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Writing is my stress relief, with a focus on reality-warping horror.

I have always thought of writing as painting with words, and in my stories I mix images with short stories to expose unnerving distortions in what you think is real.

Check out Black Cat Scribbles Vol. 1: a short story collection inspired by Edgar Allen Poe but with Photoshop. Here is a free short story from the collection.

Besides writing horror, I am partial to random things, and have started this blog to be quirky, tell funny stories, and help others starting out in business, along with showcasing my writing.

For general fiction and random tidbits, you can go to Shop MGSpear.

M.G. Spear . Writer . Inventor . Eclectic . Quirky.

  • 84. Meal Prepping

    February 19, 2020 by

    One way I have decided to save money this year is to buy food in bulk and meal prep at home for the week. *Gasp* But don’t you not know how to cook???? Didn’t you almost burn down the house once trying to make hashbrowns????? Lol I am taking my meager skills, and with the… Read more

  • 83. Weaving Through Thunderstorms

    February 15, 2020 by

    Ever weaved through thunderstorms? One of the nicest things my husband did for me this past year was direct me through oncoming storms. After teaching my night class I was walking to the parking lot and noticed the sky was dark. Angry dark. I called up my husband, who informed me it was headed towards… Read more

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meal prepping

84. Meal Prepping

One way I have decided to save money this year is to buy food in bulk and meal prep at home for the week. *Gasp* But don’t you not know how to cook???? Didn’t you almost burn down the house once trying to make hashbrowns????? Lol I am taking my meager skills, and with the […]

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relationships

83. Weaving Through Thunderstorms

Ever weaved through thunderstorms? One of the nicest things my husband did for me this past year was direct me through oncoming storms. After teaching my night class I was walking to the parking lot and noticed the sky was dark. Angry dark. I called up my husband, who informed me it was headed towards […]

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Holiday Posts
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82. Valentine's Day

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? For some, it means flowers and chocolate and date night. For others, it is a propaganda holiday, advertising to people to get all the candy; spend all this money on a lavish present; to prove your love to your significant other. It all comes down to this one […]

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81. Cooking hamburgers

Yet another cooking misadventure. Lately we’ve been eating a lot of meat—mostly hamburgers and chicken, but we do have a duck in our freezer waiting to be thawed. I’ve seen my husband grill hamburgers a lot. Sometimes we use pre-made patties, sometimes we make our own, but always he turns the propane on, lets it […]

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80. Focusing

I like to work in silence. It’s like oil to my thoughts, lubricating them so that they run at full speed in a logical order. Sometimes, though, I can work with noise in the background if it is people talking. I can listen to my students’ conversations and grade papers at the same time. I […]

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Writing

79. The art of horror writing

One of the things I like about writing horror is the complexity. It plays on so many emotions and viewpoints, rather than just ahhh! The monster killed again! Blood and gore everywhere! What does that monster represent? How does it impact the reader’s life? Some of the best horror I’ve read wove a path of […]

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78. Haze of Sadness

Sometimes a haze of sadness colors my perspective of the world and I get down. I doubt my accomplishments; my teaching ability; my vision for the future. I have doubts about continuing my business, and even my blog. On those days, I do not make any important decisions, or any decision if I can get […]

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77. Tire Discount Deal

One time my husband found a deal on tires. He agreed to meet this guy off of Craigslist (when that was popular) after work to make sure the tires were in good condition. He was driving his small VW Jetta that day. When he arrived, he noticed the guy had more than four tires for […]

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Motivational

76. Confidence

When someone takes a test, what crosses their mind? Panic, anxiety, fear, uncertainty, or confidence, assertiveness? Perhaps a mix of everything. Do you know why motivational quotes resonate with so many people? Because people want to be confident in the face of adversity. People want to be assured that even though they may not have […]

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Kitties

75. Doggies

My husband has two black Labradors: Sammy and Emma. Sammy came first from his Grandmother. She found Sammy on the side of the road, abandoned at the tender age of around 3 weeks. When my husband had his first back surgery, his Grandmother came up to help out and brought Sammy with her. My husband […]

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