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)

When Your Imagination Surprises You What do you do when your imagination surprises you? Today I was browsing my wordpress feed, looking for inspiration for flash fiction (which I haven't written in a while), and for some reason, my imagination's response to every prompt was to conjure up something unexpectedly dark and a bit alarming. Anyone who knows me … Continue reading When Your Imagination Surprises You

Throwback Thursday #8

Today's Throwback Thursday story is a parody of Gothic fiction and one that I had a great time writing. I laughed aloud by myself as the words poured onto the page one summer evening. *** Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash The night had grown darker with the rain; and a young man named Bastien … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #8