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A Letter of Forgotten Memories and Rainbows


How are you dear reader? Are you bright and happy of spirit today? I do hope so, because it's a beautiful day here and I like to share the sunshine and happiness whenever I can. Okay, sometimes I'm a grouch, but we won't go there.

I move on average every 2-3 years. It's not always planned, but that's about the time I start getting itchy feet and want to try something new. I've hemmed and hawed plenty whilst searching for a home to purchase, not finding anything that feels quite right. I recently moved into a new house because the last one sold, and I find that I'm now ready to plant my own roots and give them a decade or so to rest. Of course that will require house-hunting again, a task I don't find all that enjoyable.

In the meantime, I will enjoy the new view, only a few miles away from the last one.



I have discovered many trinkets and memories tucked away in boxes, boxes that have languished in storage for two years. One would think that if something isn't missed, it should be disposed of or given away, but I find myself acting like a kid at Christmas. I did have a scare when I couldn't find pages of comments from the beta-reader for my current manuscript, but a frantic twenty minutes going through boxes in the garage unearthed them, right where I'd packed them so I wouldn't forget. I suppose that's how it goes.

All of my art supplies, a mass of books—some of which are headed for the library donation pile—and notes from stories I'd forgotten about, and can't wait to write. I suspect I'll have a few short story series written here and there in order to satisfy all I want to write.

Notice the clouds and the dusting of snow on a few peaks in the above picture? After months of heat and smoke, it's been a wondrously pleasant respite. I do hope the projected forecast holds steady and delivers plenty more rain in the coming days. I had the great pleasure one early evening to bask in the beauty of a double rainbow.

I came across a video about the Montana wildfires and shared it on my Facebook page. I hadn't heard of the band whose song is on the video, but I liked it so I headed over to YouTube (obviously, I had a few minutes to spare). I'm not at all into metal music, and perusing this band's songs I'm not sure I'd give the others a try, but this one is a fantastic cover of "The Sound of Silence," originally by Simon & Garfunkel. I'm was duly impressed, hence the share here. I've listened to it a few times . . .


"Ar Éirinn Ní Neosfainn Cé Hí by Maria McCool's music is a little more my speed (unless I'm working out). You can hear more of Maria's beautiful music on YouTube.


I'm also a fan of Hallmark movies, and I happened upon one called Valentine Ever After. Now, some of the movies can be a little too cutsey for my tastes, but gosh darn it I just love good, clean, romantic entertainment. This movie delivered that, and more. To make it even better, it's set in Wyoming and has a charming cowboy, beautiful snow-covered mountains, horses, a peaceful ranch . . . Need I say more?


I have a few rewrites to finish on the contemporary and then I'm going to spend October with my historical friends, the British Agents. I will also be making time for my Gallagher family this coming autumn and winter season. Colton has been on my mind a great deal of late, and he is anxious for me to finish sharing his story.

Be well, my friends, and stay bookish!

~MK

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MK McClintock writes stories for those who enjoy escaping to another time and place, where their imaginations are free and open to simple pleasures and stories with plenty of happy-ever-afters—at least for the good guys. Villains get a different kind of ending.

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