Sunday, October 15, 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo: A time to once again exorcise my demons through writing. Or, should I spell it exercise? I like to give my demons a good workout.

(140 demonic little characters)

Note:
Yup. In a little over two weeks, I'll be diving back into some focused writing as I tackle the challenge of producing a first draft of a 50k word novel. I'm still debating which of the twisted ideas floating around in my head will take center stage. I'll let you know when I figure that out. Even if you aren't a writer, you can "invest in the transformative power of creativity" by donating. Learn more here: Why Donate.




Monday, October 2, 2017

Headlines


Wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and quakes filled news headlines. But, it was matters of the heart that filled her mind,
“My world is ending.”
(140 disastrous characters)

Note:
Mother nature has had her way with us this year. Many of us have been dancing to her tune for a couple of months preparing for, running from or cleaning up after her unleashed furry. Yours truly has been among those stocking up, leaving town and eventually playing host to others who had to get out of Dodge. And while this note serves as a feeble excuse for my long absence from writing, the main purpose was to explain where I've been and to remind us that many have not come through this unscathed. Their lives have been upended in profound ways through loss of loved ones and loss of the life that they knew. If you can help others in any way, please do.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Strength

Some men show their strength by lifting weights;
Others claim to move mountains.
But, only Daddy has the power to lift up and move this girl.

(140 powerful characters for Daddy's Day)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Forever and a Day

Photo by Tris-Marie
Good night, my Love.
You'll be in my dreams tonight,
You'll be my first thought in the morning,
and You'll be in my heart forever and a day.

(140 dreamy characters)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Kiss



A tug brings the quivering halo of her half parted lips to his.
Passion suspends in warm staccato breaths,
Until-
His mouth descends upon hers.

(140 kissable characters)

Updated:
By request, here's an audio of yours truly reading this piece https://goo.gl/ZKyIVb

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gloaming


It's been awhile since I've written here. Now that summer (and all of the distractions that come with it) is over, I'm back to the keyboard.

To celebrate the change of seasons, I wrote this little 140 character piece - Gloaming.

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Paint the world bittersweet in the penumbra fringe;
Hasten the sun’s fade and chilled twilight air,
Then whisper dark secrets in the gloaming.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Breath Play



Liberated by his smile, her suspended breath unhitches,
Finally.
Filling her gasping lungs with him,
√Član vital permeates the veil to her soul.
(140 breathless characters)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Empath

Quiet. Pensive. Withdrawn.
She often retreated to the comfort of her own mind.
It hurt too much to live in a body controlled by others.
Empath.

(140 characters)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Tone Deaf


Wistfully she recalled her words spilling freely over silken lips -
Love tones sent to a once open heart.
Pity. Hardened hearts are tone deaf.
(140 Well-toned Characters)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Reflecting

Reflecting in the mirror, she pondered her state of singleness aloud.
“Who will love me just as I am?”
The answer was staring her in the face.

(140 loving characters)