"SO WHAT DO you think about it?" Lizzie sits across from me, so excited she can barely sit still. I plaster on a smile and set her manuscript on the table between us. That was the problem with Lizzie; she believed in her work when a wiser person wouldn't. This was going to be rough.... Continue Reading →

Omega House

Happy Saturday, Everyone! Check it out... my awesome story, Omega House, is now up on Rejected Manuscripts! The good people on Rejected Manuscripts take your rejected stories (with word counts of less than 1500) and publish them on their website. There's a vote thing going on, too. Apparently, the most popular will make it into... Continue Reading →


I went to Baltimore this week. What a beautiful city! I want to go back and do some more exploring. In the meantime, here's a few signs for you:     Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs of Any Kind

Sharing my World – July 18, 2018

Since we are approaching the hottest part of our summer in the northern hemisphere, what’s your favorite ice-cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet flavor? Vanilla. I know. Sneer all you want, but a good vanilla has a lot of nuance and subtly within its creamy goodness. Plus, it goes with everything. Put it in your coffee,... Continue Reading →

Three Things

In honor of Friday 13th... and the awesome Three Things Challenge, here's a story. _____ * _____ * _____ * _____ * _____ BECKSHIRE HOUSE HAS since been destroyed, but its legend as one of the most haunted houses in America endures. One of the only people to survive a night in the house, Edward... Continue Reading →


  MAISIE PARKER PLAYED a lonely game of hopscotch in front of the abandoned house. "One, two, three, four, nobody lives there anymore," she sang as she jumped through the boxes. "Five, six, seven, eight, better make sure to close the gate." She reached the end of the board and wiped her forehead. It was hot.... Continue Reading →

Sharing My World – July 9, 2018

What would you name the autobiography of your life? The Inconvenient Miss Charnes Which do you prefer sweet, salty or buttery? When I was younger, it was salty; now, it's sweet. Buttery, not so much. Depends on the food, I guess. What’s the finest education? Books. What did you appreciate or what made you smile... Continue Reading →

Sharing My World – July 2, 2018

Tell us about your first bicycle or car?   A Toyota Tercel I paid way too much for. Live and learn. What fictional world or place would you like to visit?   Wakanda. If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do? Line... Continue Reading →

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