The Writing Life

…a literary journey

Micro-Fiction: Parlour Games

This week’s short is based on a line selected randomly from my current read, A God in Ruins, by Kate Atkins: The house was much warmer than when he had … Continue reading

November 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tip of the Iceberg: Five Women Writers I’ve Just Discovered

I have read hundreds of books in my 55 years, but even better than that is the long list of ones I’ve yet to open. When I have the silly … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Moirai

Surprisingly, I finished this story much earlier than I thought. I have zero background in Steampunk, so if I’ve captured even a couple of elements, I’ll be happy. I was inspired … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Steampunk Flash Fiction Photo Prompt

As writers, we sometimes limit ourselves by believing we can only write in a certain genre or only write certain types of characters. This week’s prompt is my attempt to … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Back at it…

I felt a sort of jet lag upon returning home from a week away during Hurricane Irma. It’s taken me several days to want to do anything with my writing. … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Deliverance

Ignatius leaned his bike against the railing and gave the open-air post office its due. The brief admiration of the architecture and the history he and the building shared came … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Flash Fiction Photo Prompt

I love using my photography for writing prompts…the way it allows me to merge the two creative paths. You don’t have to be an expert photographer, and I promise it … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 4 Comments