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The Original Sin

Posted by peggyholloway62 on December 17, 2017 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The Original Sin

 

When I say I am not a Christian, I see shock on the faces of most people. Their reaction is to start preaching to me. Some of them are very pushy. They attempt to manipulate me by using fear and paranoia. Hey, it works in religion, politics, and advertising. It should work with me, right? NO!!

Then they start asking me questions: Well, do you believe in God? M...

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Historical Facts in Fiction

Posted by peggyholloway62 on May 7, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (3)


 

     As an avid reader, I have read many fiction books that took place during the Civil War. Of course the best of those was Margret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. I have yet to read one where the south won.

     I’ve thought about writing a time travel where someone went back in the past and maybe found the gold that was supposed to help save the south. As a southerner, that appeals ...

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EXCERP FROM DOUBLE SHOCK

Posted by peggyholloway62 on May 27, 2013 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

CHAPTER 13

December 7, 1941:

     At first I thought it was the end of the world. All three daddies were with me, and the baby. We were having a good time drinking wine, talking and laughing when, all of a sudden, there were loud noises like about a million guns being shot at the same time. I had heard the guns from the rifle range near my house, but this wasn’t that. We ran outside, and looked in th...

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BASIC PSYCHOLOGY FOR WRITERS

Posted by peggyholloway62 on January 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

BASIC PSYCHOLOGY FOR WRITERS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS

 

Before you write that psychological thriller, be sure to get the facts right. I recently read a very good mystery with a good plot, but I found myself cringing when the detectives were gathering information on the serial killer suspect. They said he had been diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder and was taking medication for that plus medication for depression.


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What my friend and basketball coach taught me

Posted by peggyholloway62 on December 2, 2012 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (3)

What my friend and basketball coach taught me about writing:

 

For the first time since I started writing, I had become unmotivated. My friend, Kenneth Sanders, had been talking about the psychological aspects of a football game he was watching. I had made the comment, “It seems like when a team gets behind, they sometimes give up.”


He thought for a moment and then said, “N...

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IS THERE A RIGHT DECISION?

Posted by peggyholloway62 on November 8, 2012 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

DECISIONS AND MISTAKES

I used to be so afraid of making mistakes, that it was almost impossible for me to make any decisions. It wasn’t until I started seeing mistakes as growing experiences, that I started seeing decisions as neither right nor wrong. Some people make a list of pros and cons, of each decision, before deciding to do anything. I don’t even do that. What it’s about for me is more of a feeling of trusting myself and...

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PERCEPTION

Posted by peggyholloway62 on October 21, 2012 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

One day my sister asked me if I would watch a preacher on TV with her.  There on TV was this thin dark haired man, on a stage, surrounded by literally thousands of people. He was smiling showing all his teeth, and his eyes were blinking about a hundred miles an hour. He looked so nervous, it made me nervous watching him.

I turned to my sister and asked, “What’s wrong with him?”

 She looked ...

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GROWING PAINS

Posted by peggyholloway62 on October 19, 2012 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (1)


I can honestly say that my biggest growth experiences were deep level gut wrenching and very painful. In fact I thought I would die sometimes. These were the lowest of the lows, the deepest and longest valleys. I believe that everyone is capable of growth, but some will turn to their drug of choice (alcohol, street drugs, prescription drugs, sick relationships, etc.) to try to make the pain go away. If they only knew what they would eventually gain by going thro...

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THE MAGICAL "IT"

Posted by peggyholloway62 on October 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

In the 1970s there were bumper stickers proclaiming “I Found It.” I knew several people who had this on their car but I never did understand what this “It” was, but “it” must not have worked because “it” went away after awhile.


There have been many “its” over the years and I have tried many of them. I admit I was one of those people who would go around quotin...

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Island of the Blind

Posted by peggyholloway62 on September 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

ISLAND OF THE BLIND

One of the very few enlightened people I met, a supervisor, when working on my internship, told me a story that had such a profound effect on me, I just have to share it. I don’t know where he got it, but here it is:


A man crashed his plane on an island inhabited by blind people, who nursed him back to health. The island was very beautiful and, as the pilot was...

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