don’t tell dada ’bout the doggie door

What a deranging display of pointless perfidiousness, superfluous insidiousness, what plainly prattling perfidious pomps these two children are, all persnickety and rickety making a racket with their wickets in the croquet thicket,

Tethered to the Earth

tethered to the earth she who gave us birth taste the metal’s worth dancing with all mirth — We need stinging green Blossom bright like baby beans Call the sun to share her warmth Planet earth, we’re coming forth — tidal waves we’ve wept caverns grown unkempt we scream from the depths: dying for ourContinue reading “Tethered to the Earth”

Naming Book Characters

As a writer, baby name websites are your best friend. They’re great for helping you find a name for your protagonist that thematically ties in with, say, their struggle with guilt and self-forgiveness. Or maybe it ties into their origin as a seafarer. Or their name’s a clue to their true nature (see: Darth Vader,Continue reading “Naming Book Characters”

Steal the Truth Together

I wrote a poem. Then I put it to some music. It’s less than 90 seconds long. *** Where do you, where do you wanna go? Speak to me, speak to me, take it slow. Tell me what you want to know From the sky to down below Searing hot or under snow– We couldContinue reading “Steal the Truth Together”

Happy Phoenix

Hi people, I will be taking a break for like a week after this post. Causes include: vacation + burnout. Bye. — Happy phoenix, a falling star above the city, crash landing to a skyscraper. An impromptu rooftop nest, the absolute best for gasping out her last breaths. A falling star sputtering, feathers of flameContinue reading “Happy Phoenix”

Chekhov’s Gun: How I figured out a backwards concept

The basic principle of Chekhov’s gun: if you show a gun hanging above a fireplace in the first act, it sure better get used by the conclusion of the story. It’s a clear illustration of foreshadowing, and using all elements of a story for a precise purpose, and not giving false promises to the reader.Continue reading “Chekhov’s Gun: How I figured out a backwards concept”

Marvel is Coming for my Brand (help)

(not serious) I wrote a story featuring a main character in a Dissociative Identity Disorder system. Just a few months later, Disney+ came out with Moon Knight, an MCU tv show with a character who has Dissociative Identity Disorder. And for something as rarely exposed/talked about as DID, that’s kinda weird, don’t you think? StartingContinue reading “Marvel is Coming for my Brand (help)”