Author Interview – Tony Lovell – Bedbug’s Writing: A Collection of Short Stories + Poetry, Volume One & Bad Words (Bedbug’s Writing Book 2)

Hey there everyone.

Have I got a treat for you all tonight! (Well, have I? Of course I have! I do my job!)

For your viewing and aural pleasure, I have been able to chat to author Tony Lovell about his extraordinary collections of Short Stories, poetry and yummy recipes.

Tony had provided a lot of background to his work, along with providing plenty of samples too, so let’s start this shindig and hope you all enjoy the show.

 

Hi there Tony, thank you for chatting with us today to talk about your writing, passions and creative influences.

Thank you for having me!

Let’s start with your debut anthology “Bedbug’s Writing: A Collection of Short Stories + Poetry – Vol. 1”, a collection of short stories and poems mixed with heart, humour and even a sprinkling of darkness too for good measure. Can you elaborate more on the themes themselves inherent in this collection, the purposes behind them and what events in your life inspired their creation.

It’s funny you mention the themes. As I was putting this collection together, the working title of the book was “Hodge Podge” because it was such a mix of stories and ideas. The major themes in this book include the act of seeking acceptance or understanding, coming to terms with the repercussions of one’s choices or desires, finding your purpose, and accepting your fate (even when you don’t like it). The stories are quite random, but I think that adds to the entertainment. They’re mostly random because the vast majority of the pieces in this collection were written for writing challenges on websites, such as Grammar Ghoul Press.

The first story, “The Bridegroom’s Hand,” is one such story. While it was written to meet a specific word count and in use of a particular word and visual prompt, the inspiration behind the story actually comes from a TED talk by Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls. I absolutely loved her TED Talk, and, at the time, I was obsessed with her music. In her Talk, she spoke of a time when she was a street performer known as “The Eight-Foot Bride”. That image of her standing there stayed in my mind when I was writing this piece, and the story turned out to be about innocent lust and the urge to pursue it even when you know you can’t–for our main character, he physically can’t. He’s a statue. A lot of my writing stems from my own need to exhume a feeling or thought from within myself, usually an emotion. In “Revelation,” I explore the idea of an afterlife and a life’s purpose with the main character committing suicide. In “The Worst First Date,” I’m simply telling a very real story about a very real date that I experienced, but I set the narrator in a very fictional environment: Apparitions Anonymous.

(The Bridegroom’s Hand – Audiobook Teaser #1)

There are pieces written with a younger audience in mind, and those were simply inspired by a desire to write for children and young adults. I wanted to try my hand at stories that might appeal to them as the stories do me. The series about Leonidas is inspired by my love for witches, my weird (apparent) obsession with death and cemeteries, and this idea of feeling so different from my family when I was younger that I felt adopted at times. While all of my writing tries to explore or explain a thought or feeling of mine in some way, there are only two pieces in this collection that are told from a very real mindset: the poems “After Leaving the Kudzu Kingdom,” and “Borrow Your Hate”. Both were written a few years ago, and both are about understanding someone else, but in very different ways. The first was written out of anger, and it started out as a seething examination of the life and events that had happened, and it ended up being about a realization that neither party involved is willing to listen to the other.

“Borrow Your Hate” was written back in 2009 shortly after President Obama came into office. There was a lot of hate and prejudice in the media and in the public around me, and I didn’t feel like I had a voice or any kind of right to have an opinion in the matter. I had not experienced prejudice necessarily, at least not blatant, but I couldn’t shake the feeling. I wanted to understand why these people felt such hatred for people of color, people who identify as LGBT, etc.

Bedbugs Writing

How does a poem begin for you? Does it start with an image, a form or a particular theme?

It may be slightly frowned upon that I call what I write “poetry”. In fact, that section in my book is titled “Freestyle: the ‘Poetry’ Section” because my “poetry” doesn’t necessarily follow any common poetic standards or forms. I’ve written my kind of poetry for years. As a teenager, it was awful–full of unrequited love and angst. I like to think it’s better today. Most of my poetry starts with a theme, even if I don’t recognize that’s what I’m doing at first.

For example, in my next collection, BAD WORDS, I’ve included a poem titled “I Don’t Recognize Me Anymore” which is about seeing how my body has changed so drastically in the past two years since having gastric bypass and losing about 200 pounds. But poetry, and all of my writing, for that matter, can stem from anywhere. I tend to just start writing with a flow of consciousness. “Undying Love,” for example, is about a man who is undead speaking to his wife who he’s just killed and who is about to be undead, but he’s reflecting on the life they’ve shared and the memories around them in the house they’ve shared. It’s a love story about zombies. At first, it was just a poem about zombies, but this theme of love in the face of unfortunate circumstances came about, and I didn’t quite realize it until I had written the piece.

Bad Words Tony Lovell

Are there any poetic forms you haven’t tried yet but would like to?

All of them? HA! Most of my “poetry” is written with the idea of performing it. I fell in love with performance poetry when I found a podcast from Indiefeed years ago. I have a love for acting, and standing on stage, performing, is one of my greatest loves, aside from writing. I just haven’t had the nerve to try it yet, but many of my poems are written with that idea and I’ve found that they don’t follow any classical forms of poetry. You have your sonnets, cinquains, ballads, iambic pentameter, etc. Most of my poetry ends up being free verse, so I would like to better my writing in other forms.

How important is accessibility of the meaning of your poems? Should we have to work hard to “solve” the poems and discover their deeper meanings?

I don’t think the meaning of poetry has to be accessible to the masses. Like music, I think people can often place their own meaning on the words as they read it. A lot of my poetry may express personal feelings and emotions about one thing or another, but I’d like to think that others can relate to it and find their own connection to the words, even if it’s different from mine. Sometimes, the poem is just a story with no real deep meaning.

Has your own opinion or idea of what poetry is changed since you first started writing poetry?

It’s changed slightly. I used to just write for the sake of writing, and I still do to an extent, but I’ve found that much of my poetry today tries, at least attempts, to have a rhythm to it. To me, that’s what makes a poem so special and different from a general short story or microfiction–it has a rhythm to it, a music that you can’t hear unless you read it. I am, by no means, a pro or savant when it comes to writing, but I can definitely see growth in my skills from years past.

Geek Loves Books

What do you find the most difficult thing about writing? And what do you find the easiest?

Sharing it. I think the most difficult thing about writing for me is sharing it with others. I tend to write for myself first. I’m not going to put it out unless I like something about it. I know it’s not perfect (I mean, I’m a flawed person), but putting it out there for others to pick apart is difficult. I know my style of writing, my thoughts, my words, etc., isn’t for everyone, but I still put it out into the world to see who will read it, first, and, second, who might enjoy it. I’ve had to learn how to accept criticism. It’s a bitter pill, for sure. I don’t know if there is anything inherently easy about writing, to be honest. Everything about it presents difficulties at one time or another, from determining ideas for new pieces to actually having time, from finding the right words to editing yourself because you have too much to say. If I was to say that anything is easy about writing for me, it would be my acceptance of just have challenging it all can be. I’ve come to accept it’s going to be difficult to get a story started and finished. The point is to just do it!

Who are some of the authors and historical figures that inspire you?

Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allen Poe, Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling, and Flannery O’Connor are the first authors that come to mind, but music and television definitely plays a large part in inspiring my creative process. Shonda Rhimes, Amy Lee, Adele Atkins, Florence Welch, and Alecia Moore are just a few of the artists who have and continue to deeply inspire me–either with their own bodies of work or just how they present themselves.

What sort of research do you do to write your books?

It depends on what I’m writing. I generally start with the inkling of an idea that I have and go from there, researching words and definitions to see if there’s a better way to say something. A lot of my research, though, is to help ensure that I’m not talking out of my rear end. There’s a short story in my second collection that uses a lot of medical jargon, for example. I’ve come to understand a bit of it from pop culture and television, but I found myself researching multiple ways in which the body can experience trauma and what happens inside the body. So, the research definitely depends on what I’m writing about–it could be a simple click in the thesaurus, or it could be a few hours in the trenches of Google.

the Park Bench

Why do you write? What inspired you to become a writer?

I think the reason I write is because I’m trying to understand myself and the world around me. I’ve always been a shy person, despite being a teacher and an actor. It’s hard for me to start talking to people, generally, and I’ve always found it difficult to express my own thoughts and opinions without pretending to agree with others. I think this is because I don’t quite know myself well enough, or I’m trying to figure out my place in this world. So much of my writing explores feelings and questions that I have and want to understand. Loneliness. Death. An afterlife. Pain. Love. Etc. A lot of the same themes will pop up in my writing but they play out in different ways. I think I write to just understand.

What keeps you motivated during creative slumps? How do you deal with Writers Block?

I tend to bounce around through creative endeavors. When the dreaded Writer’s Block strikes, I might bounce over to Garageband on my phone and start creating “songs”. I can’t sing nor play an instrument, but that doesn’t stop me from stringing together sounds and recording my tone-deaf voice. I draw and paint. I watch a lot of television and listen to a lot of music. I try to surround myself with art in different forms as much and as often as possible. And, I’ve found it important to follow a creative idea whenever it strikes. Anytime something pops into my head, I jot it down on paper or send myself an email with the idea. Sometimes it’s just a sentence or an outline. Sometimes it’s an entire 1,000 word story. Sometimes I go back to it. Sometimes I leave it in my inbox for a very long time. I just try to pursue whatever creative idea strikes the moment I recognize it.

You have access to a time machine. What advice would you give to your younger self?

“Do more! Kiss that girl. Go on a date. Kiss the other girl. Spend the night at a friend’s house before you’re senior year of high school. Put in the effort to learn the guitar. Pay more attention in class. Be a little rambunctious. Be a little rebellious. Ask questions! Just do more, dude! Experience life! Maybe then you won’t be trying to still figure yourself out at twenty-nine.”

How do you spend your free time when you are not writing?

I’m moving into my new career as a teacher soon, so writing may very well be what happens in my “free time,” but, for now, I spend my free time trying to be creative in whatever ways I can. I love to perform, and acting on stage and in front of the camera gives me a great deal of joy. I’m a tragically slow reader, but I try to find a book that intrigues me. And I cook. A lot! I love to bake, and I actually put out my first mini cookbook, MMMMM., recently. (It’s available on Amazon.)

Cooking Tony Lovell

Tell us more about your upcoming projects. Are you working on anything specific or have plans in the pipeline?

I’m getting ready to self-publish my second collection of short stories and poetry titled BAD WORDS. A lot of the material in this one is quite dark–the themes of death, addiction, and self-inflicted agony are quite prevalent. I’ve recorded audio versions of selected pieces from my first book which I intended to put out in CD and MP3 downloads, but I’ve instead decided to put out as a podcast, along with discussions and interviews. It’s called Geek Loves Writing, and you can stream it on my website, iTunes, and Google Play. I’m working on stories that I intend to self-publish as novels. The following is taken from my website.

(Bad Words Teaser Trailer)

HOLIDAZE: Told over three holidays–Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s–this is the story of a nearly-thirty year-old man yearning to understand the meaning of “family”. Kevin is celebrating the holidays for the first time since having a falling-out with his family. He invites friends over for a dinner party, but things quickly go awry. From an attempted murder to an attempted love-connection, Thanksgiving, alone, is filled with chaos, and it only gets worse from there. Kevin will learn, though, that family doesn’t just consist of the people who raised you, and, though not perfect, the people who raised you are often reflected in you. [Intended for adults.]

Holidaze

IN THIS DAY & AGE: Evan Mann is an elementary teacher who loves his job and loves his wife, but he’s not a big fan of the world around him. After people around the world began to experience mutations in their bodies resulting in superhuman abilities a couple of years ago, the “gifted ones have begun wreaking havoc on cities worldwide–some in the name of good; others with sinister intent. Most people adore the folk they deem as “heroes,” but Evan detests them. When tragedy strikes, Evan finds himself in the middle of a battle he has no “abilities” to get himself out of, and he must confront the gifted people who he hates most. What will he do? What does it mean to be a hero? To be a villain? Which will Evan choose? [Intended for adults.]

In This Day & Age

WE LIVE IN THE CLOUDS: On his first day in his new school, Jip is seated next to Kurt. No one seems to want to talk to Kurt, and Jip doesn’t know why. Sure, Kurt never makes eye contact, he makes a whirring sound like a firetruck constantly, he doesn’t like to talk much and when he does it’s usually about birds, and he’s always rubbing something fuzzy, but Kurt seems nice enough. Everyone else makes fun of Kurt, though Kurt doesn’t seem to care, or notice. When Kurt finally does talk to Jip, he tells Jip that he and his family “live in the clouds” and invites him over for a party, leading Jip to wonder just what Kurt means. Over the course of a few weeks, Jip imagines all the ways his new friend could “live in the clouds”, his imagination growing wilder with each tidbit of new information. When Jip finally sees where Kurt lives, will he be disappointed, will it match what his imagination has conjured up, or will it exceed all that he could have ever dreamed? [Intended for ages 8 to 14.]

We Live In The Clouds

I’m also attempting to illustrate and write a children’s book, to write a young adult novel/series, to put out my second (and larger) book of recipes. There’s always something I want to do. I have this “illusion of capability,” in which I see someone do something and think that I can do it. So I try it. That’s evident in a web-series that I created and co-wrote with Susan of The Abject Muse titled “the Park bench,” which we’ll be shooting soon (for an interview that TooFullToWrite did with Susan then go here:- Author Interview – Susan Marie Shuman – Gutter Ball: A Collection of Short Stories). It should be on YouTube later this year. I’m excited!

Finally, are there any nuggets of wisdom that you can impart to other aspiring writers?

Just start writing. You’ll never know what skills you have or what stories you can tell unless you just start writing. Don’t worry about whether anyone else will like it or not. Don’t worry about whether it will be the next great novel or just a collection of random thoughts. Just start writing!

And that’s a wrap! Thank you for spending some time with us and letting us know about all of your wonderful projects and works, we will have a lot of fun exploring them all that’s for sure – I’m already calling dibs on the poetry and recipes 🙂

Bio:-

Tony Lovell Profile Pic

Born and bred in a small town, Tony now helms from a suburb just outside Birmingham, Alabama. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix and plans to guide young creative minds through the joyful wonders of writing as regularly as possible. In what little downtime he has, Tony writes as often as possible, acts in community theatre productions around Birmingham, dabbles in filmmaking through acting and writing, and more.

He is the creator and co-writer of “the Park bench,” a new webseries from Background People Productions, coming in 2017. Tony has a deep love for music, movies, television, tacos, Greek yogurt and Yankee Candle candles. His first book is Bedbug’s Writing: A Collection of Short Stories + Poetry, Volume One, available now in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.

You can connect with him via the following Social Media channels:-

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If you too would like to be interviewed on my blog at TooFullToWrite and you have a book or a series of books that you would like us to chat about then fill out the Contact Me form here with your details and we can arrange a future interview slot.

Still want more? Well, Tony certainly is generous with the portions of different creative projects that he has served up recently in the realms of poetry, Short Stories, his novels in progress and especially in the world of cookery. For more articles on the theme of ‘Portion’ then check out the links below:-

1. Musings and My Two Cents – Why Can’t I Be Satisfied?
2. Control – MAG Stories
3. [Mom] Behaving Badly – Positively Un-broken
4. Tranche – Melinda J. Irvine
5. Healing is What We Do – LiveFree LoveOnPurpose
6. A Star’s Story – Blog of Hammad Rais
7. When Life is at Stake – thinkinkadia
8. Family Portraits – the thoughts keeper
9. Italian Food Illustration – Illustrated Italian Recipes: Pizza Margherita with Filo Pastry
10. Invisible Illnesses – Uniform – Daily Prompt
11. Eagle’s Wing Ministries – Languishing in Wasteland
12. Mind gardening, anxiously. – awesomeloopy
13. daily prompt: Imaginary Brassy Portion Distant – jacey caitlyn speaks
14. Caught by the Cat – Debbie Gravett
15. His Eye is on the Sparrow – Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit
16. Oranges & The Sparkling White Wall – Girl Writing
17. Le Drake Noir – Eight days a week
18. Renounced – atrangizindagieksafar
19. portion – erintypes
20. shame – The containing of it all
21. Your Man – The Icognito Writer
22. Swell Time – Cake
23. Sweet Tea with a Slice of Faith
24. Visions Of A Daydreamer – Portion
25. What If I Can’t Do It?… – Success Strategies
26. Edge of Twilight – a moment teller’s
27. stumble upon serendipity – Too much to take
28. Portion’s View – Wind Kisses
29. The many layers of Jen – Original crush circa 1995
30. What is Your Portion Size for Happiness? – Shelby’s Starlit Crossing
31. Negativity, Be Gone! – Butterfly On The Wall
32. Morning run in Georgia – Butterfly Mind
33. The Best Portion of a Good Man’s Life – This and That
34. sliced – Tiny Fawns Writings
35. logicaldreams – Drabble: Sweet Division
36. Instinct – prettydysfunctional
37. Be happy… – Mum’s the Word Blog
38. Portion of Role – travel387
39. Portion Quote – Run and Travel
40. Giggles & Tales – The Scepter of Love…
41. Feral Fox – By Sarah
42. Free Resources & Tips for the GRE Exam – JUNKY TRAVEL
43. Carve Out and Guard Your Portion (2 min read) – LifeBlog
44. LIFE – Every Now & Then – Un-communicated Lightning
45. Portion Of Life – TeenMess
46. no limits – Spreading My Wings
47. A Patchwork Heart – Leigha Robbins
48. Chicken Brain – Eggs, Monster Eggs and Revolution
49. My portion – XDrive
50. The Syllabub Sea – Time Flies
51. My Portion of life… – The Mistful Mind
52. The Shower of Blessings – Balance of Life
53. Tangled Webs – Itching to Garden
54. For a few Portions more!!
55. Distillation: The Writing Process – The Introspection Connection
56. “Portion.” – Nomadic Adventurer
57. When the best thing to do is nothing. – All of me
58. Daily Prompt; Portion – of Potion – The New, Unofficial, On-line Writer’s Guild
59. The Effects Of Music In Us – Karuchan
60. Netdancer’s Musings – Daily Prompts-Portion
61. Portion – Saige’s Stories
62. Portion Control – The Unintelligible Rambler
63. y – the day after, all
64. Got to want it bad enough: – Storysite
65. A Harsh Reality of Adulting – The Hockey Mom Fit Life
66. Mainline_Matter – Sweetshop Portion
67. recovery to wellness – In Which I want to blog but can’t think of Anything to Say…or, How to say it
68. How Tags make an Image on mind!! – I Can Feel Around
69. Portion Your Essential Oils. To Do Otherwise Would Be Very Irritating. – Bold Aromatherapy
70. domestic diva – Filling the Blanks
71. What’s left is right !! – jansten56
72. Glass Half Full? – Inner Whispers
73. Laurel Grove loves… – A spoonful of sugar?
74. juantetcts – Daily Post
75. Sandstorm – This is Nobody’s blog
76. Smart ideas for supporting your child’s education – Digital & Home Life
77. Oops…. – The Mind of Nox
78. No Ethics Required for Donald Trump – A lot from Lydia
79. Portion Control – Becky Juett Miller
80. Ouch!! My back hurts!! – Portion – The Friday Fry Portion!
81. Reflections From Life #15 – Dream Desire Achieve
82. The Irremovable Portions of Life – rupalislale
83. Portion – Awfully Charming
84. Not A Portion, Take All – Dream Desire Achieve
85. Eating the right amount – Wonderful treasures
86. RICHARD BERKSHIRE – Mitigated Minds
87. Portion, The Thirty Herd – Honing skills and loving the ride
88. Headache Free Foodie – Big Girls Do Cry in Grocery Stores: Easiest Chicken Stock Ever
89. prakratii – Professional Portion of Life
90. Complexity – E. Denise Billups, Writer
91. Portion – Her Snippets
92. Portion – Monkebus
93. Life On The Skinny Branches – Control Much?
94. Meager Portions – Synapse
95. A Portion… of Colours – Dream Desire Achieve
96. I Decim-Ate It All – Rhyme In Time
97. So it Goes – thehouseofbailey
98. My Portion – Wings Of Poetry
99. Recipes – An unexpected gift
100. He Rescued Me… – Adventures of a Busy Mom
101. Giggles & Tales – Calories and Carbs…
102. Giggles & Tales – The Daily Prompt – Portion 2
103. My portion of life – In my world
104. A bit of a geeky mom – Clapping Seals
105. My Mixed Blog – Shrink Portion Sizes
106. Life as it happens to be – My Mother portions out her love….Daily Prompt – Portion (2)
107. Success Inspirers World – My portion of blame
108. Life as it happens to be – Daily Prompt – Portion (1)
109. Insach – A piece of me.
110. Portion… – ANAND MANAPURE’S Blog
111. THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT CHERRY – Rainbow
112. Portions of Blessings – Letters and Poems
113. Sweet Melodies Inside – Gracefully me
114. Short Story Day Three – Kelly Freestone – Daily Prompt
115. Why am I poked and prodded because of my size? – Sarahs Crazy Mind
116. The Realm of Perception – SilentWordz
117. Just a portion of me – Elaine’s Life and Apartment Living . 🌹
118. Meditation – OneAndNone
119. Putin(g) President D. J. Stump out to dry – Your Nibbled News – 2017 YNN
120. What Motivates You To Blog? Do you Have a Clear Purpose?
121. Insignificant yet enthralling. – My First Blog
122. Christmas lights in Bandra – Don’t hold your breath
123. Jane’s Journals – Sand Run Metro Park
124. Na’ama Yehuda – Dis-pro-portion
125. Greener Grass – Smell The Coffee
126. mycreatorscreation – Portion
127. Portion: A Haiku – damswriter
128. Portion – The Bag Lady
129. The Hidden Chalkboard (The HC) – The Third Elijah and the Second Judas
130. { Overflowing Portion } – My Word Soup
131. The Purge – Pantoum: A Portion of Life
132. “We haven’t even had breakfest yet” – World Imagined
133. Portion – The Inkwell
134. Portion – Kerrstee
135. Mirror. – Doodlingpanda
136. Daily Prompt – June 1, 2017 : Portion – Captured by Aishwarya
137. Portion of life – persuasion2015
138. Exploring the World around us – Lesson
139. The Noodler – 6/1/17 – Mah Butt Itches
140. Musings of a Random Mind – Food Confidential
141. It’s like they know I need to lose weight – Joe Flair’s Mind
142. A double portion… A promise for you & me – A Place to learn and grow together
143. Sibling trouble. – The Diary of a Weird Teen Boy
144. Gregory Josephs – The Siren Song of Nostalgia
145. mylocalweb – my portion
146. No Made Up Tale – genusrosa
147. Charmed Chaos – In Peace
148. Martha L Shaw – A PORTION IS NOT HALF A COOKIE
149. Even the disney princesses had to chose their portions.. – Dramatisch Gemini
150. Giggles & Tales – The Daily Prompt – Portion!
151. sonja benskin mesher – 139 the coast road
152. Dear Diary #6 – The Diary of a Weird Teen Boy
153. Kids, Time, Studies, Time, Portions… – HerWorld
154. Just Brittany Moments – FOOD LOVERS!
155. Silly, then Serious – Just Writing!
156. A Portion of Thought – Progressing into Solitude
157. Reactions [Free Short Fiction] – ADAN RAMIE
158. There are Many Portions of My Life (Daily Word Prompt is Portion) – My Loud Bipolar Whispers
159. Rapists – Zeckrombryan
160. Koala Situation! – stoneronarollercoaster
161. Good portion of her day up in smoke – Your Nibbled News – 2017 YNN
162. Scrambled, Not Fried – Remainder
163. Midnight Calico Farm – Portion
164. Crossing Colorado – How to Challenge Yourself to Get Into Shape…and Succeed
165. Winter in Australia – LYNDURANTE
166. Fried eggs and vegetable garnish – citySonnet
167. The Potter’s Process – Blissfully Bianca
168. Dr. Mueller – I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!
169. Just A Portion – emotionsoflife2016
170. PORTION – bowaleXO
171. Do Not Annoy The Writer – A Portion Of Poetry
172. The Cat Chronicles – Daily Feline Prompt: The Portion Feline
173. thelonerose – Portion control
174. Bonkers Away! – Portion
175. Portion in life – My little storybook
176. Scented Bossom – Poetry Moments
177. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – Lazy Bones
178. Pom – SweetHandlettering!
179. And then there was one – Just a sliver?
180. Methodology of Reformation Second Pillar – Islamic Methodologies Made Easy
181. She’s singing again…….on aisle three! ⋆ Obsolete Childhood
182. Fado of Coimbra – Don’t hold your breath
183. Total confusion about portion sizes? – Bird Flight
184. Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss – No rush, just do it in portions
185. Simple Thankful Happy – Today I Am Thankful For…
186. Cookies & Moo – Beginnings
187. portion – wordsareallihavesite
188. Dispensations – As I was saying…
189. That rare gift of laughter – CD-W, Author Flawed to Perfection
190. Nature Whispering – Half
191. Vox Humbug – Portion Control
192. Hot White Snow – I’ve Been Thinking – International Women’s Day
193. Portion of Control – damswriter
194. Writing Advice; One Brick at a Time – Jittery Goat
195. I HEARD AN UNHAPPY ENDING – themanbehindtheglass
196. Relax – Don’t lift.. not yet
197. A Vibrant Palette – Why mothers are called the first teachers
198. ….on pets and prisoners….. – daily prompt: portion
199. The Daily Post – Site Title
200. An Enviable Portion – nosaintaugustine
201. Portion–Daily Prompt – Fearless
202. Why ‘Perceptions Unplugged’ ?
203. Portions – aroused
204. Piper’s Adventures – Mississippi Gulf Coast: A coastal bird’s view of the activities of a marina
205. My Portion… – fit2fatforme
206. the15thday – that ol’ booze (censored)
207. Clear my Plate. – Adoption – Happiness is egg shaped
208. Zombie Flamingos – Congratulations! You made it to Kitten Thursday!!
209. The Precipice of PTSD… – Combat Medic
210. not just a part – alter oculos
211. Walk with God – Heavenly Bank
212. My Cognitive Decline – Migraines From Hell
213. Frank Prem – the role of mirrors
214. Frank Prem – the pretty valley
215. We try too hard – Wells Baum
216. Batches Of Beauty – A Letter To My Lover
217. Eat life; make meaning. – Milk & Money
218. Taking Your Writing to the Next Step – Consider Publishing in Portions – Writing Contests – Jacki Kellum
219. The Silver Flower – Poojannnblogs
220. This Moment – Proportional Moments
221. Muse of the Day – Everyday Strange
222. The Perfect Portion:Home-Made Ice-cream! – Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman!
223. The Wandering Poet – You can’t take them all at once
224. B_ live – A Portion of Life
225. Cimmerian Sentiment – #12 High Expectations (Waking Up Jayla)
226. Lantern Words – No Small Portion
227. I wrote a book. Now what? – Independent Clauses depend on nobody.

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