Thursday, 25 July 2013


Waves crash and roar
Against naked flesh
Upon rocky shore
Concealing fears
Consuming dreams
Revealing tears
Masking screams

(c) SA MacNeil

Monday, 22 July 2013

Shine On Award

I was awarded the Shine On Award by the lovely Deb Lane
As someone who started writing with the thought that no one would ever read, let alone like my work, this award means a lot to me. Thank you Deb :-)

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The Rules:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.
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7 Fascinating* Things About Me:
(*If by fascinating you mean completely random and not fascinating at all)
  1. My heart lies in the ocean. It intrigues me, mystifies me, mesmerizes me, and terrifies me all at the same time. I love the ocean.
  2. Did I mention I love water? I think I was a mermaid in a previous life. I could spend all my days at the beach or in a pool. Though I don't swim very well. Hmm.....maybe that's how mermaid me died :-/
  3. My family and friends describe me as having a rather dry, slightly sarcastic sense of humour. I take great pride in this.
  4. When I laugh, I cry. And when I cry, my face gets all red and blotchy and my eyes swell up. So basically, anytime I have a good laugh, I end up looking like someone beat me.
  5. I'm a scientist. An environmental scientist actually, and a freshwater biologist to be exact. Though I'm not working in any field related to this whatsoever...that's a long story requiring wine.
  6. I'm an animal lover. In fact I like animals more than most people. Though I'm not sure animals like me. I have a history of animal encounters - wolves, moose, bears, alligators. But the most recent was a chickadee attack. They're my favorite bird too...or at least they were. Don't underestimate the sweet faced chickadee.
  7. Ok last one, better make it count...I'm married; I love to read; I love to sing (much to the dismay of those within earshot); I love music; I love candy; I love going for walks; I love the forest; I love going for walks in the forest; I'm a skeptical believer in ghosts; my favorite colours are blue, green and pink; I'm afraid of clowns, spiders, creepy old dolls, blood, and public speaking; the sound of bagpipes makes me cry like a baby; and for being as curmudgeonly as I can be, I'm just a big softy at heart :)

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And now it is my job to nominate 15 other deserving bloggers. Many of the people I'd like to nominate have already been nominated....but I'm going to ignore that and nominate them anyway because they deserve it. So, in no particular order...

Karen M. Hanks | @ KarenMHanks

Magenta Nero | @Magenta_Nero

Caroline | @CarolineD_13

B.L. Ronan | @missb1331

Justarandomscot | @justarandomscot

Amelia Oesmani | @AmeliaOesmani

Chris Kuhn | @ChrisKuhnAuthor

A S Wilkins | @stomachingsense

Francis Potts | @FPotts

Opus Angelicus

Benjamin Prewitt | @bmpstudio

Rayona Tuneelo

Chase Boehner | @ChaseBoehner

Arch Wordsmith

Faith Frank-Bowman

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Thank you again to Deb for nominating me. I'm truly honoured :)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The Call

it was calling to her
the mystical roar of the Sea
she knew in its depths
she would once again be free

standing upon windswept shores
mesmerized by its rhythmic song
the Sea was singing to her heart
the Sea knew it wouldn't be long

with the swift returning tide
her toes sunk further into cold sand
the Sea was gripping, pulling at her soul
with its mysterious and forceful hand

after one last lingering breath
to fill her aching lungs
she begins her journey forward
now ready to take the plunge

each inch of her warm flesh
kissed by the lapping of the waves
until she is one with the Sea
fulfilling the destiny she craved

(c) SA MacNeil

This is my entry for a poetry challenge organised by B.L.Ronan.
You can read all the amazing entries here