Monthly Archives: August 2022

With Age Brings

He was a man —not a real man— searching for his next twenty year-old, spurning the old woman younger than him before he’d learned her name. What a waste, though probably not, for her decision was made years before, that … Continue reading

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Shelter

Seeking an anchor to shelter, a refuge, a safe place, a call to the elusive humanity she longed to embrace. Imagining a harbor in time, many hands to hold, a haven for collective dreams too seldom known. On a sinking … Continue reading

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Weighing the Reader’s Ideal Experience

One problem with my weekly blogs is you all witness my decisions in real time, good and bad. Then again, it’s an honest glimpse into my writing and publishing journey. It has to be honest, why else would I sometimes … Continue reading

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The Possible Impossible

Growing up, told, “No,” or told, they really didn’t care, and so, she took advantage of neglect, dared to dream, to imagine possible the impossible. Threatened men angered, for them she dumbed down, ending opinions with, “I don’t know,” when … Continue reading

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Reunion with Herself

Hurtling through space and time, running from herself, chasing beckoning illusions promising nothing but promises. Stumbling, staggering, age slowing her steps allowed her to look around, to catch up with herself. Bent and breathing hard, she straightened her spine and … Continue reading

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My Conceptual Compulsion Approach to Writing

Another episode of Christina’s quirky compulsions… I have a strong conceptual approach to all my creative endeavors. I’m sharing this because some of my approaches are actually accepted elements in good writing, but not all. This is a bit abstract … Continue reading

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Her Post-Apocalyptic Night

Ruined and ruminating, her chilled heart an ancient past shared with those searching, her shadowed sunset believing all was lost, a post-apocalyptic night waiting for a new beginning. All her expectations were dust, all she’d lost were forgotten things in … Continue reading

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Tipping Point

Shake and totter, she did, a three-legged stool balanced on two legs, both those legs strong, both legs steady, neither self-compassion. Shattered, she was, tipping dangerously towards self-infliction, fearing the imbalance, dreading the spiral again, bracing for the inevitable pain. … Continue reading

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Silly Ole Crow – A Companion Animal Who Altered a Character’s Course

I’ve often talked about animal characters, but there remains one who’s unique. That animal is Mazatta the crow. Something of an afterthought when he was added in Kovenlore Chronicles Book2, A River in Each Hand, he ended up having a … Continue reading

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The Difference

In her mind, which was more than she was given credit for having, she knew a central truth about herself, about life, that attraction was superficial until it appreciated creativity and thought. In her head, a fascinating place too few … Continue reading

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