The last post on his Facebook is the cute photo of us reclining on the beach as the sun sets with our hands linked and a flower tucked behind my ear. My hair danced in the sea breeze as I laughed, while he leant in for a kiss. I can still remember what his lips felt like as they pressed into mine. If I try hard enough, I can still feel the warmth of his hands as he pulled me close and brushed my hair away from my face.
It's a beautiful brisbane morning. The sun is out, the birds are making their presence known through bird song and not a cloud can be seen in the beautiful blue sky. While sitting down to enjoy my morning coffee I received a call from a friend who was accepting an invite to lunch i had … Continue reading Caneless in wonderland: My Day Without A cane.
As many of you who have read previous posts may have noticed, i love flash fiction. I learned about flash fiction at one of the first meetings of my writers group i attended. I'd like to pass my love of flash fiction on to others. It is with this in mind that i am posting … Continue reading Flash Fiction Competition.
For tonight it would rest until tomorrow, where new troubles would lie. For tonight it would remain a house of dreams until it would become the house of horrors once more.
Blogs and idea creation. So, you have this thing called a blog. It is big and scary but hey. You have it anyway. You could have started your very own brand new shiny blog as a way to market your business, build on your writing skills, network, build your portfolio or even as a hobby. … Continue reading 69 Blog Post Ideas For When You Have None
I'd like to introduce our newest writer who has called herself Peppin The Panda. Peppin has written an introduction which can be found below. Hi! I’m “Peppin the Panda”. Outside of this blog, I am a University student in my final year of an Arts/Law degree. When I’m not studying, I love listening to music, … Continue reading Introducing Our Newest Writer
As many of you may have read, i wrote a flash fiction titled The Photo. My friend who also happens to be a writer used the same prompt that i was given at my writers group and a photo she took of my dogs and I. She's allowed me to share her flash fiction here, … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Injected Serenity.
IN this one, you are smiling. Standing there in your black jeans, boots and t-shirt you look happy. One would even say care free. You don’t look like you have any secrets, but I know you do. I saw you there that night, silver knife glinting in your hand, the blade curved in a sinister … Continue reading Flash Fiction: The photo.
What if the world was based only on the thoughts in our minds? What if we had to maintain our world by thoughts of light rather than dark? What if, instead of war, hatred and anger, there was peace, love, and romance? What if we lived in a world, where the most basic of thoughts … Continue reading What if?
In the beginning, we know nothing. We're small, but not insignificant. It's not our fault, it just is. However, as we grow older, we tend to learn things, if we're what most like to call "normal human beings." Then, that begs the question, what if later it is found that some have an intellectual disability? … Continue reading The Beginning
To begin our creator interviews here on the blog, I chatted with producer and programmer Ghorthalon who is here to share a little about what he does and who he is with us. Ghorthalon is my extremely talented and amazing partner who I met online through a tweet about sonic the hedgehog. He is my … Continue reading An Interview with Ghorthalon
Hello everyone. I come to you today with an announcement. This morning i put the call out for permanent writers to join us. The call was answered by a good friend of mine who has joined our team. If you would like to join us, please get in contact with me. Now, to introduce our … Continue reading Introducing our first Permanent Writer.
I've posted several book reviews up on the blog before, but never really gave thought to reviewing books for the blog on a more permanent basis. That is why I've decided to open up the book review section. If you've published a book and would like a review or have reviewed a book, I'd love … Continue reading I’ll Review Your Books.
There are some bizarre and pointless facts out there, some of which are definitely not true. I’ve collected a bunch of them here. Perhaps one or more of these might save you at a trivia night. The dot above the letter I is called a tittle. Neil Armstrong had to clear customs after returning … Continue reading 25 Absurd Facts That Have No Point
Study. We all do it some time in our lives. Some breeze through it like it's as easy as tying a shoelace while others find it more difficult. My best friend Gabbi who has appeared on the blog several times and I sat down together to bring you all the study tips you could need … Continue reading 20 Tips For Surviving The Study Apocalypse
Do you have something you'd like to share with the world? Perhaps you'd like to share your story. I'd like to invite you, the writers, artists, musicians, producers, creators, story-tellers, and anyone else with something to share to become a guest on the blog. Simply fill in This form answering all questions as best as … Continue reading Become a Guest
I wrote this little piece earlier when i needed a break from study. It's nothing special, just something lighthearted to brighten the day a little. I hope you enjoy it. The Flower In a garden full of life sat a flower, its petals wilted, and stem bent at an angle. While the rest of … Continue reading The Flower
The update for this week is more a fortnightly update as last week was quite exhausting. The update today won't be a long one, as I'm in a little pain after having a wisdom tooth pulled. I envy those that have never had wisdom tooth trouble. I started college last week, two days of orientation … Continue reading Weekly Update.
Hello Cyber space. There are some weeks where i may not get to post blog posts or short fiction pieces, which is why I've decided to start posting weekly updates, this being the second post. I don't have much to share this week, except for some exciting news. These days, most online creators have an … Continue reading Weekly Update.
Books are not allowed anymore, they banned them a long time ago. It doesn’t stop me from keeping a secret collection though. Fifth floorboard down from the north facing wall, and two across. Lift it up and see what hides inside. Wuthering heights, pride and prejudice, and the bible lie side by side, covered by … Continue reading EP1. Forbidden Findings.
I Started working on this the other day, thinking it would be nothing more than a simple flash fiction, tossed aside never to be completed. I pulled it out tonight with more ideas and have made the decision to turn this into a micro series. If forms of entertainment we love so much didn't exist, … Continue reading The Reclaiming: A New Micro Series.
Title The Keeper Of Lost Things By Ruth Hogan Description Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life lovingly collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and … Continue reading Book Review: The Keeper Of Lost Things.
While I used to put up posts frequently, i'm not able to do that much now as I get ready to start college in a few weeks. As i put up posts here they are shared to a facebook page I created for my blog. I'll be using the page to post smaller posts and … Continue reading Just a brief update
Though we can not see them, auto-immune diseases do exist as another type of disability. There are many people that we may or may not know that suffer an auto-immune disease. I sat down to interview my best friend who has rheumatoid arthritis. She answered a few questions about her condition. Tell Us A Little … Continue reading Blog Guest: My R.A And I
For many people out their, helping those who have any kind of disabilility may be foreign territory. I've compiled this list of handy tips to assist you. How You Can Help Us.Stare at us. It makes us feel comfortable and well at home. We love a good stare, especially the silent kind we don't know … Continue reading Assisting A Person With A Disability.
My Second Poetry Attempt.I'm not that great at poetry, yet here it is, my second poetry attempt. I just started writing this, it's in no way how I'm feeling at present. If you think i should add more, please let me know. If your a poet and cringe at this, please let me know how … Continue reading She fades
There are many people who may have already started their Christmas celebrations. For me it all starts tomorrow. I'd like to take this quiet time i have before all the family fun begins to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful time with friends and family.
In my first post, I listed ten facts about myself. Since then, I'd been considering writing a bio, but thought that this would be a fun way to share more about me. I searched the internet, found a list of questions in another blog post. I'm not going to answer all 33, but here's some … Continue reading More about me.
Title: Blood Orchids Author: Toby Neal Description: Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers—one of whom she’d recently busted. The girl’s harsh life and tragic death touches a chord with … Continue reading Book Review: Blood Orchids by Toby Neal
With Christmas just a few days away, we're starting to see more posts about it on social media. I found this post on my Facebook page and wanted to share it here. The original poem was written by Jenine Stanley and can be found Here. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and the kennels were still, … Continue reading Guide Dogs’ Night Before Christmas.
note: The following piece may be a trigger for some readers. If you feel that the content of this short story is at all distressing or provokes negative emotions or thoughts, please speak to your health professional.
No You can't heal me, and it doesn't make me a super hero
While I do not know many of my followers personally, I am throwing this out here by chance that the campaign will be seen more. After receiving some hate about it a few weeks back, I was hesitant to share the campaign anywhere. After speaking to several people about it I found the confidence to … Continue reading My Go Fund Me Campaign: Help Me Get A Computer For College.
I was looking for practical yet meaningful Christmas gifts. At school we had a lovely teacher teach us how to make Father’s Day and Mother’s Day stress survival kits. I’ve done some research and found some things that you might like to put in your very own Sanity Stocking. A balloon – to let out … Continue reading Christmas Gift Idea: Sanity Stocking.
Thanks giving. The day for thankfulness, friends, family and food. As many US citizens bring their celebrations to a close or head to bed nursing large food babies consisting of turkey and other tasty holiday treats, I thought I would bring you a list of the things I am thankful for. My loving, caring, kind … Continue reading Turkey Day Thankfulness
My last post, Somnus Continuum is a short story that I started at a writers group meeting a few months back. I'd often pondered what it would be like to be awake for such a short amount of time. How would we achieve all we needed to? Who would look after us while we slept. … Continue reading Somnus Continuum Explained.
Most people are lucky to be awake for twelve or more hours a day; not i though. My day consists of three and a half hours which I must carefully plan and stick to. 4 minutes to shower, 6 to make coffee and a reheated meal and consume it. Ten minutes on the treadmill and … Continue reading Somnus Continuum
I like to have some kind of plan for what I post here on the blog. While there is no particular theme and post topics do vary, I believe it is still good to plan. I have plans for a future post where i highlight the sort of negative comments people with disabilities like myself … Continue reading Call For Disability related Comments
When we post things on the internet, we hope that what we’ve posted won’t become the next target for judgmental, hateful comments. We hope that what we’ve posted becomes a part of the vast landscape of videos, articles, tweets, facebook posts, photos and many other things that make up the place we know as the … Continue reading Internet Sticks and Online Stones
She’s been a therapist, a taxi driver, a nurse, chef and clothing stylist. She’s taken me to many a hospital appointment and stayed up with me while I was sick. We’ve fought and had fun, spent time together and time apart. We’ve competed in the Bridge to Brisbane twice with friends and family and she … Continue reading My inspiration
I've spent many an hour reading books. Some of my earliest memories include books on tape and eventually to large braille books that weighed a ton. From those, I transitioned to books on disc and then to eBooks. While the number of books I’ve read in the last few years is somewhere in the hundreds, … Continue reading Books, Books and More Books:
We've got our second guest poster, Tia. Tia is a close friend of mine who runs her own facebook page, Through My Eyes Tia saw my I am from poem and set out to write her own. Here it is. I am from I am from mother and father, both loved and adored From family, … Continue reading Guest post: I am from
At a monthly writers group I attend we looked at This poem. We then wrote our own. Here is mine. I am from I am from life and love From a father and mother I am from close family and the extended members too From Grandmother, grandfather and warm hugs and kisses on cheeks I … Continue reading I Am From: A Poem
We’ve got our first guest for this week, my best friend and talented writer Gabbi. She’s got a post for you about a project she started which she is hoping to make into a podcast. It’s a zombie survival story called The Affected: A Tale To End All Tales. Without further introduction, here’s her post. … Continue reading Guest post: The affected
I’ve read hundreds of books in the last three years and i hope to read more. There’s more to picking up a book than just reading the words. You get to know the characters and by association, the author. You laugh, cry, get scared, feel angry and ride the waves of emotion or terror depending … Continue reading Reviewing books
I’m looking for people who may be interested in writing as a guest writer here on Jaidie’s Words. You don’t need to be a pro blogger or published author, I’d like to give everyone a chance at having their work posted to the internet.
One night I sat down and started writing random stuff. Before I knew it, this poem had emerged. I’d never really written poetry or anything, so was surprised to see the completed piece. Take what you will from this, it’s just a poem, none of these are actually thoughts I’ve had. I am interested to … Continue reading Desperate Hope
“When darkness consumes you, the light will remind you that darkness doesn’t always win. You are strong, and you are brave. The power to defeat what lurks waiting to overtake you lies within your heart. Know this, and remember it always.”
Here’s the first post, on my brand new shiny blog! This is where we cheer if there was anything to cheer about. There’s not though, so let’s just continue like that never happened.