Photo: instagram.com/heymadz16/ The thing is, I'm a night owl. This doesn't fit well with my day job. I should be asleep right now. My weekend was short due to an event & such. So then when I finally have time to write - I don't want to stop. It's 11:48 and I have things to … Continue reading I should be asleep right now . . .
This is an excerpt of my novel, A Thousand Years. The day everything made sense again, the sweat dripped down my shirt, pooling between my breasts and running down my back. I longed for a swift and harsh southern thunderstorm to rip through town, cooling everything in its wake – including me. But I'm not … Continue reading Everything Made Sense Again
Your eyes on me, seeingStraight through.Your eyes on me, lightingA fire that still burns.Your eyes - I liveFor the fire in your eyes.- Elaina M. AvalosWhat hope did I ever have?
So many I’ve lost count. White And by omission. Half-truths disguised in Manipulation. So many I’ve lost count. I don’t know what to believe or Trust. What’s true & what’s not Is shrouded in confusion Truth Is all I needed.
North Topsail Beach - One of NC's Barrier Islands It's hodgepodge of random this evening. - I have spent countless hours writing & editing my novel A Thousand Years, since October/November of 2020. I ran into some major plot issues and needed to re-work a ton of stuff in the novel (long story). It took … Continue reading Forty-Freaking-Five
You can’t tame wild things. Who wants to be tamed, anyway? Certainly not me. When I was in high school, I camped with friends, amongst the sequoias and redwoods. They towered over our primitive campsite. I woke up on the first full morning there and looked out toward the Pacific. If you stood just right, … Continue reading Come Live This Wild Life With Me
There’s a thing that sometimes happens when you’re standing in the forest - your feet firmly planted on the leaves and pine needles that fall to the ground. Silence. There are times when I’m on a trail that I don’t even hear a bird make a peep. If the breeze or wind is non-existent there’s … Continue reading Silence