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
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
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
A few short, ironic poems inspired by idioms.
Reflections on the Midwest Writers Workshop Experience: From the Eyes of an Intern