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Christmas in September


I cut the tags with the cricut Artiste cartridge. Added stickles and ribbon.
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Essence Mason – Author Spotlight


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graduated with a degree in Creative Writing but I never thought I would find myself writing poetry or even short stories as frequently as I do. Song lyrics were always my thing. Lately, I feel so much and many ideas come to mind. Writing, in general has really become a way for me to escape the hold of the nine-to-five jobs that are a constant distraction to my creativity. It’s one of the top things that I enjoy. I tend to come alive on paper and that’s where I would like for people to meet, and to get to know me.

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After a stupid miscommunication, everyone in Andi’s new res thinks she’s secretly dating Damien, boyfriend of resident queen bee Charlotte. Since the rumor’s already out there and refuses to be squashed, Andi and Damien decide to keep up the facade in the hopes of snagging the attention of the people they/really/want to be with. What could possibly go wrong?

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Drum Major


I wanted to do a simple layout for this picture. The gold paper is an adhesive paper. Makes it so easy to apply and to use for cutting letters and other embellishments.

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He rises from the drudges of the mining town he grew up in circulating after his ordinary levels through rural areas in and around Bindura. Down trodden and looking up the stairs he is full of energy to do better. He does not want to end up as a hard or soft rock miner like his father’s generation. Cheap labour imported by the trainloads. He wants to be someone in a society where hard work pays at the end. He grew up knowing about deep mines and their work forces as his father was a miner there. He starts his way up the ladder by doing his advanced levels while running around as a relief teacher for three years. While he consumes alcohol with his friends, he keeps his self control in check finding time to study. As his friends marry early Trevor soldiers on. It is the same generation that is affected by the dreaded scourge of HIV/AIDS where years later, those silly experiments come to bite. Instead of following his father’s footsteps, he yearns for apprenticeships, the banking and insurance sector to start his way up. However he lands up as an administrative assistant in a company where he starts burning the mid night oil going to college until he qualifies as an estate agent. His father is called a non citizen resident meaning a foreigner who has stayed a long time in the country but does not have voting rights. The foreigner is looked down upon. He falls into the same pit. Deep within him is a fire that burns to break the yoke of the mining community. The mines and their residential community are synonymous with vices and hard ship. He is not of the quarter.

They say birds of a feather flock together. Naomi is a girl with an ambition to excel well in her education being born of a father with links that are strong with his former homeland of Malawi. Her childhood goals of making it into the medical fraternity as a doctor start collapsing early as in the first year in high school as the science and mathematics subjects tend to be a tough lot. She doesn’t give up. She tried her university entrance examination and flunks. As she collapses, so does her social life. She gets rid of her dates in order to concentrate on school work. It is either you date or you study with her no other option. She does not fit into the category of studying after marriage. Her marriage has to be after her degree qualification according to her standards. She starts again until she nets her prize ending up as a laboratory technologist graduate. Though the government rates are low, at least she is a professional. She made it through the lonely days. She is a lady with a vision that she lives for and achieves. What of her social life?

In between.

Trevor bumps into Naomi as she is doing her upper sixes at a local high school. They make it as a team but she does have her moods. They share so much in common. He seems to be forever running between work, college and batteries of examinations twice a year as he climbs up the ladder bit by bit. They live in close proximity to each other which makes it easier for them to communicate. Naomi makes it difficult to date because she has her standards and her misgivings. She does have times of breaking their relationship whenever she wants. She does have a habit of coming back to start all over again. Why does his other relationship fizzle just before Naomi re emerges from her hibernation?

They marry and start a family with family problems galore. Trevor is a drinker of repute while Naomi still has her moods and utterances. Their marriage is on the rocks, tittering on collapse, how will they manage?



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The Painted Catch by Ronder Scott



The Painted Catch
By Ronder Scott
Genre: Thriller
Publication Date: May 2014
Publisher Tenth Street Press

What happens when you are in an elite military squadron and follow an order that was given in error?
That’s what has happened to Shane Braff and Jennifer Koppell when they entered Tayyip Nafisi’s home. He wasn’t a terrorist and neither was his family. But it all happened so fast and the result was that his son lost his life that day and his wife soon followed.
Not able to cope with the grief, The Painted Catch is a psychological thriller that shows how Tayyip Nafisi turned from dedicated government employee; a man who used his genius to help the United States government, to a man who will stop at nothing to get revenge on the people that stole everything from him. When Shane and Jennifer discover they are both in The Land of Paintings, they will do whatever it takes to ensure that their children survive. For Shane, it means the ultimate sacrifice of his life. For Jennifer, it means coming to terms with the past and doing what she must to protect their daughters in the future. Unfortunately, it also means paranoia because Tayyip Nafisi was never caught.
He’s out there and she doesn’t know where he’ll be lurking. Waiting. She knows he’ll be watching though. It’s his nature.


This is the ideal revenge story. It doesn’t quit until the very end.

A case of mistaken identity leads Jennifer and Shane on a downward spiral. Their finances and lives are a complete mess. This opens them up for Tayyip to achieve his revenge.

This action packed thriller leads the reader on a merry chase with huge consequences.

The plot is a little “out there”. But, I give the author and A for originality and creativity.

Author Info
Ronder Scott was born in Northern Louisiana, where she enjoyed reading books. In Minden, the town she calls home, reading became her passion. She started exploring other avenues where her voice could be heard. Over the years, she has penned a number of screenplays, which she is fond of turning into novels for her readers’ enjoyment. That is why, when you read her work, it is very visual with descriptive annotations that are sure to take you on a literary ride. Weaving characters into authentic, realistic writing is her craft. Her conceptual writing comes from the atrocities of humankind, though she is very brave in choosing which topics to bring to light.
Other than writing, she is a recluse – bound to reading old manuscripts or mediating, bringing forth new ideas for writing. She is currently married and living in Houston, Texas, where she is pursuing a Master’s degree from Texas Southern University. She maintains her stance that writing new material comes from being inspired by the things around us.
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