The child inside remembers



The water in the pool.
Ripples at the bottom.
To feel the strong tug.
The knees go weak.

To take a step back.
The heart beat fast.
Of legs kicking.
And hands trashing.

Water, water, water.
I am underwater.
Suffocating. Drowning.
I am four-years-old.

Left alone for a minute.
Bathtub filling with water.
The toy just out of reach.
Almost a watery grave.

A memory is triggered.
The nightmare surfaces.
So too, the phobia.
But fear is under control.

There’s no fear of the ocean.
I love the crashing waves.
As for bathtubs and pools,
The child inside remembers

By C.E. Pereira

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Autumn – Eugenia

Go Dog Go Café


Meadows…whisper softly

softly as autumn scents

scents of fallen leaves

leaves magenta tinged.

Trees…swaying gently

gently leaves falling

falling amber and gold

gold marmalade skies.

Shorter days, sun aloof

aloof from lucid dreams

dreams woven with magic

magic intoxicated with song.

Longer nights, stronger vibes

vibes of drowsy melodies

melodies idled in songs

songs of campfire tales


© 2018-2019 – Franci Eugenia Hoffman

Franci Eugenia Hoffman enjoyed a career in the insurance industry for over 20 years. She was rewarded both professionally and personally due to results from taking responsibility and dedication to her work. Her fulfillment comes from the encouragement and promotion of others.

She began writing for her own entertainment in 2015. Currently, she runs two blogs-BrewNSpew  (Coffee-break Scuttlebutt) and PoemsNSuch (poetry is a state of mind)


“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus

Loop Poetry is…

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Quotations On Nature

charles french words reading and writing



“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

                                                                               John Muir



“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”

                                                                             Anne Frank



“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”

                                                                  Henry David Thoreau

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Katie Kay

Church Boy

EXCITING NEWS, my dear readers!

Last week I released my newest novel, Church Boy, to the world! While I should have posted on this sooner, I was a tad bit busy and forgot to advertise the book. (Pretty “redonk”). Anyway, I thought I would go ahead and post something now so that you guys are up-to-date!

Church Boy is not my typical book, but I’m happy it is done and released. It took a month to write and clocks in a little under 60,000 words. While I submitted the manuscript to Harlequin’s Christian line, the book was almost immediately rejected, so I thought: “Why not just go ahead and publish it free online?”

Without further ado, here’s some info on this little summer project of mine. 🙂

Who doesn’t want a church boy?

This is an everyday thought in the small town of Colonia, Mississippi, where church and romance are…

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Vox Poetica Publications

Penny Wilson Writes

The Lovely Poetry site, Vox Poetica, has published 2 of my poems!

One I call Bloodshed Worthy can be seen HERE.  This posted in July!

Another Poem I call A Lie I Tell Myself can be seen HERE.  This one was just posted today.

I hope you enjoy these 2 pieces.

Vox Poetica is a beautiful online magazine.  If you’re not familiar with it, take a few minutes and browse the content.  I am privileged to be alongside other amazingly accomplished poets.

Thank you for joining me on this journey.  ❤ Penny

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