Author Archives: VJP

About VJP

Just a girl who enjoys writing to keep her mentally ready for whatever life throws her way

Learning to Live in Color

There was a time when my life was overflowing with creativity. Not simply my own, but everyone around me. Writers, artists, actors, musicians, songwriters, designers … I couldn’t throw a paper airplane without hitting someone whose talent filled the space. … Continue reading

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Finding the Bard Inside

Life circumstances change everyday, and it’s often how you handle the changes that will define you in whatever role you find yourself. Are you a leader? A follower? The jester? The slacker? The whiner? The doer? The politician? The scapegoat? … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Writing Prompt: List 31 simple pleasures. Every day for 4 weeks, write about one pleasure for 5 minutes. So here’s my list. I’ll start writing about them tomorrow. Thanks to Elfie for the assist in thinking of my 31. Sound … Continue reading

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Excerpt from American Gods – Things I Can Believe In

“I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn … Continue reading

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Roundabout… 

WTF Buffalo? 1. Stop signs at roundabouts defeat the general purpose. I’ve always hated this about you. 2.  You don’t, don’t, DON’T turn left at roundabouts. That’s a recipe for disaster. I hate stupid people. /end rant 

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Words

Sometimes, I talk too much.  In my head to myself and out of my head to others and sometimes even to people who aren’t really there.  I get a lot of strange looks when I answer a question that I … Continue reading

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Crosswalks

Have you ever noticed that, when there’s a group of people standing at the crosswalk, waiting on the little white walking figure to appear so they can cross the street, if one person starts to cross the street, EVERYONE starts … Continue reading

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