At once soft and brash At once complete and wanting At once fulfilled and desperate At once warm and stone At once fluid and unyielding At once bonded and separate At once mine and not Ours is at once A perfect, imperfect union Forgiving and contrarian With you, Love cannot come without sorrow And for [...]
For The Quiet's first review is in!
Grade 5 Class Picture That's me. The little girl in the blue "U.S. Boys" sweater, standing beside my Fifth Grade teacher, Mr. Huebert. I have a bow in my hair my mom made and had me wear that day. I was supposed to pull off the sweater to reveal the nice dress she picked out [...]
And other scary things
For The Quiet - Coming November 2020 This website is very much like my journal and I tend to share things here that I may not share with just anyone. There is something comforting and protective in sitting behind the screen of a laptop and talking about the things in my life that feel like [...]
The Violence of Fire turns 1!
I began writing a new novel before I finished writing the one I have been working on for the past 2 years because, of course I did. It is the writer's curse to potentially be inundated with an infinite number of ideas, but only have a finite amount of time to write them down. Sometimes, [...]
What remains at the end of the day is all that defines us. Nothing. There is an empty space where we used to be. It cannot be said that I did not try. Though I am sure there are those who would claim I didn’t, Where is the lie? I did what I thought had [...]
Raging rivers flow through me Threatening to tear me apart I trust in but one thing to thwart that which would consume me Only you can quell the battle within With arms wrapped tight around me Waves crash upon the rocky shore I know I am safe And soon, like the passing of millennia [...]
Fight It’s all you can do It’s instinct now One foot in front of the other You march Bone tired One weary foot, then the next Uphill Mountainous, treacherous To nowhere That’s how it seems Still, you trudge Heavy of heart but clear of mind Careful, reasoned movements To salvation vaguely promised Never fully described [...]