Non-Mundane Story

I’m elated for my short story in Short and Sweet Goes Fourth going to print in August. The reactions and comments from readers satisfy my heart. The setting is during a lunchtime break at a building project in Mexico. In the midst of that ordinary day, something unexpected is discovered and spins the mundane into…

Accepted

My excitement hasn’t diminished with the acceptance of one of my short stories for publication. It’s still unexpected when an editor enjoys my quirky tales. I like this kind of surprise—like opening Christmas gifts. This story will be published in an anthology titled, Kindness. It fits into the, “You reap what you sow” or the,…

Bookstore Survival

Did you know that at book launches, you can hear an author read a portion of their book? It’s similar to children’s story time at a library. The bookstore is on its way to a tragic extinction. There’s nothing like the aroma of dusty books. Owners of the above store told us that they have…

Consent to Publish

(Photo was filtered through the Vinci iPhone app). Excitement and thankfulness entwined in my heart, when I received another contract! The anthology of extremely short stories under 275, single-syllable words is being compiled.  An editor sharpened and clarified my creation, with questions that challenged my concepts. The story was clear in my mind, but it might…

“Wonder”

#1lineWed– Wonder Dagan mused, “A lifetime of wonder burst upon my soul with various hues of love, horror, evil, and bliss.” Photo edited with the Prisma app.    

Wine, Chaos/Messy

#WineWords–theme Chaos/Mess “Desert vineyards grow slow, then produce. Red hot, or white hot, why not? Palettes burnt change a hue, all seduce.” Photo using Prisma app.  

Character Illustration

Creating the character’s consistency of qualities and features for #kidlitart is a challenge. I really enjoy #drawing and designing. Such a fun job!

Another Story

It’s funny how an AFPA amazes me, (Acceptance For Publication Agreement) when that’s what I work toward. I signed one a few days ago. Ta dah! The opposite is also true. A Rejection Email is a milestone which amazes me. We all need feedback. Any form of feedback. Pure excitement burst inside me when I…

Bard

“King’s bard, until he misspeaks a word, then never heard.” #hangtenstories 190

Dewy

#TastyPoem prompt word-“dewy” #micropoetry #prompt In honor of our 108 degree weather– “Summer sun sizzles, all too bright. Scorched trails in shadow, hold nothing dewy overnight.”