The Insinuation Standard

Soft, subtle, understated, words they used to describe her femininity, the reasons they insinuated she wasn’t qualified. Funny how those same words also described the prejudice they employed. ©January 2018, Continue Reading →

Love on the Page

Love, the deep abiding kind to which she’d clung to with hope, a love that never happened, she kept it in a drawer—just in case, a closed drawer closed to Continue Reading →

World of Ontyre: Magic Basics

The World of Ontyre. Over the years on this blog I’ve not spoken of it as much as one might expect. Much of the reason was I didn’t want to Continue Reading →

Stepping Stones

Breaking free from a conversation that was empty words anyway, Jennifer Nile folded her arms and wandered along the side of the hollow home. Let the men talk, she’d look Continue Reading →

The ALL

The idea came to her out of nowhere, but maybe not, maybe there was inspiration. Maybe it was born in a vista’s humbling moment or while running fingers over the Continue Reading →

Riparia

*This poem is inspired by my series’ protagonist, Riparia Dellbane. It touches on her origins… A child of the riverbank, of the river, the Sentinel, it was called. In a Continue Reading →

What IS in a Name?

Truly big decisions are sometimes a long time coming and none is bigger than the name of a series’ protagonist. She, or he, is the series’ fictitious face of the Continue Reading →

The Fine Line Within

Teenage year best forgotten… the hand not raised in the classroom hid the rejection at home —confusion, torment— soul bowed against the cold rain, drizzling eyes shimmering in the streetlights. Continue Reading →