Wow, so here we are, my own real web page and our first real blog. Where to start? I have been writing for years, I used to keep an active blog on Myspace. Does anybody remember Myspace? Shesh, I am old right. After that, I got a Live Journal, I admit no one ever read that but not because I wasn’t interesting. I barely ever posted. I always kept a journal growing up, too. My first “diary” I was eleven. I loved writing, would write stories and poetry as a kid.
We have started The Shade of Writing as a Shadow’s Lair family venture. The Shadow’s Lair Family is a family of two dads and two kids, not to unusual. We love to travel, and will post about our travels, everyday lives, fantasy writings, and just a general hodgepodge of things. We also have a goal to one day own a family farm and shop. We will use this blog to update our progress on this goal. For those of you who found this after following the Shadow’s Lair for years, thank you for your continued support. If this is your first time reading our writing, welcome and thank you. Feel free to follow us on Patreon.
Left to Right Cera, Jayson, Damien, Aaron, 2011 Maryland Hiking trip
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Silence is wiser
Than opening your mouth wide
Uttering fools hope
The words people say, cruel shades
They are but false reality
Ignore their tired refrain
that is hard for me
I do not know if my meaning clear
When I use such pain with word play
Though I call for my lady dear
Meanwhile try to walk away
Let go the haunting memories
Of past wrongs when life is short
I don’t do it for them, it’s for me
Any moment I could burst
And with the fates holding my thread
Good and tight in their hands
Would they cut me down dead
I won’t leave my regret in this mortal land
So I guess what I mean is I have to let stress go
If at any moment my body, my heart might let go of me
Holding on will only kill me slow
When I let go Like the dragon I finally fly free
Tight the heart beat in my chest
I cry out pain in my breath
Are you far, desperate this king
To cry seeking his beloved queen
Queen of hearts don’t take my head
Keep me near beside your bed
Serve you well this Knight of spades
A dark king who shys the light of day
The coughing caught in my throat
Like the lies others have spoke
Don’t dwell on those who hurt
Or the pain that wells inside you
I tell myself this daily, just breathe
And if I the king of misery can let go
Oh shadow queen let us together be free
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Brain Quest Instructions: Use your answers to write three paragraphs about yourself. Include a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence in each paragraph.
My name is Cera and I am 8. I’m cute, fun, and huggable. I live in an apartment with my Daddy, Otosan, my big brother, and 6 cats.
I am home-schooled. Our school is called The Knapp Family School. I love art, recess and chemistry. I am in third grade. I have lots of fun learning.
After school I play, draw and color. I like to go on adventures, play, draw, color, and best of all sleep. Before bed I brush my teeth, get on pajamas and turn out the lights. I like to sleep with my nightlight. That is my day!
Write about your favourite toy, use it’s in one sentence and its in the other.
My favorite toy is an eevee, its name is Eeveen. It’s a great friend.
Instructions: Write three sentences about what you did last week using past-tense verbs
I rode the Grey Hound bus. I saw a lot of cool stuff on the way. I went to Georgia.
Instructions: Look around, write three sentences about what is happening using present tense verbs.
Otosan is brushing his hair. I am putting a comb and a penny up. I am looking at the five dolls.
Instructions: Write three sentences about your plans for next summer using future-tense verbs.
I will go to Mo-Mo con. I will go to the pool. I will go to the park at Fort Gordon.
In the #ActuallyAutistic Community it is well known that ABA is abusive. All ABA, is abusive and this blog doesn’t support those who claim any form is not or articles citing “safe ABA”.
A great paper was written by the Facebook page Ask an Autistic` on ABA and a great blog is currently being ran with plenty info on this. Go Here for More on Why ABA is Abusive.
“ABA is abusive because it forces autistic children to undergo undue stress up to the point of panic and overstimulation while suppressing their ability to regulate this stress by forbidding stimming and self regulation activities. It violates their autonomy as a person and ignores ideas of consent. This kind of isolation style abuse between an authority and an individual would be considered inhumane in any other case yet we put young children through this. The result, not suprisingly, is ptsd as indicated by many autistic adults who have been through ABA.” -DAMIEN
If asked why it is abusive by allistic “Autism Parents *tm” feel free to use my answer here or link to the resources .
What’s the Big Deal With ABA
What About Good ABA?