Announcement: Flash Fiction and more!

ANNOUNCEMENT POST: FLASH FICTION/WHAT TO BE EXPECTING FROM MY BLOG! I will be posting 'Flash Fiction' pieces (100 words or less) starting next week. This is my way of practicing while also showing my creative process! There will be one or two posts a week of my flash fiction next to my regular 'Free Hand'… Continue reading Announcement: Flash Fiction and more!

Questions about Writers Resist

I've been reading about Writers Resist. An organization to defend democracy and rights in America in which writers get together and use their talents to resist corruption. I'm interested by this since for the past five months I've been struggling along with everyone else at the state of our Nation and the politics that are… Continue reading Questions about Writers Resist

Book Lists: Sample My Favorite Fiction

Here are some of my favorite fiction books...just a taste.   Ulysses by James Joyce Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse Orlando by Virginia Woolf Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The Color Purple by Alice Walker Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway Frankenstein by Mary Shelley This Side… Continue reading Book Lists: Sample My Favorite Fiction

Books I Love: Beautiful City of the Dead

'Books I love' is a sub part of my 'Book Lists' posts. It is a post that contains a review/reflection of one specific book that I have read.   (picture source: amazon.com) Beautiful City of the Dead by Leander Watts (a.k.a. Th. Metzger) is a young adult novel about a girl named Zee in a band… Continue reading Books I Love: Beautiful City of the Dead

Mrs. Morrison’s Afternoon

This is a short story I wrote for a submission for thefirstline.com. This site gives a prompt called 'the first line' which for this particular submission period was, "Mrs.Morrison was too busy to die." This story was declined but I am very fond of it. I also admire thefirstline.com for their ingenious prompts and amazing… Continue reading Mrs. Morrison’s Afternoon

Latest Finds: Poetry, Fiction, Etc.

I found some great books recently at the UofU's book sale. I plan on reading these books over the summer and thought I'd make a list of them for my readers. Poetry The POETRY Anthology 1912-1977 (Sixty-Five Years of America's Most Distinguished Verse Magazine) Edited by Daryl Hine and Joseph Parisi Poets on Poetry Edited, with an… Continue reading Latest Finds: Poetry, Fiction, Etc.

My Top Five Favorite Books: Poetry and Fiction (right now)

These are my top five books that I either (A) think about at least once a day (B) have read multiple times and can't put down or (B) that I completely love. If I were to put down all the books that can be included within A,B, and C, this would be a huge post!… Continue reading My Top Five Favorite Books: Poetry and Fiction (right now)