Understanding Your Own World Building

When world building, you should understand how your own rules work so you know how to apply them when new circumstances crop up. It isn’t enough to “just make up Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Which Spiral are You On?

This is a story about resisting the urge to edit while drafting. It’s also about spirals, negative and positive. It can all work together… We want to feel good. Who Continue Reading →

Autumn Perception

How many autumns, how many more, how many times experiencing the transition before there’s understanding? Not withering, but instead flourishing, taking flight in a splash of color… Finally seeing, finally Continue Reading →

Out and In

To discover who you are open your eyes to see out and in. Strengths and weaknesses are possibilities for realizing the best within. Recognize all you are and who you Continue Reading →