Tag Archives: LGBT

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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Realization

There were those distracted moments when she’d idly wonder. When was the first time, the first moment when she realized she was different and unlike the other children? Was it that first day in kindergarten? Was it that first thought … Continue reading

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The Journey that Mattered

There was wondering who she was, and then there was finding herself. There was discovering judgement, and there was uncovering the hate. There was also uncovering the love, when it was brave enough to speak. There was recognizing the fear, … Continue reading

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Boxes

She knew all there was to know about boxes, lessons learned on the inside, lessons that taught being trapped within one was liable to take your life over time. When she found her true self she escaped her box, never … 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 Elephant in the Writing Room: Avoidance

It wasn’t my conscious intention at the outset to draft the writing elephant in the room, but that was what I did. Case of the Deadly Stroll was, on the surface, a fantasy noir mystery. A layer down, it was … Continue reading

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The Frayed Line

Confusion, torment, soul bowed, ice falling as rain, drizzling eyes, they shimmered as streetlights on the pavement. Where to go when there was nowhere to go? Who to trust when trusting was dying before it could be said there was … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo Ending – Resolve

It’s my sincere hope that everyone met their personal goals during NaNoWriMo. It’s my further hope you continue, that you finish the draft, and one day revise it. NaNo is but the beginning of the beginning. If you didn’t win, … Continue reading

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The Self-Made Prison

Looking back across the intervening years, she saw the prison she’d built for protection, each stone her own. Walls shielded her heart, her secret, the castle’s strength keeping life at bay, no one more tormented within than she. She tortured … Continue reading

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What Is And Will Always Be The Goal – A NaNo Pep Talk

This is my last blog post before I enter the wilds of NaNoWriMo and beyond. It’s also always a good time to have a heart-to-heart with myself, to remind this sometimes insecure writer why I write. During NaNo I’ll still … Continue reading

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