Yesterday-- I went to the drive-thru at Starbucks. As the barista handed me a cup of hot, black coffee-- The tips of our fingers brushed ever so slightly, for less than half a second. And as I took my first bittersweet sip, I realized-- That was the only human touch, I had felt in nearly … Continue reading Worn-Out Wednesday Presents: Coffee, in the Time of COVID19
So the writing hasn't been going well. It's just so hard to concentrate these days. At least I have finally started to catch up on my reading, so that's been nice. Anyway, the poems I've been coming up with lately have all been--how shall I put this? Flaccid. Yeah, that's the word I want to … Continue reading Playing With Prompts
(The following is a continuation of this post) Historical Romance. I don't usually seek out romance novels, but on occasion, I come across them at second hand stores... and somehow end up walking out with them. And when I say historical romance, I mean bad, cheesy, historical romance. I mean full-on gothic, bodice-ripping, cigarette-ads-in-the-middle, 1970s penny-book … Continue reading Jennifer Asks: What Genre Do You Think is Not Your Favorite, But You Find Yourself Picking Up Again and Again?
(The following is a continuation of this post) Uh... Well... they say you never really want to meet your heroes right? I think honestly, it would be awkward to have lunch with someone I was like, a really big fan of. It would be hard not to get all "fannish" and weird. I think it would … Continue reading Jennifer Asks: What One Currently Living Writer Would You Most Like to Have Lunch, A Beer, or A Coffee With?
(The following is a continuation of this post) Well, G. Edward, this sounds like some kind of horrifying Dystopian Nightmare scenario, in which case I suppose the genre I would choose would be whatever subject or information would help me survive the longest. But then on the other hand, would I even want to live in … Continue reading G. Edward Asks: If You Could Read Only Genre for Your Remaining Days Which Would It Be?
The Teletubbies shall know my wrath. Hello Presumed-Humans-- I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Oh boy, evidently I have received this nomination twice, from both G.E. Edward Smith of at A Writer's Existence and Jennifer Mugrage at Out of Babel. Thanks to both of you! Since I am trying to do NanoWrimo this … Continue reading Jennifer Asks: What Kind of Non-Fiction Are You Most Likely to Read?
The Stone Giant's Treasure For as long as he could remember, which was a very long time indeed, the stone giant had kept watch over the gold in the cave at the top of the mountain. Over the centuries, there were many who had entered the cave to test their mettle and prove they were … Continue reading INKTOBER 2019: Day 21. Treasure
The sweeping wind slices its way tenderly through the weeping willows’ tendril boughs Like a paper knife carefully cutting out silhouettes into a kaleidoscope of broken shadows, While the rubicund light bleeds in sun-drops through the jagged edges of the leaves To where we repose entangled in our restlessness beneath the shelter of the trees. … Continue reading Wounded Wednesday Presents: A Paler Shade of Truth
I have organized certain tendencies about how people engage with stories into 5 different categories, Analytical, Immersive, Psychological, Logical, and Spectacular. These categories are meant to convey a hierarchy of values—none of them are mutually exclusive. If you are applying this to your own reading habits, you’ll probably notice that there is some overlap. Also, … Continue reading 5 Ways Readers Approach Stories Part I. Suspended Disbelief
[Content Warning: Adult Language, Sacrilegious Burrito, Pig Latin, Questionable Grammar] Am I asleep? Am I awake? Why did I stay up so late? STARE AT THE SCREEN. STARE AT THE SCREEN. STARE AT THE SCREEN. Click. Click. Fuck. Fuck it. Fuck. What? Am I asleep? Am I awake? Why did I stay up so late? … Continue reading WTF Wednesday Presents: I Don’t Even Know What This Is