Throwback Thursday #25–In the Room

Photo by Teddy Kelley on Unsplash I wrote this bit about six and a half years ago for a writing assignment but ended up writing and submitting a story I liked better. This one has stayed hidden away until now. *** In humble tribute to the poet James Thomson The ghost, who was not a fellow to presume … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #25–In the Room

Throwback Thursday #24–The Wizard’s Bride

I was flipping through an old notebook of mine yesterday and came across this bit of story, which I thought I would share for Throwback Thursday. This was written on the 27th of March 2011. Once upon a time, there was a wizard who fell in love with the beautiful daughter of a rich family … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #24–The Wizard’s Bride

Throwback Thursday #23

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash Today's Throwback Thursday story is one I wrote about a year ago. I began with the idea that I would submit it to a contest, but I had difficulty figuring out what I wanted to write and thus didn't finish the story in time. I later finished it to submit to an … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #23

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. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #22

Throwback Thursday #19

I just now realized that it's been two months since I posted here. A lot has happened in the intervening time--I have a nice new job, for one thing--but my focus tonight is to get back into blogging. I miss blogging. It's a good, no, great way for me to write daily and to learn … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #19

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; … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #18

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

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 … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #16

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 … Continue reading Stream of Consciousness and Throwback Thursday #16

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 … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #15