Dr. Suess for Adults

I am an adult And I know that the woman Is sick with fear, Stunted In the disguise of an adult. But, my knowledge doesn’t blunt her viciousness. Or her power as a “parent” To isolate and try to destroy a sister. I don’t hate her, I despise knowing that no amount of distance orContinue reading “Dr. Suess for Adults”

Things I Have Faith In

                Things I have faith in: The value of minorities The idea that some answers will linger, Out of my reach. The power of trauma to quash infinite voices That the comfortable among us will not seek growth Even as so much shrivels and dies, That those who demand “English Only,” speak division, instead ofContinue reading “Things I Have Faith In”

Correlating Change

I recently realized that some of the feedback I’ve gotten (repeatedly) on Sickybeat is seriously bothering me. So much so that I have not stopped thinking about it since the last time my “Reader Zero” repeated it. I was stewing over the fact that this feedback was more based on her stylistic preference, which IContinue reading “Correlating Change”

Toppled Tables

Someone in my family suffers from Borderline Personality disorder. Most of us have distanced ourselves to a degree in order to keep our lives moving forward. I reached out yesterday, and this person was sweet and silly on video chat. When they sent a message this morning the difference in thinking was unbelievable. If IContinue reading “Toppled Tables”

When You Just Can’t Win, and the only quitting allowed, is tantrums

Everyone who reads this blog knows i have many health issues. For over two weeks I had severe joint and muscle pain in my leg. Sleeping hurt when I could manage to drift off, I would wake up by 2:30am. That combined with my low energy normal and I was running on empty. Last Saturday,Continue reading “When You Just Can’t Win, and the only quitting allowed, is tantrums”

When Feedback Comes, at a Trickle; How to Keep a Story Alive.

As I wait to get writing feedback from some of my potential audience, it’s hard not to want to shout “Hurry UP!” and let loose a deep sigh. I can only do so much with the book as I wait on other eyes. I feel strange without a writing project in the works, but ifContinue reading “When Feedback Comes, at a Trickle; How to Keep a Story Alive.”

Do You Ever Want To…

There is one useful thing about being a sociopath: not giving a darn after they get what they want about how it hurts anyone else. I don’t recommend trying to become one yourself, because eventually they become isolated by burning bridges and/or imprisonment and/or related mental decline. But it would be nice to not careContinue reading “Do You Ever Want To…”