What Does Your Garden Grow?

I’m under a lot of stress right now. So much that my body wants to buckle and fold beneath it. My mind is in turmoil. Hubs is in the hospital after having his toe amputated due to a serious infection in his foot. The surgery went well and he says that the pain isn’t asRead moreRead more

Unnerving

I’m not a social butterfly. I’m not as graceful as a swan. I’m awkward. Words don’t always come easily when I’m talking and the ones that do are usually foul. I’m not the “cool kid” — never have been. Some people don’t easily relate to me and most don’t relate at all. I’m the oddRead moreRead more

The Grand Illusion

“You are not enough” drums along in my head like a battle cry. It can’t be turned off. It won’t be silenced. Meds help, but meds aren’t some kind of magical potion that makes the illness just disappear. It’s not that they don’t work. Even the best of illusionists can’t make everything vanish. After all,Read moreRead more

The Oracle

A single spark can ignite a fire. Writing Prompt: Your character consults an Oracle, what does s/he learn? Spark: David watched the words flow from Anna’s lips, but couldn’t accept them, though he knew she was never wrong. He was willing to die, but not to lose someone so pure — a true innocent inRead moreRead more

Magic Lost

When I was younger, the world seemed more magical. I enjoyed the outdoors and saw the divine in all living things. I find that, now, I’ve lost some of that. I spend most of my time indoors and miss the magic of nature. I’m not sure what has caused my change in behavior — justRead moreRead more

Wildfires and Sparkly Ideas

One of the problems that I often have with bipolar disorder is that I obsess over things. A few years ago, I was completely possessed with the thought of writing a novel. It took precedence over almost everything in my life. My mind was alive with ideas of scenes and plot twists, and I hadRead moreRead more

A Kiss from the Sidhe — Chapter Two

Oisin Grakni had been alive for over a millennium. He had seen his fair share of denial after a metamorphosis, but Liza proved near impossible to persuade. Even after she conceded to go with him, the impression that she was just doing so to see how deep her hallucination would carry her was heavy onRead moreRead more

A Kiss from the Sidhe — Chapter One

The months leading up to the change — so demanding on Liza Handley — left her drained. Her sister, Bethany, growing tired of Liza’s dependency, encouraged — in fact, forced — Liza to date. “Something’s gotta get you out of my house,” her sister would blurt out. Bethany, eight months pregnant and nesting, found neitherRead moreRead more

Wendigo

Robert Brennan had a nightmare the night that his daughter, Sam, was born. In it, he held his precious baby girl in the scope of his rifle. He woke up — screaming and covered in sweat — just as the trigger was about to give. It was then that Nikki told him she thought sheRead moreRead more

Desperate Times

The thing that’s on everyone’s minds right now is the coronavirus or COVID-19. So, what does this mean to me? I work at a pharmacy — the retail side of it — and I come in contact with a lot of people, many of whom are sick. You would think that my major concern wouldRead moreRead more