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 →

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 →

January Map Update: Glorious Madness!

I’m giddy! Why? Becaise it’s time to talk maps. Since I started scheduling at least one hour per day to work on the Tremjara map the progress has been astonishing, Continue Reading →

Chasing Acceptance

There was a point along the road when she realized the truth: being different was going to have to do. Chasing acceptance was a dead end, at best a cul-de-sac Continue Reading →

Keys

Her fingertips poised above the keyboard hovering… a tentative touch here, a poke there, a word formed, and then another, a string, a chain, sentences appeared… a gateway to a Continue Reading →

The Year of Getting Organized

Perhaps others wait until the new year to talk about the upcoming year, but I’m going to talk it now so I pass the starting line at a run come Continue Reading →