Why Write Short Stories?

I write short, and novelette length, stories because I am heavily influenced by both Poe and Hemingway. I like to tell a concise story, one that can be completed in one or two sittings.  Additionally, in today's day and age, it is more advantageous for the reader to purchase,  download and finish reading all in... Continue Reading →

Book Review — Honey Riley by Sean C. Wright

Wow -- Simply Wow! In Honey Riley, Sean Wright takes us on a journey of a family's life. A "gift" handed down from generation to generation is the highlight, but this is at its core, the story of family. Sean Wright doesn't simply use words to tell this tale, she uses beautiful prose. It captivates... Continue Reading →

A Life Alone – Trapped By Bad Choices

Some are trapped in a physical sense, some by addiction. Perhaps worse for some, entangled by their own mind. Some are limited by age or infirmary, others by injury or decline. Cause not always known. Everyone's trap is different. Some who fight are damaged. Some lose and become broken. Some are trapped in more ways than... Continue Reading →

Just because someone doesn’t like your story…..

.....doesn't mean you didn't tell a good story! On the author pages I belong to on social media, I see comments from authors distraught that someone gave their writing a negative review. In a profound way, when I read these comments, it pains me. When someone reviews a story, the odds are their review does... Continue Reading →

PTSD – War Springs Eternal (Excerpt)

Please purchase a copy today. https://www.amazon.com/Springs-Eternal-Damaged-Broken-Collection/dp/1722717998/ War Springs Eternal is dedicated to my brothers and sisters in arms - -To those who were asked to do the unthinkable. -To those who HAD to do the unimaginable. -To those who are broken and still fighting. -To those for whom the fighting became too much.  War Springs... Continue Reading →

An Excerpt from Tortured and Tormented creating a school shooter

The teacher calls roll. As she speaks each name, she has us move to newly assigned seats. Angelo’s last name begins with an “A” mine with an “M” — we are no longer near one another.   I feel afraid. Not the fear some of the other children express, but the fear of being alone. I hear... Continue Reading →

Writing Emotions – Don’t tell, Don’t Show… Immerse The Reader

  Perhaps one of the most brilliant insights from Ernest Hemingway concerns the process of making an emotion. Using this technique allows us as writers to evolve from simply telling a tale, to having our readers become immersed in our story. Close observation of life is critical to good writing, said Hemingway. The key is... Continue Reading →

Writing Emotions – Don’t tell, Don’t Simply Show… Allow The Reader To Experience

  Perhaps one of the most brilliant insights from Ernest Hemingway concerns the process of making an emotion. Using this technique allows us as writers to evolve from simply telling a tale, to having our readers become immersed in our story. Close observation of life is critical to good writing, said Hemingway. The key is... Continue Reading →

For every one person who overcomes demons…

...there are hundreds, if not thousands, who do not. https://youtu.be/4kW3g-5Ico4 #bully, #ptsd, #suicide, #damaged   “Who am I?” I am an independent, self-published teller of tales, an author of scarcely any renown. However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable. I invite you to... Continue Reading →

Omitted Section Spotlighting Alzheimer’s

The following is a scene I had left out from "Tortured and Tormented - creating a school shooter." It was omitted because I ended up taking out the grandmother role in the final text. Next I had intended to use it in, "Is Suicide Painless."  It would have taken place when the narrator was telling Sunny about his... Continue Reading →

An Iron Lattice – Woven By Bad Decisions

Some are trapped in a physical sense, some by addiction. Perhaps worse for some, entangled by their own mind. Some are limited by age or infirmary, others by injury or decline. Cause not always known. Everyone's trap is different. Some who fight are damaged. Some lose and become broken. Some are trapped in more ways than... Continue Reading →

The Road Ahead, Thankfully Shorter Than The One Behind

Day becomes night -- despair Night becomes day -- dread Stressed -- always Lied to -- daily Betrayal -- constant In relationships -- yet forsaken Crowds -- still alone Joy -- gone Happiness -- forgotten The present -- misery The future -- hopeless The past -- tightly clung Appreciated -- not Each day -- only... Continue Reading →

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