Guest Post By Simply Marquessa

Loves! Please welcome my darling friend Marquessa to my blog guest post. Enjoy and please stop by her place to say Hi and Happy New Year! Enjoy…Cheers!


“New Year’s Eve In A New York State of Style” #fiction

*Christmas/New Year-flavored fiction*


“It’s amazing to reconnect like this after all these years.”

The four of us are sitting in a corner booth of a popular bistro in New York City on New Year’s Eve. Only someone like I could bypass this trendy bistro’s long waiting list with a simple phone call for a last-minute reservation.

The place is beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and the sounds of sweet holiday season jazz music fill the air. The din of forks against expensive dinner plates keep time with the clinking of champagne flutes and the laughter of patrons.

Mariah extends her hand across the dinner table and places it on mine. She still has those perfect dimples that all the boys used to adore.

I return her smile, lean in and place my other hand on top of hers.

“Yes, it is.”

Maybe for you.

Mariah turns to her fiancé.

“Rob, you know that we were best friends all throughout high school, right? We were like sisters.”

I feel Robert’s eyes roam from my face down to my cleavage in my low cut dress. His eyes linger a little too long on my breasts and then his eyes lock into mine.

“How did the two of you lose touch?” My Mr. Right Now asks through a mouthful of gnocchi so cheesy that he’s got some on his chin. I’m a little disgusted but not enough to tell him.

Before I can think about answering, Mariah interrupts with slightly alarmed eyes.

“Oh, you know. Life gets busy and time flies.” Mariah says and gives me a pleading look that reeks of “please-don’t-explain”.

And so I don’t.

As I look at her, all I can think of are the months I spent depressed after she had taken him. A depression that almost made me flunk my first semester at college, something Mariah knew nothing about. She had left to study in Paris after using him as a summer distraction. Mariah could have had any boy back then but she had wanted mine.

Because she could.

And for that, I would pretend to forget but I would never forgive.

You are the one who called me out of the blue for coffee, wanting to resuscitate what was long dead and buried.

I know exactly why you suddenly want me back in your life.

“When is the big day?” I ask.

Mariah bats her long lashes at Robert and squeezes his hand. I see him wince imperceptibly.


“We’re thinking about next fall, right honey?”

Robert nods. I watch as his eyes skim down over my breasts again. He licks his dry lips before grabbing for his glass of champagne.

Very interesting.

I kick off my right Louboutin and extend my leg under the table to locate Robert’s ankle. He jumps slightly in his seat and I see the shock register on his face.

Before staring at me, Rob first glances at Mr. Right Now whose only interest lies in the contents of his plate and then to Mariah, who is now cluelessly scoping out the celebrities in the crowd.

“Fall is a lovely time of year for a wedding,” I say and look Rob directly in the eye.

I slowly glide my naked foot along the length of Robert’s left leg and slowly repeat the languid movement.



Three times.

Then, I rest my foot in his lap.

Robert shifts uncomfortably in his seat. I’m not sure if he is trying to avoid my foot or get closer to it.

But I quickly get my answer.

“Yes but sometimes it can be an unpredictable season,” Rob says as he places his champagne glass back on the table.

I watch as that same hand disappears underneath the tablecloth. I feel the heat of that same hand massaging my toes through my stockings.

“You should come…to the wedding, I mean,” Rob says as he kneads my foot. 

I’m amused.

“Well, since you are also asking Rob, I guess that I have no choice but to come for you …two.”

And with that, Rob kneads my foot a little harder and I continue smiling.

I have your man at my feet…literally.

I could make this New Year’s Eve in New York as interesting as I want…

Because I can.

©2017 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved. Originally posted on Simply Marquessa on December 31, 2015,  


Turbulent Tuesday

It’s not Monday but it’s definitely going to be a bumpy ride. I’m heading to work shortly and I have a sneaky suspicion it’s going to be a quadruple Monday. If you’re off…..sleep in and enjoy it!

Simon’s Takeover Part II – Explore Yourself

Hi Loves! Today is my “Friday” if you will…..the last working day before the holiday begins. That means tomorrow Lennon will be out scrambling around with the rest of the last minute shoppers grabbing whatever she can find to wrap or throw in a gift bag. I hate shopping this time of year but I’m lame and have been avoiding it for too long. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas to me this year for some odd reason. Can’t understand why really but it just seems like it crept in and whispered “Hey Bitch, you have four days to get your shit together, clock starts now, run bitch, run!!!!” Ok, now onto Simon’s Takeover. Last week he had a very unique story which got quite the attention. Today, he brings up some things that I really relate to. It’s way all too familiar. I think some of you will agree. Please check out Simon’s blog as he is exceptional. Not only is a fantastic writer but an incredible friend. Planet Simon

Explore Yourself:
The title of this sounds a bit dodgy. Like the kind of body search one might carry out when you think you’ve got a disease but what I have to say isn’t as weird but maybe more exciting.
Lennon and I have been friends for ages and we’ve started taking over each others blogs from time to time because we’re good like that.
What I thought this second post should be, is to reach down deep and explore all of us. If you know me….then you know I’m into space and exploration far away but perhaps the bigger adventure is much closer. Let’s see if this resonates:
Get up.
Get breakfast, coffee etc.
Go to work.
Get lunch.
Keep working.
Go home.
Sit on our ass and watch TV.
Go to bed.
With the occasional gems of getting laid and getting paid, a short holiday…. that’s more or less IT. Stop if I’m wrong.
Thing is, surely there’s more to life than this. Working for a corrupt system that takes from those that work.
How do you break the cycle?
Well the secret is….I dunno. I don’t. I wish I fucking did because I spend ages thinking about this and it’s a hard one. Trying to get that grip to get going and exist by and for yourself.
I need to explore my inner self and find out what makes me tick. What is it I need to do in the time I have left. Because it’s not paying bills and shit. I’m sure I’m not the only one, I’m sure others of you need to explore that bit of you that’s going to unlock life so that we learn to live life before we kick the bucket.
If anyone has any ideas… Let me know!

30 Things You Can Still Do Before 2018 Part 2 #newyear #2018 #resolutions


The Next Chapter

Where did 2017 go?

In 2018, I need to stop treating my writing as a hobby and find more time to dedicate to it. On December 1, I started plowing through a list of 30 things to do before 2018 that will simplify and streamline my day-to-day life in the new year. Some were quick easy hits while others took a little more time but most are already completed and I’m feeling great!

I’m sharing them with you and hopefully you will find some value in it!

For items 1 to 15, you can check out my guest post today on Simon’s wonderful blog at “Planet Simon“. Please drop by and tell Simon hey!💜

16. Photos of important information: With the first snow fall of every year, I never remember how to operate my snowblower. So I took a photo of the instructions and during the recent…

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Simon’s Takeover – Short Story Cold Attraction

Last week Simon was kind enough to share some of my writing which was dark and I think a bit vicious to some extent. It came from a destructive relationship from many years ago. If you would like to read it, here you go: Shut Out As for Simon, well, he’s been an amazing friend throughout the years. We’ve collaborated a few times on a blog or two with some steamy stuff. I think we wrote some incredible things together. But, as life goes, work gets the best of us each time. I miss those days of writing and letting my mind wonder.

That’s why we’ve decided to do these takeovers. It encourages us to write more and to do something quite different than our normal routines. Simon is an exceptional writer. He blows my mind sometimes with the things he comes up with. Enjoy this short story and stop over and tell him I sent you Planet Simon He will be a lifelong friend and loves new followers. Once you chat with Simon, you’ll feel like you’ve known him for years. He’s sweet, caring, funny, talented, and quite the lovable guy. Enjoy loves!

– Cold Attraction –
“Come on! Come on!” He panted, pushing as hard as he could.
The bitch was bouncing now. Pushing with all his might as he grunted. “Yes! Come on!”
At that point the car finally moved off the grass, the wheels spun spraying him in a shower of grassy mud.
He stood there. Speechless.
Out of the note freed car stepped the beautiful woman. Despite her hat and thick coat the beauty of her blonde hair, striking blue eyes and pale face was easy to see.
It was hard not to laugh, but respect to her savior meant she wouldn’t. Taking some short steps she stood in front of him. Both staring at each other, puffs of breath riding into the air they both started to laugh. Despite the cold they felt each others warmth.
“Thank you.” She said as she pecked his cheek. Getting into her car she drove off.
The man reached for his keys, finding a note, he thought he would take the notes advice.
He would need to clean up. As her place wasn’t far it would be rude not to.
~ Simon ~