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The Raven

  Edgar Allan Poe   The Raven

[First published in 1845]   

horizontal spaceOnce upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`’Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing…

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In Search for Inspiration

In Search for Inspiration


Think you are the only one searching for inspiration? Think again.

Originally posted on lucile de godoy, on life:

I agreed with myself to write here every two weeks, and made a more important agreement, to write only, if I had something authentic to share that also inspired me. It has been over three weeks though since I wrote my last post, as I couldn’t find much inspiration to write.

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Dulce de Grosellas


Now I am starving for this!

Originally posted on hungry sofia:

IMG_3029I don’t remember having currants – red, black, or otherwise – growing up, so I was surprised to find them in one of the older Cuban cookbooks I’d been using, Delicias de las Mesa by Maria Antonieta Reyes Gavalán.   Written in the 1920s, I came across it at the University of Miami’s Cuban Heritage Collection.  While most…

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The Strong Female Character: I Do Not Think That Means What Some People Think It Means

The Strong Female Character: I Do Not Think That Means What Some People Think It Means


Why is it so hard to have a great female character who doesn’t want to get married and have lots of babies?

Originally posted on MOON IN GEMINI:


I recently started watching the new TV series Outlander, based on the popular books by Diana Gabaldon. I have never read the books. The series sounded like something I might enjoy, about a woman who time-travels to 18th Century Scotland.


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Peach Galette.
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Originally posted on no thyme to waste:


September is officially here. Autumn is just around the corner and with that I have to make something pie-like. We’ve had a hot spell here this week, incredibly humid, but the scents in the air and the daylight are different. They’re autumn. There’s something about this season that relaxes me, and that must be why it’s my favourite. Suddenly I’m…

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15 Years Late, I’ve Joined the Neil Gaiman Fan Club

15 Years Late, I’ve Joined the Neil Gaiman Fan Club

Originally posted on Sorry Television:

neverwhereFor even for the most casual observer of book publishing today, Neil Gaiman is something of a household name. He’s an author that seems almost serendipitously ubiquitous–one morning there’s an interview in the New York Times, a week later your friend mentions she loved Smoke and Mirrors, four days after that you scroll past a Facebook status praising Americ…

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DIY pumpkin decorations for the fall!

DIY pumpkin decorations for the fall!

Originally posted on Ignoring the bottom line, and being a Mom:

I am a craft junkie. I can’t stop making stuff. I tried three different fall crafts to add some pumpkin decoration into the world of October. They are so cute they should stay out until Christmas decorations take over. Here are three example of how I made some DIY pumpkin decorations :)

Example one. This one is so easy is you have…

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Horror

Weekly Writing Challenge: Horror

It’s been a crazy week!  But October is finally here and we launch into our month long feast of all things scary!  For your writing challenge bring me something scary!  Make it a poem, a picture, or a horror piece you have written!  I want to see your best scary face!

~ Dancing with Fireflies ~

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October’s theme: Horror

October’s theme: Horror

You knew it was coming!  This month our favorite theme is finally here!  All month long we will celebrate all things spooky and scary!


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