Yeah, I wasn't quite sure how to end this, but I'm not mad. Wisps of darkness cling to the ground where Ryker stands. His body is taunt, the muscles in his back rippling like a sail billowed with wind. “Ryker?” Wren’s voice is a whisper but it echoes over the deck of the ship. Rip’s … Continue reading Inktober53 2023: Shadow
This drabble kind of ran away from me and the focus (puppet), but I'm okay with it because it's helping me understand my characters and their world better. “Wren?” a voice piped up from beyond the tent flaps. A voice of honey and sugar and all things sweet. Eliza. With the golden curls that Wren … Continue reading Inktober52 2023: Puppet
Every January I make the teens in my Teen Writing Club at the library to reflect on their writing from the past year and to come up with goals for the new year. I find it's important to look back at what we accomplished so we know what to do moving forward and also have … Continue reading 2022 and 2023 Writing
My cold fingers scramble to light the match that will build this fire into a blazing inferno. Over and over, I scrape the match against the rough red of the matchbox. But again and again, the match snaps in half. Unlit. I toss away the broken pieces, adding more kindling to the growing pile of … Continue reading Inktober52 2023: Build
Squad of female knights kicking ass and taking names I don't know what else. Do I need anything else?
My plan for October was to participate in Inktober but instead of drawing, I wanted to use the prompts for writing. I proceeded to complete the first day's prompt (gargoyle) and then haven't done any of the other days since. This is partly due to having a busy week but mainly because I've been working … Continue reading Inktober: Gargoyle
A retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland but its set in a circus.
For National Poetry Month, one of my friends challenged our writing group to write poetry. I ended up finishing two poems and started several that need more work before I share them. My friends gave me feedback and I edited one of the poems. Since I feel like I actually accomplished something with poetry and … Continue reading Happy Is a Yellow Word
I kind of want to write a Bonnie and Clyde retelling but with magic.
I wrote this in college for a poetry class and I still love it. I stand with the boots of my spacesuitleaving traces in the dust of the crater planet.Above me: the universe.All at once.Glimmering out against the void. Star clusters radiate like crowns.Aureole everywhere.Bright, glazing,swirling in a blur of light. I take a small … Continue reading To Infinity