Blogophilia Week 8.9

It’s time again for blogophilia, the fun blog group where Marvin gives us prompts for a weekly post. This week’s prompts are:
Blogophilia Week 8.9 Topic: Shadows of Light
Bonus Points:
(Hard, 2 pts) Include an Aphrodisiac (I use bananas)
(Easy, 1 pt) Include Silver Bells
I should address the blog Jonathan posted a couple of weeks ago, wherein he claimed that he was innocently thrown under the bus during the National Union of Fictional Folks trial…but all you have to do is check out and the proof is in the pudding, as they say. 

cupcakes by my aunt

Though I don’t know what else to write about. Not that I don’t have a billion topics, I could have been posting in the last two weeks, but sadly most of those were a spur-of-the-moment worked-at-the-time kind of thing. Like Easter. Or my hyacinths blooming. Or…You get the picture. No silver bells of epic-ness were going to ring, so maybe the world is better off without those blogs. In a world of blogging feasts, they were probably more like bananas and jello than a rich dessert. Though they say bananas are an aphrodisiac... which makes you wonder my the asexual minions love them so much…

Anyway, I have been wrapped up in publishing stuff. updating the front matter on all the previously released stuff, tweaking the website, writing and publishing a short story collection to go with the book. Now that it’s all done (as of today), I’m kind of in a vacuum. Not that there isn’t plenty of work around the house to do, but it involves changing gears; moving from the mental world to the physical, or from the fictional one back to reality. When I was younger I could hop back and forth between reality and the universes of my imagination with no notice, but now.. now it takes a lot longer to get settled into either one. Like shadows of light, the fictional world will be splayed in black patches across the real one util I get a handle on it.

the new glasses

the glasses

And with these new glasses that may take even longer. One eye is weaker than the other and has been since I was a twelve. twenty-four years later, the new glasses which I finally broke down and got correct that issue – only my brain hasn’t figured that out yet, so it is still interpreting them differently, which makes everything funnel down to the left, like the world is melting. Everyone assures me this will eventually go away, but in the meantime it makes the world a bit surreal. Add to that the amazing clarity (there are textures I’d forgotten about!) and I feel like I’m somewhere else, watching things that aren’t quite real.

Well, there we go. I used all the prompts. Not that this was worth reading, but I get points, so I don’t care!
Have a good one!
Jo 🙂

About Joleene Naylor

An independent author, freelance artist, and photographer for fun who loves anime, music, and writing. Check out my vampire series Amaranthine at or drop me a line at

7 responses to “Blogophilia Week 8.9”

  1. Myke Todd says :

    I enjoyed reading, by gosh… Your vision issue is new to me. I have never heard of that. Seems like it would feel like you are walking in a labyrinth, one with rails on only one side, to guide your path…

  2. Marvin's Blogophilia says :

    Bananas are an aphrodisiac? Well then perhaps bacon is as well! *fingers crossed* Good to see you blogging with us again, and it is all about the points. Which reminds me… 8 points, Earthling!

  3. Gerard Villegas says :

    Good luck with your upcoming novels Joleen. You’re doing great with self-promotion!

  4. Tyler Myrth says :

    My eyes started so different that I’ve never found glasses that correct – so I always see the world in mono.

    You sound busy – good luck with the book.

  5. BarbaraK aka fiddlbarb says :

    Definitely more than worth reading. I love your pieces!

  6. Colleen Keller Breuning says :

    Oh man, I’m so sorry to hear about the vision problems! Perhaps it might inspire a new story… not that you need any inspiration! You’re so multi-talented and amazing! 😀

  7. Irene says :

    Bananas as an aphrodisiac? You may have a point there. 🙂

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