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Festival for Poetry

Festival for Poetry shared my poem, “June 04, 2020 in Buffalo, NY,” on their site! Have a look and tell me what you think, won’t you? Of course, you can also read it here.

I had to write it after watching the protests over the summer. I wanted to scream at my screen and, well, writing is how I scream. And laugh and cry … you know how it is. After I wrote it, I almost didn’t share it. I have a thing about sharing the personal stuff.

Isn’t All Writing Personal?

Yes, I know all writing is personal to an extent. But poetry is raw. It’s feelings and thoughts that reveal bits and pieces of truth. Not always the whole truth or an eternal truth, but even a momentary truth is still true, isn’t it?

The rage you feel? Perhaps it isn’t really “you.” Perhaps you wouldn’t actually act on it. But, in that moment, your rage is real. And there is a truth in that emotion, if you’re willing to sort through the ephemeral to find it.

Anyhow, I’m grateful that Festival for Poetry shared my poem on their site. I’m also grateful to the lovely bloggers who’ve liked it. I do feel a bit exposed but it’s in a pure way rather than an insecure way, and I’m choosing to sit in my happy about it.

February Update Week 2

New Submission

February Update Week 2:

I submitted a new flash fiction story for the Weekly Write #16 contest over at Secret Attic. I’ll post it here after the winners are announced, regardless of whether or not I win. I enjoy their contests and, if you’re a writer, you should check them out, too!

Also, I’ll be sharing a new poem tomorrow on the blog here. Of course, you’ll also be able to find it on the Poetry Page. It’s called, “A Heart on Fire.” What can I say? It’s as if February puts Love on the brain …

I’m also working on the next short story I’ll be sharing here, tentatively called, “Best Friends.” Of course, you’ll be able to read it on the Short Stories Page when it goes up at the end of the month. Remember, that means, “The Drive,” will be taken down and published on Amazon. There’s just a few weeks left to be able to read it on this site in full.

Am I forgetting anything else for this “February Update Week 2?”

I think that’s just what I’m going to do from now on, actually. Post an update on Mondays about what I’ve done and am doing. That sounds reasonable, yes?

Oh! Yes, I am! I joined a new site, #Great Minds Love to Read by an author, I met on goodreads, Rolanda Lyles. You should check it out! I’m submitting an author interview with them today, and also received a review for EUNUCH! The site is free to join, and you can simply request a review. There’s no fee, and the review is honest, unpaid, and entirely the opinion of the reviewer. If you’re an Indie Author or Publisher, I suggest you give her site a try!

Ah, yes … finally! I have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. I’m going to be adding some books to my virtual shelf and reviewing them. Hopefully, if they’re on GR, I can add them there, too.


Writing the first blog post always feels awkward. Still, it had to be done. I’ve set up the bare bones of this baby site but there is more to come! I have to transfer content from my publishing site but that will take some time. Thanks for stopping by!

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