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My Advice… Ad Vice?

Vices. Yes, another blogging prompt stolen from someplace else. Perhaps that’s a vice? The fact that I can’t always come up with my own blogging prompts? My prompt theft aside, let’s talk vices, shall we?

I used to smoke. I used to smoke almost two packs a day! This coming March 27 it will be my fifth anniversary of being smoke free. And to be honest – I have almost gone back to smoking a few times in the past five years. Usually during high stress periods. Back when I smoked I’d convinced myself that smoking somehow relaxed me.  It didn’t. I was still high strung as ever.

Back then, smoking, chocolate and coffee were my only three vices. Sure, I drink alcohol in moderation. That is if you count 1-5 times a year moderate drinking. I don’t necessarily like the taste of alcohol and really have to be in the mood for it.  Since I kicked the cigarettes and I don’t drink, that leaves me with my last two vices. Coffee and chocolate. I did attempt giving up the chocolate when I was erroneously diagnosed as pre-diabetic. I found that I can do without chocolate. However, I can’t do without the coffee. I’ve tried.

I went to decaf for a month when my doctor suggested it was the coffee causing my persistent heartburn. Turned out my heartburn was caused by the foods I was eating. I changed my diet and the heartburn went away.  Imagine that. It wasn’t the coffee and so I went back to drinking it.

I read an article recently that said coffee, due to climate change, could very well become extinct in our lifetime. Naturally I panicked. Why? Because if for some reason I do become pre-diabetic (or diabetic as it runs in my family) and coffee becomes extinct — I have no vices left!

And a woman left without any vices to her own devices is a scary thing. So it appears I need to start considering new vices to replace the last two I have just in case they need replacing. After all, everyone should have at least one vice, right?

So I’m open to suggestions. What should my new replacement vice(s) be?

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at swordarkeereon@gmail.com


  • Martin

    Good writers sometimes steal things, like topics, from other writers.

    Great writers ALWAYS steal things from other writers. 😀

    But my suggestion would be: A concentrated dose of the two aforementioned vices combined. An amalgamation of coffee and chocolate that us espresso heads can’t resist: The Mocha. If this isn’t one of the vice buttons you hammer with the frenzy of crack-addict, it should be! Plus, when you get one, you can add whipped cream. And sprinkles.

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