21 Days in Hell, Blogging, Challenge, Creativity

21 Days in Hell: Day One

Day One Elizabeth opened the door, prepared to count the twenty-seven steps that led her toward her one bedroom apartment, when she heard a dog bark and felt something hard and small jam into her back. “Take the steps slowly, like you always do, Elizabeth.” She didn’t recognize the voice and when she moved to… Continue reading 21 Days in Hell: Day One

Blogging, Challenge, Creativity, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month

I’m Gonna Go For It

So, Camp NaNoWriMo is about to begin. As if starting a new job, moving to a new city, and having to change and embrace just about everything going on, I'm about to embark on a new writing project. Yowza!!! I know. I'm crazy. I can't help myself, though. I just sat down, during my first period… Continue reading I’m Gonna Go For It

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I Challenge You…

TO BE CREATIVE AND ARTSY~~ Last Christmas I really wanted to give my husband something homemade. So in June (I think) I purchased a paint-by-number piece with good intentions of completing it and wrapping it up. I think it's still in my daughter's closet. I just couldn't get into it. I've never really considered myself… Continue reading I Challenge You…

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Nanowrimo: Chapter Three

Chapter Three   Kamila sat at the table and watched Chad place their drink orders. The envelope was still in her back pocket burning through the cloth but she resisted the urge to pull it out again. She had already looked through it a dozen times over the last few hours. None of it made… Continue reading Nanowrimo: Chapter Three

Challenge, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, Personal

Nanowrimo: Chapter Two

Chapter Two Kamila knew what the students at the FBI Academy called her behind her back. Hunter. It never bothered her. It was the truth and she believed the truth should not bother you. It should set you free. Only the truth she sought was still missing in her life. She raised the dirty chai… Continue reading Nanowrimo: Chapter Two

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Nano2014: Meet Elizabeth

Lie Beside Me Still By Michala Tyann   Some shall be pardoned and some shall be punished - Shakespeare   Chapter One Bare feet pounded into deep copper-colored mud as she ran. A hole of the wet, grimy soil vacuumed Elizabeth in  slowing her down. She braced for the fall seeing the tree in front… Continue reading Nano2014: Meet Elizabeth

Blogging, Challenge, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, Personal

Midnight Nightmares

Tonight at midnight...the clock strikes and the pen moves. Or the fingers tap. Or something or whatever like that. All I know is that it is National Novel Writing Month again. ALREADY!!!! This will be my fifth time and if I succeed, my third WIN. And yet, each year I ask myself, "Michala, you are… Continue reading Midnight Nightmares

Challenge, motivational, Personal

The Fruits of the Spirit

July 2, 2014 Do you know what the fruits of the spirit entail? Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (For a better understand of each, click on the words). I am a woman in process. I know I'll never get each attribute of the Holy Spirit perfectly aligned and mastered. I… Continue reading The Fruits of the Spirit

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What Makes a Woman a Woman?

Our view of ourselves, as women, is a complicated and at times messy one. We delve into chaos when we begin to search our inner selves. But I don’t believe that is the way God made it to be. I think we women make things more complicated for ourselves. I know I sure do. I… Continue reading What Makes a Woman a Woman?

Blogging, Challenge, ISWG, motivational, Personal

Confession, Promise, and Goals

Hi. My name is Michala and I’m a writer. WTH!!!! How the heck can I call myself a writer if I’m NOT writing? I see that it has been an entire month since I last posted. That is just no good. I came back from my writing Conference with some great goals and boy did… Continue reading Confession, Promise, and Goals