Weekend Coffee Share. A Bird’s Eye View


Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at Eclectic Alli .  The weather looks beautiful, but I’ve been moving slow this morning.  I also have had some coursework, and I am almost done.

Last night, I went with my mom and my son to a Mexican restaurant with a really hip, cool vibe.  It was packed, so we sat at the bar.  After a while, a guy comes over, and I recognized him as one of my cousins.  We are all glad to see him and chatted for a good, long while.  He travels a lot.  It was really nice though, to feel connected to family beyond our small unit.  He tells interesting stories, but my family is awesome story fodder.  🙂

I am going through growing older and having new health issues pop up, having to go through tests.  Throw a prayer my way, please.  I may or may not need it, but it is greatly appreciated.  Enough of that.  No need to worry.  It makes me wonder, if I were a bird or a spirit looking down on my life, what would I think?


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Which makes me think of my writing life and experience.  I posted this on Facebook this morning: The space that a story inhabits is important. I have been drawn in by spaces and places, as in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and the movie, Bladerunner 2 as well as in The OA, my new Netflix obsession.
Visualizing yourself in a place or places adds a level to any story. On the left is a crude map I drew of a few city blocks in Undercurrents in Time during my drafting. These blocks also appeared in Detours in Time, but the street names changed due to events and time shifts in that first book.  (Of course, all this followed by an invitation to read my books and a link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF in Kindle, K.U., or print.)  Shameless self-promo done, but it is Independent Bookstore day!  They carry everything.  One independent bookstore in Jacksonville called the Book Nook carries my books, but I’ll work on expanding that.

I am sorry coffee was brief today, but I do recommend that you watch The OA if you like mystical sci–fi or anything uber weird.  It is delicously weird, but full of hope.  Imagine if, in the worst of moments or crises, you could leave your body because your spirit was free.  The thougth is quite addictive.  See?  I am off to a massage now.  Must relieve a lot of stress caused by worry, no doubt, and the constant drive to be better.  Well, maybe that and getting older.

Have a great day, my friends!


Author: PamelaS.Canepa, Writing and Living

I am a writer who also teaches reading and writing, currently. In 2016, I self-published an e-book and its sequel, and I am learning the art of self-promotion. I published a full-length time travel novel as of 6/16/17 and its sequel in the summer of 2018. Life is a trip, and writing is the best escape for me! Learn about my award-winning sci-fi novel, Detours in Time, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF Visit me at https://about.me/pamela.schloessercanepa

9 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share. A Bird’s Eye View”

  1. I enjoy reading both science/futuristic science fiction and alternate reality stuff. Best wishes to you for the changing health concerns. They seem to absorb too much time and attention when it’s inconvenient. Hope your week goes well!


  2. ” The space that a story inhabits is important. ” I like it and the picture that goes with it is perfect! I laughed when I saw the title, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.” I read it a number of years ago and haven’t ever known anyone else who read it, haha. Not a title that is in my circle of reading friends.

    Great coffee post. Hope you get a chance to stop by for “Our last coffee in April…” https://writingiscommunication.wordpress.com/2019/04/28/our-last-coffee-this-april/

    Have a great week.


  3. Hi Pamela, while I hope any concerns you have for your health resolve quickly and fully, I don’t think I know the person who does not need prayer – well other than the savior Himself.

    I like your imagery of mapping your stories. I’m trying to get a hard sci-fi story together, but parts keep bogging me down. Visualizing the main scene, a huge tubular space station which spins to create gravity by generating a centripetal force or pseudo gravity against the inside wall of the tube. If one can get the image correct – the result would be strikingly cool, but so many details need to be addressed for the sake of credibility and then add all the normal challenges of telling people-based story as opposed to a machine-based story, and this is the mess I’ve thought myself into.

    I may be able to use you mapping idea as an extension to some mapping I’ve already done for the overall design of the station.

    I’ll be recalling you in prayer this week and hope to hear back that it was nothing or was so simple and easy to address.



    1. Thank you for the prayer, and yes, your mapping and your story both sound very painstaking, but what a payoff it will be when you have achieved it! Visualize it and make it happen. Even if it takes a few years. I’ve decided there is no magical time frame, does taking the time it takes to do things right. Have a great week, Gary.


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