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Re: Fiction – Contest Winner

I'm thrilled to announce that Re: Fiction chose my short story "More Beats Less" as their December 2019 contest winner. Opening the congratulations email from their editor was an exciting start to my 2020 writing journey, and I definitely did a happy dance after reading their praise of my writing. Click here to read "More… Continue reading Re: Fiction – Contest Winner

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Christmas Flash Fiction: Light's Out Boss

Happy 7 Days Until Christmas! I hope you all enjoy my festive flash fiction! Lights Out, Boss The elves were overworked, liberally knocking back eggnog, and out of candy canes. Really, Santa should have seen their revenge coming. Instead, he was heartbreakingly blindsided by their betrayal as he sat weeping in the snow, sorely wishing… Continue reading Christmas Flash Fiction: Light's Out Boss

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Poetry Challenge Recap + November Challenge

Well, it's over! I'm amazed at how quickly writing a poem a day flew by, and I'm also relieved not to write a poem today! The challenge accomplished what I wanted it to, which was to maintain a daily writing habit and cultivate creativity. It also taught me about my best writing atmosphere. I found… Continue reading Poetry Challenge Recap + November Challenge

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Thirty-One

Broken Zipper Candlelight crept hungrily up the wallsCasting dancing shadows on her faceHer dark eyes were hollow shadowsBut the whites shone clear, bright, andpanickedEvening festivities long passedYet still she wrestled, grappling withthe zipperToo tight, too tightthe costume was too tightBut the more she struggledthe tighter it constricteduntil the zipper pressedthrough her skin burrowing like a… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Thirty-One

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Nine

Carved in Flesh Candles flickered on the table as weshined our knives and scalpels.Firm, healthy flesh protested as wesank our knives and scalpels.We laughed and mocked with glee as wemutilated smooth skin with garish smiles.Scraping out the innards as wediscarded the life source on newspaper.It didn't occur to us to fear revenge as wecarved and… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Nine

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Seven

Poem Prompt from Cody: "Couch" Couch cushions plump and invitingLure me in like a siren's callMy bones sigh in relief asI crash onto softnessBrick might love lampBut I love couch I'd love to see the efforts of your poem in the comments below! I understand that these are first drafts and I hope you offer… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Seven

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Six

Snow, Snow, Come Down, Snow! Poems don't have to be beautifulSometimes they can be terrible yelling thingsLoud and off-key, no rhyme or rhythmAbout anything you like, anything you seeLike snow falling outside your window on a perfect Saturday morningTea mug in hand, stew on the stove, toes in socksAnd you can inflate your belly with… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Six

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Five

Friday Freedom Song My soul is sunny Forty-eight hours with him to comeOh the adventures I'd love to see the efforts of your poem in the comments below! I understand that these are first drafts and I hope you offer my humble words the same grace! Remember, Keep Showing Up! See you tomorrow for Day… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Five

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Four

I Don't Have Time to Read Every day I hear itHeartfelt (seemingly) lamentsWhen people see me readingExcuses drip from their tonguesPinging like a leaky faucetWhen I haven't asked for themWhen I haven't commented at allWhen I've merely read in silenceBut here their voices intrudeon my solitudeAssuring me they don't have time to readThey must be… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Four

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Three

Inhale, Exhale, Unwind Deep breath inHoldDeep breath outTime slows downHoldFlow quickly upEvery twistEvery turnUntwists my mindUnturns my stomachSimply breathingSimply beingSimply-Profoundly- Blessed I'd love to see the efforts of your poem in the comments below! I understand that these are first drafts and I hope you offer my humble words the same grace! Remember, Keep Showing… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Twenty-Three