On Why Love Won’t “Trump” Hate

So I have been pretty sick over the last three days.  Not just coughing and runny nose.  Nah, I’m talking high-grade fever that wouldn’t let up.  I knew there was something wrong with me, something “abnormal” wrong.  This wasn’t the kind of sickness that seemed like I could just throw it off. I felt like […]

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#23. Gimme Some Sugar

Here’s the fourth installment of my 365-Day Writing Challenge, which I started about a month ago.  Today I bring you something sweet and idyllic, a kiss, and a promise of romance to come.  Here’s the prompt: “23. Sugar: Write something so sweet, it makes your teeth hurt.” This was my attempt at a bit of a romance story. […]

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On The Nature of Pipe Dreams

Moving back in with my mother, and bringing my pet cat along with me, I had stars in my eyes and hopes that the cats would get along.  Most have told me that older cats don’t really put too much energy into territoriality the way the younger ones do, and so I was hoping I […]

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Learning to Write the Query Letter

Everyone and their long-lost cousin (twice removed) is interested in writing a novel, and many who wish to write a novel dream of having it published.  But whether it is a novel, a simple, 500-word article, or any other of the many writing projects one might undertake, the writer will almost always have to tackle […]

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Chapbook Review: “Star Dust”

There is so much to glean from a single poem, if it is written well, much less a collection of well-written poetry.  Star Dust, by Frank Bidart, certainly measured up and exceeded that expectation.  I had been searching for something delicious to dive into, and this chapbook did not disappoint. One line in Bidart’s poem […]

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Prompt #7: The Rocket Ship

Here’s the second installment of my 365-Day Writing Challenge, which I started last Monday.  Today I bring you a poem entitled “Hyper-space”, which is my take on Sunday’s prompt: “The Rocket-ship: Write about a rocket-ship on it’s way to the moon or a distant galaxy far, far, away.” Now this is not 500 words, like […]

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