Wednesday Funny – Random

Posting these for my Dad! Ha ha.

Author Don Massenzio

grim reaperLittle Johnny’s father was a pastor in a small church.

One day, his father told Little Johnny that a very important bishop was coming and that he would be staying with them. Little Johnny became very excited and asked his father if he would get to meet him. His father thought about this and decided that he would let Little Johnny bring the bishop tea in the morning and wake him up. Little Johnny agreed to do this and was very excited.

His father gave him instructions: first, knock on the door of the bishops room and then say to him “It’s the boy, my Lord, it’s time to get up.”

Little Johnny was very excited and rehearsed his lines repeating them over and over. Finally the day came and Little Johnny had learned all his lines. He went to the door and knocked. He was so excited and nervous…

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Flower Carpets at Infiorata Festival, Italy

What a beautiful display from this community endeavor!


The best time to visit Italy, if you want to catch the incredible Infiorata festival, is during May and June. At this time of the year, especially on the occasion of Corpus Domini, many Italian towns decorate their streets with flower petals creating beautiful artworks ranging from simple geometric designs to elaborate tapestries inspired by religious art and famous paintings.

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An Indie Newsletter


Here’s my 2nd newsletter via my blog. I’ll post May, September and December. Every writer started somewhere and they tell me the successful ones are those that didn’t quit! Here I am after six years of pursuing that idea of writing a Romance novel.

I visited southwest Florida in April and stayed in the Marriott Hotel which overlooked the ocean and the bridge to Captiva and Sanibel Islands. Are they islands or keys as they seem like sandbars from another time, rather like the keys to Key West?

Who knew a bridge could be so captivating? Not me. Above photography taken from my balcony has been highlighted by some filter off of Instagram. Looks like a watercolor, no? I believe I could stay in that room for a month and read and write, with a daily trip to the pool and dinner out. Seafood anyone? At Charlie’s Cabana Bar? I would be satisfied, happy.

I finished the 2nd draft of Chocolate for Lilly, or North Depot 1922 (my first title), a 1920’s historical fiction. I pitched this at the Atlanta’s Writers conference, however, after changing my query editors around I found myself in a Sci-Fi room and she didn’t take historical fiction. (I looked back at how I could have blundered this important event and I most likely was going to query my novel Into the Vines to her, not sure).

Imagine my ‘hit myself in the head moment’ really? What could I do but dance a little stupid number and then talk about my fumbling to a fellow writer from Michigan. Guess what? I met the husband of a woman who did get her manuscript accepted. It felt good to be happy for someone else. 🙂

My novel/book “Into the Vines” is being reviewed by Peachtree Publishers here in Atlanta. I should find out something this fall. In the meantime its available on and Barnes&

I entered a Poetry contest, actually two. There ya go, I participate in challenges for my artistic endeavors. It is fun and when I talk to others, they are on the same plane as myself. Long ago, I did theater productions in our annual high school musicals, never as a lead but chorus and dance numbers, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Thanks for subscribing to my blog and reading my newsletter! Kim

Photography by Kim Troike