Big news!

It’s been an exciting few days for me. I played lots of board games, went to the Celtic Classic in Bethlehem, and most importantly… I’m no longer unemployed!

After almost two months of being “between jobs” I received two job offers on Friday.  They’re both part time, so I’ll be able to do both, and I am so excited. One is at Chocolate World as a tour ride attendant. Not exactly in my field, but I’m looking forward to working with the public again in the “sweetest place on Earth!”

Now for the really awesome one…

I’m a researcher for io9.com! I am thrilled to get to be a part of one of my favorite websites. Here’s the first article I helped with, 10 Best Science Fiction Stories Where Humans Are the Monsters. You should all go read it, and then check out the rest of the site. If you’re interested in science, science fiction, geek culture, and awesome things you’ll probably enjoy it!

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Together, both alive

Time for a Trifecta Weekend Challenge! This weekend the challenge is a 33 word time travel story.

July 2010

Back to the old house, through the empty rooms to the closet we shared. My memory took me back to better times. When I opened the door, there we were, together, both alive.

Chasing the Rainbow

The creative juices have not been flowing lately, and the blogging has been a low priority task.  In an effort to get back into the swing of things, I’m doing another Trifecta Challenge this week.

The word this week is Rainbow. [from the impossibility of reaching the rainbow, at whose foot a pot of gold is said to be buried] :  an illusory goal or hope – See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.1g0NpXXd.dpuf

I used both this third definition and the literal one. So here is goes, Chasing the Rainbow.

Did I ever tell you about the time I almost caught the rainbow? After years of hunting, of walking over rough road, of working harder than I’ve ever worked before or since, I had my rainbow in sight. There it was, right in front of my eyes. It glistened, my dream made real.

I was so happy, I began to cry.

As I dried my eyes and reached out my hand, that rainbow disappeared. It was gone, like every other rainbow before it.

I have another rainbow now. It lives on top of my waterfall, always just too far to touch. I like to stand on the shore and watch it in the mists, playing with the idea like a loose tooth. I know, deep in my heart, that I will never get a rainbow. I will never feel those colors on my skin. But when I’m standing there, staring up at it, I can almost feel like I’ve won. I can see myself getting there, grasping it in my hands.

I will never stop looking for my rainbow.