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Bye, Bliss. Hello, Passion!

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Ruth 66 Official Cover

Ruth 66 Official Cover

I would like to inform you that this blog is going to be put to rest and thank you for your interest and support. I have decided to solely focus on my passion for fiction writing. When I write a novel, the universe and I are on the same frequency, if you know what I mean :-).

I hope to connect with you again on my new blog wordpress.elizabethbarlo.com, where you will find posts relating to my Young Adult and Contemporary Women’s Fiction, general poetry and fiction, as well as the existing Bliss posts under the Category ‘Bliss’.

As of Thanksgiving, 28 November 2013, my debut Young Adult novel Ruth 66 will be available as a FREE download from the Amazon Kindle Store, for a limited time only. Get your e-copy while you can!

‘Ruth 66’ is a humorous Young Adult coming-of-age novel about a music-mad teenager who is forced to babysit his crazy grandmother on a road trip that will change his life forever.
So get your FREE e-copy while you can!

Again, thanks so much for your support and happy blogging!

With love and gratitude,

Elizabeth Barlo

Fiction with a Heartbeat

Fiction with a Heartbeat

Inner Fire

Your Facebook life is great,
your Instaworld real neat.
You fly high through the Twitterverse,
on the tail of every Tweet.

Your online life is beer and skittles,
where sunny days blend into laughter.
Friends embrace while flowers blossom,
and mankind’s happy ever after.

But the life that you project,
is like a hollow tree.
Glorious splendour on the outer,
the emptiness we dare not see.

Once in a while we get a glimpse
of the real you and your transgression.
Of sadness at your world
and need for repossession,
of your life the way it was
before the pressure got a hold.
When nobody knew who you were,
not yet a product being sold.

When being not perfect was quite okay,
and you stumbled and you tripped.
When mistakes were made and learnt from,
and you read not from a script.

But don’t worry, you have got us good
we buy it, while we know it’s suss.
We love that mirror you hold up,
so what does that make us?

Life’s a gift, all ours to take,
without anything in return.
Let’s strip back all our layers,
so we can see our fires burn.

We don’t need others to fan our flames,
they’re ablaze, alive, aglow.
It’s our own passion that fuels the fire,
not the Likes that we crave so.

© Maggie Elizabeth, 2013