B is for BESIEGE …


  be·siege [bəˈsēj]
In so many ways when I write about characters ands situations I can picture ways to besiege and create havoc. It  is after all our job to entertain the reader by tormenting our characters in ANY genre.


  1. surround (a place) with armed forces in order to capture it or force its surrender; lay siege to:”the besieged city”

    synonyms: surround · mob · crowd around · swarm around throng around · encircle · oppress · torment · torture · rack · plague · afflict · haunt · harrow · hound · beset · beleaguer · trouble · bedevil · prey on

A is for ABSENTIA…


In absentia adverb in ab·sen·tia \ˌin-ab-ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ə\  : without being present


Defining Ways; At times we are defined by our very absence. In this day and age; this is applicable to all who are busy with their texts, twits and snap chats… oblivious to their surroundings

Years ago someone we knew lost family members at sea in a storm. The bodies were never recovered and their deaths had to be processed by courts  In Absentia….. I cannot imagine the pain combined with lack of closure.