Jeanne Owens, author

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Choices – One-liner Wednesday

“Sometimes the only choices you have are bad ones, but you still have to choose.” – Peter Capaldi, the 12th Doctor Who




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Checking In

Just thought I’d pop in real quick to let you all know that I haven’t gone anywhere. Things have just gotten a bit busy lately, between work, exercising with the Wii Fit, and my new dating life. Things are going well with the exercising. I’ve lost about 10 pounds so far, give or take. And things are going really well on the dating front, as well, even if things keep happening to keep us from a “big” date and leave us only time for a lunch date. We’ll try again this weekend for something more than just lunch.

And as you might guess, I’ve not had much time for my writing as well. I managed to get 300 words done on my book about a week ago. One of these days I’ll get around to doing more, I hope, and soon. I also intend to post another segment of my little untitled story that I’ve been working on on here soon too. Watch for it.

Oh, there’s a good idea for a Halloween costume: a procrastinating writer. I won’t even have to dress up for it 🙂



Shaping up – Stream of Consciousness Saturday (Shape)



For the “shape” prompt today, the first thing that came to my mind was  the phrase “shaping up”. As some of you know, I recently started using the Wii Fit to try to lose weight (or I suppose you could say “get in shape”). Things seem to be shaping up rather well in that regard. So far I’ve lost about 8-9 pounds, although I’m not sure how accurate that is, but I’ll take it. But I do think I’ve lost some, as my pants seem a little looser. And I think doing some of the yoga exercises it provides has helped my posture some. I don’t think I slouch so much, and my center of balance seems to be getting better too.

Also, I recently started seeing a guy, and things seem to be shaping up rather well in regards to that as well. We seem to have hit it off rather well, we both seem to really like each other, and we’ll be having our third date this afternoon.

If only things could shape up for me in regards to my writing, I’ll be all set. I still haven’t been able to do much story writing lately. It seems like every time I think about trying to get some done, something comes along to sidetrack me. If I can, I’ll see if I can manage to get some done some time this weekend.




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Never Trust Anything… – One-liner Wednesday

“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” –

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets




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Right or Left – One-liner Wednesday

“When things don’t go right, go left.” – Lemony Snicket



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Untitled Story part 5

The captain looked at the photos and printouts in the manila folder the lab tech handed him. “What is all this?” he asked.

“Photos of a hand gun found under the living room couch. We believe the killer may have accidentally knocked it under there while moving the bodies. Luminol testing revealed traces of blood in the living room which lead us to believe it was the primary crime scene, and that the killer cleaned it up before he left. Ballistics tests confirm the gun as the murder weapon.”

“Well done,” said the captain, “but that doesn’t explain your eager interruption of my scolding Detective Johnson here.”

“Yes, well, you see, sir, fingerprints found on the gun did not match the prints of Jared Martin that we have on file. Nor did they match the homeowners’ prints.”

Lucy Johnson and Mike Evans stared at the lab tech in disbelief while the captain narrowed his eyes. “So whose prints are they?”

“Unknown, sir. The system found no database match. We did find a couple of latent prints at the scene that belong to Jared Martin, though. But it doesn’t appear that he was involved in the deaths of the homeowners.”

“So what is going on?”

“The tip we followed said Jared Martin had been there,” Lucy said. “Maybe someone is using him somehow to play a game with us.”

“Perhaps. Keep working the Jared Martin case, Detective, and see if you can figure out who might be using him and why. But please try to keep to regulations this time.” The captain turned to the lab tech. “And you all keep at it. Work that crime scene for all it’s worth and find out who this guy is.”  His gaze swept over them all as he added, “Dismissed.”


“So what should we do first?” Mike asked Lucy as they closed the door to the captain’s office.

“What else? We start with the basics. Let’s head back to the crime scene and ask the neighbors if they saw or heard anything.”


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Finding things – Stream of Consciousness Saturday (Find)



Seems like I’ve been doing a lot of “finding” lately, or if not finding, then trying to “find”. For example, I’ve been trying to find time to write, but I keep getting distracted by other things. And I’ve still not been able to find the tarot card deck I’ve wanted to find, the few times I’ve searched for it. I need to find time to get back to that, also. And today, I had things I’d intended to do, and thinking I’d even find time to write (I also had a different idea for this post, originally, too). Instead, I managed to find myself spending the afternoon with my mother, doing some grocery shopping and helping her move furniture. But on the plus side, I think I’ve managed to find a nice guy that seems to be interested in me, and I hope to find that things work out between us.  And I’ve managed to find a little time to at least get this brief post written.

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Handling Stress – One-liner Wednesday

“Handle every stressful situation like a dog: If you can’t eat it or play with it…piss on it and walk away.” – author unknown




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