2019 in Review: Poetry, Stories, and Death

Photo by Danil Aksenov on Unsplash. Here we are. 2019 is ending and 2020 is about to begin. I am eating a baked potato and sitting at my desk, feeling tired and wondering what to write. I considered not writing an end-of-year post, but realized I would probably feel bad if I didn't. I didn't blog at all … Continue reading 2019 in Review: Poetry, Stories, and Death

On My Inability to Write and Dealing with Grief–Wordle 434

Wordle 434. The stream of glittery ideas, smooth and elusive like fish, seems to have dried up. It's not my fault. The past couple of weeks have been extremely difficult for a few reasons and I haven't had the energy or the mind-space to write as I usually do. I've been shuffling along from day … Continue reading On My Inability to Write and Dealing with Grief–Wordle 434

Throwback Thursday #36: Sebastian Becomes a Ghost

Photo by John Silliman on Unsplash. For today's Throwback Thursday story, I'm sharing something I wrote in January of 2008. I was only seventeen when I wrote this story, so I can say pretty confidently that I've improved in the past eleven-or-so years.  The moon was shining full on the house of Sedgewick, but no one noticed it, … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #36: Sebastian Becomes a Ghost

Untitled Poem for Wordle 422

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash. Written for The Sunday Whirl.   What if I could Preserve myself between the pages of a book As one might press a flower, with the wood Stacked up on top; what if I took The scribbled sheets And laid them o'er myself, as if in bed And tucked myself within the … Continue reading Untitled Poem for Wordle 422

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)

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, … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #17

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 … Continue reading My Peanut Journey and Throwback Thursday