Gods, Giants and a Guy Named Gary

When the earth was newly formed and all had not yet come to be as it presently is, the ancient giants roamed the earth freely, followed by their descendants the ancient gods.


Also, there was Gary, the first human being on earth. No one knows where he came from exactly. There are some theories but they’re probably wrong.


Gary had traits very unlike the gods, traits like curiosity, a desire to spend long days doing not much of anything, and opposable thumbs. It is said that the giants tamed chaos, and the gods shaped it into the world we know. Gary, however, made it fun. He invented fire – without which we would not have campfires. He also invented beer, music, and perhaps most importantly – yes – the written language.


Thanks Gary. However you did it, you are one heck of a guy.

To be continued tomorrow….

This is my daily post for the A-Z challenge. True confessions, I don’t know if I like this story very much. I’m posting it anyway mostly because I guess this is a journey wherein I can’t just stop and say okay never mind today! Also maybe it is good. You never know. At this point in my pre-writing of posts, I was starting to get a bit tired and my brain got loopy. Sometimes that works even if it doesn’t seem like it does.

Happy April!

Celebrate the Small Things

Celebrate blog hop

It’s Friday and I told Lexa Cain, the upbeat blog hop’s fearless leader, I was definitely going to post something today. Also I can always use the pick-me-up, especially on days like today when I’m feeling a smidge overwhelmed. Here’s a few of the things I’m celebrating.

  1. Getting every post done so far on the A-Z challenge. Today is the first day when I have a post written but not scheduled yet due to me really not liking what I wrote – but I’m determined to post it anyway because I’ve found I never know for sure if something’s good or not.
  2. Spending time with family. I’ve made a concerted effort to spend more time with family and it’s paying off.
  3. Writing, writing and more writing. I’ve gotten lots of writing and editing done this week, surpassing my goals.
  4. Reading. I’ve also discovered some good reads, including a series based on the television show Monk, which makes me really happy inside.
  5. Won a contest. Last but not least, I won a contest for a free book series from Michelle Wallace.

How was your week? I always feel better doing this and it’s always good to count our blessings.