“Tell Me About Yourself” award

So, tell me about yourself!

I’d like to thank Postcard Fiction for presenting me with the “Tell Me About Yourself” award.   I strongly encourage  you take a look at her blog.  She sums up her blog as follows:

A picture says 1000 words…

or in this case 50.  Welcome to Postcard Fiction, a spot for literary exploration in fifty words or less. Inspired by photographs, motivated by passion, I am experimenting with poetic prose of extreme brevity.  Posted stories are works in progress so please comment or critique.

Postcard Fiction can be found at:  http://postcardfiction.com/  Once again, thank you very much, Postcard Fiction.  🙂

Here are the simple and easy-to-follow rules.

1. Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog.

2. Tell the world 7 things about yourself that you have not shared, yet.

3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers and let them know

Okay, so here goes it:

1.  I started taking piano lessons at age six.

2.  By the time I left elementary school, I had written a short novel, and many children’s poems.  My children’s poems were typed by the Vice-Principal, placed in a duotang and given a library card in the school library.

3.  In high school, I played first violin in the school’s stage orchestra.

4.  My very first job was working in a stock brokerage.

5.  I enjoyed reading, Screenwriting From The Soul by Richard Krevolin.

6.   I love listening to jazz and blues.

7.   For inspiration, I love working on Charles Bernstein’s writing experiments.

Now . . . the 7 blogs that I am nominating because I enjoy visiting them, are:

http://sweatpantsandsuperfoods.com/2012/05/23/barley-vs-oatmeal/ – Sweatpants and Superfoods

http://throughhisown.wordpress.com/ – Through His Own

http://thefirstgates.com/ – The First Gates

http://aboutzen.wordpress.com/ – About Zen

http://rustytruck.wordpress.com/ – Rusty Truck

http://mothergrogan.wordpress.com/ – Mothergrogan

http://floresfactor.wordpress.com/ – The Flores Factor

Congratulations to the above 7.

To the 7 nominees:

If you choose to accept this award, please remember to copy and paste the award icon to your blogs.

Best regards to all,

mypenandme – Mary Ann Blinkhorn

red bricks falling

follow the errors

the clinks, the claps

the jingles of girls

in spaghetti straps

over to the clothing factories

where well-patterned rats labor

and then go home

up to the mind’s attic

where tongues depress

and ruins rise

purging themselves

of truths and lies

out onto

polished vindicated fields of ideas

raw curtains

hanging in large windows

red bricks falling

by mary ann blinkhorn

written for Three Word Wednesday at:  http://www.threewordwednesday.com/

This week’s words:  error, jingle and vindicate

Two Poems For Memorial Day by Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts on Myspace, posted two wonderful poems that he’d written for Memorial Day.  Please check out the link below.


Happy Memorial Day weekend to my friends across the border.

Tell Me About Yourself Award

Tell Me About Yourself Award

Today, jmmcdowell at:  http://jmmcdowell.com/ presented me with the “Tell Me About Yourself Award.  Jmmcdowell  is an archaeologist who also writes novels.  I encourage you all to visit her blog.

This award appeals to me because it is a wonderful way to discover new blogs and to gain new readers.  It also gives me the opportunity to share a few things about myself that my readers and readers-to-be may not know.

There are only a few simple rules:

1.  Thank the person that nominated you (hello) and provide a link back to their blog.

2.  Tell the world 7 things about yourself that you have not yet shared.

3.  Nominate 7 fellow bloggers and let them know.

Seven things about me…

1.  My primary goal is to become a successful screenwriter.

2. I have a Music Myspace Page at www.myspace.com/maryannblinkhorn where you can listen to some original songs that I wrote a few years ago.  I am not singing.  I wrote the music and lyrics and hired the singers.

3.  I love writing free-style poetry.  I do it for self-expression, and I do it for the love of it.

4.  The blogs on WordPress that interest me the most, are centered around the following topics:  screenwriting tips, writing tips, writing and poetry, photography–industrial, nature, black and white,  art, quotes, films and filmmaking, recipes, music and haikus.

5.  Rather than having favorite colors, I have favorite color combinations–purple and green, yellow and gray, and so on…

6. I hate wearing hats in the wintertime.

7.  My morning coffee is a must.

Here are the seven blogs that I am nominating.  Please stop by and visit them.

Ferdinand Morvay’s blog at:  http://padroitly.wordpress.com/

Rich’s bog at:  http://brainsnorts.wordpress.com/

Dean J. Baker’s Blog at:  http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com/

free penny press at:  http://freepennypress.wordpress.com/

Eat My Haiku at:  http://eatmyhaiku.wordpress.com/

Julie Catherine’s blog at:  http://juliecatherinevigna.wordpress.com/

Meeka’s Mind at: http://acflory.wordpress.com/

If you seven nominees choose to accept this award…please copy and paste the award icon to your blogs and follow through with the rest of the instructions above.

There are many more that I would like to add to the above list, for I visit many wonderful blogs, often.  For links to some of my favorite writing and screenwriting-related sites and blogs, please visit my Blogroll.

Well, I guess that’s it for now.

Best regards,


Mary Ann Blinkhorn  (Mypenandme)



Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger Award – Someone “Likes” Me

To Rhonda, at Help Me Rhonda at: http://help-me-rhonda.com

Thank you so very much for the nomination.  I am both delighted and thankful.

I encourage all of you to visit Rhonda’s blog, view her wonderful photographs and writing, and friend her.  Rhonda, thank you once again for thinking of me.

To be in compliance, I must nominate 7 blogs.  Although there are many blogs that I love visiting, I have chosen the following seven.  They are:

http://littleboxofbooks.wordpress.com – the blog of Liz Blackmore. short stories, children’s books

http://patpiercegarcia.wordpress.com – the blog of Pat Garcia – writer/singer/songwriter

http://foodforays.com – Food Forays where I look for my next delicious recipes to try

 http://thecreativecat.net/   – The Creative Cat  (I LOVE this site)

http://patcegan.wordpress.com – Source of Inspiration – the name says it all!

http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/  – Manic Daily – the blog of Karin Gustafson, published author

http://57andthensome.wordpress.com – Plucky Umbrella – wonderful photography and writing

If you seven nominees choose to accept this award…copy and paste the award icon to your blogs, provide a link to the one who nominated you (hello), then nominate seven blogs that you would like to recognize, and let them know that you have nominated them.

Thank you to all whom I’m following here on WordPress.  Your poetry, writing, writing tips, screenwriting tips, art, photography, short films, music and other videos, journals, recipes, haikus, quotes, and so on…are all very inspiring to me.

I would also like to thank the 309 followers who are following me.  Your friendship, encouragement and support is most appreciated.


Mary Ann

strawberry leaves, forever

i hear the to and fro sounds

of a pin-striped towel

drying off shoulders

back and buttocks

i draw nearer

draped in terry towel grace

wet hair, wet face

he kisses me

nips my bottom lip

lively winds blow

the kind that links

improv to years

the kind that

finds beetles

running through

strawberry leaves

hiding , finding, reminding

wandering hand in hand

by mary ann blinkhorn