I am ridiculously excited about the fact that I am holding in my hands a proof copy of a book in which my writing appears. It is solid and the pages turn with a satisfying sandy shift. A really live, printed on paper book!
My dear cat, Logan, who graced my May post cross the rainbow bridge a couple weeks ago. It was unexpected. Harsh. Lonely. Infuriating. His life forfeit in the balance between his age and the outrageous costs of veterinary care. My sorrow amplified over being forced into that decision. I have to say, it is hard … Continue reading When mourning comes
My writing received a bit of attention. My story, What Goes Around, received an Honorable Mention in the Spring 2020 Writer’s Weekly 24-Hour Short Story Contest. My FB writer's group, Write Around the Block has the winner and a number of other HM folks in addition to me. It goes to show what having a supporting community … Continue reading Excitement!
Whew! What a weirdly good month all things considered. My new job is going well and I like the people I am working with on the projects. I have found ways to connect with friends, new and old via online. My church is going strong. We had a socially distant parking lot service that was … Continue reading May 2020
Ah pandemic. I am ready to be back to hugging my friends and going to work. I have a new job. I thank God for the opportunity that came along. Just in time. I wrote a few new poems, and some shorts for various things. Poems: Child of God and Baptized 100 Word short for … Continue reading April 2020
In Nov 2019 I changed jobs from my 8.5 year long run. The new role sounded exciting, a growth opportunity. It was good, then rapidly not good. By mid January, I knew I'd made a mistake. I learned a lot. I had a great team. It was insanely busy, 60 hour weeks and mentally exhausting. … Continue reading My World: changed
I have posted a few flash fiction pieces that were entered into various competitions and didn't list (or they wouldn't be on here yet!) I've enjoyed writing these. I'd been stuck on my two big works in progress for a while. The Sci-Fi novel is finally "unstuck" and I plan on writing 50K on it … Continue reading Recent Work
This month, I turned 53. It was an anti-climatic event. I quietly celebrated one more year. This year has been one of self-discovery, spiritual renewal, travel, and change. I wanted to openly share: I made a commitment to a celibate life. Not one without intimacy, but definitely one without sexual interactions. It is interesting that … Continue reading October 2019
I've been writing and painting and sketching. The writing is flash fiction, poetry (new: Gone), blog post (ta-da), etc. One of my latest is a flash story, from assigned prompts, titled Bait. I missed the deadline to submit as I was on 'Nanna' duty. Being Nanna takes priority any day. I'm doing these exercises to … Continue reading Writing and Social Networks
Evolution I had a couple comments from the writer's group about my character, Teaka, from my flash fiction entry: Evolution. I had confused some readers by not providing a clear enough description. I thought I'd share the crudely executed character sketch I cobbled together. I am not much of an artist but it gives a general … Continue reading Teaka – Character Sketch from Evolution