Z Notables

Z Notables

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9, ESV)

I am very glad that you decided to drop by Z Notables today. Here you will find ruminations, humor, inspiration, and musings on topics close to my heart, but I always hope you find something good, excellent, honorable, praiseworthy, loving, encouraging, and notable.

May the God of peace guard your heart and mind.

David Zwakenberg

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Subtle Music

The soft pat of sneakers on the blacktop played across the breeze. The heavy-laden grey sky felt like the lid of a closed container. The morning air was cool and quiet. I nearly stopped mid-stride outside of the east-town Wal-Mart struck by the music of the moment. I shook my head and launched back intoContinue reading “Subtle Music”


Last week was an emotional roller-coaster. Several days felt like a wrestling match with depression. I waited each day for the word that I could move. Every day past the promised, “5 to 7 days” laid on me like an insidious pressure. A dread built up in the back of my mind whispering dark predictionsContinue reading “Complaining”

Writing Prompts

As a lover of creative writing, this section of my page is dedicated to writing prompts, challenges, and creative exercises. These will range between poems, prose, and short story. I would like to invite you to explore your imagination along with me. Perhaps, you will find inspiration here as well and join me in these creative challenges. Most of all, I hope you enjoy it!

Coffee and Conversation

The challenge for this story was to write a story using only dialogue. While I, obviously, used more than dialogue, this is more dense dialogue than I typically write. The picture for today’s post was created on the Wombo Dream app. The rich aroma and intense flavor swirled together in one heady experience. James restedContinue reading “Coffee and Conversation”

Fairy Escape

Today’s writing prompt comes from a creative writing kit I recently purchased at a store called Ollies. I hope to provide more information once I have had the opportunity to give it a thorough once over. The challenge for today is to craft an entire story in the 2nd person point of view. Allow meContinue reading “Fairy Escape”