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February 2022 Catch-Up: What I’ve Been Working On

February 2022 Catch-Up: What I’ve Been Working On

The second month of the year is gone already…    This year is already messing with my sense of time. January felt like the longest month of my life, while February? February is running for the exit sign while my calendar is still stuck on January. So, it looks...

January 2022 Catch-Up: What I’ve Been Working On

January 2022 Catch-Up: What I’ve Been Working On

Whew, 2022.    I feel like I blinked, and suddenly 2021 is over.    I know it’s been an age and a half since I’ve been consistently posting on my website and sending newsletters, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been entirely idle in my time away.     ...

The Cup of Poison

The Cup of Poison

Lift it up  And drink you may -  Brings this cup  Eternal day.    But your days With darkness crammed;  Though it stays,  Your soul is damned.    There is no light  That shines for you;  Each day like night  To wander through.    Those you love  Will...

July 2021 Catch-Up: What I’ve Been Working On

July 2021 Catch-Up: What I’ve Been Working On

It’s crazy to think that July is almost over!    There are so many things that I keep adding to my to-do list, but I want to take the time to look back on everything that I’ve done and am in the middle of working on. To keep things in perspective and help me stay...

Headspace Review

Headspace Review

I wasn't sure what to expect when I first signed up to be an ARC reader of Headspace, but this book sucked me in on the very first line and never let me go!    Astra is a young woman who prefers reading to people and doesn't like to take risks. She's an unlikely...

Eragon Review

Eragon Review

Eragon is a novel about a fifteen-year-old boy of the same name. He lives a relatively simple life - minus being the only one in his village who still dares to enter the Spine, an area that everyone believes to be cursed. One day he finds something there that will...

Missing Pages

Missing Pages

I must have missing pages  Or perhaps the cover's blank.   Maybe the title is misleading  Or it could be just a prank.    The words might be misspelled  Or blurred before your eyes.   Punctuation, for all I know,  Mayhaps does follow lies.     It's possible,...

Silent Killers

Silent Killers

If I roll my eyes one more time, they're liable to roll away for good. So, I suppress a sigh, roll my shoulders, and keep facing the path straight ahead. Ignoring my comrades, for the time being, might be the only means of preserving my sanity.    "I must say,...

Buds of Spring

Buds of Spring

Blood-red drops  On ashen trees  Soon give way  To newborn leaves.  All at once  They seem to burst  In a race  To blossom first.  Spring is here!  But for how long?  It will bow  To Summer's song.   Read my latest poems, "Behind a Smile" and "Momentary...

Wejel: A Common Currency

Wejel: A Common Currency

I’ve had this idea for a while now of writing background info posts about Eran’s world, Bedoria. Maybe even some character interviews.    My notes have been getting expensive as I build this world with religion, politics, history, legends, cultures, etc. There’s...

Timeless

Timeless

Chetera Moswid is still as a stone across from me, his forehead deeply furrowed and his chin resting against his chest. Even in sleep, he looks stern and disapproving.    Incurring punishment isn’t a novelty for me, but this, this being watched and followed every...

Behind a Smile

Behind a Smile

A simple motion  A curve of lips  Not knowing what it costs  It's my devotion  Following scripts  Ignoring broken parts    What is a face  If not a mask  To hide away my pain?  A lonely space  An empty cask  The place of my domain    Too many voices  All...