Giving Power to My Children

I heard an enraging statistic over the radio this morning. We’re forty-six days into 2018 and there have been eighteen reported school shootings. The latest happened yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. An expelled nineteen-year-old student shot and killed seventeen students and faculty and injured fourteen others. It is one of the ten worst mass shootings in American history; the second worst school shooting next to Sandy Hook. Continue reading “Giving Power to My Children”

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Resolving To Be Imperfect: An IWSG Post

Hello, my fellow writers.

It’s a rainy day here in Georgia. Usually a good time for writing. And being that it’s the first Wednesday of the month, it’s time for my Insecure Writer’s Support Group post. I have to say that for this month, I had a hard time deciding on what to talk about. I thought about answering the optional question, but I had this feeling I needed to talk about something else. Continue reading “Resolving To Be Imperfect: An IWSG Post”

Why Me?

Two things with this story. One, I got inspired by all the illnesses going on this season, especially with my family (sorry, guys). Two, in my attempt to kill my perfectionism (hint, hint), I took on an exercise from The Write Practice to write a 500-word story as is. In other words, write a story that’s not perfect from the get-go. So even though this will probably be a choppy draft, I have to say I’m pleased with how it turned out. Continue reading “Why Me?”

Rainbow Soup

Hi there.

I was working out the details of my main short story when I read an email from Poets and Writers. Long story short, it was about soup. Kind of fitting because a lot of people have had bouts with the flu. There are a couple of different ways to write about soup. I thought I’d share my take on the prompt. Enjoy.

Quinton always knew that Mason would be a chef. Ever since he was eight, he devoured everything put on his plate. Didn’t matter if it was meatloaf or spinach or fish sticks. Continue reading “Rainbow Soup”

Down the Rabbit Hole

I was in a StoryDam chat this past Thursday on Twitter. I shared a little bit on how I was struggling to write a story. I told my fellow writers I was losing interest in the story because I was neither thrilled with the plot nor the character. And this is where things got interesting. Continue reading “Down the Rabbit Hole”

#13Winterviews with K. J. Harrowick

Good day.

I’m very excited with what I’m presenting to you. A few months ago, sci-fi and fantasy author K. J. Harrowick selected thirteen authors for her Winterviews series, and I was one of them. I’ve never been asked to do an interview before, so this was a great honor. She started posting the interviews back in December and will continue throughout the season. If you want to learn more about her Winterviews series, click here.

I read other authors’ Winterviews up until mine. The authors cover different genres and formats. I have to admit I was apprehensive about participating in this series because I wasn’t writing a novel and I had no WIPs at the time, but K. J. was very accommodating. So I jumped in, and I’m glad I did.

I think this will not only gain me more recognition, but will spur me on to pursue something bigger. Especially with the short story I presented to her. So if you want to read my Winterview, click here.

This is indeed a great honor, and I’m looking forward to more opportunities like this in the future.

Until next time…