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Book Launch – LaVan Robinson’s – January 2022 Debut “Hard Pressed”

Come to the Book Launch and Open Mic event on January 23 at 6 p.m. EST

Bring your poetry and share in this event. It’s going to be fun!

LaVan will be reading from his books to date and hopes to hear your fine works.

Available on Prolific Pulse .com

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Ten Things of Thankful – 1/15/2022

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It’s TTOT time, so let’s hop to it.

  1. Daughter finished her bag for her walker. It’s made with quilt squares and looks cute and is practical.
  2. You have an opportunity to share in the TTOT by going to think link:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

3. We are having an outing in town before the winter storm hits and I am grateful for warnings.

4. I am grateful for the first responders of Colorado who made it their mission to help people and their pets find safety during the fires. I watched the police cam videos last night on the news and it was truly heart rendering.

5. Today, I am participating in the book launch of this book at 9 a.m.

Here’s a link if you want to attend at 9 a.m. EST today

6. I am grateful for nurses who come to the house and on the internet.

7. I am grateful for warmth.

8. The grocery is selling soft pretzels.

9. Sales even when stocks are short.

10. You

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six sentence story, writing

Juiced Up

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Jeremy wondered as he looked at the tepid stream, just how much the sun was so juiced up that it blew out the springs. “Think about it,” he said, “it seems like we have gone from living under a safe shield and now we are under a mesh umbrella with impure rains.”

“Such as it is,” replied Roxanne, “we still live on this planet. What other choice do we have?”

Jeremy stared at Roxanne and looked about. “Okay, then let’s pack our essentials and ride out to the ends of the earth, as far north as we can tolerate.”


That’s my six for this week. Go check out the others which are sure to be interesting. Go to this LINK. Thank you to Denise for making this happen week after week.

Book Announcements, poetry

Hard Pressed is OUT!

Hard Pressed, LaVan Robinson’s latest book of prose poetry is now available. You can get your copy on

Hard Pressed is a book of poetry by LaVan Robinson. A seasoned poet who has several poems and books published; this is the book of books. What makes life hard? What is pressing on the mind? What are the concerns in society that keep us up at night? It is hard, in a society driven by fear, to find ways to resolve issues. It takes open, honest communication with those whom we live close, with our daily contacts, with the authorities, and the powers of us. We the people of this society can make choices to enact change. This can be through several means. Hard Pressed – flavors of a society through the eyes of humanity explores and offers poetic prose thoughts of the poet.

poetry, six sentence story

They Just Got the Name Wrong

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Many years ago, when I was in college, one of my professors-who also became a mentor-introduced my to “espresso” which she made herself after dinner with another guest. There was this little cup with no real room for cream or sweetener and a sliver of lemon which was to help with the bitter taste, I suppose. I just played follow the leader, as I was clueless.

Well, the one thing about espresso and being a college student is that it does help if you need to be up late studying, which I often did. For years, I called it “expresso” without awareness that you called it something else. As it holds true, I just think it was a mistake in spelling as when you have this strong dose of caffeine, you definitely are apt to express yourself.


That’s my Six Sentence Story and lookie there, I didn’t write a poem! I bet you are as surprised as I am. But…hey…let me see if I can try my hand at it.

Six Sentence Story Poem – installment #2

(Same Title)

When I was older than younger strudents, I had to stay up to study late

If I wanted to keep really going, an espresso would be the way

Although the name should be expresso, I suppose that’s how it goes

All I know is that reading chapters meant I needed some go-go-go

I’d go for years and call it my name, as if anyone would care but the bourgeoisie

Today, I call it by the proper name unless I too tired and call it a day


Would you like to add your six sentence story? Go to this Link and join in!