Five Star Friday's 125th Edition Is Brought to You By John Milton

This Five Star Friday roundup is brought to you by invisibility, All Soul's Day, old tech, changing direction, prejudice, a father, writing, secrets, bondage, craving, a letter, an unveiling, social media, and John Milton:

john-milton.jpg
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self.
     — John Milton

If you've written a really good weblog entry and it hasn't been featured here, please feel free to share it in the comments.

Happy Friday!

"

My Son Has a Super Power

" from

Attack of the Redneck Mommy

:

My son has a superpower.
He is invisible.
Most disabled people are, you know
They are born with it, alongside twisted limbs or broken minds.
My son, he can’t walk, or talk, or eat
He can’t hear and he will never fly. But
He is invisible.

"

30 Days of Truth: Day Seven

" from

StudioEightOneSix

"

My Son Is Gay

" from

Nerdy Apple Bottom

"

Pedestrian Confession

" from

Mary and Bob's Journal

:

Can it be we’re all equally hungry, searching for unnamed changes, longing for new paths Saturday after Sunday after Tuesday on the same city grid?

"

To Dwell In Unapproachable Light

" from

Her Bad Mother

"

Electric Pink Tights

" from

Ordinary Art

"

The Shape of It

" from

A Road With a View

:

I think what’s been trying to work itself up and through the soil, is this: It’s time to get the hell out of my own way and to write what there is to say. The difficult things, the pretty things. It’s time to claim this life (past, present, future) that I have, even if it looks like that one battered suitcase that’s been circling the carousel. It’s mine. Oh, yes, it is.

"

This Format Will Self-Destruct In Thirty Years

" from

The Phil Nugent Experience

"

There and Back Again

" from

Is There Any Mommy Out There?

"

Landing

" from

cribchronicles.com

:

the truth about secrets, of course, is there are only so many. we live in bodies. they are vulnerable and beautiful. and we are petty and kind, clannish and magnanimous. we are not our secrets, nor just the sum of the parts we share. i knew this when i sat with you. i need to remember, when i sit with myself.

"

Oh Dear God

" from

The LA Team

"

Unveiled

" from

That Girl Runs

"

The Law of the Uphill Skier

" from

Notes to Self

:

"If you are skiing uphill from someone less experienced than you, the onus is not on them to get out of the way, it's on you not to crash into them," I explained. "There's a similar rule in sailboat racing, where the more competent sailor is responsible for avoiding collisions."

Please come back and share good writing with us over the coming week to be featured on the next

Five Star Friday

. If you have read a really good piece on someone else's weblog,

submit it by Thursday at midnight CST

to have it featured on

Five Star Friday

.

And because you are a fan of finding good new writing on the internet:

Subscribe

Subscribe to this website

to keep up with us every week.

Show your pride

Take one of our badges for your website

and spread the word.