I'm pleased to say I've won an honorable mention in the Dreamers Creative Writing 2020 Haiku Contest! I submitted on a whim, but I really do like my little poem. While I love writing poetry (especially formal poetry), I don't consider myself a poet. I do like poetic language, and try to incorporate some of … Continue reading News: Dreamers 2020 Haiku Contest
“Did it hurt?” I look behind me, at the bare spot on the white stone of the road. In the palace, my shadow might even now be slipping under a door, stealing a life. “No,” I tell my daughter. It will hurt later, when my shadow comes home. Featured image by TheAndrasBarta from Pixabay
When I was in college, I signed up for an archery class. It was the last half of the last semester of my senior year, and I needed one PE credit to graduate. I picked archery because, honestly, it seemed like the phys ed class with least amount of actual physical exertion. To my surprise, … Continue reading Missing the mark
The dragon was old and weary. My brothers bought our father's approval with her gems. “Let me try,” I begged. Seven times I asked; the eighth time, he agreed. Leaving home, though, was the dragon’s idea. A girl can live years on a ruby or two, after all. Featured image by Peter Lomas from Pixabay
First, collect the eggs. Hold the chicken coop open with one hand; hold your breath.