Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and in the spirit of celebrating, I decided to join in on Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny Writing Contest. The prompt asks writers to tell a hopeful Valentine story for kids either in poetry or prose in 214 words or less. I thought I'd try my hand with some rhyming couplets--hope you enjoy … Continue reading Special Delivery
I should know by now that summer is a hard time to keep up with a blog. Paradoxically, it's probably the busiest time of the year for me. But that's not the only reason that June went by without an update here. A few weeks ago, I lost my grandmother suddenly. It seems like I was … Continue reading Partings, New Things
I've had a few weeks now where my posts have been more of the nonfiction bent, and while that is all well and good, I do spend most of my writing time telling stories--fictional stories, that is. This week, here's a short snippet of a new story that I'm working on. I'm writing this one as … Continue reading New Things, Old Things: A Story Set in Kensington Gardens
For your reading pleasure, an excerpt from chapter one of my novel Still Dreaming: Wake Get up! But the world was ending, crashing in around him. Wake up! But he couldn’t move. Chipped concrete bit into his cheek. As he struggled to push himself up, something heavy slid off his back. Rusted metal … Continue reading An Excerpt!