NaNoWriMo is Over!

It’s December, which means that the madness that is NaNo has come to a close. This was my second year participating and it served as quite a learning experience. The biggest of which being that I can do things I didn’t think I could. It was the middle of October when I went to the … More NaNoWriMo is Over!

Annual Insanity

It’s that time of year again. The time when writers sit around the table at the writing implements of their choice and try to hammer out fifty thousand [coherent] words in thirty days. That’s right, it’s National Novel Writing Month. I participated in NaNo last year, and “won” with something like 52,200 words (or something … More Annual Insanity

The Shadowy Line

All my life I spent in the Dark. Never Seeing Feeling Knowing For myself. I always listened to the Truths of others, Trusting them to guide me, Keep me from going astray Protect me in my naivete Lest I stumble. A sliver of Light, so far away. I run in the Dark stumble fall but … More The Shadowy Line

Into the Trap

(From the Writer’s Digest Creative Writing Prompt First Day of School and continuation of the stories Rat in a Maze and Mouse Trapped) They never said I would dream, but the only time I remember that is during those unconscious times. That’s the only time I remember anything beyond the current missions they wake me … More Into the Trap

Mouse Trapped

(From the Writer’s Digest Creative Writing Prompt Lunch Gone Wrong and a continuation of a previous story, Rat in a Maze) I’ll never get used to this…the waking up without knowledge of where I am or how I got here. While I don’t remember anything, the feeling is so familiar I know that I have … More Mouse Trapped

Out On A Ledge

(Based on the Writer’s Digest Creative Writing prompt Aunt Edna’s Money) A frigid edge laces the autumn wind, whipping my hair in my face and chilling the tears on my cheeks. The promise of impending winter fits this wretched week with a poetic morbidity fit for a bad country song. Six days ago I got … More Out On A Ledge

How the River Flows

(From the Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt 362, to capture a scene from a movie or book.) As Simon falls the River turns pushed to the breaking point. She faces the anger— the rage-filled beings that no longer reason. Blast door close, sealing her fate in the eyes of those she was with. Her movements … More How the River Flows

Possibilities Rise

(So I’ve really been slacking recently, so I’m going to get back into the weekly prompts. This poem comes from the Writer’s Digest poetry prompt 361 to write an uplifting poem. I hope my rusty attempt isn’t too painful!) An empty page A blank canvas Stares back, full of potential. Bit by bit Stained by … More Possibilities Rise

Door to Anywhere

(From the Writer’s Digest Writing Prompt Portal Games) “You know how this goes, Banks. Give me your badge and gun. Until the internal investigation is complete, you’re on administrative leave.” My captain looks solemn and regretful as he says the words to me. My hands are trembling and my palms are sweaty. I take a … More Door to Anywhere

A Deadly Gift

(From the Writer’s Digest Creative Writing Prompt An Unexpected Visitor) “Go home, Marcail. You’ve done enough for today.” I drop the scrub brush back in the bucket of hot, soapy water and slowly get to my feet. My back and knees scream in protest at the movement, as would be expected of someone twice my … More A Deadly Gift