Found Poetry

There is something lovely about sitting in the grainy light of dusk and scribbling poetry in one's notebook, then sipping some fizzy fruit juice and tracing the gorgeous pictures in one's 1945 copy of John James Audubon's Birds of America. That was Wednesday evening. I sat and stared at empty pages, wrenching my brain to… Continue reading Found Poetry

Exquisite Corpse Poetry: The Poem Itself

Last week everyone was invited to contribute a line of poetry for an exquisite corpse poem. Thanks to everyone who participated! Here is the resulting piece: No one talks about the sky.Elephants yawn at the inky sky,Color pulses behind their closed eyes.Rabbits are a gift from God.I'll give the moon a hug.A donkey brayed across… Continue reading Exquisite Corpse Poetry: The Poem Itself

Ode to 51 | in which the 51st post is about 51 the novel and roughly 51 semi-random facts concerning it

Last week I published my blog post and WordPress sent me a notification: boom. 50 posts. My reaction was not "woah I have written 50 blog posts" or "woah I'm still here and haven't disappeared yet" or even "woah no space monkeys sighted around here yet." Instead it was "NEXT WEEK IS POST 51??" The… Continue reading Ode to 51 | in which the 51st post is about 51 the novel and roughly 51 semi-random facts concerning it

Last Minute Musings of the Courtroom Poet

Tomorrow I march with my team into battle. It's hard to summarize the experience of a full day of competition (I spent thirty minutes trying to explain it to two team mates the other day starting with the moment you wake before dawn and with numb fingers put on your suit to the moment the… Continue reading Last Minute Musings of the Courtroom Poet

The Box Of Possibility | thoughts on imagination, creativity, and the inspiration found within a to-go box

Imagination is magic. How could I ever doubt it? I remember those days we sat on the dirty floor of the dark classroom pouring over your iPad early in the morning every week while all the moms were busy. We would play a hundred games on that device, everything from solving puzzles and serving hamburgers… Continue reading The Box Of Possibility | thoughts on imagination, creativity, and the inspiration found within a to-go box

Dear Character | a short story based off of real life events of a younger self

March 10, 2017 Dear character: It's been a while since our interview and your debut is coming up soon by our calculation. We would appreciate if you would fill out the information form we gave you in the packet. Please send it in by the weekend and we'll contact you about schedules for next week's… Continue reading Dear Character | a short story based off of real life events of a younger self

November & NaNoWriMo | 2019

Hellooo there. Lovely day isn't it? Well, I'm back. After being gone for a month, it's strange returning, but let me start with my two main pieces of great news: I am alive.I wrote 50k words for NaNoWriMo with two hours to spare. Yep. That’s right. I survived NaNoWriMo without any prep beyond a list… Continue reading November & NaNoWriMo | 2019

One Down, More to Go | novel celebrations, considerations, and introductions

Let's ignore last week. Because skipping out on blogging to go on a field trip is nothing in comparison to my news of this week. Are you ready for it? It's kina big. Just kinda. Are you ready? Okay here it is: I have finished 51. Wait. Say WHAT I'm DONE?!? ...and in the meantime… Continue reading One Down, More to Go | novel celebrations, considerations, and introductions

Returning From an Afternoon Swim {poetry}

Shoes squish and splutter across the muddy grass-pressed bank. With every step my sockless toes are washed and sprayed like dirty dishes in the sink. The water squeezed back and forth recycling remnants of Mr. McDowell’s pond into a natural green clean machine. I feel that I can wiggle my toes inside their slobbering cases… Continue reading Returning From an Afternoon Swim {poetry}