When Camille Abraxas moves in with her grandfather after her father's death, she discovers her family is the center of the town's supernatural lore and realizes it might all be the truth.
If you could put someone's name in jar and freeze them out of your life—would you do it? My latest published piece available at Coffee House Writers offers a little, or maybe a lot of dramatic irony. I hope you enjoy it!
"Sorry boy." The words play in an endless loop, though my mouth doesn't move. My plea for forgiveness is an incoherent mumble. Not that it matters. Finley is dead; he can't hear me. But, I say it anyway..
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"My house sits off a country road, miles from the nearest intersection, and even that road is remote. About three miles down on the left, my driveway juts off and wanders through the woods. Then the trees clear and give way to a full view of my house. Here, the days are quiet, barring the raps of woodpeckers and the cicadas' song. But, the nights take on a life of their own."
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These meditations are geared to open and unbind the energy in the seven primary chakras allowing a greater flow and awareness of the positive properties inherent in each center.
After creating these meditations for a yoga class I attended, many of the other participants agreed that these meditations were having a positive impact on their lives. Even Alex, the narrator who didn't participate in the yoga classes, found the power of his throat chakra and spoke up, moving into a more productive and creative life choice for his career. It is powerful. Buy the CD, listen to the tracks in order, and embrace the positive change headed your way!
Released May 2019
Table of Contents
Track 1 Be the Tree: Changing Perspectives
Track 2 Bird's Cage: Releasing Limitations
Track 3 Bottles on a Beach: Chakra Restoration
Track 4 Blue Solar Water: Ho'oponopono Clearing
Track 5 Zooming In- Zooming Out:The Big Picture
Track 6 Fishing for Minnows: Finding Memory Meanings
Track 7 Blank Canvas: Visualizing Your Desired Life
Track 8 Healing Light Scanner: Cellular Rejuvenation
Track 9 Restoration of DNA Programming
Track 10 Ocean Waves: Anxiety and Worry Removal
Track 11 Ouroboros: Self-Renewal
In 2017, as a first-time participant in the Writer's Games, Julie Kusma placed fifth in the overall out of 300+ individuals in an intense seven-week challenge. Her story "Silence So Deafening" won the 3rd place in Event 2: Just This Once. In 72 hours, writers created a tragedy where no one dies. "Bartholomew Mace Steals the Day" won the 2nd place in Event 4: Literary Bingo. Writers had 72 hours to incorporated a row of literary devices, techniques, or words into a meaningful narrative. In this same event, if participants enlisted all squares on the bingo card effectively and significantly into their story, they received additional points for achieving "blackout" on their chosen card. Julie was one of five writers to successfully achieved this. Both stories were published in 72 Hours of Insanity: Anthology of the Games vol. 3 by The Writer's Workout in 2017.
These stories are completed within a 72 hour period, and minimal editing occurs. Although mechanical and grammatical errors may exist in this collection of all writer's winning stories, they are all great reads.
Click the link to the right to read excerpts from both stories.
Having allergies myself, I know how tough it is to watch others eat yummy foods and not be able to. Over the years, I revised and turned some of my favorite recipes into allergen-free options. My family, friends, and I love them. I hope you do too. Every dessert deserves to Be Yummy!!
Julie Kusma holds a Master of Science in Health Education and a Bachelor of Science Health and Wellness. She is a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a certified Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, as well as a certified Psychology of Eating Coach with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.