Welcome, Sweet Muse

For too many reasons to count, I’ve had writer’s block. A stab at creative writing here and there but nothing stuck. No ideas came. I write to earn my daily bread, so it wasn’t a complete shutdown. However, it was alarming to have the creative well become parched for such an extended amount of time.… Continue reading Welcome, Sweet Muse

Short Story Celebrating the In-Between

Won’t you sit down and stay a minute? Grab a mug of something warm, relax for a few–and thanks for reading! Into the Out There D. Lara Smith “Vines, vines, vines… the planet is being eaten up by them.” Derek Ross kicked at the leafy undergrowth while roughly thwacking away at tendrils that grasped at his… Continue reading Short Story Celebrating the In-Between

Beautiful, Haunting, and Mysterious

Dad lives across the street from a graveyard. A pragmatic man who sees the world through a thick lens of logic, he says it’s the best neighbor you could ever have. Even so, he has had some paranormal experiences that he has made some semblance of peace with by not giving those experiences any more… Continue reading Beautiful, Haunting, and Mysterious

Do You Know When You’re Being Watched?

In the woods, hiking alone, I often suffer from attacks of scopaesthesia. Also known as the “psychic staring effect,” scopaesthesia is the twenty-five-cent word for the sensation that comes over you of being watched but not something your vision has picked up. For example, having the prickly feeling of someone’s eyes on you, causing you… Continue reading Do You Know When You’re Being Watched?

The Corn Maze

Originally posted on Waterfront Writers:
? Jacey wrestled the end of her tail out of the closed door before turning the lock. She was more than thirty minutes late, thanks to her tail. This was the second time she’s gotten it caught–once in the bathroom door and now in the front door. Not to mention…

Collaborative Duo Share their First Experience

Originally posted on Waterfront Writers:
First times hold a special place in any writers’ heart. The first time they finish a novel, the first time they see it in print, first five-star review, first fan letter—first royalty check. Writers tend to remember these firsts, and more, with great reverence. As most of you know the…