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!

Currently Reading: After the Quake by Haruki Murakami

WARNING: SPOILERS I thought I would begin posting short reflections on what I am currently reading since I have extra time this summer to focus on my blog. I am thinking that I will do one of these posts once a week, since I have an ever shuffling stack of books that I am always… Continue reading Currently Reading: After the Quake by Haruki Murakami

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

Hemlock Grove: Netflix Series and Novel

WARNING: CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS I am a big fan of the Hemlock Grove series that was featured by Netflix from 2013-2015. After starting the first season I was instantly pulled into this strange horror/suspense series and shortly after I decided to read the novel (Hemlock Grove) that the Netflix series was based on by Brian… Continue reading Hemlock Grove: Netflix Series and Novel

Notebook Excerpts #3 (April 2017)

Here are some excerpts from my April 2017 notebook! key: pieces are separated by a '+'   How I bled. Let it fall down, marble the cold sky. And the clouds are fat. FAT. in the meat of the sky. What are the words that break each other up and out, down and inside it… Continue reading Notebook Excerpts #3 (April 2017)

Opioid/Heroin Addiction in Utah

I know this isn't related to my categories Film, Music, Art for reflections but because I find this relevant to SLC, UT (where I live) and kind of mind-blowing, I've including this small reflection on Opioid/Heroin Addiction and Overdose related deaths in Utah. I recently did a project for one of my classes in which… Continue reading Opioid/Heroin Addiction in Utah

Short Story: Amelia (Part #1)

This is an excerpt from a short story series I started working on three years ago. Found these remnants earlier today and I am thinking about working on these stories again and posting my work. Amelia brushed her long blonde hair, applied a little make up here and there, smoothing out her frazzled black skirt,… Continue reading Short Story: Amelia (Part #1)

Free Hand #6

It is a beautiful day today. This is a rough draft of a poem I am working on. Deals with sight, ignorance and acceptance. I will probably post a revision of this poem in the next couple of days.   Sun crystallizes, rays break into glass, sharp enough to cut. your eyes glitter, always shining, reflecting… Continue reading Free Hand #6

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