Monthly Archives: July 2021

The Answers

Time, when it stood still, went nowhere, grew no possibilities. Salvation, it wasn’t to be found in the avoidance she’d crafted with care. Life, it didn’t happen in a vacuum’s darkness while she waited. Answers, they weren’t to be found, … Continue reading

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Solving a 20 Year-Old Worldbuilding Problem

The title isn’t a typo or a trick to hook you into reading this post. This last week I literally solved a 20-year worldbuilding issue on the heels of two breakthrough moments. A two decade long snag? That’s right. I … Continue reading

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The Mirror of Her Fears

The childhood she’d fled wasn’t quite abandoned. In adulthood, it was reflected in dreams, the safety she crafted each day ripped away when she closed her eyes. The peace she cherished was seemingly lost, but upon opening her eyes it … Continue reading

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Patience

Her pesky brain, it was playing its tricks, cluttering her mind with thoughts. An inner breeze swept them away, but as was the way, more came. She’d not cling, not shove aside, but instead let them fade… In the stillness … Continue reading

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A Landmark Moment

Yes, an achievement, a moment to reflect, than then on to the next project. I love what I do, which requires doing it. I also have a vision of what I want to accomplish, and while I don’t have a … Continue reading

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Recognition

On her knees, she found her voice in her fists. “No, no, no, no, no!” She’d not surrender, become a prisoner to the inadequacies they told her she had. Listening no more, she shed they’re invisible prison. It couldn’t hold … Continue reading

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River of Truth, Bridge of Lies

She closed her eyes, closed her senses. It was too late, too late to un-hear the tension where tension oughtn’t have been. His rigid smile strained to build a bridge, to span the truth with fabrication, her heart wanting to … Continue reading

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A Return to Orangey Sky – Life to Setting to Character

Were I to go through my drafted novels and list all the influences it’d require a lifetime. Quite often, I pull from multiple influences in the same paragraph. Just as my characters are composites, so too are my locations. This … Continue reading

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Drawn Straight from Her Soul

The plummet, she decided, was a matter of inevitability. The truth of it, personal, and not for the reasons they claimed were true. Her fall was purposeful, having had enough of the material things they demanded she chase, the cost … Continue reading

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When the Night was Still

Ticking clock counting shadows, counting thoughts, counting inspiration. Her mind engaged, traveling beyond elsewhere. Tea steaming in dreamless night, in whispering silence, in thriving solitude. She listened, voices speaking from imagination. Stilled night, crafting reality, crafting lives, crafting a world. … Continue reading

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