her she would look down at me.

She touched his arm. Jealousy brewed inside me, made my stomach spill out my spleen along with bile.

Now I feel like ninja butterflies are throwing ninja stars at my stomach.

How could he? We hadn’t committed not to see others, but I hadn’t moved on. Eight months later my heart couldn’t find his replacement. Silly emotions, my brain roared, for a guy I met three times, but my useless heart belonged to him.

Why in my high school stadium? Couldn’t he have taken her anywhere else? Stood with her anywhere else?

My trembling fingers touched my friend’s shoulder. “Frank, my dad’s waiting for us downstairs. Let Maria know I’ll call her later.”

“Sure. See ya. Bye bro.” He fist bumped Nick, and smacked Jason. “Let’s go congratulate our girl. Wasn’t she awesome?”

Already forgotten by my friends, I grabbed my brother’s arm, pulling him away from his soccer buddies leaving us.

“Is dad here?”

“He will be by the time we meet him.”

“Thalía Cassandra Reynari you’re such a party pooper.”

I hurried along, hiding between the crowds, avoiding him.

It was my turning point, the moment I discovered how to forget him; how to live.

My heart’s journey to freedom!

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Love – Valentines’ Day, The Day of Love

It’s Valentine’s day, so how could I not write about love.

Love, including the romantic one, is an emotion which transcends all races, religions, and, sometimes, even reason. Poets, authors, and songwriters attempt to capture the essence of love in their work, but it all boils down to feelings.

For romantic love, there are all those emotions which free butterflies in your stomach or drop rocks into it, which make the sweat glands in your palms overreact or slows down your breathing, which stops your heart beat or speeds it up, which prompts you to babble or become a mute. Yes, love is capable of all these actions and more.

This morning my creative musing came up with a love poem, so here is my feeble attempt.

 

Love

Laugh,  listen, learn with each other.

Observe, obsess, overreact together.

Venture, vie, vanquish for each other.

Enjoy, escape, entangle, enrich, entice together.

Rejoice because love can do all of these or just one of these.

 

Okay so I’m not a poet and had the hardest time with the Vs. The R is there because it needed a last line. I enjoyed writing this acrostic love poem, which I believe is what counts. Let me know if you hate it or like it.

Today I’m spending it with the love of my life and our children. And, of course, I’ll be writing about young love.

I encourage you not only to spend today with those you love, but to share a small part of your love with those you meet today. Greet everyone with a smile and enjoy the day we celebrate LOVE! You never know where a smile might lead to.

Happy Valentine’s Day from my heart to yours and Love Everyone!

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When Life Inteferes

Today I planned to edit my first book most of the day. It was my priority. Nothing was stopping me this morning.

Did it happen?

No, no it didn’t. This time it wasn’t my children, but life that decided to invade my editing and writing schedule.

The installation of three fans shouldn’t have ever interrupted my writing. Nor should some phone calls to inquire about estimates for pressure washing my roof before the association decided it was so dirty they needed to fine me.

How did I do ?

I probably managed about two hours of editing and the rest was spent helping the installer, who misplaced some screws, couldn’t sync the remote control with the fan, all while having my roof cleaned with that awful chlorine smell.

Driving my daughter to her friends’ house, and my son to the mall, where we shopped and ate, obviously didn’t help, but I didn’t mind these two.

Oh, and let’s not forget the time spent on social media: Instagram, Facebook, Periscope, and Twitter. It’s a lot of fun, but time consuming.

Today was unfortunate, but from failure come successes.

In 2016 my resolution is to edit and write every single day and publish at least two of my books.

What are your New Year resolutions?

Wising everyone a Happy New Year!

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