Reflecting on the End of Trump’s America: What Did We Learn and How Did We Change?

Calico Jack – Looking back – Thinking forward

The Psy of Life

I had been writing my first ever year-end review of Ye Olde Blogge, when I took a break and started reading Sarah Kendzior’sHiding in Plain Sight. At the beginning of the book, she offers a lengthy quote from an open letter she wrote to the American people right after Trump’s election asking us to think about our values and what we would and wouldn’t do since all of those things will be challenged during the next four years. It got me to thinking about how we have changed over the past four years. It seemed much better than just a year-in-the-blog review.

What’s changed in 2020, but also what’s changed in the five years that Trump has infected the national stage?

Leave a comment about the things you’ve learned, the ways you changed, or the changes you’ve observed during the Trump years. We’d love to hear from you…

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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge December 29, 2020

A writing prompt challenge from Go Dog Go Cafe

Go Dog Go Café

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.
The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15 minutes, inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting. Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support. All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate. Feel free to share this post on your own blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt—Use “the end and beginning” in any form of writing

Happy 2021 writers

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Crimson Skins Now Available Through Pothi

Indie Blu(e) – availability of Crimson Skins

Brave & Reckless

Indie Blu(e) Publishing is thrilled to announce that Devika Mathur’s stunning poetry volume, Crimson Skins, is now available in India throughPothi. We hope that this will make the book much more accessible to Devika’s many fans.

Crimson Skins is available,,Book Depository,Barnes and Noble,Bookswagon, and other major online book retailers.

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The Four Parts of an Apology that ALL Trump Supporter needs to Fulfill to be Forgiven

Calico Jack – Remedies

The Psy of Life

The Trump-era is rapidly coming to a close. As of this writing there are 22 days until Inauguration Day. Once Trump exits crank-right from our political center stage, we have to decide how best to proceed with several classes of people: (1) Trump and his immediate circle of supporters and co-conspirators, (2) the professional political class that aspires to or has attained elective or appointed office who enabled him by actively supporting policies that have undermined our democracy, sovereignty, and safety; and (3) the rank-and-vile supporter and voter.

We all know that there is a deep partisan divide in our country. We all know that there is a deep distrust between the factions on either side of that divide. And, we all know that if we are to move forward as a country, we need to bridge that divide. The question is, how…

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HASTY – A true story in which kindness and respect win.


I hesitate to post this because I’m bringing race into an experience I just had. It’s my experience as a typical average white woman so keep in mind this is my perspective.

I had to spend my lunch hour standing in line at the post office. There was an elderly man with a leather Marines jacket on in front of me and a tall heavy set woman had entered at the same time he did. Instead of getting in line she walks over to the self serve area so we move up.

She walks back over and gets in front of him and turns to tell him in a loud and spiteful tone “I told you we needed to be two feet apart and I was in front of you”. She never said a word to me or even looked at me. I’m the one she should have stood in…

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HASTY – A new family member


My daughter begged for a bunny. I’m not a pet person. I don’t need or want the extra responsibility in my life. But… with the pandemic and my daughter only having me to relate to most days I caved. I got her a baby Mini Rex.

It took only three days to litter train him. It took a few months for him to get use to us. And it was about two months before he realized he could jump out of his pen.

Baby proofing the house and protecting all the cords was a chore. But we did it and he was cute and sweet and hopping around the house. He slept on a piece of carpet under the kitchen table at night.

So I thought. What he really did was wait until we were all asleep and he would go find corners under furniture to EAT MY CARPET!


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Reminder: Submission Deadline for Through The Looking Glass is January 15, 2021

Indie Blu(e) is still seeking submissions for this one too.

Brave & Reckless

The focus ofThrough The Looking Glass: Reflecting on Madness and Chaos Withinis on writing and art from those who are living, or have struggled, with mental illness such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, or psychotic Disorders.

Given the high volume of submissions that we are expecting, we ask you to follow the submission guidelines closely. We will begin to review all submissions after January 1, 2021.

Please note that we arenotable to offer monetary compensation or free print copies to contributors to these anthologies; however, all contributors will receive a PDF copy of the anthology they are published in. Indie Blu(e) Publishing has prioritized the accessibility of our titles and providing an outlet for artists and writers who might not otherwise get published over profits since we first launched in the fall of 2018. Keeping 400 and 500 page…

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