Spotlight Saturday #13: “The Tide”

I give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories and artwork that I want to use my online space, once a week, to share something you might otherwise miss. To see last week's episode, click … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #13: “The Tide”

Writing Violence: A Confession

As readers, many of us seem appalled when our favorite characters suffer at the hands of their authors; when they get killed off, harmed, or traumatized, we close the book with a frown and think, “Why can’t the authors just leave them alone?” Or, perhaps, we chuck the volume across the room, emotionally, and write … Continue reading Writing Violence: A Confession

Our Sorrow

Death strikes On butterfly wings. A brush so quick That it's hard to tell it happened, Leaving us to hope for recovery.   Death waits In shadowy silence Stretching minutes into ages Until any resolution becomes welcome And fear is lost in agony.   Death lingers In forsaken ground Written in the rocks. And we … Continue reading Our Sorrow