An open letter to retailers

An open letter to retailers:

Hello out there – anyone listening to the consumers?  I DO NOT want to buy markers and notebooks and backpacks in July!!!!!  I don’t want to see them in your flyers, littering my mailbox with unwanted thoughts of the back to school madness.  Your one day only sales that pressure me into buying things long before class lists are ready because now I am wondering: if you are doing this in July does that mean it will all be gone by late August and I will be facing isles of Christmas wreaths and Menorahs when instead I need protractors and pencil cases?

Why when teachers and parents and children have just started to dig toes into sand dunes, are busy splashing in pools, and summer camp has just kicked off for the season, do you think for any reason that we want to be lining up for crayons and calendars?
Do you know what I want to buy now?  Bathing suits and flip-flops and fun things that float in the water.  You know – all the things that are harder to find IN THE SUMMER than Jimmy Hoffa’s body. PLEASE  – stop forcing the seasons to change months ahead of time.  Let us, the poor consumers, have a rest.  Let us enjoy the sunshine and saltwater for the brief time it lasts.

Trust me, we will be back – we love your ten-cent pencil cases.   But we don’t love them until school starts.

Sincerely your very tired and in desperate need of a break from your onslaught of marketing gimmicks (and in need of sunscreen and a beach towel) consumer,

Laura E.

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Overview of Dark Isle

When evil begets evil, a choice is forced on Quinn, the one person who can see  the danger. Does she save the ones she loves, or does she save the world from  Chaos?

As the realms of Fae…

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Something Wicked has moved on…

This is the briefest of posts today because I will only be saying this:

Farewell Ray Bradbury, an incredible man whose mind took us, the readers, to the most amazing places.  Heaven’s gain is truly our loss.

Photo from the LATimes (6/6/12)   Below is a link to their article today.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ray-bradbury-20120607,0,5622415.story

N is for Nonet

Day 16 of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge – “N

Nervous is the newborn novelist,

Needing always a new nugget.

Noting novel nonfiction,

Nestled in nifty nouns.

Noesis nudges,

Nags for notice.

Now nulling

Nascent

Nerves.

Nonet:  A nonet is a nine line poem. The first line containing nine syllables, the next line has eight syllables; the next line has seven syllables. That continues until the last line (the ninth line) which has one syllable. Nonets can be written about any subject. Rhyming is optional.

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PLEASE NOTE:  This is my original material so…..Nefarious ninnies will be nabbed and notably named as notorious nincompoops.

Nau’to twibaounme  (Burmese)

H is for Huitain

 Day 8 of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge April 2012 – H

Hurried huntsmen hasten to hunt

Herding hapless hares towards home

Happy to have horses up front

High hills and hidden hollows to roam

Heading house bound into the gloam

Hasten towards heartwarming blaze

Hypnagogic heat forms a dome

Heavy heads nod off in a haze

(Helpful Hint: huitain = group of eight lines of verse with eight syllables per line with a rhyming scheme to adhere to)

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PLEASE NOTE:  This is my original material so…..Hell actually hath a lot of fury for a hacking hooligan who heists another’s handiwork.

Ha det bra (Norwegian)