FF: Not a Game, Anymore

 “It’s funny when grown adults act like spoiled children,” you once said. “It becomes not funny when they have guns.” I laughed and said, “True.” We were talking about the invasion of some faraway land. The situation had nothing to do with us. Now, I hear ignorant people calling you antifa, saying you had it […]

IWSG: Why I Love Fantasy….

I can’t believe it’s October already, not to mention yet another IWSG Day! October 5 question – What do you consider the best characteristics of your favorite genre? I’m an unabashed fantasy fan, and I’m currently reading a couple of really great takes on the genre: Stephen King’s Fairy Tale, and Golden Enclaves by Naomi […]

IWSG: Writing Woes

Here is my September post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. In a bit of a slump at the moment but I know that will turn around in due time…. I’ve really been neglecting my blog lately due to getting really busy the past few months. My writing has suffered as a result. A lot […]

IWSG: My Ideal Book World

July 6 question – If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose? I just finished a book called Legends & Lattes, this heartwarming found-family book that got me – bam – right in the heartstrings. Man, I would love to live in that world. Sure, the MC has some issues […]

IWSG: May the 4th Be With You

Here in the U.S., this is a dark day for democracy and for women. I was actually having a rough time anyway, one of those times when I’m like okay done with all of this. And now, I just want to say that today is a dark day for democracy and women. If you don’t […]

S is for Sisters

We knew it might come to this, the two of us in a dark alley facing off with two guys who have herded us here. “Freaking reaver lovers,” the one guy says to us. I’m calling him pimple face, because – pimples. “Do it,” Vielle says back to me. We’ve been best friends for our […]

FF: R is for Rainbows

I still believe in miracles, you said, your final words to me on my death bed. Now that I’ve joined the great cloud of witnesses, now that I’m watching you from heaven, I wish you will. You can’t have rainbows without rain, but storms pass. This too shall pass, my love. At the end of […]

Q is for Queen

It’s not easy being fabulous. Let me tell you something. Have you ever tried to walk – let alone dance like this – in six inch heels? I’ll tell you what. If you had to dance in heels, one minute for every time someone has dared to judge me, yeah – I’d like to see […]

P Is For Parents

I put my phone down slowly, at the same time you get home, just in time to watch me staring at the wall in shock and horror. “You called them, didn’t you?” You shake your head, close the door, set your keys down in the bowl on the counter and proceed to quickly put away […]

O is for Origins

Where do ghosts come from? People living in war-torn lands, not quite fleeing from the senseless, aimless weapons fired by people who think of this like a video game, trying to capture strategic points, not even bothering to avoid the “soft targets,” the civilians, because there’s the terror that comes with seeing women and children […]