The Moon-Girl and the Sun-Boy

Photo by Kevin Gutowski on Unsplash Last Friday I posted this list of writing prompts. Well, turns out one of them inspired me to write some flash fiction. Here's the result. Hide-and-seek. A child’s game, played in the dark of a moonless evening. Moonless, because the moon’s light had been siphoned away. Dark, everywhere but the corridor in … Continue reading The Moon-Girl and the Sun-Boy

Throwback Thursday #25–In the Room

Photo by Teddy Kelley on Unsplash I wrote this bit about six and a half years ago for a writing assignment but ended up writing and submitting a story I liked better. This one has stayed hidden away until now. *** In humble tribute to the poet James Thomson The ghost, who was not a fellow to presume … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #25–In the Room

Writing Prompts

It's been a few weeks since I last posted for NaPoWriMo. I didn't intend to stop posting; it just happened. Life happened. It's rather complicated... Anyway, I wrote a list of writing prompts. Feel free to use them and comment on this post if you do! Write a piece of flash fiction (under 1000 words) … Continue reading Writing Prompts

Incantation (NaPoWriMo)

After Elinor Wylie's poem.  Photo by Vincent Botta on Unsplash   A coal black eye In a chalky face Sees the puddled ink drown A bone-white space,   And black words hiss From the page, “it is done,” While dark spots stain A white-hot sun   And dark billows crawl ‘Cross an ashen sky Reflecting the murk Within … Continue reading Incantation (NaPoWriMo)

Instructions for Traveling to the Other Side (NaPoWriMo)

Photo by Sammie Vasquez on Unsplash. My first poem for NaPoWriMo. The italicized line is taken from Shakespeare's Sonnet 66, which can be read here.   First, the breathing, Slow in and out, Trimmed to the heartbeat’s metronome, The traffic of the body Transformed into the momentum of glaciers. Tired with all these, from these would I be … Continue reading Instructions for Traveling to the Other Side (NaPoWriMo)