Flash Fiction for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: Five Children

Photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash. I originally shared this piece of flash fiction on 27 July last year; it was inspired by an old news article about children who were given to a circus doctor after their parents could no longer care for them. I'm sharing this story again for Fandango's Friday Flashback. There were five of … Continue reading Flash Fiction for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: Five Children

Artwork for Fandango’s Friday Flashback

Two years ago today, I posted three pieces of my artwork and I'm sharing them again now for Fandango's Friday Flashback. I'm already getting inspired just looking at my old work... I realized that one of the topics I haven't covered here on my blog is my love of art. Gasp! How could I forget … Continue reading Artwork for Fandango’s Friday Flashback

Novel Excerpt for Fandango’s Friday Flashback

Today's Friday Flashback post is one I originally shared on 6th June 2018. I didn't have any posts from today's date for some reason. My brain's all discombobulated at the moment because I just learned that one of my best friends, whom I'm going to visit on Saturday, just got a little dog and I'm … Continue reading Novel Excerpt for Fandango’s Friday Flashback

Triolet Poem: Let There Be Storms

Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash. Inspired by dVerse's triolet prompt and the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge.   Let there be storms—I am at rest Within my lover’s shielding arms; Though tempests rage and waters crest, Let there be storms—I am at rest, And though on all sides pinned and pressed, These forces will not do me harm; … Continue reading Triolet Poem: Let There Be Storms

Short Story for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: The Tale of Fithir and Eliandel

Sharing for Fandango's Friday Flashback! I originally shared this story on June 28, 2018 for Throwback Thursday.  Photo by Martin Jernberg on Unsplash. Today's snippet of story is a fragment I wrote during the holiday break leading into 2013. I had set myself the goal of writing at least 500 words every day, which had some interesting results. … Continue reading Short Story for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: The Tale of Fithir and Eliandel

Short Poem for Quadrille #98: Peel

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels. Inspired by dVerse's prompt Quadrille #98.   Her skin is peeling away. It won’t stay   Patched into a haphazard face; In the space   Between fingers corrodes the skin, Worn too thin,   Exposing minute veins of red Among the dead.   Her mortal landscape splits and frays As the worn-out … Continue reading Short Poem for Quadrille #98: Peel

Serpent’s Tail Poem: my first attempt at it

Photo by NASA on Unsplash. Inspired by the Sunday Whirl #443 and Jane Dougherty's serpent's tail form. @Jane Dougherty, remember how weeks ago, I said I wanted to try your form? Well, here it is! I took a couple of liberties with it, based on how the poem was flowing.   Upon the currents of the air, Bare … Continue reading Serpent’s Tail Poem: my first attempt at it

Poem: The Mountains’ Call

  Photo by Andreas Kind on Unsplash. Inspired by Eugi's Weekly Prompt and RDP Monday.   Under the blush of sunset rises Mountains mantled blue and grey: Strange giants in their cloudy guises, Hidden in the shreds of day, Beckon me unto their hiding As the golden sun is sliding Down and down, at bold Moon’s guiding; And … Continue reading Poem: The Mountains’ Call

Short Story for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: A Discovery in the Snow, Part III

For Fandango's Friday Flashback, I'm sharing this bit of story that I originally posted on September 14, 2018. Somehow I didn't have any posts from February 14 even though I've been blogging for two years. I realize it's been over a month since I last posted, but I hope to post more frequently beginning today. … Continue reading Short Story for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: A Discovery in the Snow, Part III

A Short Poem Written out of Frustration

Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash. I was hoping to write a quadrille using the prompt provided by dVerse on Monday...this short poem is just two words over the limit and I couldn't figure out how to cut it down.    I must write but I cannot. All’s turned to rot Inside my head.   My … Continue reading A Short Poem Written out of Frustration