Throwback Thursday #18

Here’s a poem I wrote about five years ago. At the time I had an assignment to write for a class, and had absolutely no inspiration. No inspiration for anything I thought was good, anyway. I penned the following poem in the midst of my frustration that night. *** The Page’s Epitaph This paper waits;…

Throwback Thursday #17

I haven’t done a Throwback Thursday post in a while… Here’s a poem I wrote in the fall of 2013, in the style of Emily Dickinson. *** I much prefer my dish of death Straightforward on the plate— Overt and undisguised, for here No masquerades are played—   I much prefer it clear and cold,…

Throwback Thursday #16

Photo by Tom Swinnen from Pexels Today I’m posting something I wrote back in November of 2012. Here it is. *** The child hadn’t made a sound in hours, because of the small dose of sedative in his milk. The man was glad of it. Besides the rough snorting of the horse’s breath and the…

Stream of Consciousness and Throwback Thursday #16

Photo by SHTTEFAN on Unsplash Gah, I really need to get back into a regular writing schedule. As I write this post, I am sitting at the counter in a coffee shop, sipping an iced coffee and watching the world go by. This morning I woke up with a spark of inspiration to write today, but as often…

Throwback Thursday #15

Photo by Linn Creutzer from Pexels 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. In reading back through my work at that time, I can see the improvement…

Throwback Thursday #14

Ugh. I want to get back to posting regularly, but there’s this thing called motivation that I just don’t have at the moment. Anyway. Here’s a short piece for today’s Throwback Thursday post, written in the fall of 2014. *** It began with a journey and an unfortunately-misplaced cat and a monstrous puddle of muck….

Throwback Thursday #13

I’m a little late with this post because yesterday turned out to be a full day, but here I am now. The following story is one I wrote over five years ago, while taking a class in which I got very bored and fidgety. This story just sort of happened without a lot of thought,…

Throwback Thursday #12

Today I’m posting some poetry I wrote almost nine years ago. At the time I was kind of obsessed with the poetry of Algernon Charles Swinburne and tried to mimic his style in a lot of the poetry I wrote. The poem below is no exception. (You can read the specific poem I was emulating…

Throwback Thursday #11

A little late, but oh well…Here’s a poem I wrote ten years ago. The form is a rondel, which you can read about here. *** If I beyond the earth could leap And snare the planets from their way And give them to my love to keep My hear fore’er, lest mind do fray,  …

Throwback Thursday #10

I know I said I would try to keep on top of posting, but I have a submission deadline coming up in just three days, and to be honest, it’s been difficult to balance that project with my regular posts. I’m still warming up my writing muscles. For now, here’s the start of a fairy…