Thank God, WordPress.com offers a password option.
What does this mean?
Simply put, it represents a chance to present original work at your site which is not visible to everyone.
Bit by bit, I am taking advantage of this opportunity.
If you are a reader, and would like to access certain pieces at littlebarefeetblog.com, there is a password which I can give to you.
Please, go to my About page, find the email address, email me directly – and, I will provide you the password. But, first, you must offer me a short descriptor about YOU – in case we do not know each other, personally.
Then, click on Short Stories. The password protected installments can be found there.
p.s. isn’t Obama right on the money, at this moment? I’m listening; are you? Feels like a Gospel Meeting, frankly.
Hello, dear readers.
A word, if I may, about writers and their characters.
It is my opinion that any writer will derive character from a blend of personal, observational experience and imagination. As such, any writer who rejects this is denying the very enterprise itself.
If, at any time, you think you see either yourself or someone you know in a work of fiction, trust that the writer likely knew somebody very much like you or created a composite out of several individuals. The beauty of storytelling is that it mimics life itself, but the truth in such stories lies in the messages they carry and the value derived.
So, next time you take a novel off of a bookshelf, remember that nobody lives in a vacuum. We all express our strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and dreams every time we enter the fray. Perhaps your life, viewed through the eyes of the next author, will be of benefit and service to someone else. That is both the point, and the purpose.
Yours in the story,
Ruth Ann Scanzillo,
This blog, yeah, yeah, everybody’s doing it, contains essays, poems, proverbs, and some choice images for your amusement and thought. Hope you take a moment, and share with me. If you find something interesting, remember my authorship and kindly request permission for any use. I honor your creative efforts, so please provide me the same respect. With the exception of “Scaw-lett”, “The National Anthem” and, of course, Chris Smither’s original song, all posts are mine and I do claim their rights.
Ruth Ann Scanzillo