Have You Ever? #submission #iamwriting #publishing

So you’ve submitted an article, a story, your masterpiece to X, Y, Z publishing. It’s your 1st, 10th, 100th…. submission. Anxious, nail biting, calm resolve like after the first date. Will I get a call? What will I do while I wait? It’s a good story. No Great! It’s not the money (never has been).Continue reading “Have You Ever? #submission #iamwriting #publishing”

If you were… #children #fiction

If you were a butterfly would you be friends with a lion??? I didn’t think so. Personally,I wouldn’t either.  We know a lion who saved a butterfly while she was still in her chrysalis and she saw something about him that others didn’t. Now this butterfly and (domesticated) lion go about the villages of UgandaContinue reading “If you were… #children #fiction”

Stepping Stones #poetry #photography #writing

          rough current o’er my path couldn’t pick a way no choice but sink or swim life pulled me down boulders blocked my life throw them at the sun sharp like a knife writing scribbled frowns not really smooth a way in front I see what lies behind rushes to theContinue reading “Stepping Stones #poetry #photography #writing”

A Dark Night #noir #poetry #EdgarAllenPoe

Gather my last notes sleep never so desired always more elusive more muddied in the mire against eyelash moth fluttered taunting at my face stopping for full moments slumber could not erase those errant memories pass me, you and I never have I slept since the day you died  fingers momentary clasp about my throatContinue reading “A Dark Night #noir #poetry #EdgarAllenPoe”

“T” Tastes Like Chicken by Newt Livesay #atozchallenge

  I am winding up the A to Z month with some handy tips for writers. My very good friend Newt Livesay is deliberate in his research and since crime is his genre he has to figure out a way for his “bad guys” get rid of bodies. Newt did a blog called the bodyContinue reading ““T” Tastes Like Chicken by Newt Livesay #atozchallenge”

“G” Gluttony by Matt Harrill

Today we continue with our body bag count. Not sure what our numbers are- Steve Slack racked them up quickly. Today we are switching authors and will enjoy Matt Harrill’s slealthy, predator as he circles… “EVA!” Brian yelled from behind her. She stopped and turned. He was perhaps a hundred yards or so back; theContinue reading ““G” Gluttony by Matt Harrill”

“F” Un- Faithful by Steve Slack

Dolores Gillpin was married for 10 years. Dolores rarely got angry, but when she did, her rage could be described as the resurrected fury of a Scottish ghost. Her betrothed, William, was a reserved man. Even in the early years of their marriage, he would rarely display bouts of passion. She found this lack ofContinue reading ““F” Un- Faithful by Steve Slack”

Wolf / Human? You choose… #humor #poetry #dpchallenge

It was a cold and frothy night blood dripped from my fangs I shivered at the thought I looked at myself in the reflection “I’m a wolf why am I shivering?” the inner me spoke “you are human only when it suits me and wolf when you are a beast” I was reminded that asContinue reading “Wolf / Human? You choose… #humor #poetry #dpchallenge”

Late Night Writing #Amwriting #poetry

Where were you … when I lit the waxy wick at 3 am unrolled the parchment that resisted and cracked * Where were you when I inked my quill container upended and spilled not so deftly I protected my craft * Where were you when the words ran so fast then flowed into the sea withContinue reading “Late Night Writing #Amwriting #poetry”

Reflections #horror #flashfiction #PEN

  Reflections in windows tease and haunt, showing what was, and what is no longer. Demons, creatures, faces and things of terror live in almost everything. It reflects her suffering, an enticing apparition. … begging for release. My father told me they did ‘things’ to bad people on The Hill and I should stay away fromContinue reading “Reflections #horror #flashfiction #PEN”

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