Monthly Archives: May 2022

Empty Answers

At a window that was forever the night she sang from the emptiness that knew her heart’s deepest longing. Starlight accepted her questioning and wiped her silver tears when moonlight found her grief. Even if she counted the stars there’d … Continue reading

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Searching for Sanity

Where has sanity gone? Chased away. She held her child in her arms and cried the day. People killing reason, killing children, killing the society that should protect them. Weary wisdom bowed, its tears running. Enlightened voices silenced with deadly … Continue reading

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Anxiety Management Through a Cancer Scare

For someone who suffers from anxiety and can’t take medications for it, this last week was a long week, an extraordinary test of the coping strategies I’ve been employing since 2020. My cancer scare was thankfully no more than that, … Continue reading

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Surviving and Surviving

They tried to kill her once —more than once— the ignorant haters who’d forgotten their medical oath, their cruel hearts seeing no value in her identity. It didn’t matter. She’d survived after tossing the odds aside. She’d not provide them … Continue reading

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The Unlit Way

Dreamscape house, a sliver of narrow, mirror to mirror on a one way life, the way behind reflecting her choices. Misplaced plans falling upon unsettled gazes, searching with hands grasping again and again, never surrendering, forever forging ahead. Time reflecting … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons This Fiction Writer Pens Poetry

For me, poetry is an integral part of my life and my fiction writing life. It began, like for many, when I was a teen. I think I was about fifteen, so about the same time I started writing fiction, … Continue reading

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The Fabric

Cross-legged on the floor, she quieted her mind, sought the fabric that was existence, that was the entirety of life. She was unique, gifted with meaning and purpose, bestowed with the knowledge she could create her future one act at … Continue reading

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Who She Ought to Be

The past was rife with shadows, ghosts waiting to claim her soul, baying wolves, their howls chasing her future, anticipating the kill. She ran through the forest, less fleeing from, more seeking the self beckoning, the self she ought to … Continue reading

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My First Ever Mood Board

It’s astounding, really, that I’ve never created a mood board before, what with all the novels I’ve drafted. I’ve collected pictures, and I love having pictures for inspiration, but an actual mood board has never happened. Well, it’s happened now … Continue reading

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The Feminine Flame

On her knees, she lit the candle, beheld the beauty, the tranquility, the understated power. Feminine strength, elegant and graceful, often content to nurture and heal until wronged, and then an inferno in a leopard’s eyes. Let them scoff and … Continue reading

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