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Monster – My Guest Post On “Behind The White Coat”

Thank you to Victo Dolore from Behind The White Coat for publishing my poem, “Monster” which can be found by following this link, https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/from-the-guest-room/. Please do check out Victo’s blog.



The Guest – A Guest Post By Victo Dolore

Many thanks to Victo Dolore for the below guest post. If you haven’t already checked out Victo’s blog please do so. She writes with humanity and humour about the medical world and so much more, (https://doctorly.wordpress.com/).



The Guest


The headmaster was standing at the back of the room in his brown suit and brown tie, his arms crossed somberly across his chest. He was a serious man who

never joked, never smiled.


I was nervous just looking at him.


It was my second grade class and it was the end of the school year. My teacher, Ms. White, held a sheaf of those wide ruled tan colored notebook papers

stapled together in her hands, turning each page slowly as she read from the podium at the front of the class.


They were my papers.


It was my story.


I stole another glance around the room. My classmates watched her with rapt attention, eyes growing wider. They were there in the story, I could see it!


There were dwarves and a wizard and a cave filled with treasure and scary monsters that clung to the dark shadows. I knew the secret, though. It was going

to end up with good winning out over evil. Just wait, I smiled to myself.


As she read the last words there was silence. More silence. My heart stood still as the seconds ticked by. Then… everyone clapped, even the somber, frightening

man at the back of the class.


He smiled at me!


I had never been recognized by anyone as being good at anything to that point. My handwriting was always awful. I read aloud too fast. My clothes were

old, worn hand-me-downs. Mathematics was a mystery to me. I was quiet as a mouse, never speaking, always invisible.


And so from that day forward I wrote every chance I could get.


I will never win any literary award. I will never have a huge audience. But when I put pen to paper I find my voice. The magic weaves its way through my

fingers, taking over…


Thus began my love affair with words.

3 Quotes Challenge – Day 1

Many thanks to masgautsen of The Thoughts and Life of Me for nominating me to participate in the 3 Quotes Challenge, (http://thethoughtsandlifeofme.com/2015/06/14/3-quotes-challenge-1st-day/).

There are three simple rules:


  1. Post 3 of your favourite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.


  1. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.


  1. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you


Now for my first quote which comes from Lord Acton:


“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority;

still more when you superadd the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority.”


My nominees who are, of course under no obligation whatsoever to accept. We all have busy lives so I won’t be offended if you don’t participate.


Lucy of Secret Diary Of Portergirl (https://portergirl.wordpress.com/author/portergirl/).

Victo Dolore of Behind The White Coat (https://doctorly.wordpress.com/author/redscreamer/)

And JC of Writing Post Parkinsons (https://nimbus432.wordpress.com/author/nimbus432/)

I have Been Nominated For The Teen Daydreamer Award

Thank you to The Teen Daydreamer for nominating me for The Teen Daydreamer Award, (https://theteendaydreamer.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/the-daydreamer-award-3/). I very much appreciate it.

Here are the rules:


  1. Thank the person who gave you the award – Thank you again Teen Daydreamer!


  1. Complete the challenge they set you.


  1. Select a blog or blogs that you want to give the award to. (The amount of blogs you select is unlimited!)


  1. Tell them about it and set them a challenge.

(Please include the rules in your post).

My challenge, as set by Teen Daydreamer, is to describe my absolute dream job, so here goes!

Ideally I would like to earn sufficient from my writing to allow me to live in the country (but within easy reach of a major city). I would spend a part of each day writing and the rest in charity work or socialising with friends. A pipedream but, in any case my ideal job.

There are so many blogs deserving of nomination. However, after careful consideration I have decided on the below 6 blogs:

  1. Inspired By A Book. This young woman has worked hard, in a short space of time to build up a book review blog and deserves credit for her hard work (https://inspiredbyabook.wordpress.com/).
  2. Writing Post Parkinson’s talks about living with Parkinsons and contains some great material on creativity more generally (https://nimbus432.wordpress.com/).
  3. Behind The White Coat is a touching and frequently humorous blog by a doctor (https://doctorly.wordpress.com/).
  4. Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog for his unfailing support for indie authors and support for reading (http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/).
  5. Tess of How The Cookie Crumbles for her interesting posts on China together with her stories (https://letscutthecrap.wordpress.com/).
  6. Kev Cooper for his writing and his unfailing kindness to fellow authors (http://kevs-domain.net/).
  7. My challenge to the above bloggers, should they choose to accept it, is to write a short piece about their favourite book and/or the writer who has exerted the greatest influence on them.

(Note: being a blind user of screen reading software I am unable to insert the image which accompanies the original post).