Category Archives: Creative Writing

The Creative Writing category encompasses poetry, short stories, chapter teasers of ongoing projects, and the entries of creative writing competitions that I will host from time to time. Comments, constructive criticism, and questions are welcome and encouraged.

Chapter Teaser #3: Ode

Chapter Teaser #3: Ode Kneeling, he waited. It wasn’t often he stopped here for a visit – and this was no social call. But he felt the need to be near his mother for a moment. And to remind them. … Continue reading

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Eyeballs

By Dawn Kennedy Eyeballs in my feet I see what’s on the ground I wasn’t made wrong I was made round I hope you see no faults With my tongue on my arm And my ears on my elbows And … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2014

Hello all!  It is Day 2 of National Novel Writing Month 2014!  I am definitely participating this year, and I’m so excited that a number of my good friends and acquaintances are also taking the big 50,000 word leap. Ideally, … Continue reading

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Chapter Teaser #2: ODE

Chapter Teaser #2: ODE Sunrise came quickly.  Everything was ready.  Ode forced himself to move deliberately, though his hands threatened to shake and his every nerve was alight.  It was difficult.  He felt alive. The windowless room was calling him, … Continue reading

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Oda y Germinaciones

I love this poem.  It is one of my top 3 favorites.  “Sonnet 17”, “Ode and Burgeonings”, and “And Because Love Battles” are three of Pablo Neruda’s greatest.  Technically, I believe, “And Because Love Battles” makes up the 6th of … Continue reading

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Inexorably

Inexorably, the pathways of my life have turned This way and that, Until I found myself walking beside you. The hurts and the frivolity I carried with me Layer upon layer, Stripped down to bare roots and bones. My heart … Continue reading

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Feminism

This is a guest post by friend and writer Adrain Scully. The words and the views are his, and I felt they merited some thought and some discussion. I wholeheartedly, as a woman, support every idea outlined here.
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Chapter Teaser #1: ODE

This is the first in a series of chapter excerpts, from my current writing projects. I hope that you enjoy them. This first teaser comes from my most recent work – still in progress. Continue reading

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Nigh Unto

A very accomplished acquaintance, Jessica, won honorable mention in the 2013 Thompson Awards for Western American Writing for the following poem. I appreciated it a lot linguistically, it’s a very fun read and if you’re familiar with Old West lingo, it’s even better. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Untitled

I love you little by little, without knowing why, or when, or how. I love you bit by bit, without understanding the sum of all the parts. I love you in memory, in dreams, with sadness, comfortably. I love the … Continue reading

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