A Stunning Prose piece, Recurring Dreams Of a Happy Child

Of Water and other Dreamy Things I  had the BIGGEST IMAGINATION when I was a child. One recurring dream I had was that our house was full of water and I could swim all around in it like a big aquarium. Now, I am sure there are all kinds of interpretations of this, but for … Continue reading A Stunning Prose piece, Recurring Dreams Of a Happy Child

Help Your Writer’s Block with Free Download – Writing Prompts

    Coffee/tea? CHECK. Motivation? CHECK, well, mostly check. Blinking cursor? CHECK Now what. That blinking cursor is doing its thing, so why aren’t my fingers moving? Come on brain! Fingers! Type something…anything? WHERE ARE MY WORDS???   It has happened to the best of us. We follow our routine, settle in for a good … Continue reading Help Your Writer’s Block with Free Download – Writing Prompts

The Poet Cleaning ~ (a poem about being a poet/writer)

Ripped from the belly of the sea pregnant with vowels our tails slap hard pendulous swings, our eyes are benign, panicked moons, fibroadenomas sitting inside our heads. They must be plucked out. We climb outside ourselves, hold the knife steady, scrape against the grain, shedding our silvers until we are clean, carve a canoe-slice across … Continue reading The Poet Cleaning ~ (a poem about being a poet/writer)

Advice on Writing With Diversity – Here are 7 Great tips!

Writing With Diversity We all want our writing to be authentic. I have heard all of my writing life “write what you know.” While this is a great guideline, I think it is important for our writing to appeal to a diverse group of readers, while being sensitive to cultures, races, religious groups and sexual … Continue reading Advice on Writing With Diversity – Here are 7 Great tips!

“Clarity,” Winner of the Arrowhead Awards Best Prose Work, 2004

CLARITY   The swinging wooden doors of The Red Marlin slapped shut behind me as I shuffled in to take my seat at the bar. Trish was there with precision handing me my drink and placing a wrinkled white napkin on the table in front of me. Her freckled shoulders wore the imprint of recent … Continue reading “Clarity,” Winner of the Arrowhead Awards Best Prose Work, 2004