• Blogging,  flash fiction

    A Face in the Darkness

    Legs blocked the walkway of the bottom bleacher. The vacant dark corner across the gymnasium beckoned Allie to come hither and hide in the shadows it provided. No one knew her; she had remained as faceless now as she had on the first day at this school. Coming to this dance was a mistake. Who was she kidding that she would be able to fit in at this school? No matter what alias she used something always happened to make life miserable for her no matter where they moved. Why couldn’t she be like the rest of them? What would it be like to be just a human? The empty…

  • Blogging

    Look and See – The Muse Always Knows

    “The doors are locked while the mind is set. I can’t change a thing now. It is what it will be no matter how hard I try.” “You can’t be so sure. Things always change. I’ve seen it happen many times.” “Well then give me an example. I’m locked out of my mind.” “Open that window of your imagination. You know, the one that holds all the creatures, the worlds, the animals, and all that magic. Let it fly before your eyes and pretend nothing matters. Like when you were small.” “Is that your example? Can’t you come up with something better?” “I dare say, what more do you need…

  • ROW80,  writing

    Do Da Writing Sprint #amwriting #ROW80

     image provided by Microsoft Office Puppy Power! I remember Scrappy Do from Scooby Do. Scrappy was fearless and full of energy. That’s the way our pup Keelaa appears to be. She runs around like a miniature greyhound, doing figure eights around the older dog Julie. Meanwhile, Julie barks encouragement, sound as though she is saying faster, faster, faster… I’m not sure what she is in training for. Maybe counter-attacking the family cats who keep trying to terrorize her by pouncing on her from dark corners. I never realized, cats can be so mean when they want to be. Me, I haven’t actually run sprints since High School. I’m not sure…