“The Short of It,” – Susie Bocks, Editor-in-Chief – Announces her First Anthology to Be Published in 2021

My Dear Friends,

I’m very excited to announce that I’m going to be included along with other fellow writers in the first anthology from “The Short Of It“!  My two pieces, “Lost Love” and “The Lighthouse,” will be part of the new publication, “The Sound of Brilliance,” to be published in the next few months.  This will also be my first inclusion in an anthology. Thank you, Susi Bocks, Editor-in-Chief of “The Short of It,” for this exciting opportunity!

I wanted to thank each of you for your continued love and support over the last year and a half.  You have touched my heart in ways that I can’t begin to express.  My friendships and sense of belonging to this highly supportive and talented community have been a tremendous addition to my life. You have given me a place to write pieces from my innermost thoughts, experiences, sadness, joy, and love.  In response, I get to read your work as well. Your posts have offered a splendidly intimate layer of blessings in my life.  Deep inside the place that makes my heart sing her songs, I thank each of you.

I look forward to the publication of “The Sound of Brilliance” and hope you will support its success.

Love each of you,

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    1. Yes, I will always be grateful to the staff for being the first magazine to publish my poetry and photography. Thank you Matt so much. Besides a song that I wrote which was published when I was a young girl and my book, โ€œThe Path Toward The Light,โ€ your magazine was the first to acknowledge my work. Thank you again and blessings to you and your loved ones. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—โค๏ธJoni

      1. Well, yeah but I’m just saying it’s great to share space with you in The Short of it. Essentially Joni, I equally feel pleased to be in an actual print publication.

      2. I loved your book Joni. It sits proudly on my bookshelf & will be read numerous times & be my special read. I am so thrilled for you. You & your community are extremely talented & beautiful people. I always feel love reading your poems Joni & the positive feedback from your peers. I am thankful to be able to share this experience with you inviting me to join the website & feel the positive vibes.

      3. You are so very kind Janette. You are special in so many ways I canโ€™t express them all. What I do know is this, God didnโ€™t have us meet at some random job so many years together for a coincidence. He knew I needed a special, loving
        and giving friend like you in my life. You were a gift.
        Yes, I knew you would be the receiver of my wonderful friends love on my site and they loved your contribution.

        My book is so thankful to be on a shelf in your house. Thank you sweetie. I love you very much Janette. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฆ‹
        Give your fairies ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ good night kisses from me when you rock them to sleep on your hoop earrings. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒธ

    1. Dear beautiful Cassa this has been in my spam for eight days now. I am not sure what happened but I didn’t get fifteen responses. So forgive the late response and please know that I appreciated your sweet comment so much. Many blessing and lots of love coming your way my friend. Love you Joni

  1. I am stoked for you, my dear talented and kind friend. Very very proud of you and your achievement. Congrats for the unflinching support of your friends and family. With another feather in your cap, you can strut around like a peacock now. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love and best wishes

    1. I don’t know if you got my response my friend. This was in spam and I wanted you to know how much this means to me. What a very kind and thoughtful response and it means so much that you took the time to read and comment. Sorry that it has been in trash for eight days. I hope you get this, love Joni

  2. You are so deserving. Congratulations Jonikins! I am not surprised. Your writing has a unique quality that is lovely and beyond imitation. This is just the beginning for you my friend!

    1. Oh Brad your words touch my heart so deeply as I find your writing to be so beautiful and tender. Also the amount of lovely styles that you write in is so impressive.
      Thank you so much for your belief in me it means more than you know.
      Sending so much love your way and that love is coated with feathers of appreciation and dipped in admiration. Love you Brad. Jonikins โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ‹

    1. Oh thank you so much Stuart. That means so much coming from some one who has successfully been published so often and who writes a great book. Thanks kindly my dear friend. Love to you both. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—โค๏ธJoni

  3. Congratulations Joni! You deserve all the recognition and applaud for your powerful and meaningful writings! Thank you for being the voice for so many survivors! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

    1. Thank you dear Tiffany that means a lot to me. I donโ€™t think things get better by ignoring them. It is not always happy stuff to read. Thank you for your kind support and for reading. Sending you so much love, hugs and fairy dust. When no one is looking sprinkle it in you tea and you will be able to fly for exactly twenty minutes. Have fun๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿป๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿป love you Joni

    1. Thank you my friend I really appreciate your support. The more grease the more rivers of words will flow into my heart and onto the paper. Blessings to you my friend. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

    1. Oh thank you kind Colleen. You are such a sweetheart. Thank you. I am grateful to be included by Susi with all these talented writers. I am excited, thank you for your support. Hugs, love and blessings coming your way. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜ love you!

    1. Oh you are so sweet to me thank you. Sending a new group of rocking fairies that have a band and they will work for coffee and kindness. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธlove Joni

  4. Congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

    Ive just found you, but I want to say that I am so happy for you and for the support you have been getting and I hope you see many more success and surprises in the future ๐Ÿฅ‚

    1. Thank you again Anna for reading my work and for being so very kind to me. I am pretty excited about being in an anthology. It is an honor. Thank you for always caring Anna and sending such love and kindness my way dear friend. Love you Anna, Joni

  5. OH, YAY!!!! WONDERFUL!!! BRILLIANT!!! I’m sooooo happy and excited for You, dear Joni!!! Smiling so very big!!! I will totally support this book and look forward to the shout-out when It’s published!!! You’ve been busy while I’ve been gone!!! This is all so amazing!!! Cheers, huge hugs and rock on!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

    1. You are so kind my friend. I canโ€™t believe you are finding time to read my pieces. It means a lot. I am very excited about this and I will be included in a round table in April about the book and maybe asked to read one of the two poems. The editor of โ€œ I Write Herโ€ is a very nice woman and a talented poet. We have also been busy doing stuff in our house and made a trip to Lake Lure to look at cabins. Your words are always so thoughtful and encouraging my friend. So thankful for your friendship. You have been in my prayers. Love โค๏ธ you ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‰

      1. OH WOW!!! I meant to ask if Y’all found a place yet!!! What a fun process! And how exciting the round table will be! Yay to all!!! It’s such a pleasure reading You! You are so sweetly humble; You and beautiful Gabriela have that in common!!! I don’t think You begin to understand how very gifted You are and what a treat it is to read Your words! Thank You for the prayers. So sweet. I am grateful for Your friendship as well!!! Love You too!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜Š

      2. We are still looking for a house. No luck and that is ok. You are so kind Katy. I donโ€™t see myself as terribly gifted I have a lot to do. I am so glad you read me as it is an honor as you are very gifted. You too are humble my friend. Gabriela is very busy I think her book launches soon. She ( I feel certain ) will be someone who will be studied in Universities. Her style is like nothing I have ever read.
        Love you Kind Katy. I had my second COVID shot yesterday and I have been sick. I have some autoimmune issues that is how I got it. If I seem low energy that is why. Thank you so much for reaching out, it seriously made my day. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‰

      3. Ahhhhh!!!! I hope You feel better soon. I took my mom to get her second shot last week and it kicked her butt. Yikes. I’m so sorry. And I totally believe the PERFECT house will come at the PERFECT time for y’all!!! I agree about Gabriela! Her poetry just transports me and it’s absolutely beyond! And You make me laugh! You’re so sweet….but honestly….Your poetry explodes my heart and it’s an honour to read, You sweet thing! I’m sending You lots of Love and hopes things that the shot did to You level out soon! I’m certain they will. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒป๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

      4. Hi ya Kind Katy, my first day without a fever so I am feeling blessed. Thank you for all your kind thoughts and your sweet email which ended up in the pending folder instead of the reader. Anyway just glad I didn’t miss it all together. You are right about the house and we are not going to leave this house until the one we are meant to have come along. I hope your mom is ok and back to her normal self again. You would think someone with a lousy immune system like myself would not react too much to the virus but it kicked my behind. Thank you my sweet friend. Sending you love and wishes for all your dreams to come true. Love you Joni xoxo

      5. OH!!! So happy Your fever is gone!!! Yeah….I hear it can wreak havoc on those with immune disorders. I have a dear friend with MS who says it would seriously damage her to take it. Some say a second wave of vaccinations will be recommended in the future. God knows what to believe. But my friend with immune disorders says Johnson and Johnson is coming out with a new shot that works exactly like the vaccinations of old and it doesn’t mess with the immune system….she’s going to get that one. Just for future reference for You should You choose to revaccinate down the road. I’ll let You know how it goes for her! Thank You about my mom. She IS recovered from the shot now! I’m happy my email found its way to You! And I’m sending You love and wishes for all Your dreams to come true right back!!! Love You too!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜Š

      6. So wonderful to hear from you kind Katy. I am glad your mom is well. I think of you often and hope your life is still full of dragons and fairies. We are continuing to get the house ready but donโ€™t plan to move unless we find the right house near Asheville which is where my sweetie wants to go. I hope that you are happy my friend. I remember you in my prayers. I also want you to get all your dreams and wishes my friend. Thank you so much for writing. It is wonderful to hear from you. I love you Kind Katy. Be safe. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy for your kindness. I am honored to be in the box. I am glad you enjoyed the poems. You are so delightful dear Cindy a ray of sunshine to anyone that knows you. Love you โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

      1. I can only imagaine how honored you are and well deserved might I add! Oh you are so dear to my heart and thank you so much. Blessings on Sunday!!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

      2. You are dear to me too Cindy. I feel so blessed that I have been introduced to several people who are like a bright light in my life and you are certainly one of those people dear Cindy. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

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