https://youtu.be/5LWpw3CMCEg About five years ago, I encountered a couple in the parking lot of a grocery store. They were probably in their late 70's. I remember this because I wrote it about it when I got home. The husband was fiddling around with something in the car. The wife waited for him. When he closed … Continue reading Let It Be Me
When the fireworks lit the night sky, I missed you beside me.When the conversation flowed today,around topics that remain just out of my reach, I thought first and only of you.When the fireflies danced around me, I wanted you to see it too.When I think about the future, it's your advice I need.When I turn … Continue reading As Soon as You Can
Your name on my lips,I longed for just one more moment.Just oneIf I can't have the rest.~ Elaina M. Avalos
You keep me safe. I'll keep you wild. *Photo by Moi - taken of the Neuse River in coastal NC.*
In November, I wrote 50,000 words of a novel, that I've titled A Thousand Years. The novel needs another 30,000-ish more words but I'm still proud of myself for getting out the first 50,000 in 30 days. Here on my blog, I've shared some short fiction or vignettes from the novel here. These little bits … Continue reading Naming Novel Characters & Editing
The greatest wants in my life have never been things, but instead, my greatest want has always been a lasting love & a family - however that family is built. That will be my greatest accomplishment when I leave this world. I’m certain of this. I don’t need much - just him and the life … Continue reading I Don’t Need Much
Time will be my best friend orMy greatest enemy. If I fast forward these daysWill you be on the other side?I could love you or wait for you,For a thousand years and neverReach the end of the longing.
"I could live by the light in your eyes." - Sara Bareilles