Trip Of A Lifetime – A Five Sentence Flash

Trip Of A Lifetime - A Five Sentence Flash

“I don’t think I have ever been so sick in my life!”
“But it was worth it, wasn’t it?”
“Tons bugs, hugs spiders, and snakes, and that was just around the hotel room, so what do you think?”
“I would have love to have gone in your place, this trip of a lifetime.”
“Well, I am just glad, I survived the flight.”

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

Flight – A Flash Fiction

Flight - A Flash Fiction

My heart took flight, the first time I saw his gentle eyes, glaring back at me, not sure what to make of me.
Should I be trusted, was I worth his attention, or was I like all of the others, who left him behind, heart-broken, and alone?
How could I make him understand, that I was different, that I cared so deeply, the pain of empathy and love leaving me breathless and paralyzed?
I would cherish all he was, with every breath we would both share – always.
I reached out, caressing his soft brown fur, as he began to relax.

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

This post was inspired by the Five Sentence Fiction Prompt – Flight.

The Door – A Flash Fiction

The Door - A Flash Fiction

She knocked on the door with such force that her knuckles hurt, but she continued anyway.
There was no barrier to thick to stop her from going through to the other side, another life, a new beginning. How could she continue to live without regret, if she would not take the chance, even if the potential of devastation was great.
The door opened with the same fierceness that she displayed in knocking on it, his hand on the knob, wearing an expression of confusion and anger on his face.
Reaching for his tangled morning hair, she took a deep breath and uttered: “I love you.”

Claudia H. Blanton 2014

If you enjoyed this Flash Fiction check out my Flash Fiction collection “Darker Slice of Life” for only 99 cents (November only! Regular price 2.99)

My Three Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian Cookbooks

Meatless Monday

My daughter is vegetarian, and I try to eat as healthy and as concious as possible, which includes for me to cut back on the meat consumption. So more often then not, we look through cookbooks to find something that suits our varying tastes, and satisfies some of the hard core meat eaters in my family.

Here is a list of three really great vegetarian/vegan cookbooks I highly recommend:

Cooking Light Way To Cook Vegetarian – by Scott Mowbray (Editor)
This very visual cookbook is easy enough to follow along for a novice, but interesting enough for the more experienced home-cook. Very detailed with beautiful pictures, and no strange ingredients. A winner!

Vegan On The Cheap by Robin Robertson
Healthy and vegan does not have to be synanomous with expensive and hard to come by ingredients. Robin managed to bring together quick and easy recipes that will not break your bank, and taste delicious. A must have for full time or part time vegans!

Quick And Easy Vegan Comfort Food: 65 Everyday Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Over 150 Great-Tasting, Down-Home Recipes by Alicia C. Simpson
Besides having great recipes, this book includes helpful hints, such as substitutes and lists of common vegan ingredients, which makes it easier for those new to this lifestyle, or those who dabble by participating on Meatless Mondays to navigate this unknown territory of eating. And on top of that, the food featured in this book is simply delicious. Who could ask for more!

I hope you enjoy this books as much as I have.

This will be the last time I will review non-fiction books on this blog. While I will continue to review fiction here from time to time, all of my non-fiction writing will move to my new blog “ReVamp”, which you can find here. I hope you will also join me at this new location.

Happy Eating!

The Golden Key

The Golden Key - A Haiku

The Golden Key

hid behind closed doors
enticing unknown calling
expectations unmet

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton

This post was inspired by today’s Daily Prompt: “Golden Key”, which asks us the following

You’ve been given a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why?

Usually that which is hidden out of sight might sound interesting, but fails to life up to the expectation. Unless is is Hogwarts, now I would love to have a key to Hogwarts.

Memories

Memories - A Haiku

Memories

breathtaking moments
sweet memories collected
a life worth living

Claudia H. Blanton 2014

This post was inspired by today’s Daily Prompt “Good Things Come To Those Who Wait”.

While I do not agree with that much passiveness, I do agree that if all of the memories and moments that are special would come at once, manifest themselves instantly, they would loose their magic. Spaced highlights of breathtaking moments make the mundane worth living, but the mundane makes those special moments breathtaking.

Have a wonderful day!