Tag: writing

On Completing a Novel During a Pandemic

I finished a novel that I had been working on for almost a year. It almost didn’t get finished. The Queen of Swords is a dystopian novel that takes place on an earth that has been forever changed. When our heroine finds herself trapped…

The Mountain Within – A Poem

I am lost inside the shadows. There is a film over my eyes, a thin layer of spider webs that have grown there. My vision is filled with movement only I can’t tell if it is mine or someone else’s. I stumble around the…

The Wild Word – A Poem

He was reading one of my poems, flipping casually through the book. “Do you ever write this out in linear form? Like a short story?” I shook my head at him. “No. This wanted to come out as a poem.” “Well then it certainly…

The Written Girl – A Poem

I stare at a blank page and wait for it to speak to me. It remains quiet for a moment, waiting for me to put my fingers on the keys. When I do, the white cloud in front of me begins to ripple. I…

A Different Kind of Love – A Poem

I watched them swim, the water moving over their bodies like quicksilver. Colin swam up to me. I was sitting on the edge of the pool. “Why don’t you come in and play?” He asked me. “The water feels really good.” I shook my…

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