The Writer’s Voice
writing

The Writer’s Voice

Once upon a time, I wrote a story about a girl–Mallory–searching for luck. Then one day I entered a raffle to join The Writer’s Voice–a contest (hosted by Krista Van Dolzer, Cupid’s Literary Connection, Brenda Drake, and Mónica Bustamante Wagner) full of agents who hadn’t yet seen my manuscript. Later that day I found out … Continue reading

Ode to Truffles
poetry / writing

Ode to Truffles

In celebration of April being National Poetry Month… Ode to Truffles a poem for Molly O! little bite of chocolate, So velvety and smooth. A bite, and then I wait As you become A rich, chocolate blanket covering My tongue. I smile. And I marvel at you, So dense and luscious. You are small but … Continue reading

Three Things I Learned This Weekend: It’s Not a Manifesto…Yet.
writing

Three Things I Learned This Weekend: It’s Not a Manifesto…Yet.

There are so many reasons to be grateful to Abraham Lincoln. There’s his role in abolishing slavery and of course, the Gettysburg Address. And I’d be amiss if I didn’t mention his contribution to film…granting us a vehicle for another great Spielberg film. But by far his greatest contribution is providing tired and downtrodden teachers … Continue reading

First Kiss
writing

First Kiss

This is my entry for a Kissing Scene contest over at Cupid’s Literary Connection. This is a scene from my manuscript HOPE IN BLOOM. Set-up: After a year of lotto fantasies, Mallory’s final dream needed no numbers: A perfect Prom night with Adrian, the boy she’d slowly fallen in love with. We found a spot, … Continue reading

Flash Fiction
writing

Flash Fiction

Darci Cole is hosting a flash fiction contest on her blog to celebrate 100 followers. Check out the link for more details, but the basics are these: 300-500 words, must use the number ‘one hundred’, and the prompt is a response to the picture below.  And here’s my entry (500 words exactly)… Time machine. A … Continue reading