Tonight I Have the Urge to Write, But…

Nighttime is and has been consistently my best writing time. When it’s dark out and I’m winding down, my inner editor seems to wind down as well and I feel freer and more able to write. Some of my best poems have been written while sleepless at 2 AM and many of my story ideas…

Throwback Thursday #22

I often feel the need to write about the topic of the unpredictable imagination. My brain often surprises and even alarms me with the things it pulls out of itself, and it can be helpful to process my reaction through blogging about it. Today’s Throwback Thursday post, written about a year ago, is an example….

Ars Poetica, by Archibald MacLeish

Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric from Pexels Continuing my new Monday tradition of posting a poem that has influenced my own poetry writing, here is a poem by Archibald MacLeish. I have loved this poem for years and have tried to emulate its style before, but MacLeish writes in a way that I can’t seem to…

Prophecy, by Elinor Wylie

I think I’m going to start a new tradition where I post one of my favorite poems every Monday. To start off, here’s one by Elinor Wylie which has stuck with me ever since I first read it years ago. Prophecy I shall lie hidden in a hut In the middle of an alder wood,…

Sticks in the Yard

It’s a beautiful autumn day, the kind where the sky’s blue looks fake and the wind turns each brilliant-hued tree into a confetti party. A little girl in running around in the backyard of the old house in the middle of the street. Except it isn’t a yard anymore; it’s actually a perilous forest, and…

Writing Blahs

I am not in the mood for writing today. I don’t know exactly what kind of mood I’m in, but it’s a not-doing-things kind of mood. Somewhere in the depths of my mind I had a plan to write a nice flash fiction piece based on a prompt, post it, and revel in the likes…

Recent Artworks

It’s been a long time since I posted my artwork here. That’s because I’ve been lazy and only today got around to scanning and editing the things I’ve finished in the past two months. Here are five of my most recent pieces with their titles. I would be happy to consider print requests of any…

WIP Wednesday

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 SO EXCITED. As in, can-hardly-sit-still excited. I absolutely love dogs. I’ve had dogs around for sixteen years of my life (at one point I…

World Goth Day

Photo by Marko Blažević on Unsplash I had no idea that May 22 was World Goth Day until I read a post about it. I thought it would be fun to do a list of the cliches I embrace (and in many cases, don’t embrace). Though I have long since passed the teenage Goth phase, I still retain…