October 22, 2019

Happy to announce another story of mine received honorary mention for the second year in a row in this fun, international contest. This year we were tasked with creating a new story between the first and last lines of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit...

February 22, 2019

I feel like a proud Mama. Way back in July 2018, I submitted the first 10,000 words of my novel, Creatures of Time, to the Ink and Insights Master level competition. A few weeks ago, I was notified that it made it to the top three, which means it is in the hands of six...

October 21, 2018

(The requirements for this competition were that you use the first and last lines of one of three books/stories--Through the Looking Glass by C.S. Lewis, The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett, or A Telephone Call by Dorothy Parker. I chose the latter because I was not at al...

October 21, 2018


I have had many names. Each name a lifetime, a story unto itself. But the one I wish to tell is the first, when I still carried my birth name…

The young scribe stops writing. “Master, this story is beloved, w...

June 21, 2018

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I see the curve of the coastline, a maw, rimmed by falling down and half-finished buildings that rise up like jagged, broken teeth cutting into the haze-blurred mountains, and I stop. 

I pause here every morning as I walk back along this dese...

December 13, 2017

Why any act of creation, great or small, speaks to what is best in humanity--and should be honored.

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