Nightmare in Forest Park

Photo by Hannah Troupe on Unsplash Author's Note: Tis the season! Decided to start this short story this afternoon. I'm pantsing it (AKA: not plotting it out with an outline). I'd love to hear feedback from anyone that reads it. I am trying to spend a good portion of October planning out an idea for the upcoming NaNoWriMo,… Continue reading Nightmare in Forest Park

September Creative Writing Challenge – Day 30: The Rings

Author's Note: This is a very different direction than I originally envisioned my last post for the September Creative Writing Challenge to go. BUT, this post goes out to my best friend who just got engaged yesterday! I'm so excited to love and support him and his partner on this new chapter of his life… Continue reading September Creative Writing Challenge – Day 30: The Rings

September Creative Writing Challenge – Day 29: Heaven

Photo by Davide Cantelli on Unsplash Like a fairy tale where everyone gets a happy ending A place to imagine after life A story we tell to make ourselves feel better What is heaven? The desired alternative to whatever hell is like Intense brightness and roadways paved with gold Endless servitude marketed as gratuitous worship What is heaven?… Continue reading September Creative Writing Challenge – Day 29: Heaven

September Creative Writing Challenge – Day 27: The Dream

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash Everything and yet nothing all at once Standing at the top of the world And then plunging to ground Wake up before you hit the bottom The void of subconscious memories All dumped out for the purpose of reliving Consensual or not, everything that came before Terror or ecstasy depends on the… Continue reading September Creative Writing Challenge – Day 27: The Dream

September Creative Writing Challenge – Day 26: A Lake in the Woods

Photo by Barb Canale on Unsplash Ashton visited the lake in the woods at least once a year. It was the perfect escape from the busy day-to-day life that he often felt an overwhelming desire to escape—at least temporarily. The lake was on his grandparents’ property, and Ashton felt a sense of nostalgia whenever he returned to the… Continue reading September Creative Writing Challenge – Day 26: A Lake in the Woods

September Creative Writing Challenge – Day 25: Where Are Your Hands?

Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash Where are your hands? Motivation driving hard work to reach goals Houses built from the ground up Building dreams with strength and determination Where are your hands? Helping others in need and gaining personal satisfaction Comforting others in pain and resolving ambivalence Paving the way for compassion and empathy Where are your… Continue reading September Creative Writing Challenge – Day 25: Where Are Your Hands?