Currently Reading – Short Fiction & Poetry: 1/20/2020

Here are some of my favorite recent short reads. Afterglow, a poem by Karolina Fedyk at kaleidotrope. Silver Blade dedicated the entire December issue to poetry. Vestiges of You, a poem by Z. M. Quỳnh at Mithila Review. The Ghost Teas of Sakurajima a story by Deborah L. Davitt also at Mithila Review Fossilized, a short story by Jessica Yang at Anathema … Continue reading Currently Reading – Short Fiction & Poetry: 1/20/2020

A Raw Excerpt: Every Day, I Splinter

She didn’t read cards, palms, or bones. She drank tea and admitted rare visitors into a room lit by shadows only. She revealed nothing of her form. She might not have been present on the other side of the table, yet the teacup raised and lowered—a whispered sip elicited between. “I fall apart,” I said. … Continue reading A Raw Excerpt: Every Day, I Splinter

Work in Progress: January 17, 2020

I hesitate to write this update as it may seem too self-absorbed, but if nothing else, this blog is a place for such. Even with productive gains, a week can be more than challenging. This week I found a few workable short story ideas, made good progress on the plot summary of the next novel, … Continue reading Work in Progress: January 17, 2020

Current Reading List and my TBR Pile

While I have the Goodreads widget on the sidebar listing what I'm reading, it really doesn't show how I'm organizing the reading of my books, or why I might have chosen them, or the order in which I'm reading them. So besides the Current Reading widget, here's a list of what's up next: A Stranger … Continue reading Current Reading List and my TBR Pile

Work in Progress January 11, 2020

My week included sending one story off to market, another out for a beta read, a few poems into critiques with good feedback, and I finally figured out what my next novel will be. I’ve been working on a novel idea for a few months but it just didn’t feel right. First, it wasn’t a … Continue reading Work in Progress January 11, 2020