50 Word Friday #2: The Cave

There was still a hint of warmth in the air, but I know the air of the cave ahead will chill me to the bone. Curiosity blends with the taste of salt on my lips. I will take discovery over warmth. Warmth is safe, but I’m always drawn to darkness.

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Returning home for that spark

Sometimes it takes returning to where things started. When it comes to medical issues with my family it tends to always get worse before it gets better, so I find myself home for the foreseeable future. Although I wish it could be under better circumstances I find that words are coming to me in a way […]

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Flash fiction #1: Windchimes

Wind chimes are meant to be joyful. They always come in bright colors, mimic leaves or butterflies, and tinkle lightly in the breeze. I love them for another reason. When I hear them I imagine that I can already smell the gathering storm on the horizon. I look for it. Yearn for it. The chime […]

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Finding your muse on the top of a mountain.

We went camping this weekend. We packed up the tent, sleeping bags, food, and an oversized, overexcited dog into the car and drove for five hours to go sleep on the dirt. Normally, I’d be psyched about this, but several months back I hurt my back, and it has made any physical effort, or really any […]

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Your writing is part of an unhealthy relationship…at least when it isn’t working.

I know in last week’s post that I’d promise a craft lesson, but I think there’s something more important that I’d like to talk about today. It’s about knowing when something isn’t working. It’s about knowing when some piece of your work isn’t playing nice with the rest of your manuscript despite all the cajoling, […]

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