ethereal princess of midnight

in the moonlit forest she daydreams of distant lands and mystical seas clothed in a halo of shimmering gold spinning stories that must be told. he sees her waltzing, alone and free enchanted by her ethereal beauty and fairy eyes of mysterious midnight her innocence beckons, her untamed spirit incites watching in wonder, he approaches…

Poeming out my feelings

Written in early July July poem #1 I’m staring at a mountain I dare not climb I’ve attempted it before Explored cavernous hearts that were not mine Only to slip and chip my soul I’m standing over the water too afraid to leap For a moment of freefalling bliss In the sea this cracked heart…

The Contract

The fragrance of freshly brewed coffee and pastries wafted in the air. The shop was packed, but he was easily identifiable by his red plaid scarf. I slid in the seat across from him, and though we’d never met, he smiled at me easily, as though we’d been friends our entire lives. His outward appearance…

Book Review: The Unattainable Dream of Normal by Katie Kaleski

Overall Rating: 4/5 One Sentence Sum-Up: At summer camp, a guy with Tourette’s Syndrome meets a girl who had an eating disorder, and they fall in love. Plot and Style: I loved that this story was filled with real-life problems. The writing style, though simple, felt authentic and down to earth, like a conversation with normal…

Book Review: Summer of Firsts by Chen Yan Chang

First, let me say that this author is like the Queen of Critiques, and I must hail the queen. “All hail the queen!” Seriously though…she’s helped me critique two of my stories and offered such great insight. I’m just sorry that it took me so long to find time to do the same for her….

Reflection on Valentine’s Day

About 7 or 8 years ago, a friend and I were sitting in a coffee shop. My friend turned to me to say that she recognized a woman there. “She’s on a date!” my friend exclaimed. “Oh my God! I haven’t seen that girl in years. She’s probably like already THIRTY now! I hope that’s not me when I’m thirty,…

Weekly Book Review-This Kiss by M.C. Frank

This week, I’m going to review This Kiss by M.C. Frank. The author made an extremely nice comment on my own story–this after I had received two rejections from literary agents–but just a disclaimer that this did not bias my opinions of her story. However, because she did leave me a comment, I went on…

Weekly Book Review-If the Green Left the Grass by T.K. Yeager

Back in my day, we didn’t have all this social media or websites to post stories and fanfics…I wave my cane at youngsters and shuck my false teeth at them scalawags. I think one of the greatest advantages of being able to post your work on sites like Swoon Reads or Wattpad is to get…

We All Want To Be Loved

The need to be accepted. We all want it. Crave it. It’s apparent in the way we fill our social media pages with witty captions and filtered photos. How we run mile after mile, piling on weights at the gym to get that glamorous magazine cover body we covet. How we bake the perfect cupcakes,…

Napowrimo Day 14: Dialogue

Prompt today: write a poem containing dialogue between 2 people or 2 personified entities. beautifully deadly that’s what you are to me though I’ll never let you know so I keep pretending that I don’t care and never let my feelings show he loves me he loves me not a question I’ve asked for years…

Napowrimo Day 5: E.D. Remix

Happy Easter! Haven’t had much time today, so I’m not completely satisfied with today’s poem, plus the prompt was pretty challenging. Nevertheless, I am committed. Today’s prompt is to take an Emily Dickinson poem and write your own poem from it. Here’s the one I chose: Wild nights – Wild nights! Were I with thee…

Napowrimo Day 3: Fourteener

Today’s prompt is to write a fourteener, or a poem with fourteen syllables in each line. Here’s mine. “unrequited” disappointment had become part of her daily routine threw away her love twenty something fairytales ago staunched the bleeding just enough to keep her robot living that man—her lifesaving melody and her biggest foe unwritten letters…