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

NaPoWriMo 2018, World-building

NaPoWriMo 2018- Aurorna- A Fictional/ Fantasy Poem

  I often use poetry as a creative exercise to develop more in depth characters within my fictional and fantasy worlds. Sometimes this poetry makes it into the story itself, sometimes it reflects narratives I will write later, or have already written, but most often it just serves to help me understand my character better,… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018- Aurorna- A Fictional/ Fantasy Poem

Literary Citizenship, World-building

World-building 101: Skills for Writing Worlds Your Readers Will Remember

What is World-Building and Why Do I Need It? In the worlds of speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, etc) we hear this term a lot, but what exactly is World-building? To put it simply, world-building it building a  structure or framework for society, culture, and environment that feels real. Even if your genre is dealing with… Continue reading World-building 101: Skills for Writing Worlds Your Readers Will Remember