100-Word Stories

History Repeats Droning on the airwaves, “History repeats itself.” I turn the knob and it clicks off. My hands press down on the armrests to heave myself up. No timer. No alarm. The shade of the setting sun my guide. Rows of plastic bottles line the counter—castanets from a lifetime of mishandling. One-by-one, downed with a sip of vodka to […]

Insomnia

Torn fingernails slash at my head, creating a gossamer bush of a hairstyle. There’s burning near my eyes, cheeks. I lower my trembling hands and curse at the dried blood under my nails. An inhalation of mucus causes me to cough. What has happened to me?  It’s been 30 days since I last slept. My thick footfall moves toward the […]

Top 5 Book Recommendations Before You Develop Cataracts

I was a late bloomer when it came to reading; my first serious bout with it began in my late teens. Sidney Sheldon, Sandra Brown, Victoria Holt, and Mary Higgins Clark were the leaders of the pack for me. After that, I slowly sprouted out toward other authors and genres. This past year has taken me away from writing, but […]

Stories Based on Song Lyrics Writing Prompt

Today, I’m excited to introduce you to the first set of stories created from song lyrics. I provided the writing prompt for writers to search their favorite lyrics and base a story on it. These lyrics may or may not be their favorites, but they’re definitely impressive. I’ve placed the video before the story, so you can listen and get […]

Rewards of Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve lost myself in a book, ingested the writing style, and finished with the proud feeling of ‘this is what writing is all about’. Over the summer, I read three books that I fell in love with for the writing styles, the stories, and characters. Fiction writing isn’t as easy as most assume. One must […]

No Words

I apologize for the lack of posts—the lack of communication. This came about from a tragic, unforeseen phone call. On April 16, I received a call that my sister, Vivian Anderson, had passed away suddenly. She was 52-years old. That day, my sister had called me but we were in Holland. By the time we got home and settled, it […]