The Flame | A Poem and Short Story
The Flame, duality of love and fire. Two poems. The first flame, poem on our lovers. The last flame, one of fire and change. Life in a dreamscape of passion.
The Hitchhiker | A Short Story
The Hitchhiker. I see a woman standing at the crossroads of the country road, her thumb sticking out. Her hair is long and dark and straight; like mine.
Drink the Kool-Aid | A Short Story
“Drink the Kool-Aid,” says dad. “Drink the Kool-Aid,” said mom. I hear the sirens headed our way. “They don’t know it was us,” I say.
Rapture in Reverse | A Short Story
It didn’t happen exactly the way we all thought it would; the rapture, that is. It was a Thursday, 2041, and 75% percent of the world’s population was gone.
The Cardboard Prince | A Short Story
The Cardboard Prince Sylvie “Must I scrub the floors too?” said Sylvie with a dramatic roll of her eyes. “Perhaps you would like to throw lentils into the fireplace, and have me pick them out for you?” “Sylvie, it’s just the dishes. And it’s your turn.” Sylvie sighed the all too familiar, all too dramatic…
The Rifle | A Short Story
A Winchester .44-40 rifle sits in that box, lever action. He caresses it as he has never been caressed. The steel barrel is old but clean.
Avalon | A Short Story
The fog swirls around my feet as I walk along the edge of the lake. There are shadows. It has been many years since I have seen the shores of home, Avalon.
The 52 Weeks Writing Challenge
We decided this year to take on a challenge; 52 weeks, 52 short stories. This week, my friend Bridgette and I, begin a journey of words and ideas.
The River | Oz – day 15
So the Woodman took his axe and began to chop down small trees to make a raft, and while he was busy at this the Scarecrow found on the river bank a tree full of fine fruit. L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Thoughts This chapter is really more of a transition chapter…
The Kalidahs | Oz – Day 14
On day 14 of my NaNoWriMo project; retelling The Wizard of Oz, we meet the Kalidahs; mythical creatures with the heads of tigers and the bodies of bears.
I am currently unagented. The following are pitches for works in progress
The Mourning Rose
Middle Grade Fiction, High Fantasy
Thirteen-year-old Ellie’s dreams are dangerously real. When Ellie’s dream world invades reality, her mother is kidnapped by The Mourning Rose, a pirate who sails between worlds. Determined to rescue her mother, Ellie enlists the help of her emotionally distant father and her ancient talking cat, Sphinx. Catapulted into a dark world, Ellie must sacrifice her own freedom to save her mother, bringing light to a powerful family secret.
Alice and Henri
Alice doesn’t like art, but when a painted rabbit leaps from a museum canvas, Alice has no choice but to follow the rabbit into the world and art of Henri Rouseau. Together, Alice and Henri chase the rabbit from the landscapes of France into Roussau’s rich jungles. Alice discovers art is more than paint on canvas and museums have hidden secrets, but how will Alice find her way home?