Did You Know…Fullmetal Alchemist

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Hi, I know I’m supposed to be on break but there’s no way I couldn’t do this post. If you’ve been following me and read my bio, then you know that I’m a huge anime and manga fan. And it just so happens that one of my favorite manga, started its original run two days from now, on July 12, 2001.

So, without further ado…Happy 16th anniversary Fullmetal Alchemist!

FMA, written by Hiromu Arakawa, is a story about the plight of two brothers to right. Who committed a great wrong because of grief and love for their deceased mother. They infringed on God’s domain.

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IWSG, Persistence & Celebrations!

 

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Holy Moly it’s June already?! Well Happy IWSG Day! It’s the first Wednesday of the month. A day for us writers to come together in the blogosphere, sharing the highs the lows of our writing journeys. As a writer,  we’re often in our own bubble. Thanks goes to ninja extraordinaire, Alex Cavanaugh, for creating the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. So that we can come out of those bubbles and reconnect with each other.

Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.

Don’t forget to check out today’s awesome co-hosts: JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner!

So what’s going on with me?

Well, I almost scared myself shitless. I thought last week Wednesday was IWSG day and nearly had a panic attack that I hadn’t wrote and scheduled a post. Imagine my relief and surprise that I worried over nothing.

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30 Days of Poetry Love- Mallory M

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It’s the final day of National Poetry Month!

And for the final poem of the month, I’m sharing “Birds & Bees.”

After listening to Mallory M reciting his poem again, these lines just pierced my heart:

I wonder if Emmett Till got the talk

before he left for Mississippi.

Did his mother tell him that hanging

was the only way that black boys could jump

without their feet ever touching the ground?

 

Birds & Bees by Mallory M.