A PARODY OF THE ICONIC HALLMARK ROMANCE MOVIE: FLIP SIDE ROMANCE

My First Movie Script This blog is sort of a sequel to one that I wrote about Hallmark Christmas movie offerings entitled “The Iconic Hallmark Christmas Movie”. Since it was a satirical look at the typical plot engendered by Hallmark to celebrate romantic endeavors during the Christmas Holiday  season, I thought it would be interesting to create an antithesis plot in contrast to the way they envision love stories during the rest of the year. “MY PARODY OF THE ICONIC HALLMARK ROMANCE MOVIE: FLIP SIDE ROMANCE” So […]

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IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT BURGER: PART II

Rehash On January 21st, 2019 I published my personal dissertation on searching for the Perfect Burger (In Search Of The Perfect Burger: Part I). As of this date, I still haven’t found a place that serves one. At least not in this day and age. We have a restaurant here called Ed’s Restaurant that serves a burger called the Pub Burger that is the best one in town, but it still depends heavily on the condiments it is served with. The size of the patty is such […]

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MY STORM SURVIVAL STRATAGIES: FRESH THINKING

In Retrospect While writing two previous blogs about hurricanes, “Hurricanes And The Country House” and “Storms Affecting Your Budget“, I received inspiration from local stories that covered the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 super storm which devastated Gulf Coast communities in the month of October, 2018. We were also impacted by the high winds as well going over the top of our house, but that particular weather event only caused a power outage for about 48 hours or so. We were fortunate to have no […]

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GOD’S HEAVY HAND

Essay by Stephen J. Key   This was an essay I wrote for a writing contest. I misunderstood the rules and wrote 2000 words instead of the required 2000 characters. There was no reply and I buried the submission in my archives until now. I have presented it here in the hope of providing inspiration for those of you who are facing, or  have faced extreme trials in your own life. Alone On The Seashore The lake was peaceful and serene in the evening sunset as he […]

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CLASSIC BREAKFAST CROISSANT CREATION

Top Choice Breakfast Entrée I love croissants, but only the ones made with butter. A crispy large hot croissant with ham, eggs, and cheese is one of the top 5 breakfast meals that I love to have in the morning. But if they are not made just the way I like them, they become more like gut fillers than a delectable feast. For the longest time, I had been used to fast food restaurant or pre-made frozen store bought versions. Then one day I was on a […]

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THE E-READER LANDSCAPE: PART II_CONVERTING HARD COPY TO EDOC FORMAT

Plan Set In Motion  In my previous blog, The E-Reader Landscape: Part I_Converting Hard Copy To Edoc Format, I discussed how I wanted to convert a classic novel into my own format for reading it on my iPad. That novel, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, was available online through a website called Project Gutenberg. Their volunteer contributors had Transcripted pages of the original hard copy book, including all the inclusive pictures as well as a photo of the original book cover, and transferred them to an online […]

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THE E-READER LANDSCAPE: PART I_CONVERTING HARD COPY TO PERSONALIZED EDOC FORMAT

Image by permissions from Project Gutenberg My Dilemma The day I decided started a blog I faced a problem. How do I find all the information I require for my research? I don’t like reading hard copy material but do appreciate the fact I can access a lot of the necessary  data I am looking for on the internet. In that regards, I don’t have to buy physical books or wander around the library searching for documentation. However, I realized that if I planned on presenting stories […]

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A CORONA VIRUS EASTER: TECHNICALLY CHALLENGED

Image of Jesus Christ crucified on the cross furnished by 2028 End.com prophecy website. The interactive iPhone artwork is by Stephen J Key. Stir Crazy I spent quite a while talking to my brother on the first  Easter Sunday of the outbreak. He was holed up in his second home with other members of his family in Pass Christian, Mississippi due to a self imposed quarantine measure he and his daughter’s husband, Chad, had set in place for the previous 3 weeks prior to that celebratory day. […]

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ELECTRONIC DEVICE DEPENDENCE

My Electronic Cyber Pals Through The Looking Glass I have finally come to the point that I am virtually dependent on my Laptop, Cell Phone, and Tablet Style devices to connect with people, or even other computer systems for that matter, and my dilemma is only getting worse. If I forget to take my cell phone with me when I leave the house, I just turn around and go back and get it as soon as I discover what I had done. Since it is the only […]

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MY KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE: PART V_EDITING YOUR MANUSCRIPT

My First Edit When I did my first edit on FATE STALKS A HERO I:RESURGENCE, I decided to read through the entire manuscript and make corrections as I went along, including rewriting parts that needed it. It’s funny how many issues you discover while plowing through the original rough draft, like grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and the repetitive usage of duplicate words residing close to one another. It’s enough to give your text an amateur feel to it. This is a multi-part series entitled “My Kindle Direct […]

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