Compassionate Strength

So long dismissed with condescending ridicule, described as weakness by those who feared. Mistaken for a timid voice of weakness, it was millions of voices of endurance, voices waiting for Continue Reading →

How Writing Exposed My Oxygen Deprivation

Please bear with me because this sounds like it’s going to be an odd post (and it’s a bit long), but it’ll make sense in the end. This is a Continue Reading →

Writing Before the Dawn

The remains of the night cloaked the chill, another morning-in-rising threatening the sky… She sipped her tea, the keyboard whispered, kitty purred. Beyond the pane each star bowed down before 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 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 →

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 →

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 →

4 NaNos by Their Numbers and Lessons

NaNoWriMo is a week behind us now so I’m taking a last look back. Way back. Me and NaNo, we have something of a history, which NaNo often reminded me Continue Reading →