NaNoWriMo – Day 1

Day 1 is fully under my belt and right now I feel life around me exuberating ideas and creativity that I’ve never felt before. I don’t ever want this feeling to go away, which is what brought me to my blog so I can channel all this literary energy. I’d say I have the setting,…

NaNoWriMo

Gearing up for NaNoWriMo! Comment your suggestions, tips from a professional, and words of encouragement!

Halloween Haikus

All haikus are written using the three words written in italics above the poem from a random word generator.  Gossip, attic, coffin The Gossip Sister’s rumors spread from the attic etched in their coffins Curiosity, train, ghost Curiosity brough the ghost upon the train to new dimensions Hope, knife, spider “But it’s our last hope!”…

Uncorked

Slice off the foil top exposing the core. Line up for center. Slight pressure. Twist clockwise. Again, again, again, again, again, again Grip tightly in one hand. Firm hold in the other. Pull. “Thwap” The pressure releases. Tip bottle downward. listen for the “clap, clap, clap” watch the achromatic liquid tumble round the glass. Spirits…

Big Gray Wolf

Writing Prompt instructions: Write a fairy tale from a different point of view.

Spare Change

Writing Prompt instructions: Write 300 words of dialogue only and show the difference between the two speakers only through the language they use (i.e don’t use ‘he said’, ‘she said’, etc.).

Mystery Date – Melissa Ferrick Concert

From dinner we traveled to the New Hope Winery for the Melissa Ferrick concert. We entered the event space to find small tables surrounding the stage, each with a maroon table cloth, table number,  and candle centerpiece. We took our seats at table 72 which lined the back wall of the venue. Our table, like the others,…

Mystery Date – New Hope, PA

There’s something to be said about experiencing a place for the first time. But there’s even more to be said about experiencing a place for the first time that you had no idea you were going to visit. Saturday morning my fiancee surprised me with a mystery date. I had no idea we had plans…

Pitching Life Lessons

Past “Dad, I want to be a pitcher.” I remember telling my dad that line after my team and I suffered a brutal loss towards the end of the season. It was my first year at fast-pitch softball, I was a 12 year old playing catcher, and I wanted a new position. The team needed…

National Coming Out Day

Today is a day of love Loving yourself and loving who you want Friends and family loving you for who you are Lovers no longer hiding behind ambiguity. My experience coming out was met with emotions, questions, and a breath of fresh air. I saw myself as a whole and complete person for the first time…