Author Archives: M. K. Waller

Rice Pudding: A Story of Disaster

Posted by M. K. Waller *************   “Ever had one of those days that no matter how hard you try, you screw up everything you do?” My niece posted that on Facebook tonight. Yes, I have. The Day of the … Continue reading

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From Lone Star Lawless: “When Cheese Is Love”

Posted by M. K. Waller * In November, Austin Mystery Writers, my critique group, published its second crime fiction anthology, LONE STAR LAWLESS. Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my story, “When Cheese Is Love.” To set the scene: English … Continue reading

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I Started Writing…

Today Writing Wranglers and Warriors welcomes a new blogger, novelist and consultant Keri De Deo.    Posted by Keri De Deo I started writing Nothing but a Song at the age of 14. I played violin and sang in the … Continue reading

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Potential or Perfection?

 Posted by Kathy Waller ***** ‘What virtues do you wish more of?’ asks Mr.L. I answer:— Patience, Love, Silence, Obedience, Generosity, Perseverance, Industry, Respect, Self-denial. ‘What vices less of?’ Idleness, Wilfulness, Vanity, Impatience, Impudence, Pride, Selfishnes, Activity, Love of cats. … Continue reading

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The Road to Bethlehem

THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM If as Herod, we fill our lives with things and again things; If we consider ourselves so important that we must fill Every moment of our lives with action; When will we have the time to … Continue reading

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Wisdom and a Few Other Things I’ve Picked Up Along the Way

Yesterday a Facebook friend, the kind I’ve known all my life, posted about bits of wisdom she’s picked up over the years from ministers, school administrators, her parents, and others, such as to watch out for “clever devils,” not to … Continue reading

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But One Penny

An I had but one penny in the world, thou shouldst have it to buy gingerbread.               ~ William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost Merry Christmas Happy Holidays from Writing Wranglers and Warriors

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The World in Solemn Stillness

I’m watching It’s a Wonderful Life. Clarence Odbody, AS2 (Angel Second Class), aka Henry Travers, is showing George Bailey, aka James Stewart, how his hometown would look if George had never been born. In a couple of minutes, George will learn that without … Continue reading

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Jest and Youthful Jollity

This post is by M. K. Waller   Snow fell in Central Texas last week. It caused such commotion, they probably heard us in Canada. Folks from snow country smile at our foolishness. At the first flake, we burst into … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas

This post is by M. K. Waller. I heard them talking. Daddy said, She wants a pogo stick. Mama said, She has enough presents. Santa brought a pogo stick. Daddy smiled. Sturdy. We went outside. Mama frowned. Don’t fall. She’s fine. Daddy lifted me on. … Continue reading

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