Updates

Indie Blu(e) is Recruiting Member Authors

Indie Blu(e) is such an exciting
new site dedicated to
Indie writers and their books. 

Yesterday, you read about
a call for readers and reviewers
for writers of Indie Blu(e).

Today, I’m sending out
a call for writers.
Indie writers.
Are you wanting to join
this community
and make a positive change?

Head over here and get started.

~ Sarah Doughty

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Help Wanted: Book Reviewers for Indie Blu(e)

Indie Blu(e) is such an exciting
new site dedicated to
Indie writers and their books. 

As many independent writers know,
reviews and exposure mean the difference
between having their books seen
or having them fall into an oblivion
of millions of other books.

Let’s work together and help them
stand out a little brighter.

Click here to learn more about
Indie Blu(e) and how you can help.

~ Sarah Doughty

Random Thoughts

November Notes Challenge

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My good friend Rosema over at A Reading Writer and I have developed a very musical month of prompts for November called #NovemberNotes. Using diverse song titles that sound beautiful and can evoke some strong emotions, but their lyrics and titles hold significance, too. You can create whatever you want — poetry, prose, short stories, take photographs that remind you of the song, etc. You have full creative control. I can’t wait for November to begin. Won’t you join us?

Here are the list of songs:

1. Almost Lovers by A Fine Frenzy
2. Details in the Fabric by Jason Mraz
3. The Other Side Of Paradise by Glass Animals
4. Between the Lines by Sara Bareilles
5. Criminal by Fiona Apple
6. Street Called Mercy by Hillsong United
7. Yellow by Coldplay
8. Perfect Strangers by Jonas Blue
9. Cupid Carries A Gun by Marilyn Manson
10. Air by Rayvon Owen
11. Paradise Circus by Massive Attack
12. Out of My League by Stephen Speaks
13. Shell Suite by Chad Valley
14. Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran
15. Midnight City by M83
16. Sweet Serendipity by Lee DeWyze
17. Brave Enough by Lindsey Stirling and Christina Perri
18. Meaning by Gavin DeGraw
19. Pain Told Love by Tribe Society
20. Floodgates by Colbie Caillat
21. Recreational by Aaron Krause
22. Free Fallin’ by John Mayer
23. You Are A Memory by Message To Bears
24. Buses and Trains by Bachelor Girl
25. Up In Flames by Ruelle
26. For the First Time by The Script
27. This Night by Black Lab
28. Look After You by The Fray
29. Hunger Of The Pine by alt-J
30. Turning Tables by Adele

Flash and Micro Fiction, Photography

Five Years Ago

photo credit @s_a_w_a_n

September 11, 2026

Twenty-five years ago, one of my nightmares came to life, and it haunted me ever since. I remembered hearing about the people, falling from the sky. Plummeting to their deaths. My disbelieving eyes couldn’t look away. But, the nightmare continued.

It seemed like everything fell from the skies that day.

I remembered the shock and the numbness that lingered for weeks, along with brief glimpses of panic that didn’t fully manifest until fifteen years ago when the rest of my nightmares turned out to be true.

But none of it compared to five years ago, when everything fell from the sky. Five years ago, when everyone died, except for me.

© Sarah Doughty

For the #PiccadillyPrompts challenge
I’m hosting on Instagram,
based on prompts in their prompt journals.
This one is from 300 Writing Prompts,
which they were kind enough to let me share:
“Write a journal entry ten years in the future.”

Random Thoughts

Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words

Remember the May Book Prompts that May and I created? Well, my good friend Rosema and her friend, Maria have developed a very intriguing and thoughtful month of prompts. Using Filipino words that not only look beautiful written, but they sound amazing when you speak them. Not to mention what each word means. I can’t wait for July to begin. Won’t you join us?

A Reading Writer

Banner 1Much like the colors of the skies, every language is beautiful in its own way—the way they sound and how each word fits perfectly in a poem, a story, or a musical piece. And sometimes we find ourselves wishing how delightful it would be if we could learn those languages by heart and use them in our craft.

That is why Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and Rosema of A Reading Writer have invited you to join their July blog event, Word-High July. They have teamed up to give you a whole month worth of prompts and since we are both #ProudlyPinay, these 30 beautiful Filipino words below will serve as the prompt for each day of the month.

Disclaimer: These words and these photos are from a lovely article by BuzzFeed titled “36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language”. All credits goes to…

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