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The Writing of HOTH

Sheer relief… it is over!

Like in everything else, when I end a story—whether free-read or for publishing—I am relieved it is over. I am not just relieved, but also glad.

I’ve put a “The End” to the final chapter of HOTH and I’ve been reading comments from everyone who cares to make one. And whilst reading comments, I have ‘inadequately’ come to feel something of what God must feel when we humans blame Him for what is meant to be. It is not exactly fun reading a whole lot of “TM, why now?” Lol.

Now, I got to confess that I am too thick-skinned and too headstrong to give a sh*t about such comments most of the time. But one of them got me on Friday… and it was the one from Jojodia. It actually broke my heart—like the episode finale of HOTH did hers.

TM Says – It’s in You!

You know, it really amuses me when I hear people say that they can’t believe my “The Forgiving Lover” was written by a 13 year old. Like what is unbelievable there—the plot? The grammar?


I am curious to know, all these “children-mathematician” geniuses we keep hearing about, do you question their ability to solve Algebra? Or the children gifted with their hands and can build practically anything? How about little 9 year old Emmanuella who’s a Comedienne? Or Ozzybosco? Of Benita who started singing as a child?

You think the gift of writing is any different?

It isn’t. If it’s in you… it’s in you. QED!

LOL – The biggest Lie

A minister was walking down the street when he came upon a group of about a dozen boys, all of them between 10 and 12 years of age.

The group had surrounded a dog.

Concerned that the boys were hurting the dog, he went over and asked. “What are you doing with that dog?”

One of the boys replied. “This dog is just an old neighbourhood stray. We all want him, but only one of us can take him home. So we’ve decided that whichever one of us can tell the biggest lie will get to keep the dog.

Of course the Reverend was taken aback. “You boys shouldn’t having a contest about telling lies!” He exclaimed.

He then launched into a ten-minute sermon against lying. He began by saying. “Don’t you boys know it’s a sin to lie?” And ended with. “Why, when I was your age, I never told a lie.”

There was dead silence for about a minute.

Just as the Reverend was beginning to think he’d gotten through to them, the smallest boy gave a deep sigh and said. “All right, give him the dog.”


*You get it? Lol.*


Power Strike!

There is a serious power outage in my area. No power since Tuesday morning. We had to charge our devices somewhere yesterday and these peope don’t seem to be coming in today.

Had to sneak hub’s tablet (he’s conserving his battery jor) to put up this announcement. Don’t know what tomorrow will be like. I hope power will be restored then… let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.

Meanwhile, wishing you all a good day. Cheers

A bit of Talk

So I wanted to say something about HOTH (House on the Hill). Today’s episode was imperative. When I started out “envisioning” this story, what we are reading now is not exactly what my vision saw. But this part of the writing-style I will tell you guys when we are done and I do a TM SAYS post on “Writing HOTH”.

Today though, I just wanted to say that we are fast drawing close to the end of our story. Yeah, a surprise will be nice but I daresay many, many, MANY of you will be surprised still… possibly shocked on how this ends.


LOL – Teachers vs. Students

Had a good laugh yesterday reading this and thought I’d share. Enjoy… I hope *wink*


PHYSICS TEACHER: “Isaac Newton was sitting under a tree when an apple fell on his head and he discovered gravity. Isn’t that wonderful?”

STUDENT: “Yes sir, if he had been sitting in class, looking at books like us, he wouldn’t have discovered anything.”


TEACHER: “Why are you late, Joseph?”

JOSEPH: “Because of a sign down the road.”

TEACHER: “What does a sign have to do with you being late?”

JOSEPH: “The sign said, ‘School Ahead. Go Slow!'”


TEACHER: “Here’s a Math problem. If your dad earned $300 a week and he gave your mother half, what should he have?”

STUDENT: “A heart attack.”


TEACHER: “If you had one dollar and you asked your father for another, how many dollars would you have?”

VINCENT: “One dollar.”

TEACHER: “You don’t know your arithmetic.”

VINCENT: “You don’t know my father!”


TEACHER: “George Washington not only chopped down his father’s cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn’t punish him?”

LOUIE: “Because George still had the axe in his hand.”


**Culled from academictips.org**

HOTH coming soon. Enjoy your weekend, y’all.

TM SAYS – not doing it right?

Sometimes I wonder if I’m not doing it right. Other times I wonder what I am doing wrong.

It is like a little worry in my head. One of the many worries there. Are you not doing it right? Maybe there is a special method others are using and getting such great results. Maybe you need to learn that method. Maybe you need to do your thing their way.

But it is my thing. It is my thing… shouldn’t it then be my way?

Is there really a standard ONE way of doing things? And like who invented that way? What made their way the “righteous” way?

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