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Hug of the Day ...to ocfireflies on HubPages

Theresa loves to write under the topic of Spreading HubLove because she believes in showcasing the talent of other writers here on HP.

Hug of the Day

Hug of the Day

A Little Firefly Who Is Lighting Up HubPages with Her Talent


If you desire to read writing that is original and fresh, then please join in the giving of this "Hug" to one such writer, who is sure to delight all who read her brilliant work!



Kim's Avatar is Clarine Seymour, Silent Screen Star in 1920

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File: Clarine Seymour Motion icture Classic.jpg Author: Unknown, July 1919 Publicity photo of Clairine Seymour from "Motion Picture Classic"

Let Us Explore Kim aka ocfireflies!


Yes, this “Hug” is going to ocfireflies, who is crazy about fireflies and one who has “crazy hair” too! Actually, her friends call her, Kim. Kim’s avatar with the crazy hair is really Clarine Seymour, a major silent screen star from 1920.


I have so enjoyed watching Kim come into her own in her writing here on HubPages for the past seven months. When I first noticed Kim, her avatar at the time was a firefly, and I remember having to discern exactly what it was as it looked like a bug! Once I realized it was a firefly, I remember thinking that I have discovered a unique and wonderful person to follow and looked forward to reading her work.


Kim’s writing has been described as original and fresh, which to me also describes her personality. Her writing sets the stage for intrigue. She has even been compared to D. H. Lawrence in her writing!


Let us explore some of Kim’s brilliant writes.


Fireflies

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    What I am about to describe really happened.

A True Boston Tragedy Involving Kim's Relatives


This most recent write of Kim's has been described by other writers as brilliant, haunting, original, really captivating and her best work yet!

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One fellow writer stated that this particular story is the best story he has read on HubPages!


Even with all that being said, please do not allow others to sway your opinion before you have even had a chance to enjoy reading for yourself. Please enjoy this wonderful and individual work of Kim's, written in her very unique style as only she can write.


You will not be disappointed in the least!


"To my knees I do pray for whom my love sways."

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File:Angel Zarraga - Votice Offering (Saint Sebastian) - Google Art Project.jpg 1912

Villanelle Form


Kim certainly nails the Villanelle repetition with her beautiful phrase "for whom my love sways" in this phenomenal work.


One writer commented that Emily Dickinson comes to mind when reading this lovely and dramatic piece by Kim. Decide for yourself and please enjoy!


Blue Ridge Parkway

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File: Blue Ridge Parkway BLR19238.jpg Author: National Park Service Digital Image Archives

"Original and Fresh"


Yes, "original and fresh" are just a few of the words used to describe this sensual write, which is quite the lover's tale! As one writer commented, it reminds him of D.H. Lawrence. Another writer commented that the beautiful scenic beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway launches intrigue!


Once you have read this initial story, you will certainly want to read them all from start to finish.


Kim states that so many writers have been encouraging her to write short stories, and this one is one of the first short stories. I believe she was successful indeed.


Wish You Were Here

Get Ready to Be Horrified!


Kim certainly does not hold back on the terror in this exciting and descriptive prose, appropriately titled! Be prepared to be taken on a psychological, suspense-filled ride of horror. You have been warned!


This piece will keep you on the edge of your seats and held captive in terror until its creepy end.

Evil Me - Yikes!

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File: Evil Me.jpg Author Mr. Troodon, self-published GFDL CC-bY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0

Let's Transition Now to Kim's Labor of Love

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This beautiful poem describing the birth of Kim's second son, is truly a labor of love. Her words are filled with the love of a mother in describing her wonderful son who she tells us she had prayed for to be healthy and have music in his heart. He is and he does! He is a talented musician and you can even go to Sound Cloud to hear his beautiful tribute to his mother.


This is such a heartwarming piece straight from Kim's heart full of love.


The Four Gospels

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File: The Four Gospels from Bichvinta (12th Century).jpg Author Unknown


This is simply beautiful. Kim is such a wise woman. As one writer commented, her words prepare, and indeed they do!


Firefly

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File: Photinus pyralis Firefly 4.jpg Author art farmer from Evansville Indiana, usa CC-BY-SA.2.0

Thank You All For Joining in the Giving of this "Hug"


Thank you all for reading and joining in the giving of this heartfelt "Hug" to Kim, who certainly deserves to be embraced by the HubPages community even more so. I do hope that she receives many new followers because of the giving of this “Hug” for all who are not reading her work are missing out indeed!


Kim is like the fireflies she so loves, in that when she stops by your hubs to leave a comment, she lights up the page with her most generous and kinds words, which then in turn lights up your face with a big smile. She is truly one of a kind.


© Copyright Faith Reaper, December 4, 2013

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Summer Fireflies

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Comments

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on January 11, 2018:

God bless, Sweetheart

ocfireflies from North Carolina on January 10, 2018:

Dear Faith,

There are no words to express how much your kindness means to me.

Blessings Always Dear One,

Ki,

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on January 09, 2018:

There you are, our sweet friend, Kim! Of course, you are never forgotten...

I will certainly lift you up in prayer that you find your way back into the light .... light and darkness cannot occupy the same space for where there is light, no darkness.

All of us get lost along the way at times, and that’s why we need each other’s love and encouragement.

I pray that you experience the desires of your heart.

Peace and love to you, sweet Kim ... you are thought of often.

ocfireflies from North Carolina on January 07, 2018:

How I miss my HubPages friends

Shyron and Faith

You are dear to me

Always and forever

And yes it feels as if my lighting bug light

Has fallen into the darkest of nights

Thank you from the bottom of my heart

For not forgetting me

How I wish I had words to share

Poetry that comes easily

Inspiration to send

My hope is that in the near future

I will find my way back

To read and comment

To belong to the hp community

As I did at one time

Any spare prayer or spiritual energy

You send my way

Is deeply appreciative

And once again I will find my way

So many blessings I send to you both

Forever you are in my heart

And your kind words warm my soul

Your little lightening bug who yearns

For the fairies and their magical light

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on January 06, 2018:

Hi Shyron! Kim deserves a shout out for her unique and interesting writing style... she is one of a kind, just like you. Thank you for joining in giving a hug to our little lightening bug. I hope you both never stop shining your light to the world. Hugs to you, Dear Shyron!

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on January 05, 2018:

Faith, I love this hug of love

Especially for our little lightening bug

I am so happy that to her you gave this hug

Sorry that I did not find this sooner

Ocfireflies lighting up the darkest skies

Ocfireflies what happened to the sparkle in your eyes?

Where are you my friend Kim I cry?

*

Hugs to you my friend Faith!

ocfireflies from North Carolina on July 19, 2015:

Ladies,

What a wonderful way to begin my day. Faith, you are awesome and your willingness to include me in the hug love will always be appreciated.

Many Blessings to all,

Kim

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 18, 2015:

Hi Audrey!

Oh, what a lovely visit from you this evening. Yes, Kim is indeed one of the best poets around and I am thrilled you have read some of her work.

Bless you, dear heart, for leaving such generous comments here. I am humbled.

(((Hugs))) to you sweet lady

Audrey Selig from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 18, 2015:

Hi Faith - I like this hub so much and think you are sweet to give hugs to hubbers. I just read one of Kim's hubs, and you picked a good person to hug - in fact one of the best whose work I have read. Her poems are filled with passion. Your hub describes her well and makes you a wonderful mentor and a loving person to others. You are among the best writers on this site. And such a good Christian. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Audrey

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 17, 2015:

Hi Dear Jo,

Oh, this is a series that Jackie Lynnley and I started back in 2013. We love to find those wonderful writers here on HubPages whose work has not been read as much as we believe it should be read, and so we attempt to bring them new readers. I stopped giving the "Hugs" at the end of 2013. Jackie will still publish a "Hug" every now and then when she comes across a new writer she discovers.

This series all started when I inadvertently sent Jackie an email and in the subject I typed Spreading Hug Love instead of HubLove and then this fun series was born LOL.

Please check out all of our other "Hugs" and you may find a lot of great writers to follow.

Kim, here, is such a brilliant poet and deep thinker.

I appreciate the vote up and more and share.

You're the best! Blessings

Jo_Goldsmith11 on July 17, 2015:

What a really cool series! :-)) I have really enjoyed learning about this author, and I will be on my way to read, after my comment.

I do hope you will continue this series. This is so you!! :-))

Definitely shared and voted Up ++++ except funny.

Blessings always. Thank you for the introduction to what sounds like to be a very fascinating read about an author I don't yet know.

ocfireflies on December 16, 2013:

torrilynn and thelyricwriter,

Thanks so much for adding your kind words to this act of kindness from Faith. I am so incredibly lucky.

Merry Christmas,

Kim

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 16, 2013:

Aw, thank you so much dear lyric. Praise God about your SEO and SMM business taking off! That is awesome.

I will pray for you and your family and your business each and every day.

You do what you have to do in this life dear lyric, and we all understand for sure.

Hugs and much love. God bless you.

Faith Reaper

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on December 15, 2013:

Faith, you're a true blessing! How could one not love the HOTD series? We're all blessed, truly blessed and as you see in the comments, it's more popular then ever. I can't thank you enough for all you do for HP and others Faith.

As for Kim, how can you not be a big fan of her also? I miss having enough time to come to HP, relax, and read my friends articles. I miss it dearly. My SEO and SMM business has took off and there's no looking back, even if I tried. I'm thankful for God and if it wasn't for you faith, I don't know if my heart would be where it is. That's the true Faith.

Thank you for everything! Faith, you'll forever have my blessing, you to Kim. Merry Christmas to you both, just in case I don't get here before then.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 14, 2013:

Hi Dear torrilynn,

Thank you so much for reading and the lovely comment!

Blessings,

Faith Reaper

torrilynn on December 14, 2013:

Well deserved indeed !

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 11, 2013:

You are so kind dear Kim : )

ocfireflies from North Carolina on December 11, 2013:

Jodah,

My Dear Sir,

It seems as though this "Fair Lady" is in the best of company. How lucky we are to have Jackie and Faith here on HP.

Blessings Sweet Jodah,

Kim

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 10, 2013:

Hi Dear fellow "Hug" recipient, Jodah,

I am so glad you are now! When we give the "Hug" we normally wait to follow the person afterwards, and that is what I did with you, and thought I had, but .... so now, we are both on the same page : ) happily! You are an amazing poet and writer and so deserved your very own "Hug" to say the least!

Yes, Kim, is brilliant and diverse and I have so enjoyed reading her wonderful work. I am so glad you are already following her and can confirm her brilliance in writing.

Hugs to you dear Jodah,

Faith Reaper

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on December 10, 2013:

Wonderful and well deserved Hug Of the Day Faith. I couldn't fathom why I hadn't received notification of this until 6 days after the event. Now realised that I wasn't one of your followers Faith so have only been getting notified if. Jackie publishes a HOTD. Well I have since rectified that, because I don't want to miss any.

Kim is such a worthy recipient. She is a brilliant and diverse writer and a lovely and generous person. I urge everyone to read all her hubs, you won't be disappointed. Congratulations 'My Fair Lady'.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 09, 2013:

Hi Dear Deb,

Thank you for reading. Yes, Kim is certainly a wonderful writer!

Blessings,

Faith Reaper

ocfireflies on December 09, 2013:

aviannovice,

Much appreciated--especially from one whose environmental hubs are exemplary.

Best,

Kim

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on December 09, 2013:

Very nice. Another wonderful writer within the masses!

ocfireflies from North Carolina on December 09, 2013:

GRL,

Thanks for contributing to the hug chain. I am pretty sure I will stay warm for a long time. Smiles.

Kim

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 08, 2013:

Hi Gypsy,

So glad to see you here this day! I am so glad you read Kim and enjoy all of her hubs. I am thrilled you are looking forward to reading the next hug.

God bless you too,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 08, 2013:

Please stay warm Kim!!! Ice is no fun at all (except for ice skating) ... stay inside if at all possible. It is impossible to drive on that black ice!

Hugs and blessings your way,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 08, 2013:

Hi Dear teaches,

So glad to see you stopping by to read! Yes, please do connect with her, as you will not be disappointed in Kim's wonderful writing.

Blessings to you too,

Faith Reaper

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 08, 2013:

Another deserving hug for sure. I love all of her hubs and enjoy reading them. Looking forward to the next hug. God bless.

ocfireflies from North Carolina on December 08, 2013:

Genna,

Thank you so much for your hug and awesome comments regarding my "Tangerine Dream" (first attempt at writing a short story). I look forward to reading your posts.

Faith,

Those extra warm hugs felt especially nice last night. The ice started about 4:30 AM.

teaches12345,

Thank you for your hugs and please accept hugs back to you. I will be reading your work as well.

Blessings to all,

Kim

Dianna Mendez on December 07, 2013:

Kim sounds like a wonderful person. Hugs and love to her! I am going to connect with her so that I can keep up with her posts. Blessings, dear lady.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 07, 2013:

Hi Dear Genna,

Always so lovely when you stop by to read! Thank you for leaving such kind comments and I am glad you are hooked already. It is easy to get hooked on Kim's writing, just like with your amazing writing!

Hugs to you and yours,

Faith Reaper

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on December 07, 2013:

What a perfect way to end my day, with the hug of the day from Faith, and another introduction to an interesting writer and lovely person…and definitely an original. I just took a quick peek at her "Tangerine Dream," and I am hooked. Thank you, again, Faith for this delightful intro. Hugs. :-)

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 07, 2013:

Extra warm hugs going out to you dear Kim!

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 07, 2013:

Yes, Nellieanna, it is a lovely new tradition, The Hug of the Day and a joyful one too! I am thankful due to my initial typo of Hub of The Day in an e-mail has brought about The Hug of the Day! haha

Hugs and love to you and stay warm sweet lady,

Faith Reaper

ocfireflies on December 07, 2013:

Nellieanna,

We've split the locust into kindling and filled the wood box.

Word we get is that the hit is later tonight/early in the morning, widespread,

following the blue ridge parkway...

media mostly concerned about D.C...

Wishing you warmth and winter time in the Bahamas : )

ocfireflies aka Kim

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on December 07, 2013:

Oh, Faith - my typos include mixing "Hub" and "Hug" often - both ways! haha. But what a fun way to start a lovely new tradition! I love it!

Dear Kim - it's my pleasure to join in he hug of the day for you! Not to worry about getting to everything, especially if you're having contrary computer issues! Take care of yourself when the cold front reaches you! It's lingering here.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 06, 2013:

Wonderful Romeos and Amazing Kim,

I am praying for you both. Dear Kim please keep safe and warm during those ice storms and do not travel!!!

Dear Romeos, I believe this is the first time I have every received a ..."the bomb" comment, thanks to you, and I love it. Then with Kim agreeing ... smiles!

You are both the bomb in my book.

Hugs, love and prayers going out to both of you,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 06, 2013:

Romeos!!! So happy to see you and know you are okay! Thank you for answering my inquiry as to "Oh Romeos, Oh Romeos, wherefore art thou dear Romeos?" on your hub! I am praying right now for your safety. Please evacuate and do not delay. There is nothing more terrifying than rising waters!

I am honored that you have taken the time to comment during your perils ... but I know for "Princess Kim" you will go above and beyond : ) for you are such a kind gentlemen to all the ladies and wonderful writers such as Kim, who, truly deserves tons more readers of her work.

I appreciate you pinning.

(((HUGS))), prayers and much love your way,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 06, 2013:

Hi Dear ignugent!

So glad to see you here reading this day! Thank you for leaving such lovely comments. You are so kind indeed. Yes, please do check out Kim's wonderful writing for you will not be disappointed in the least!

Have a wonderful day too. Hugs,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 06, 2013:

Dear Kim, our lovely "Hug" recipient, you have been most gracious and please do not fret about trying to comment back. I understand all about computers giving one a hard time for sure! I know I have chosen the perfect "Hug" recipient just from all of the kind commenting you have made back to all who have commented.

You're the best!

(((HUGS))),

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 06, 2013:

Hello Nadine May,

So nice to meet you and so happy you have joined in here in the giving of a special "Hug" to a most wonderful writer, Kim! Thank you for taking time out from your renovations to read this "Hug" and, yes, you certainly are in for a treat!

I appreciate your enthusiastic comments.

Hugs to you,

Faith Reaper

ocfireflies from North Carolina on December 06, 2013:

RQ,

We are bracing for the ice storms heading our way. I hope you did not receive damage as a result of the severe storms on your side of the Atlantic. Yes. Faith is the bomb. She took me totally by surprise.

Wishing you sunshine and warmth,

Kim

Romeos Quill from Lincolnshire, England on December 06, 2013:

Dear Kim,

We've been awaiting and dealing with severe storm threats over the past few days so have been unable to get on here as often as one would have liked. Sometimes I read your work but then have to rush, thus not being able to leave you a deserved comment at that particular time.

Isn't Faith just the bomb? So generous and has certainly done you proud with this amazing ' heads-up ' of a tribute.

Take care,

R.Q.

ocfireflies from North Carolina on December 06, 2013:

ignugent17,

Look forward to reading your work.

Oh My Romeo,

Where have you been? Have missed your comments, but appreciate the luminescent ones you left here today.

Best to you both,

Kim

Romeos Quill from Lincolnshire, England on December 06, 2013:

Another smash hit dear Faith Reaper!

Princess Kim is ' Christmas come early '; a marvellous writer and an even more wonderful woman who thoroughly deserves more exposure for her short stories and reflective verse - a firefly of great luminescence, making us all wealthier by having her here, for which I feel thankful.

Congratulations to Carolina's finest, and kindest regards to you Faith.

Pinning without reservation.

R.Q.

ignugent17 on December 06, 2013:

You are really a good person Faith and I admire your way of showing to support to all the writers her in hubpages. Glad to know ocfireflies or Kim.

Have a nice day! :-)

ocfireflies from North Carolina on December 06, 2013:

Dear drbj, Nellieanna, Writer Fox, pstraubie48, marcoujor, Nadine May, and Jamie,

To new friends and to old friends, your hugs I recieve today and hugs I have received in the past are most appreciated. My computer is still acting contrary so please be patient with me as I make my way to your hubs.

Many Blessings,

Kim

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on December 05, 2013:

Wow is the only word that fully describes my admiration for the topic of your hub. Every link in your hub, about what Kim wrote is now opened up in my Firefox as a new tab. While the banging and demolishing walls is going on around me, (renovations) my personal time for me to write has arrived, but first I must read about this highly acclaimed writer. Thank you so much, I already feel I'm in for a treat.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 05, 2013:

Hi my sweetest friend, Maria,

So happy when you are able to stop by to read! Yes, Kim is truly one of a kind, just like you. If you do have a chance, please do read Kim's work, for I know you will not be disappointed in the least.

I am having a good week and I hope you are taking your own advice and being careful with yourself.

Thank you so much for the vote up.

Love and hugs to you too,

Faith Reaper

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on December 05, 2013:

Dear Faith,

What a diverse and interesting writer you have showcased in this hug of the day.

I will look forward to checking out Kim's unique writings as time permits. Voted UP and UABI.

Hope you are having a peaceful week. Love and hugs, Maria

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 05, 2013:

How lovely to see my precious friend, PS, here this day!

I am so happy to see you stopping by to visit and read. Plus, I am so thrilled you are going to read Kim's wonderful writes and no doubt will return again and again!

I pray you and your precious family are having a good day. Always know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Tons of hugs and Angels going out to you and yours,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 05, 2013:

Hi Dear Writer Fox,

So glad to see you here reading! Thank you so much for leaving such kind comments and I am thrilled you enjoyed it. I appreciate the vote up.

Hugs and much love to you,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 05, 2013:

Dear Jamie,

Always wonderful when you stop by to read. Thank you for your hugs to Kim and I ... you are so kind.

Hugs to you and yours,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 05, 2013:

Dear Nellieanna,

Oh, I wanted to mention how the "Hugs" came about. I inadvertently sent an e-mail to Jackie about the actual Hub of the Day and I made a typo in the subject line stating Hug of the Day, and Jackie thought it was cute, and came up with this idea that we each do a Hug of the Day to wonderful writers who we would love to see more people reading their work. We alternate weeks in the giving of the Hugs.

Hugs and much love,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 05, 2013:

Hi Dear drbj,

Thank you so much and, yes, Kim, is a wonderful selection, and I am glad you think so too!

I appreciate your lovely comments as always.

Hugs to you too dear lady,

Faith Reaper

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 05, 2013:

Hi Faith

Another lovely tribute to a writer I have not experienced. So once again I will be off t discover new writing but someone that most certainly will be one I will wish to return to more than once.

This is such a lovely gift to give others, Faith. How generous you are, my sweet friend.

Angels are on the way to you this evening...Hugs and blessings too.

Writer Fox from the wadi near the little river on December 05, 2013:

A lovely tribute, clearly from the heart. Enjoyed so much and voted up!

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on December 05, 2013:

My hugs to Kim and to you Faith for this hub. Jamie

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on December 05, 2013:

Thank you, Faith - what a sweet compliment! Kim, that honor was not expected but it is special because it comes from my fellow-Hubbers, so it's especially dear to my heart. Thank you. And I'm enjoying reading your hubs! Hugs.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on December 05, 2013:

You make such wonderful selections for fellow hubbers to honor, Faith, with your Hug of the Day, and this one is no exception. Thank you for bringing her to my attention in such a lovely way.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 05, 2013:

Aw, Bless you dear Kim for taking the time to comment back here to all who commented. You are a doll and so deserving of many reading your work!

Tons of hugs to you today and I hope you have a very lovely one at that,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 05, 2013:

Hi Dear suzette,

I know you were already reading Kim's work, and thank you for the confirmation! Yes, she is a winner for sure. Thank you for leaving wonderful comments as always.

Hugs to you and hope you have a beautiful day this day,

Faith Reaper

ocfireflies from North Carolina on December 05, 2013:

Dear All,

My computer is being contrary and every time I try to write a response, I get “Internet Not Working” message. Thus, I have assembled my responses on a doc. Please, Please forgive me if I overlooked anyone who left a comment in my responses below.

kidscrafts 17 hours ago from Ottawa, Canada

Hi Joelle,

Always glad to meet another person interested in looking closely at nature.

cleaner3 16 hours ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Michael,

Your encouragement is golden as so are you.

tobusiness 15 hours ago from bedfordshire, U.K

Jo,

I feel like we have known each other for a long time. Your hubs never disappoint.

Mike Robbers 13 hours ago from London

Mike,

I enjoy your posts as well. They are always unique.

FlourishAnyway 12 hours ago from USA

FlourishAnyway,

HP101: Choose an Avatar that gets others to pay attention. : - )

lifegate 12 hours ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

lifegate,

I look forward to reading your work.

wetnosedogs 10 hours ago from Alabama

wnd,

I especially love your book reviews; and of course, I love Bella and Roscoe, too.

AliciaC 9 hours ago from British Columbia, Canada

AliciaC,

I do hope the hugs keep coming. I have felt warm all day.

Nellieanna 8 hours ago from TEXAS

Nellieanna,

So honored to have Hub Poet of the Year share kind words.- Thank You.

CrisSp 7 hours ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Cris SP,

Your hub where you took your daughters out to harvest apples will always be one of my favorites.

suzettenaples 51 minutes ago from Naples, FL

Suzette,

Even though we just recently met, I am a HUGE FAN. Your hubs are exquisite. I do wonder if you and Bill ever sleep. : - )

Frank Atanacio 22 hours ago from Shelton

Frank,

I love your avatar. There is this mystique. I look forward to reading your work.

word55 22 hours ago from Chicago

word55,

You Chicago boys are something else. I think we have that special sis/bro bond. : -)

billybuc 20 hours ago from Olympia, WA

Bill,

You are my friend and my hero.

DDE 20 hours ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

DDE aka Devika,

What a lovely name and thank you for your kind comments.

sallybea 19 hours ago from Norfolk

Sally,

While we may never cross the Atlantic for tea, I know how wonderful it would be. Smiles.

Dee aka Nonna 19 hours ago

Dee aka Nonna,

Though we just recently met, I felt an immediate connection. You have written things I wanted to say, but did not know how to vocalize. You rock!

Faith Reaper 19 hours ago from southern USA

Jackie Lynnley 20 hours ago from The Beautiful South

Faith and Jackie,

There are certain people who have come into my life at just the right times. They have brought love, friendship and BIG HUGE SMILES! I can’t tell you how honored I am that I was chosen to receive one of your very special Hugs, but more than anything just how honored I am to be a member of a community where there are such people as yourselves willing to showcase the work of others.

THANK YOU!

ocfireflies aka Kim

PS—Thanks to all of you who stopped by and wished fellow hubber, Max Havlick a Happy Birthday!

Be sure to check out his work!

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on December 05, 2013:

Faith: You couldn't have picked a better person to "hug." I read Kim's work and it is fresh and original as you say. She is so unique and her poetry and short stories are wonderful. You did pick a winner here!

((((Hugs)))) to you Kim - you are so deserving!

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi Dear CrisSp,

Yes, Kim is so unique and wonderful in her character, and in her writing!

Fireflies are neat and I loved trying to catch them as a child. Here in the South, we have many in the Summer nights. They are magical and beautiful.

Thank you sweet friend for your most kind and generous comments.

Hugs and love to you and yours,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Oh, Nellieanna, I meant to mention ...

I love your new profile pic! Beautiful

Hugs, Faith Reaper

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on December 04, 2013:

Love fireflies and of course Kim and her unique ways of writing and expressing thoughts!

And you, my friend is indeed one thoughtful soul. Great hug idea!

Love from the sky~

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi Dear Nellieanna,

So thrilled to have you grace my hub space dearest lady! I have been remiss in making it over to your side of HP Town here of late, so I know I must catch up.

Oh, with you being the amazing poet you are, you will certainly love Kim's poetry, as she is truly one of kind, another rare gem here on HP, just like you sweet lady.

We had our grands up for a week during Thanksgiving and I am so far behind, it seems almost hopeless to catch up with everyone's wonderful writing, but I am determined to do so!

Oh, as far as the "Hugs" go, Jackie and I started this several months ago and we really enjoy finding those wonderful writers out there that we feel like more readers should read their wonderful work! It is our hope that they get many new followers.

Hugs and much love to you,

Faith Reaper

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on December 04, 2013:

Faith - I shall certainly be looking up Kim's work! I'd be inspired to do so, just on your recommendations, but the specific spotlights you've put on some of them are truly wonderful and make them seem absolutely irresistible! Thank you.

(I hadn't known about the Hugs of the Day, but what a lovely idea!!)

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi Dear Alicia,

I am so glad you enjoy reading about the "Hug" recipients, and that you found this one to be interesting. Yes, Kim is certainly a very interesting person and brilliant writer.

Well, as long as there are those who still enjoy reading the "Hugs" then Jackie and I will keep them coming.

Hugs to you and yours,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi Dear fellow "Hug" recipient, Wetnose,

I am so glad you have gotten to know Kim. I, too, do so love it when she shows up to comment on my hubs, for she always brings the smiles with her kindness and gentle spirit.

Thank you so much for always leaving such kind comments. Jackie and I truly enjoy doing these "Hugs" in hopes of more readers reading the work of wonderful writers.

Give all the wetnoses a hug and sloppy kiss from me,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi Dear Bill (lifegate),

So glad to see you stopping by to read! I am so glad you are enjoying the "Hugs" and we are planning to keep them coming for we know there are so many more wonderful writers out there whose work deserves to be read more!

Yes, please do check out Kim. She is very gifted.

Hugs and God bless,

Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi Dear Flourish,

It is my pleasure to introduce Kim to you and all who do not know her yet, but now do! Yes, I had wondered about the hair too for a bit until I got to know Kim better. She is a delight and so unique, like no other!

Oh, I am so glad you think the hugs are getting better and better! Thank you so much for the great comment. I do hope you check out Kim's work.

Hugs and blessings to you and yours,

Faith Reaper

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 04, 2013:

Thank you for another kind and interesting hug of the day, Faith. I enjoy learning about the writers that you describe very much! I agree with lifegate - keep the hugs coming!

wetnosedogs from Alabama on December 04, 2013:

This talented firefly is great. I have been following her recently and I always enjoy what she writes. I look forward to what she has to say whenever I find her in my notifications.

Great work that you, Faith, and Jackie do.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on December 04, 2013:

Keep the hugs coming. they're great! It's really a terrific way to meet some really great writers I have yet to meet. Have to check this one out!

FlourishAnyway from USA on December 04, 2013:

You have not only introduced me to a Hubber I didn't know but also explained what was going on with the hair. I've seen the hair in the avatar and wondered about it. These hugs of the day are getting better and better.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi Dear Mike Robbers, aw, now, you are such a sweetheart for leaving such comments to both Kim and I! Kim is such a great choice, especially being she is such a great writer. So happy you found this hub, I mean "Hug" to be pleasant. You are certainly one pleasant person yourself. Sending tons of hugs across the ocean to you all the way from southern USA, Faith Reaper

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on December 04, 2013:

Oops well Kim meant that in the kindest way for I really would. If you are brave there is no bad hair days! lol We are both winners, for sure! Faith just beat me to ya!

Mike Robbers from London on December 04, 2013:

Great choice Faith!! Kim is such a wonderful writer, i really love her posts, to tell you the truth i like so much both of you, so what a pleasant hub was this!! :)

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi Jo (tobusiness), thank you for leaving such awesome comments. Yes, l love that ..." her heart shines through in all of her writings just like the fireflies she loves." Now that is a pretty cool comment and I would expect no less from one as awesome as you! (((HUGS))) Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi there dear fellow "Hug" recipient, Michael aka cleaner3! Yes, indeed ...a homerun ...thank you for leaving such enthusiastic comments! A fine poet such as yourself can spot another fine poet in a heartbeat no doubt. It does seem that each hub Kim publishes is better than the last ...if such is possible for they are all phenomenal. Hugs and much love to you, Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Dear huggable Kim, that would be so adorable to see both you and Jackie wearing those headbands : )

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Dear Joelle (kidscraft), I am thrilled you were lost in reading Kim's work! Please take your time and enjoy. She is brilliant. So glad you made it back this way too to let me know how much you enjoyed reading Kim's amazing hubs. I am so glad you love the choice of pics here, especially that close-up of the firefly. I just think it is so neat that Kim loves fireflies or as we called them growing up, lightening bugs. Hugs and much love to you and yours, Faith Reaper

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on December 04, 2013:

Faith, another truly deserving writer for HOTD. Kim is a brilliant writer, I love her work, her heart shines through everything she writes just like the fireflies she so loves. Nice job, you're pretty awesome also. :)

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Dear Dee aka Nonna, so glad you love the hugs and you have recently discovered our Hug of the Day, Kim, and have already fallen in love with her writing style! Awesome! Hugs and much love to you, Faith Reaper

Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on December 04, 2013:

Faith Reaper -

You are a sweetheart - thank you - hugs and love to you too - Sally

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Dear sallybea, thank you so much for joining in the giving of a "Hug" to sweet Kim. You are so kind and generous in your commenting. That is a powerful "Hug" to be felt all the way to the UK! : ) You are another true gem here on HP. Hugs and much love to you, Faith Reaper

cleaner3 from Pueblo, Colorado on December 04, 2013:

Faith .. my dearest .. you have hit a home run again..

Kim is an awesome writer and I have enjoyed each one of her writes as she has mine.. I also have seen that she is better with each one she posts..

Kim... you are one of the best writers ...who has not even realized how good you are .. thank you for the experience and for your sharing your god given talent ... to all here on hubpages..

Michael

kidscrafts from Ottawa, Canada on December 04, 2013:

Dear Faith.... once again I got lost in the hubs of your "Hug of the Day"... but this time I remembered to come back to your hub :-) You are right to say that Ocfireflies is a brilliant writer. Thank you for making us discover her work and her talent!

Great choice of pictures, Faith.... especially the close up of the Photinus pyralis Firefly taking flight! I am always fascinated by close up of insects and flowers :-)

Have a lovely day!

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Aw dearest Kim ... see there all, just why Kim is so deserving of this "Hug" for her beautiful words just flow right out of her beautiful heart seemingly without effort! Thank you dear Kim, I shall cherish your lovely poem forever. You are more beautiful than the rarest of gems on this planet. (((HUGS))) Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi Dear Devika (DDE), thank you for your most kind and generous comments as always. Yes, please do check out Kim's great writing! I appreciate the votes. Hugs, Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hooray for Bill ... All around best Hubber for 2013! Yes, indeed, Kim is a gem here on HP and we are all blessed to call her friend and read her marvelous work! Thank you for always faithfully supporting the giving of the "Hugs" for we all know how much you believe in supporting other writers just as you have done your entire time spent on HP. It is obvious that your heart is to help other writers to spread their wings! Hugs and blessings always, Faith Reaper

ocfireflies from North Carolina on December 04, 2013:

Sally,

Faith is a gem, and I do indeed feel the warmth of Faith and the HP community. For one as gifted as you to say you love my writing is truly an honor. The avatar is fun and hopefully shows I have a sense of humor. Smiles.

Dee aka Nonna,

I am definitely loving these hugs, And I have been so happy to have discovered your writing as well. I always feel as if you have tapped into feelings I have had but did not know how to vocalize. Bravo to you my friend.

Many Blessings to Two Very Awesome Ladies,

Kim

Dee aka Nonna on December 04, 2013:

I love the hugs. This hug is going to hubber I recently discovered. I immediately fell in love with the writing syle. So bravo! Bravo!

Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on December 04, 2013:

Faith Reaper - you really are a gem - I can feel the warm of that embrace all the way from the UK. I can only imagine how Kim feels today. I love her avatar and her writing.

Sally

ocfireflies from North Carolina on December 04, 2013:

Faith and Jackie,

Please accept one of my poems as my way of saying "Thank You."

If I had my way

wishes for you I wish to say

magic for you as we ‘proach the wintry maze

for there will be cold nights and cold days

fantasy shining in your mirrors

if I had my way.

Marvelous sights hope’s eternal I convey

bountiful warmth always near

views magnifique for you then and today

my love as well I hope appears.

To all my friends this I say

if I had my way.

Those who live near and far, far away

for all of you my love I send with magical sheer

beauty and peace in all the marvelous ways

where there are no lies or deceits or false tears.

These charms and more I send to those

who go or those who choose to stay

that is, of course, if I had my way.

May the hugs you have given to me and others return to you both tenfold.

Kim

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi dear Jackie and fellow "Hug" giver extraordinaire ...Yes, I did know that and I, too, feel a special bond with Kim! I know with you being a wonderful poet yourself, you can truly relate to Kim's phenomenal poetry. Oh, yes, it is my hope that all of our friends here on HP do read and share with all of their friends Kim's wonderful hubs. I know just how much of a joy it is to you, as it is for me, to give these "Hugs" to most deserving writers such as Kim, in hopes their wonderful work is read by as many as possible. Hugs and much love to you too dear friend, Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Hi dear, sweet and talented writer and "Hug" recipient of the Day ...Kim! Please know just how much you are deserving of being recognized for your amazing and gifted writing here on HP. My hope is, and Jackie's too, is that many more hubbers will receive a blessing by following you and reading your amazing work. Your work deserves to be read by as many as possible! You are beautiful and so is your writing. (((HUGS))) Love to you and yours, Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 04, 2013:

Dear word55, wooo ... even I could feel your warm embrace for our lovely Kim! Hugs and much love to you too, Faith Reaper

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