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 Journey of the Whimsical Wallflower Continues

The journey of a heroine is filled with peril and adventure, twists and turns, love and heartbreak. But through it all, what is most important is the heroine’s character growth through the hardships and stumbling blocks thrown in her path. She must not wait for the world to happen to her nor be resigned to…

Repost: Dear Taylor

I’m so excited for Taylor’s #reputationStadiumTour so I thought I would repost this letter I wrote a few years ago about why her songs mean so much to me. Dear Taylor, I was twenty-one, and it was my senior year in college. I was struggling to get over a guy who I’d liked for three…

The PEI Adventures, Part 5

Wednesday, August 2, 2017: Driving from Tip to Tip We decide to drive around the island today. First, we head east towards Souris for Basin Head, also known as Singing Sands Beach. The sands are supposed to sing when you walk on them, but I’m disappointed. I barely hear a squeak. But the scenery more…

The PEI Adventures, Part 2

Saturday, July 29, 2017. Anne of Green Gables, Round 1 This is the moment I am waiting for. MY. ENTIRE. LIFE. My bucket list item. To visit every Anne of Green Gables/L.M. Montgomery related site on Prince Edward Island. So Day 2 begins with a 30-minute drive from Charlottetown to Cavendish, which is the polar…

Oh, Bully!

The story I’m currently writing has a bully in it. I’ve been trying to put myself in her shoes, to pinpoint her motivation. Why does she hate the main character? What is her backstory? Did she have a sad childhood? Was she a victim of bullying too? Abused? But no. There really is no tale…

The Summers of Youth Now Grow Old

As summer draws to a close, a breathless hush settles in the stagnant air. August was a month of beach parties, bonfires, and fast-paced vacations. But in a rushing heartbeat, the dog days of August have passed into yesterday as autumn pushes into the spotlight. At my friend’s bachelorette party a couple of weekends ago,…

Birthday Reflections

To be honest, pre-birthday week has been a challenge. A couple of difficulties have left me feeling a little down and out. Then again, dealing with people is always a challenge, and that applies every week of the year. Rather than focus on the negative, however, I’m reflecting on how I can turn these challenges…

Quiet Voices Can Also Roar

Ever since I can remember, I was told, “Speak up,” “What was that again?” or “I can’t hear you.” My naturally soft-spoken voice was like the high, soft notes of a piano competing against a raging bass guitar or the endless pounding of the drumline. Among my opinionated friends, it was often difficult to get…

Snapshot Memory

Jill jingled the keys, unlocking the door for the first time. On the other side, she heard a perky voice. “Oh, hello.” The girl, although petite, held herself in a confident manner, straight-backed and chin jutted up. Almond-slit amber eyes met Jill’s gaze head on. Her coffee-brown hair had tints of blonde and curled down…

Goals for My First Writers Conference

In preparation for my upcoming writers conference, I’ve made a list of five goals I’d like to achieve. Since it’s my first conference, I’m not very sure what to expect, so I’m making my goals simple. Hopefully next year I can expand on them. Hand out 10 business cards. Attend 9 lectures. Have 8 meals…