A bedridden child’s smile. My volunteer mission

magine being sick, or really old, and not being allowed to be with your loved ones, or to receive the visit of your friends. You might need peace and quiet to get well or rest, but there will be times, idle times in which you need something to cheer you up, give up something to think about, or spark a desire to quietly create…

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On Being the Night

This is the story of the most emotionally terrifying moment of my life, and its starts with me, being a writer. Ever since I can remember, I have considered myself to be a writer. “Writer” is the word that sustained and defined my soul. No matter what I was studying, despite whatever I was working on, I always knew it would be temporary, because at my core, I was a writer. It’s the one thing I KNEW I was good at and where I did not feel like an impostor. Writing was the only thing I could immerse myself in for hours. When I was writing, everything else faded away. All noise, all thought. It was just me and the words of a story that sometimes, I am sure, I was not even creating, but listening to from a faraway place. While I was writing, nothing else mattered. Writing saved me from insanity, from sadness and despair. It also focused my joy and energy. Writing and being a writer was everything. This is the story of why I am no longer a writer. Some months ago, I told my husband, “You know, it’s time to face reality. It’s time to accept that I am not really an aspiring writer, but a failed one. I have been trying to sell my stories for years. Heck, I have been trying to...

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Caracolitos’ Karma (or the Snail Conspiracy!)

Written by Victoria Miller / Edited by Lisa Carter Based on TRUE facts, “Caracolito’s (small snail) Karma” features snails, beer and  bic pens.  It also introduces ONE spanish word, so go ahead and watch it / read it, it counts as educational! 😀 Spanish version is coming up! Title “Caracolito’s Karma” Author: Victoria Miller ISBN: pending This tale is the first “grown up” story I am sharing! Avaliable formats! All other formats are free. You just need to sign in using a social network OR your email! [signinlocker id=”4911″]...

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My Super MEGA Fast Pet Turtle

Written and illustrated by Victoria Miller / Edited by Lisa Carter Mishi is  very special turtle… she is super MEGA fast, and she’s always trying to escape! Will Sammy be able to stop her… or is she trying to get somewhere? When Sammy gets Mishi, a turtle, for his birthday, he is thrilled… for about five minutes. Mishi is set on escaping! Sammy and his mom try to stop her, but eventually, Mishi succeds, and gets lost “forever”… Sammy looks for it everywhere! And then, one day, Sammy finds out Mishi’s secret. Because Mishi had, indeed, somewhere to go....

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