How to Never Lose Again

To me, contests used to be near ulcer inducing. A nuclear war so explosive that even a simple raffle could knot my stomach worse than the old box of costume jewelry I pulled out of the garage during my plight to simplify my life through the disposal of things that were no longer serving me.… Continue Reading


Who’s Life is it Anyway?

  Sometimes—oh, who am I kidding—most of the time, when you you make life choices that are fulfilling to you, there will be people in your life who feel “hurt” or “angry”. See, it’s like before you are born or even while you’re still a baby, those individuals orchestrate their own idea of what your… Continue Reading


The Final Battle

    On a whim, I entered the NYC Midnight short story contest. Turns out, there were around 4,000 entries and only a little over 500 were selected to move on to round two. “The Final Battle” ended up placing first in my heat. They assign you a genre, character, and subject. Mine were: Drama,… Continue Reading


Star Medicine

Confession: I try too hard. Other Confession: I’m a wee bit taken aback that I began a blog post with “Confession”. But, I did. So… Growing up in the rural area of southwest Missouri, I spent a lot of summers watching the evening begin with a few stars speckled throughout the sky like a rainy… Continue Reading


Mountains

I think that before we are born, we help choose the mountain we want to climb during our life—I think we help select our unique path. Some pick the bunny slope, there’s nothing wrong with that. Even bunny slopes have their hang ups, and they will learn and grow regardless. Others pick hills, that’s just… Continue Reading