From my desk: 05/23/2023

David was talking to his boss the other day and noticed a picture on her desk that is a spitting image of our Brody! He made a comment and she told him that her dog is a pure bread Norwegian Elkhound. We watched some videos and I think that is what he is!

We always thought, as did the vet, that Brody was a German Shepherd and Beagle mix of some sort. He was adopted off one of the trucks that brought dogs up to CT from Tennessee. Last night I bought a doggie DNA kit so I will be sending that out and we should get the results in two to three weeks! It is very exciting.

Simply 6- Minutes 5/23/23- Current Events

Even the fish are on travel alert!

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We must make-up a story in only six minutes using the photo below as inspiration.

I was busy making my granddaughter toast as a news report played on the TV in the background.

My application of Nutella to her toast became inadvertently hostile, when I heard that, producing a tear in the bread. I couldn’t help but comment.

” The use of fear as a political weapon is out-of-control. Getting what you want by misrepresenting the truth to scare people is ubiquitous these days! Do you know what ubiquitous means, Dear? It means something can be found everywhere.”

“Look Grandma! Even Goldie is trying to scare us to get attention! It IS everywhere.”

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Life Of a Goldfish

Jim’s brave little fish

A Unique Title For Me

His motto was to be fearless and if something prevented him from doing that, then he was going to fake it.  If he was a shark, nobody would ever bother him and he could do whatever he desired.  Sharks are the ones that do the messing around with everyone else, but they seem to steer clear of dolphins, because they don’t want to get rammed by their snouts.  Dolphins and sharks are often confused for one another because of their streamlined bodies and dorsal fins on their backs.  If he had a dorsal fin on his back, then he could pretend that he was a shark and hope that no dolphin would come along and try to ram him.

Written for Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

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New Book: The Magic Man (Paranormal Thriller/ Dark Fiction)

Welcome to the tour for the highly anticipated sequel to The Pain Eater, The Magic Man by LaShane Arnett! Read on for more!

The Magic Man (The Sadie Reed Stories #2)

Expected Publication Date: March 20th, 2023

Genre: Paranormal Thriller/ Dark Fiction



From the time he was little he knew he was different. He enjoyed pain. Inflicting it. Seeing it swim through the eyes of others. His mother suspected what he was, a sociopath, like his father. He loved hurting animals and never smiled. She did everything in her power to instill goodness in him. But would nurturing him with goodness be enough, when at his core he was pure evil? Only time would tell. Or, would time help him see that if he gave in to his true nature, he would grow to be something more powerful than even he knew possible?


It’s been two years since Sadie found one of the Magic Man’s victims, Maxine Powell. With her growing abilities and her dad’s notes she believes finding the missing women is her destiny. When her health takes a dark turn, Adrian and Lupita urge her to take a step back. She reluctantly agrees. But after she starts receiving mental messages from one of the victim’s six-year-old son, she questions whether her hiatus is a good idea. If she answers his call will she find one more victim, or move closer to becoming a victim herself?

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About the Author

LaShane Arnett is an African American poet and author living in Southern California with her husband of thirty+ years. She is the creator of Arnett Publications and the author of The Sadie Reed Series. The first book in the series, The Pain Eater, is highly recommended for anyone who loves Paranormal Thrillers.

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Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 05/23/2023

Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

Small Fish With Ambitions Of A Big Shark - Business Concept
By Romolo Tavani

A goldfish with a shark fin strapped to his back

*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!