Poem: “The Loneliness”

I don’t think I’m a poet.

Even though I’m published now, there’s a great divide between the “published” poet and the “real” poet, and I feel more like the latter most days.

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I’m a 2018 Pushcart Prize Nominee!?!

Friday, November 30th. My 25th birthday. I’d gotten the day off from my day job. I was relaxing, playing with my cat, and reading.

My phone beeped with a notification. Okay, another birthday wish, I thought. Nope.

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Fiction: “The Cemetery’s Daughter”

Hell[o], readers!

I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t feeling Halloween this year. Perhaps it’s because it’s still hot and sunny where I live. Perhaps it’s because I didn’t work at a Halloween store this year. Whatever the reason, I couldn’t quite get in the Halloween mood, which is why I wrote last week’s piece – a mashup of all the things I’ve learned on Halloweens past.

After much struggle, I finally finished that short fiction piece I’ve been promising for weeks now. My main inspirations for this story were my poem Coffin Birth, a long-ago visit to a cemetery in Salem, Oregon back in my college days; and B. Catling’s The Vorrh trilogy.

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15 Things I’ve Taken Away From Halloween

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Well, once again, my short fiction piece is a stubborn one that refuses to wrap up nicely, so it’s still not ready. Maybe next week. Maybe.

Instead, I’ve decided to muse about Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, Samhain, whatever you prefer to call it. I’ve experienced quite a few Halloweens, and amazingly enough, have survived some of them intact.

Here are 15 things I’ve realized and learned from this spooky day, in no particular order. There will be some lyricism, be warned!


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You Can Now Buy Me a Coffee on Ko-Fi

Hell[o], readers!

I know I promised y’all a short fiction piece in last week’s post, but alas, it’s not quite finished yet. I’ll have it ready to go for next week for sure.

Now, I’m not one to do these kinds of things, but decided to set my reservations aside and set up a Ko-Fi account. Basically, if you like what I write and don’t mind chipping in a couple dollars or so (the equivalent of a small cup of coffee), then you can donate through there.


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