M.E. Purfield

M.E. Purfield Internationally selling writer of mystery, young adult, and dark urban fantasy; usually all in the same book! #actuallyautistic writer of the Miki Radicci series, jesus freakz + buddha punx, Party Girl Crashes the Rapture, and most recently the sci-fi noir Kharma's Abrasive Contusions.
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Operating as usual

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06/09/2021
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My interview for Autism Acceptance Month
04/04/2021
Interview with Author M E Purfield

My interview for Autism Acceptance Month

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03/06/2021
M.E. Purfield

FYI, The Store is now updated with signed paperbacks. Please check it out here: www.gumroad.com/mepurfield

M.E Purfield is the author of the Radicci Sisters Mysteries and other novels in Noir, Mystery, Sci-Fi, and Young Adult. You can purchase signed paperbacks at a reduced price.#actuallyautistic

02/07/2021
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A teaser of this month's short story only on the Patreon account:

Just
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The kids settled down at their desks. I understood why they were so wily. It was the day before Thanksgiving break and thirty minutes before lunch. Sometimes they were like wild puppies or kittens. So cute but also messy and hard to control. I loved them, though. I loved being a substitute teacher.

Especially when the school offered a long assignment. Mrs. Torres was out on maternity leave and not expected back until after Christmas. I covered her 5th-grade class last year, too. Again, she was having a baby. The current one was her fourth. I couldn't believe she got pregnant again so soon but I supposed it was common for her people to breed a lot. In a way, I was a bit jealous. She had a husband who couldn’t keep his hands off her and wanted children. I was going on thirty-nine and so far no husband, not even a boyfriend. People often said if I wanted a baby I could have one without a man. People did it all the time. Imagine that. A baby out of wedlock? No, way I was sending my baby and me to hell.

“Very good, class,” I said, sitting on the desk. Something I did often when I wore pants. I would never if I wore a skirt. Some teachers did that. The younger ones. Of course, they wore appropriate lengths but to flaunt sexuality like that in front of impressionable minds was crazy and dangerous. “Now, I after lunch we’re going to do one last assignment and then we’ll have our Thanksgiving party.”

The class clapped and cheered. Tommy Wesley hooted in the back. He was black so I expected him to act so rambunctiously. He never got wilder than that.

“We’re going to write about what we’re thankful for this year.” A few groans. I smiled. “Now, come one. You must be thankful for something God has bestowed on you. Also, I will send them to Mrs. Torres. She would love to read them since she misses you so much.”

A few heads nodded. Mostly girls.

“Good,” I said. “You can take a moment to think about it. Write some notes in your composition book and after lunch, we’ll work on a final draft.”

They took out their notebooks and pencils.

“Anyone know off the top of their heads what they’re thankful for?” I asked.

Jennifer Hersh raised her hand. A cutie with long, straight blond hair. I nodded for her to speak.

“I’m thankful for my new pet guinea pig,” she said. “His name is Squeaky and he is so sweet and cute.”

“Awe,” I said. “I’m sure he’s thankful for you, too.”

Larry Mears raised his hand. A handsome boy with floppy brown hair and a mole on his right cheek.

“I’m thankful for my Dad having a new job,” he said. “He’s home at nights now.”

“That is something to be thankful for, Larry. A father should be home with his family at night.” And not wh***ng around at bars like most of his people did. “I’m sure your mother is thankful, too.”

Ruthie Starcher raised her hand. Probably the sweetest little girl in the class. Long, straight blond hair that was almost white and a pixie face. She’s new to the school and from what I heard has been a foster child all her life until recently. A loving couple adopted her and gave her a home.

“I’m thankful for my moms,” she said, smiling brightly.

I smiled back. It was so cute when the white kids talked black. Too much television would do that to a child. But as cute as it was, teachers had a responsibility to teach proper English.

“No, dear,” I said. “Mom. Singular. You’re thankful for your mom.”
She frowned in confusion. A few of the other kids did the same and shook their heads.

“No,” Ruthie said. “Moms. I have two moms. They adopted me.”

“They’re lesbians,” Jennifer said as a matter of fact. “They’re married.”

Some kids nodded. I slid my butt off the desk despite my legs weakening.

“That’s terrible, Ruthie,” I said, my heart breaking. “I’m so sorry.”

Confusion twisted her face even deeper. The poor girl had no idea what was right and wrong.

“But they love me and gave me a home,” she said.

“Homosexuality is a sin, dear,” I said. “Don’t you know that? They’ll go to Hell when they die. You might go with them.”

“What’s a homosexual,” someone asked from the back. Pretty sure it wasn’t Larry Mears.

“Enough,” I said, holding my hand out as if a truck was speeding towards me, even though it already ran me over. “Let’s all be quiet and brainstorm. When the bell rings you can line up for lunch.”

The kids sat in peace. Some thought and some wrote. I dropped down in the chair behind my desk and tried to wrap my head around what Ruthie said. I knew the Devil was out there taking souls, ruining the sanctity of marriage, and stealing children with the help of the government but I never experienced it. I never met anyone trapped in the situation. Poor, poor Ruthie. She wrote at her desk, so happy and proud. So naïve.

The bell rang for lunch and the kids lined up. I walked them to the cafeteria where they talked over each other, laughed, and filled their gut. I wished to do the same but nausea wouldn’t allow it.

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A warning to all
01/14/2021

A warning to all

A warning to all

Reading #sciencefiction
01/14/2021

Reading

#sciencefiction

Reading

#sciencefiction

Posted @withregram • @buddha.everyday1926 " 277. "All conditioned things are impermanent" — when one sees this with wisd...
01/13/2021

Posted @withregram • @buddha.everyday1926 " 277. "All conditioned things are impermanent" — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification.

278. "All conditioned things are unsatisfactory" — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification.

279. "All things are not-self" — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification " ( Dhammapada - Path of Buddha's Teaching)


#Buddha #Buddhist #Buddhism #Shakyamuni #ShakyamuniBuddha #PhatPhap #ThichCaMauNi #Path #Dhammapada #Dharma #Dhamma #teaching #impermanence
#notself
#unsatisfactory #lifestyle #wise

Posted @withregram • @buddha.everyday1926 " 277. "All conditioned things are impermanent" — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification.

278. "All conditioned things are unsatisfactory" — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification.

279. "All things are not-self" — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification " ( Dhammapada - Path of Buddha's Teaching)


#Buddha #Buddhist #Buddhism #Shakyamuni #ShakyamuniBuddha #PhatPhap #ThichCaMauNi #Path #Dhammapada #Dharma #Dhamma #teaching #impermanence
#notself
#unsatisfactory #lifestyle #wise

They should really just do what I do and say “You’re crazy “ and walk way.Just kidding. I just walk away. Most people wa...
01/13/2021

They should really just do what I do and say “You’re crazy “ and walk way.

Just kidding. I just walk away.

Most people want to debate me and I don’t debate life and death issues or film. Probably because they have not mastered the art of listening. They don’t really care what I think. They just want to prove to me how good they are at regurgitating information.

They should really just do what I do and say “You’re crazy “ and walk way.

Just kidding. I just walk away.

Most people want to debate me and I don’t debate life and death issues or film. Probably because they have not mastered the art of listening. They don’t really care what I think. They just want to prove to me how good they are at regurgitating information.

Posted @withregram • @againstthestreammeditation I really like this perspective. Actually, it doesn't even feel like a p...
01/13/2021

Posted @withregram • @againstthestreammeditation I really like this perspective. Actually, it doesn't even feel like a perspective. It feels like the truth; what we're doing in the Dharma is regaining access to something that's always been here.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣I came to my practice with a lot of skepticism. It took quite some time for me to start to really access and uncover and recover a sense of friendliness and kindness and compassion.⁣
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⁣I really like this perspective of uncovering something that's innately within each one of us. This perspective that all living beings have this in us.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣There is the other neuroscience perspective that says we have neural pathways that are fueled by this ancient survival instinct that is greed, that is aversive, and hatred, judgment and fear based, and that meditation is creating new neural pathways each time we bring our mindfulness here, each time we say, “I forgive you. Or, may I be happy, may I be at ease.” With all of these positive statements we implant in the mind, because we have neuroplasticity, we're training the mind, that we can create these internal mind-states of wisdom and compassion through training.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣So, you can decide for yourself. Does it feel like uncovering something that was always here in us? Or does it feel like training the mind?⁣
⁣⁣
⁣I personally like this perspective of uncovering, that the path of meditative training, if followed correctly and with persistence, will always lead to the recovery of our lost love and compassion.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣I invite you all to join me for the next few months - a Monday night course – on my book “Heart of the Revolution”.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣↟Links in bio to:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣- Purchase a copy of ‘Heart of the Revolution’ ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣- Watch or Listen to the first talk in the course , "Introduction to ‘Heart of the Revolution’"⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣- Register for @noahlevine108's Monday, 7:30PM Zoom talk. All are welcome. Donation based.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣#AgainstTheStream #DharmaPunx #NoahLevine #Buddhism #Buddha #addiction #meditation #meditate #mindfulness

Posted @withregram • @againstthestreammeditation I really like this perspective. Actually, it doesn't even feel like a perspective. It feels like the truth; what we're doing in the Dharma is regaining access to something that's always been here.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣I came to my practice with a lot of skepticism. It took quite some time for me to start to really access and uncover and recover a sense of friendliness and kindness and compassion.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣I really like this perspective of uncovering something that's innately within each one of us. This perspective that all living beings have this in us.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣There is the other neuroscience perspective that says we have neural pathways that are fueled by this ancient survival instinct that is greed, that is aversive, and hatred, judgment and fear based, and that meditation is creating new neural pathways each time we bring our mindfulness here, each time we say, “I forgive you. Or, may I be happy, may I be at ease.” With all of these positive statements we implant in the mind, because we have neuroplasticity, we're training the mind, that we can create these internal mind-states of wisdom and compassion through training.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣So, you can decide for yourself. Does it feel like uncovering something that was always here in us? Or does it feel like training the mind?⁣
⁣⁣
⁣I personally like this perspective of uncovering, that the path of meditative training, if followed correctly and with persistence, will always lead to the recovery of our lost love and compassion.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣I invite you all to join me for the next few months - a Monday night course – on my book “Heart of the Revolution”.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣↟Links in bio to:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣- Purchase a copy of ‘Heart of the Revolution’ ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣- Watch or Listen to the first talk in the course , "Introduction to ‘Heart of the Revolution’"⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣- Register for @noahlevine108's Monday, 7:30PM Zoom talk. All are welcome. Donation based.⁣
⁣⁣
⁣#AgainstTheStream #DharmaPunx #NoahLevine #Buddhism #Buddha #addiction #meditation #meditate #mindfulness

Scored in a swap original paperbacks of the first 2 books in #spsomtow Riverrun trilogy. Is is no third by itself. Wasn’...
01/13/2021

Scored in a swap original paperbacks of the first 2 books in #spsomtow Riverrun trilogy. Is is no third by itself. Wasn’t published until the omnibus of all three were done by Lonewolf.

A virtual cookie if anyone can say which famous book the word Riverrun comes from. Clue, hardly anyone has read it. Of course I did 🤷🏾‍♂️

Timeline Photos
01/12/2021

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
01/12/2021

Timeline Photos

Reading. The autistic experience? Will find out.#willhadcroft #actuallyautistic #autisticauthor
01/12/2021

Reading. The autistic experience? Will find out.

#willhadcroft #actuallyautistic #autisticauthor

Reading. The autistic experience? Will find out.

#willhadcroft #actuallyautistic #autisticauthor

Watching. Love on the run #filmnoir with #farleygranger. I believe this is #nicholasray first film 🤔
01/12/2021

Watching. Love on the run #filmnoir with #farleygranger. I believe this is #nicholasray first film 🤔

Watching. Love on the run #filmnoir with #farleygranger. I believe this is #nicholasray first film 🤔

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Internationally selling writer of mystery, crime, young adult, and dark urban fantasy; usually all in the same book!

M.E. Purfield is the creator of the highly rated and long running Miki Radicci series, jesus freakz + buddha punx, Party Girl Crashes the Rapture, and most recently the sci-fi noir detective series Blunt Force Kharma. He has had fiction in Unwinnable Magazine, The Norwegian American, and Broken Pencil, to name a few. All books can be found on paperback or ebook format at major retailers. More information at www.mepurfield.com

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