Screams Under The Supermoon

Zoltan Tasi – Unsplash Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #235 & Eugenia’s Weekly Prompt – Strawberry Moon A blood-tinged orb in the sky preceded the night’s events, foreshadowing death and destruction as the night unfolded; they chilled me to the core.  Bodies with deep, savage cuts, leaking their lives onto the grass, were littered everywhere—the […]

Screams Under The Supermoon

What Do You Really Want? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Sanaa is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write about peer pressure (something that affects adults as much as teens) dVerse Poets – Poetics – When It Comes To Peer Pressure Photo: found at “Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield.” Aesop What Do You Really Want? They […]

What Do You Really Want? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

The Grieving Room

Photo by Sara Bakhshi on Unsplash It’s been nearly 20 years and I am drained. As I listened to her breathe on the other end of the phone while I asked pertinent questions about the radiology procedures I was scheduling for her, I noticed a break in her responses. I paused. I could hear her softly […]

The Grieving Room

apple seeds, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, apple seeds, is now available at MasticadoresUSA. Thank you to Gabriela Marie Milton, and the team at MasticadoresUSA for their continued support, and for publishing this piece. apple seeds I miss the flavor of youat dawn coming to me in dreams that fill my mindwith worried […]

apple seeds, Published at MasticadoresUSA

To Blog or Not To Blog

To blog or not to blog, thats the statement thats been circling around my mind for the last few months. I have ran this blog now for nearly 2 years. July is my 2nd blogging anniversary. It’s crazy to think how this blog helped me during the pandemic and really gave me such a great […]

To Blog or Not To Blog

Read This When Feeling Down

Lay in bed for the whole day. Tangled in your perfect white sheets with your skill pillow and puffy comforter. Drink lots of tea, but drink even more coffee. Wander through the perfume section in stores and test every single scent. Buy yourself flowers because you are beyond worth it. Treat yourself to something pretty […]

Read This When Feeling Down

16 Reasons to read your work aloud

All images Pixabay Most writers have learned the importance of reading their words aloud. It’s advice I heeded early on and am happy to pass along. Writing works on myriad levels. On one level, it’s the mechanical delivery of a story, the typing of words according to rules. It’s fingers on keyboards, reams of paper, […]

16 Reasons to read your work aloud

The Forest of Light

Photo by Johannes Plenio The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. In the hope of saving her brother Zack, Gina had “fallen into” the mysterious Map their Aunt Aloysia had given them. And why, so she […]

The Forest of Light

To My Inane Soul

“Think about the absurdity of life. When you break down the things we do every day to their component pieces, you begin to understand how ridicu­lous they are. Like kissing, for instance. You wouldn’t let a stranger off the street spit into your mouth, but you’ll swap saliva with the boy or girl who makes your […]

To My Inane Soul

Infinite Dad

Protective teacher, greatest friend,infinite bond without an end.Before each fall your hand extends.My wrongs and rights you would defend. With just one look, into my eyes,you knew all truths I tried to hide.Always candid, laughed at my lies,so many fights that made you sigh. A mix of strength and affectiontaught me great faith with direction.You […]

Infinite Dad