Rough Times, for Me and My Characters

I haven’t posted since last Thursday, because things have been rough. On the day of my last post, I started taking a higher dosage of my regular anxiety medication, which means that I’m even more scatterbrained than usual as my body adjusts. (Even the smallest differences in the dosage of that kind of medication can have notable…

On the Reading of Books

I was browsing through my feed and came across this post about reading habits, which looked fun, so I decided to do it today. Do you have a certain place at home for reading? I usually read in bed or in my big armchair in the living room. Bookmark or random piece of paper? I used…

Throwback Thursday–Sestina

I thought it might be fun to do a Throwback Thursday, where I share something I wrote way back when. So I’m posting the first sestina I ever completed. For those of you who don’t know, a sestina is an Italian form of poetry that has a very specific rhyme scheme and only uses six…

The Monster in the Rain

Before I dive into today’s story, I want to share a recent revelation. I’m not sure how exactly to describe it, but I’ll do my best. When I was younger, I couldn’t write anything without feeling frustrated. I couldn’t capture the stories in my head. I couldn’t seem to write anything with which I felt satisfied, no…

The Other Side (FFfAW Challenge)

Photo credit: Enisa The creek’s constant, coursing vigor surprised us both. On its other side loomed the unknown. It seemed to breathe at us, and we hesitated in the cold, rushing water. “I don’t think we should cross,” I said, scrambling up the small embankment to squelch back into my sneakers. Goosebumps covered my skin. I…

Share Your World, 19 February 2018

Today I had a day off from work for Presidents’ Day and did things like cleaning, reading, and watching anime with my husband. Since it’s late in the day now and I’m just getting around to my daily blog post, this SYW post will be short. Stay tuned for FFfAW tomorrow! How do you like…

Stitchin’ Saturday #1

The idea for today’s post comes from Blinking Cat, who let me borrow her idea for Stitchin’ Saturday. I meant to post on this theme a couple of weeks ago, but life got in the way. So here I am now, posting about my current crochet projects. Thank you to Blinking Cat for the inspiration!…

Friday Fictioneers–Snow Sulky

Word count: 100 “Ugh, it’s so pretty,” grumbled Edwina at the window. “It needs something. Maybe gravestones.” Edric, her twin, looked up from his book. “What’s so pretty?” “The landscape, of course! It’s disgusting.” “Hmm.” “You’re not listening. Do you ever do anything but read?” “Don’t be stupid.” “Then can’t you change all…that?” “Come on, I’m not that…

What Are You Reading Wednesday

First, a personal note: two nights ago I had an anxiety attack, the likes of which I haven’t experienced in a long time. I could sense it coming. I could feel that it wasn’t going to be fun. These attacks never are, of course, but sometimes they’re worse than others. Tuesday night was one of those times….

Fate at the Festival (FFfAW Challenge)

  Photo credit: Lavanya FFfAW Challenge The moment I stepped out of the car, it began. First flashes of movement here and there, the ghost of a smile, a whisper, a half-glimpsed wave. Then the whispers grew. I knew that coming here would be hell, but my parents didn’t. How could I tell them? They…