A Blog Affair: A Novel by E. Denise Billups Coming Summer 2017

Excerpt: The car slowed at a large impressive home, swiveled into the driveway and through retracting garage doors. At the time, I believed it was Belle’s family’s home given access to the garage. When the car halted, and the garage closed behind, I began to worry. We entered a space more grandiose than its exterior…

The Luxury of Skin

  Luxury . . . hmmm Every day is a luxury of sorts The glide of warm sheets beneath my feet Shared knowing in a lover’s slumberous eyes A lover’s whisper, warming to the core The pulse of heart and breath intertwined Before I’m released into one Singular again Heighten skin I breathe Every fiber…

DANGER IN FAMILIAR PLACES

A surge of anger saddens my heart with the senseless murder of yet another female jogger here in New York City. Out on her daily run, doing something she loved stopped by an unforeseen assailant, stealing her life in an instant. I had to write this post. Perhaps a reiteration, reiteration, reiteration of the message:…

A Runner’s Praise

Ripples lap and retreat Singing enchanting beats against a whirling breeze Calming my toilsome stride to a gentle glide Carrying me into Dawns’ kaleidoscope Purple, blue, pink and orange Wide-eyed  I give praise for a heavenly sight Another day One more run Through nature’s majesty Just one of God’s creatures pausing  Her daily ritual Giving…

Eros’ Arrow

Pierced by Eros’ arrow, I forever desire a         Compelling                 Romance with                        Ardent poetry                                Vigorous words and                                       Everlasting Love     Response To Daily Prompt – Craving Photo:Courtesy of wcaustin.org  

Precipice of Danger

I went searching for inspiration In dangerous places Traversing fog-laced parks, dark alleys Pulsing with bass music of dimly lit bars and shady characters I wandered furtively Hunting clandestine spaces and shadowy strangers When inspiration smiled at me across the bar Eyes lit with promise of lustful danger Lips curled suggestively Ignited my imagination With…

Brain Food For The Profound

The mind will not probe deeply Think critically Flourish creatively Without spiritual or physical nourishment To fuel profundity The daily prompt, profound, has me thinking deeply about foods that fuel the brain. I ran off a shopping list of excellent food sources that increase brain power, concentration, and cognitive abilities, as well as improve mood,…

A Glimpse Into Another Life

I wasn’t looking I was perfectly content In my own little world Until your words, your mind collided with mine The happenstance of two worlds Curiously halted, sniffing each other out Hesitantly stroking each other’s words Together we turned the key And glimpsed each other’s world A new twist of emotions Intrigue, attraction Oh, no,…

Extra Healing With Chai Tea

Photo: Courtesy of zesterdaily.com Monday is here again. I can feel the collective sigh of many as they start their workweek. Sometimes it takes that extra push to get going. Maybe your morning workout didn’t quite do it today. Perhaps the coffee is a little stale, and you’re dying for something new, something warm and soothing…

Versatile Blogger Award

I would like to thank Kim Knight, a wonderful up and coming author with a promising future as a writer, for nominating me. Check out her blog and read a sample of her new book to be published soon. Congratulations on your new publishing deal Kim!! The rules: Show the award on your blog Thank the…

My Mind Gasps

In Response To Daily Prompt – Dramatic Here it comes I see it before it starts My mind gasps, doors primed to shut Waiting for the words to pour A river of nonsensical Speeding tirades Spewed without consideration Of my equanimity I cringe and smile Hoping she sees my repulsion At words trampling all over…

Whirlwind

In Response To Daily Prompt – Wind   You’re my tailwind Always got my back My cheerleader, thundering victory Hope, whispering encouragement Friend through laughter and tears Strength, bolstering me through obstacles Drive, pushing me through headwinds Passion, burning desire We’ve come far together you and I Altering course, embracing change Emerging at the whirlwinds’ funnel…