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….

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…

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…

Share Your World, 24 April 2018

Today is grey and rainy, I’m tired, and I don’t want to do anything. So today’s post will be short. Thanks to Cee’s Photography for the challenge. If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get? Ooh, that’s hard. Maybe bread. I absolutely love bread. I would be happy just…

My Peanut Journey and Throwback Thursday

Photo by Markus Spiske freeforcommercialuse.net from Pexels I love peanuts. I never thought I would intentionally eat peanuts out of the container, but yesterday I did just that. My sister in-law bought a large thing of honey roasted peanuts, which I had never had, and now I’m addicted. She also bought a bag of peanut…

Some Words on My Creative Process

Years ago, I told one of my college roommates about the creature churning inside my head. I was talking about what it’s like to feel an idea coiling up from the depths of my brain, ready to burst forth by means of my pen or fingers on the keyboard. She looked at me like I…

Middle-of-the-Night Scaries #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt – Arch #writephoto I have gone through a number of different ideas for today’s post before alighting on the one I finally chose. While I love writing flash fiction, I’ve had a topic on my mind for the past few days and wanted to develop it further. So I’m going to do that…

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…