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Ar_Rub’_al_Khali_Sand_Sea,_Arabian_Peninsula

A Prose Poem for Wednesday

Please to read my short poem. I am full of white, hot sand. Tiny, glimmering grains pushing through my veins, soaking in blood made of mica and miniscule, broken shells. My skin is made of thick, crisp paper, freckled with dust caught in the pulp. I am a thousand years old, a fulgurite formed from … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

It’s been difficult to post here since my dad died. Not just because he was my biggest fan and usually read my blog. And not just because writing, too, has been particularly hard to contemplate. Though my life had become hectic since his death with trips back to Colorado and seeing my family, it took … Continue reading

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The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had To Write

There aren’t many elegant ways to say this. I lost my dad last week. It was unexpected and anticipated all at once, and pretty much the most crushing emotional blow I’ve ever received (and I’ve had my fair share). My dad and I had a great relationship. I think I understood him better than he … Continue reading

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Wibbly Wobbly Revise-y Wimey

Hoo boy. Where do I begin? I have been neglecting this poor, poor blog. There are a few reasons for this, though I can’t claim any of them are good reasons. The first: I wrote and finished the first in a YA Gaslamp-esque Fantasy during the months of November and December. I haven’t had many … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Shadows

This is more like the opening to a book that I have not written. Shrug!   We huddle inside a shadow, hoping it’ll engulf us before we are found. Everyone here travels inside the shadows now, a world all their own since the truth came out, the Great Revelation, the proof that all those nutjobs … Continue reading

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New Year, New Faces, New York

This year there was a huge,  unanticipated change to my life. If you read my post from last year, you’ll know that I was itching for SOMETHING to happen. That I was traveling all over, trying to find a place where I fit. My parents moved out of my childhood home and to a new … Continue reading

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There is a War Within Me

“There is a war within me,” she murmured. “And both sides are at an impasse. The battles rage day by toiling day and at the end of it, when all the soldiers are dead or dying, I start to think that maybe I have made my choice. Maybe I can do without you. Maybe I … Continue reading

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On Finishing What You Start and Binge Watching Buffy

I completed a 1st draft of a 90,000 word WIP last week. It as the same manuscript I started and wrote 50,000 of during NaNoWriMo. Between November 30th and December 18th, I wrote another 40,000 words. Naturally, my head just about exploded. I was emotionally gutted, from finishing the manuscript and events within it, so … Continue reading

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On Winning NaNoWriMo

I won NaNoWriMo yesterday morning! This means I completed 50,000 words over the course of 30 days. My story is not yet done – I still have a ways to go before it’s completed. But I’ve carved out 50,000 words and that makes all the difference. NaNoWriMo is easy for some, but difficult for others. … Continue reading

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My NaNoWriMo 2014

I sit down at the computer, coffee at the ready, my right hand man. I open my document, no longer blank, no longer waiting to be told what it is, what it’s going to be. 10,000 words stare back at me, waiting for more. A story is 50,000, 70,000, 90,000 brothers and sisters, crowding the … Continue reading

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