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Writer’s Quote Wednesday

24 Jun

Hello everyone! Every Wednesday I participate in an event sponsored by Colleen Chesebro called Writer’s Quote Wednesday. I choose a quote that I like and relate to, and feature it on my blog. If you’d like to participate, visit Colleen’s blog, Silver Threading. She also does a weekly wrap-up of all the participants’ quotes every Tuesday.

Several people that have read my first book, The Basement, and then read my short stories and The Fall of Lilith, have mentioned to me of the difference between my first book and my written work afterward. Well, aside from gaining knowledge and experience after writing my first book, I also consider that my first book was something I was compelled to write, whereas my later works were written from pure inspiration and fun. I felt I had a message to deliver when I wrote The Basement, and I chose to convey it to children.

If you’re curious about my first book, The Basement, you can read about it here and here

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Is there a piece of writing that you felt compelled to write? A book, short story, blog post, article that you felt you had to share? If so, tell me what and why you were compelled to write it. Share the link to your work in the comment section below.

Haiku Friday – Lock & Gab

19 Jun

Hello and welcome to Haiku Friday! Today’s prompt words are Lock and Gab via RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge. Visit Ron’s blog, RonovanWrites, and join in the fun! I had a hard time with the prompt words this week. I tried to write a slightly humorous haiku this week. Let me know what you think.

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Babble, Jabber, Blab

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Unfastened the lock

Let yourself into my heart

Gabbed your way back out

“The road to hell is paved with gossip.”


“Words! What power they hold. Once they have rooted in your psyche, it is difficult to escape them. Words can shape the future of a child and destroy the existence of an adult.
Words are powerful. Be careful how you use them because once you have pronounced them, you cannot remove the scar they leave behind.”

Haiku Friday – Pitch & Time

22 May

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Hi and welcome to Haiku Friday! Ron created ‘RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge‘ to have a place for people to share and gain a little exposure to other readers they might not have otherwise AND of course to enjoy Haiku. We all have different people who visit our blogs. Visit the link and take part in this fun challenge. You don’t know what a Haiku Poem is or how to write one, no problem, read this.

This week’s prompt words are Pitch and Time. I had a hard time with these words. Since I’m currently working on my Fantasy Angels Series, I drew inspiration from my story and came up with this.

Divine Melody

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega


God’s entertainment

Since the beginning of time

Pitch of angel’s song



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Artist: Tsuyoshi Nagano



Do you believe in angels? If not, why do you think so many people claim to have heard and/or seen them?

Writer’s Quote Wednesday

20 May

Hello and welcome! It’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday! Visit Colleen at Silver Threading and join in the fun! You can post a favorite quote by a writer you admire or post your very own quote.

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“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you want to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer. ~Barbara Kingsolver


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“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.”

~Erica Jong

Does fear of rejection, criticism, ridicule paralyze you from finishing the project you’ve started? How much do you focus on what you think others may want from you?

Haiku Friday – Charge & Lovers

15 May

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Welcome to Haiku Friday! I hope everyone is having a great day so far. Today’s prompt words are a little spicy, so I’m just going to go with it. I’m wondering what Ron’s mood was like when he thought of these prompt words. If you’d like to participate in Ronovan’s haiku prompt challenge click on the link above. It’s a lot of fun and you get to read many other great haiku on his review post on Sunday. My haiku has no title this week. I’ll let Ron give it a name. 😉


Charge your batteries

The lovers that take all night

Are doing it right

(Check out the musical sound of my haiku––thanks Ysobel)


Can you have a healthy marriage without sexual intimacy? Do you think ‘making love’ is the most meaningful way for a couple to express love to one another? Do you enjoy sex? Or is it just a ‘bad’ word to you?

Writer’s Quote Wednesday

13 May

Hi everyone! Welcome to ‘Writer’s Quote Wednesday‘ prompted by Colleen from Silver Threading. Visit Colleen’s blog and take part. You can quote one of your best-loved writers, make up your own quote, or feature a quote you enjoyed from one of your favorite books.

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“You have to remain faithful to what you’re working on.”

~ Stephen King

How many times have you been tempted to scrap the writing you began because you thought it wasn’t working out, but you stuck with it and it blossomed into a fascinating story? It’s happened to me several times. I almost gave up on my book, The Fall of Lilith on several occasions. At times I felt I was in over my head, but giving up would have been a mistake. Now, I consider The Fall of Lilith to be one of my best work to date. If you give up on a story every time things start to get complicated you’ll never finish a single one. If you get stuck, stop writing and go for a walk, eat something, bake, exercise, read . . . take a break from your writing for a while, and when you return to it you’ll see things from a different perspective.

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Haiku Friday – Source & Thought

8 May

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Haiku Friday! Today’s prompt words are Source and Thought, provided by RonovanWrites Weekly Poetry Prompt Challenge.


by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

The source of my pain

No medicine man could find

I thought you loved me

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Cupid’s arrow stung

He completely missed the source

I thought I would die


“Hey, Cupid? Yeah. It’d be really nice if next time you shot both of us!” I found this hilarious statement on Tumblr and thought it would go perfect with my theme.


Do you ever think about the one that got away? Have you ever experienced unrequited love? Have you ever been stalked by someone (or stalked someone)?

Haiku Friday – Love & Last

30 Apr

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Hello! Welcome to my blog! I have to admit that when I read the prompt words for this week’s Haiku Friday, Love and Last, I was in a weird sort of mood. Once in a while, I get in a goofy, laugh at everything, I want to play and joke around mood, and that’s the kind of mood I was in when I wrote this week’s haiku. I was also starving after hours of writing and I wanted to celebrate because the writing went well. So I celebrated with––you guessed it––food.



Ebullient Eating

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

I love leftovers

Sometimes the last morsel is . . .

the most succulent

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After I satisfied my belly my mood changed . . .

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by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

A million stars

Twinkle above in the night sky

One shines the brightest

Do you believe in true love? Are you in love?

Do you enjoy leftovers? What are your favorite leftover foods? 


Haiku Friday – Want & Tatters

24 Apr

Hi everyone! Welcome to Haiku Friday! I hope everyone is having a great day so far. If not . . . don’t worry about it––the weekend is around the corner. 😉

Today’s prompt words are provided by RonovanWrites Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge and they are Want and Tatters. My haiku today was inspired by my WIP and 2nd installment of my  Fantasy Angels Series, Dracul.


Haiku and illustration by Ronovan

Eve’s Temptation

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Innocent knows not

She desires what she should fear

A tattered being

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Heavenly Embrace by Lauri Blank

What was your last big temptation?

Haiku Friday – New & Time

17 Apr

I’m running a bit late today. Sorry, life got in the way. The prompt words from RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge this week are New and Time.

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Check out Ron’s beautiful haiku above.

Let Me Go

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Frozen time in hell

Demons dance to make me mad

I need a new home

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Have you ever felt trapped somewhere you didn’t want to be?