FF: Home Sweet Home

“What is it really like in there?” people still ask, years later. Quarantine forced hundreds of us to stay for decades in The Hidden Library.¬†Years passed, while the deadly book-wyrm raged outside. Magic archways lead to the Library of Alexandria, to safely replicated surfaces of distant stars, to all of the places and times someone […]

A-Z Theme Reveal: Ace Love Stories

For A to Z this year, I’m going to be posting love stories, but not just ANY kind of love story. These will be about everything EXCEPT what we (in my opinion all too often) think of as “love stories”: straight, heteronormative boy-girl together forever love stories. Nothing wrong with that! But I want to […]

FF: Home Sweet Home

My parents split up when I was five. I went to live with my mom, who lovingly cared for me – well, the nanny she hired cared for me. It would be years before I would ask myself why I looked forward to summer vacation so much. (Dad only got me for vacation.) He would […]

FF: Both Sides Now

We’ll never be friends, but we’re too exhausted to be enemies, in your flower-strewn backyard on a sunny day. In the slick red shoebox, a hamster’s body lies still. You only got to spend two days with Petey. I resist the urge to laugh at your grief. Instead, I stare down at the dirt mound, […]

IWSG: Writing Is Hard

Yep, it’s the first Wednesday of another month and that means time for another Insecure Writers Support Group post, which is perfect because I am feeling very insecure today. The awesome co-hosts for the March 2 posting of the IWSG are Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence! March 2 question – Have you ever been conflicted about […]