“Neoteric Thoughts,” A #Tanka #ABRSC

Hello and welcome to my contribution to my weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. This week we had to find synonyms for “experience and new.” I decided to create a Tanka poem using the words neoteric for new, and technique for experience. Here are the instructions for writing a Tanka Poem: TANKA… Continue reading

CRASH and BURN

I believe I am suffering from some writing burnout… On Tuesday, May 10th, I finished writing the first draft of my first novel – 68,433 words! I am elated and also worn out. It has been a busy six months. Since November 2015, we moved from Florida to Colorado. In… Continue reading

Busted – A Short Story

By now, Colleen has hopefully shaken off the long road trip, had time to stretch her legs, and started to put things in order. It’s an exciting time, starting a new adventure. It’s safe to say we’re all eager to learn about this new chapter and hear all the stories when… Continue reading

Breathing life into your characters

I’ve been thinking a lot about role models and how they influence a writer’s work; the ways this translates to our readers. There’s a reason writers become invested in their characters, why they often refer to them as real; a living, breathing part of the world as they know it…. Continue reading

Consumed: A Short Story

Happy Halloween, everyone. I convinced Colleen to let me post a spooky story today, and hope you all enjoy it. Whatever you’re doing; spending time with friends, attending a party, travelling across the country (we’re thinking of you, Colleen), working, relaxing – have a great day and stay safe. Matthew I pressed… Continue reading

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #55 Five & Thrive

Ronovan’s words for us this week are, “five and thrive.” If you like haiku, make sure to check out Ronovan’s blog! I like to call this haiku, “My Nine to Five World.” Thanks so much for visiting. I love seeing you all.   Continue reading

RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #51 Future & Give

This week, I must admit I have been tired and stressed. So much so, that it was with great joy I saw our prompt words this week: future and give. Nice positive sounding words. Just what I need to pep up my writing! Thanks, Ronovan! I like to call this,… Continue reading

Magical Memories

When browsing through memories swirling within your mind, most people often find – magic is the least understood of the fairy-tale arts. Fear not!  Look deep within your soul – to remember a time when enchantment explained your world, first seen through the eyes of a child. Fairies do belong… Continue reading

My Step Mother’s House

My step mother’s house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was a dark-red brick house with ivy growing all over, which colored the house according to the seasons.  In fall, the house blared out in wild hues of red, copper, and orange ivy leaves.  In winter, the house seemed stark, naked.  In spring… Continue reading

My Step Mother’s House

My step mother’s house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was a dark-red brick house with ivy growing all over, which colored the house according to the seasons.  In fall, the house blared out in wild hues of red, copper, and orange ivy leaves.  In winter, the house seemed stark, naked.  In spring… Continue reading