Poetry & Flash Fiction, World-building

An Alpha to Match Mine- Flashfiction

Nox and Theo stood by one another for years, fighting side-by-side to provide for and protect their friends and family. When their aggression was directed at their enemies, they were the perfect alpha pair, but when it was directed at each other, entire cities would fall before either would back down. Some day soon, they would… Continue reading An Alpha to Match Mine- Flashfiction

Aurora lights in the sky
Poetry & Flash Fiction

The World Through Another’s Eyes- Flash Fiction

Everyone thought Amel was either stupid or insane. She would spend long hours watching nothing and giggle at voices that weren't there. What they didn't realize was that she understood the world far better than they did themselves. She could see the energy of the world all around her, hear its whispered voice. The energy… Continue reading The World Through Another’s Eyes- Flash Fiction

Castle hall with large windows
Poetry & Flash Fiction

Meeting the Queen- Flashfiction

Raego followed cautiously after the guard that would lead her to the Queen, ever careful to stay out of sight. Her hands trembled as she slowly drew closer, the massive double doors soon coming into sight. Her palms were slick with a fresh layer of sweat as the voices reverberating off the inside of her… Continue reading Meeting the Queen- Flashfiction

paper lanturn, festival lights
Poetry & Flash Fiction

The Sleeping City Awakes- Flash fiction

528 days out of the year the city was dead quiet, but for 9 days only, the inhabitants of the nation would swarm into the empty city for a festival of revelry, celebration, and abandonment. Music played throughout the nights, dancers whipped themselves into a fever pitch as their bodies matched the rhythm that their… Continue reading The Sleeping City Awakes- Flash fiction

Poetry & Flash Fiction, World-building

Serarkini, The White Phoenix at the End of the World- A fictional poem

The poem below is written from the perspective of a fictional character for the purpose of worldbuilding in a larger story. I often write poetry to practice perspective taking with my characters, and to help build my understanding of their personalities, inner thoughts, and struggles.   Will fire reign upon us? Will fire reign upon… Continue reading Serarkini, The White Phoenix at the End of the World- A fictional poem

Poetry & Flash Fiction, World-building

To My Brother Cain- A fictional poem

The poem below is written from the perspective of a fictional character for the purpose of worldbuilding in a larger story. I often write poetry to practice perspective taking with my characters, and to help build my understanding of their personalities, inner thoughts, and struggles. To My Brother Cain You say you wish things could… Continue reading To My Brother Cain- A fictional poem

Poetry & Flash Fiction, Psychology & Social Thoughts

Not an Enemy but an Ally- A Poem

Someone close once said to me...   "In every life memory, there are mistakes... pains, regrets, and anger.   Things that tear into the heart, corrupt the soul, and darken the energy.   The only way to be free of this oppression, is to leave these things in the past, and leave the past as… Continue reading Not an Enemy but an Ally- A Poem

dark, eerie, foggy path
Poetry & Flash Fiction, Psychology & Social Thoughts

Words of Warning- A Poem

Rewind, everything runs in reverse. Don’t fall off the cliff Wasn’t I here before? Hands gripping the steering wheel Metal screaming in warped twisted wails A moment’s decision to take The span of a heart beat before you decide Don’t fall off the cliff Warning words spill from Untrained lips, so serene Don’t turn left… Continue reading Words of Warning- A Poem

Literary Citizenship, Psychology & Social Thoughts

Writer’s Anxiety and Why We Should Talk About It

Every day on my Twitter feed I see posts from fellow writers chronicling their feelings of worthlessness, distress, and crushing self-doubt in regards to their writing and by extension themselves. As writers we place a lot of value in the success of our words, and whether we are published or not, those words mean the… Continue reading Writer’s Anxiety and Why We Should Talk About It

Experiments in Modular Blogging, Psychology & Social Thoughts

Experiments in Modular Blogging

You're probably thinking, "What the hell is modular blogging?" The answer is, I have no idea. I first came across modular writing through authors like Eula Biss in The Balloonist and Eileen Meyers Cool For You through my English studies at Ball State, and for a while I've wanted to do something along these lines.… Continue reading Experiments in Modular Blogging