Some Kind of Luck

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I’ve never believed much in luck, but I often joke about it with friends.

“I have about as much luck as Al Bundy.”

Yet there’s been some seemingly lucky things happening around here lately. clovers

The Erratic Sun

The Erratic Sun has been published! Even better, Matticus is hosting a contest over at The Matticus Kingdom where ultimately, an autographed copy the book is the prize!

Sign up for a chance at this fantastic Sci-Fi adventure!

#StoriesBaby

Early this morning, our Stories Family welcomed a baby!

A huge Congrats to our “Don BroJo”, we are all SO happy for you and your family. After all we’ve been through together as a group and individually, moments like this make it all worth it. 🙂

Art by Glorious Mettle Trending on CardCastles!

After going over stat reports across CardCastles and its now various hubs this morning, I realized Glorious Mettle, my dear friend’s artwork is trending! She was among the most clicked on & visited this month, along with The Erratic Sun and my Dreamscape piece.

Glori’s artwork is still blowing up CardCastles social media stats! So Congrats to my gal Glorious Mettle! I wish you many art sales & lots of love!

Behind the scenes there’s been plenty of chatter of more collaborations. This only gives me a positive attitude going into spring. I’ve got plenty more up my sleeves in the coming months.

AND

Beautiful Nightmares

If you haven’t heard…

It’s confirmed. I’ll be resurrecting #31Nightmares in tribute to Wes Craven again this October.

31 Nightmares
#31 Nightmares Series
Due to popular demand, and a rewarding experience, I decided to bring this wonderful series back again for another year. One of my childhood idols, a horror film icon, found me this way, and I almost feel like I have to make him and Wes very proud this year. Expect a big celebration!

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STMND Highlights: Summer’s End

It can’t be said enough that this has been a tough year for us at Stories, and generally the ‘sphere as a whole.

Much to the contrary, there is some bright clearly showing it’s face at the end of our tunnel. A wise person once told me your art never dies, because your creation lives on in the memories and stories of others. That has certainly been somewhat of our message all along, and that point has been driven home for us this year.

I am honored to take part in all this healing place does. You have all managed to move me, so deeply, with your kindness and caring for one another. People like you, that help nurture a community like ours, help restore my faith in humanity.


Here are some notable Stories from the past few months:

STMND Highlights Reading List

We Welcomed Back Rara, and I Painted a Picture ; a difficult story from my past. Paper, Paint, and Stitches, was no easier.

Alicia returned, through the magic of technology, to share some more of her beautiful words. She also expressed her thanks for the support and love sent her way.

Rara shared something the late, great, Grayson wrote to his mother. We cried and were proud to honor his memory.

After all that, we declared a win. (#letsgoletsgoletsgo) The most powerful, rallying, battle cry (or *rawr*) for stories yet.

Some pens whispered to us courtesy of the classy, soulful, and very talented, Glorious Mettle. (STMND Art! Yay!)

Grayson reminded us through Rara that If We Could…

and today Bill is sharing with us some Love, Unwitting.

We look forward to sharing the rest of the year with you. I’ll see you there during my time slot this November, when I’ll be calling on you to share your stories again!

Lost

Join us at STMND and send some #RawrLove to one of our Stories contributors, Alicia.

Stories that Must Not Die

The following is the second submission from one of Rara’s friends on the inside. After Alicia’s initial post,a story about loss and a corresponding poem – the Stories team printed the comments that were left and mailed them to her.

Alicia responds with the following:

“Thank you so much for posting my story and poem and also sending me the comments that people sent – it touched my heart in such a deep way. I’ve never had so many people care. It means the world to me that people could relate to me and take from my strength. I’m glad that I could help.”

Lost

Alone in this dark

place, I feel so

incomplete, Lost

in this Image,

I could no longer

See, longing for

that day when

I could finally

fill complete.

Any comments you leave below will be printed and mailed to her once again. Please note…

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Touched by #RawrLove

So it started with this:

and this:

and turned into this:

#RawrLove All Day Saturday on Twitter

(Go ahead, just click that link and see how many wonderful, beautiful people have kept the #RawrLove going all day (&night) long. & It’s still going!)

 

We at Stories, would like to thank all of you that have participated. There was a point in the day where Matticus and I were shuffling through and retweeting all of the love, and I was moved to tears. What I saw was more love than just the two of us could keep up with and it extended on, even more as I smiled.

You helped blanket the universe with just a little more love today. I have no doubt that Rara is moved as well.

There is so much more to say, but tonight I’ll just leave you with this.

 We are so happy to have you back where you belong, Rara – with your friends; with your family.