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Writer Failure… or Success? (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Sometimes the fictional characters we create can assert themselves in strange ways. Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation?] I had a debate with my main protagonist… and somehow she won.

A Feathered Visitor (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a story credited to Richard Sherman, who sang and played “Feed the Birds” on the piano along Main Street USA a window dedication ceremony several years ago. Apparently, it was Walt Disney’s favorite song, and after Sherman finished the song, a bird flew past who he would thinkContinue reading “A Feathered Visitor (A Haiku)”

Food Review: Three Green Tea Snacks

I cannot deny a bias towards Green Tea among all the teas available in that particular aisle in my local grocery store. Alongside numerous health benefits, there is a just something about its unique flavor, especially when tweaked with a bit of honey, which can ease a soul into wakefulness each morning and soothe itContinue reading “Food Review: Three Green Tea Snacks”

Chapter Three: A Unique Toyshop

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: The next chapter in “The Tinker Town Chronicles.” Link to last chapter:                 Mr. Gimble explained the situation to Horatia while he attached her second wooden arm. He was the proprietor of Unique Toys, a shop along Artisan Lane, where he sought to find loving homes for the toysContinue reading “Chapter Three: A Unique Toyshop”

A Moment of Happy Misidentification (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a moment glimpsed by my brother while we were running some errands in town. All I can say is that kids are wonderful.]  At an odd little moment within a store like so many others… two families cross paths– an elderly couple and a mother with her youngContinue reading “A Moment of Happy Misidentification (A Poem)”

A Renovated Cinema (Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a recent trip I took to Temeku Cinemas, which I had worried would close down forever but actually came back better than ever. The ticket prices were decent, and the seating was cozy–which made it even nicer to lay back and watch The Super Mario Bros Movie on the bigContinue reading “A Renovated Cinema (Poem)”

Game Review: Pluviophile

Created by: Tonguç Bodur Release year: Jun 11, 2020 If you want to take a peaceful stroll through the forest but cannot make the trip out to one, Pluviophile might be the best next choice. The main objective is to enjoy walking along a path in a beautifully detailed forest while it is sprinkling andContinue reading “Game Review: Pluviophile”

A Light of Fantasy (Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on the story of the light that is usually kept on in the apartment above the fire station in Disneyland, where Walt Disney himself used to stay while at his theme park. Legends say that his ghost once asked a cleaner to leave the light on for him becauseContinue reading “A Light of Fantasy (Haiku)”

Journal Entry #44-Narrative Poetry Book Publication, Disneyland Wonders, and Travel Hopes

Hello, everyone! I hope you are all doing well! Time has really flown since the last time I got on WordPress, but I hope to make sure to post more regularly from now on. Additionally, a great deal has happened in the meantime, such as a whole trip to Disneyland (posted about here) and theContinue reading “Journal Entry #44-Narrative Poetry Book Publication, Disneyland Wonders, and Travel Hopes”

Disneyland Trip

Goodness, how times does fly! I never meant to stay away from WordPress for so long, especially after taking a trip to the “Happiest Place on Earth,” of which there is so much to share. With that said, I guess the best thing to do would be to plunge right into things. The roads toContinue reading “Disneyland Trip”