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A collection of my selected artwork

How To Win At Forge of Empires

The following is the lesson I learned while navigating the fun and very addicting simulation game Forge of Empires. Are you Ready! Follow what you’re told to do! Honestly, it’s that simple. The objective of the game is to progress through your empire, travelling the various western civilized cultures and acquiring new knowledge along the way. And while there are side quests, guilds to join, and the occasional trade to be made, the honest to god truth is just do what you’re told. Need to research a new production building? Research it! Oh, what’s that you say… you don’t have enough forge points? Here’s the second lesson…   Patience The hook of the game is the need for diamonds, which is a red herring. So far, I’ve navigated to the Early Middle Ages without spending a penny on this game… How you might ask? Wait! That’s it. Just wait for more research points. Every day, without clicking a single mouse button, you can earn 10 forge points for just having a kingdom. No bullshit, no hidden …

Mary Has a Guest For Dinner

Welcome to the ongoing adventure of Mary! We’re so excited for you to turn into our favorite daytime soap opera! Now that you’re here, treat yourself to a recap of last night’s episode! As you may have heard by now, Jesus is coming to dinner. But little does Mary know that he isn’t the person she was expecting. Nor does she realize that her late husband Tom is in fact alive at this moment, waiting to see her again… For a full recap, read last night’s episode here: The Ongoing Adventures of Mary #3   As Mary looked around the room trying to find something to occupy her mind, she heard a loud knock from the living room door. Remembering what her late husband Tom had just told her, she felt another tingling sensation. Go to the door, Mary, Tom said. Her loins cooled down a bit now, but her heart was now beating very rapidly, as if it was the creature from the film Alien ready to burst out of her chest. “Who can it …

The Ongoing Adventures of Mary #3

For yesterday’s installment, follow the hyperlink here: The Ongoing Adventure of Mary Mary, can you hear me? Oh Tom, is that you? Yes, it is me, your dead husband, come to tell you the good news! Jesus is here! Can you believe it? I don’t understand… Jesus is here! Get out of this bed and rinse some dishes. We have a meal to prepare. But I can’t cook anymore. You know how bad my hands are. Trust me. All will be revealed… Tune in next time folks, as we learn more about Mary’s guest for dinner, on your favorite ongoing adventures of Mary!   JC

Twittering Tale #34 – 12 June 2017

Originally posted on like mercury colliding…:
About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a prompt, and your mission, if you choose to play along, is to tell a story based on that prompt in 140 characters or less. If you accept the challenge, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing us a new prompt. Have Fun! Twittering Tale #33 – The Round-Up “Architecture” from From Michael at Morpethroad: All was in readiness The trap had been set. Settle back, be patient. Wait. The prize well worth the trouble. A promotion rested on this success. (140 characters) From Kitty at Kitty’s Verses: Two made a couple and the bench was perfect sit out for the both of them. Stealing a glance from above, he let out a sigh,…

The Ongoing Adventure of Mary

For Yesterday’s Installment, go here!   #2   Hello, said Tom, her late husband. Mary glanced out the window afraid of what she would find. Again, there was another tingling sensation. It’s me Tom, he said, and kissed her cheek. Mary closed her eyes and felt young again, as a spirit arose within her, her loins on fire. She suddenly realized she was having a heat flash, and had to lie down.   What will Tom do next? Tune in tomorrow for the ongoing adventure of Mary!

a mess in the made

she wandered thru a hyperlink hoping to find the wiki page that told her how to grow an apple and there found a picture of a serpent crawling thru mud toward a sunny horizon. she hovered over the picture hoping just to get a glimpse just to find her existence was caught up in one little click.

the siren call of the housewife

Calypso calls me with her scent wildly singing with the hint of vapor rising out of our chimney as she sweeps drifting me towards her awakening lying on the counter like a piece of meat chicken is what she offers on the menu with the crisp twinge of honey and lemon dew mixed with parmesan and oregano and a dish she calls her sweet pie then she snaps her fingers in anticipation her siren for me to hurry my way as i calmly oblige to make her feel subdued and devour before i finish my dessert making sure to wash my fingers clean with the tenderness that only my tongue can provide lustfully she watches from her perch on our table chair her appreciation expressed in mine with one loud burp to which she squeals in ecstasy proud that her homer has seen his journey home