The Journey to My LLTW Tattoo

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One of my favorite words is “maktoob”. I learned this word from reading Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist. Maktoob is an Arabic word that means “it is written” or “destiny.” I am a believer in destiny; that life is a journey. We are all connected and intertwined; including our destinies. That is why I would have to say that my LLTW tattoo began in 2008 when I met my friend, Karyl Anne.  Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Epiphany

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Their marriage had lasted ten years… too long, longer than it should have ever lasted. But, she was one that believed in loyalty and did not give up easily; always giving people another chance to redeem themselves. She saw potential in people even when they did not. Humans, to her, innately had pure hearts, just society and life’s challenges sometimes corrupted them. Their marriage did not begin with love. It was from seemingly mutual faith in that which is greater than us all. She had been married previously to one who had no faith, no spirituality and as a result was cruel and unrelenting in his control. After her divorce, a friend said, “find someone who loves God then he will never hurt you.” That stuck with her as she struggled as a single mom of three. Continue reading