Monthly Archives: February 2021

Writing Her Heart

He was back again, right where she wanted him, stepping into her story to haunt her again. Witty and charming, and oh so smart, he laughed and he loved and he respected her heart. She set fingers to the screen … Continue reading

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A Moment of Creative Spark

Plot origins, where do they come from? The sparks that are mine come from a multitude of sources. They’re also elusive after the fact, dreams lost after waking if I don’t hold tight to them. That’s especially true of my … Continue reading

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Too Deep to Shatter

For too long it was a pain endured, a visitor to her room at night, a mirror for her steps when she tried to flee. They hadn’t locked him away, but they should have. They hadn’t erased her memory, but … Continue reading

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Race to Conformity

Labels and tags… too old,  too young, never just right, defining us as not good enough until we die. We’re told to shirk labels, told to be ourselves, until our non-conformity stands out on the shelf. The label that matters, … Continue reading

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A Matter of Trust

I take my story titles quite seriously. Of the five for Riparia’s series, four are derived from the same scene in Bk1, Trust in the Forgotten. Where, though, does that one come from? It’s a product of the the novel’s … Continue reading

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Someone Else’s Life

It was a truth not difficult to see. Those self-inflicting pain feared the same self-honesty she’d been desperate to flee. Denying her truth of self was to die a lie. Striving for authenticity, while playing a part inside, was living … Continue reading

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Breathing

Your breath, so slow, in and out, never could it disguise your skill at living. Inhales, exhales, in the evening, soothing in the minty coolness of night. Your breath, each breath, as I breathe, steals my senses, takes my breath … Continue reading

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Power of the Narrative

I envy those who write well-structured, professional blog posts with carefully crafted points and lovely headings. I read a handful of them daily for writing advice and am grateful for their skillfully presented information. That style, though, doesn’t suit my … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s

To forget was to set life aside one piece at a time, to hollow the soul one memory at a time, to die before there was death, to take that last breath while still breathing, while still needing, while still … Continue reading

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Chasing Acceptance

There was a point along the road when she realized the truth, that being different was going to have to do. Chasing dead ends was a cul-de-sac of indifference, where frigid embraces bore no resemblance to acceptance. She’d waste no … Continue reading

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