Archive for June, 2010

Whittling Wood

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Whittling Wood (first published on Red Monster) I watched Dad for a long time, the way he would whittle the wood, lifting it regularly up to his eye staring in a vague concentration. He only had a penknife to fashion his little miracles out of the chunks of wood he brought home from the wood […]


Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Chaos (first published on Turquoise Monster) A butterfly stirred within in my curious hand Hesitant to take the offered nectar Golden, amber, sweet It’s tongue long and curled appeared Lapping gently with distraction I looked up at the sign Butterflies for sale, $12 Wings translucent in half dream light Shimmer, golden-blue It walked on insect […]

My Story Starters 3

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Story Starters are a twitter meme were writers share opening lines they have created in order to help others begin their writing process – here are more of my story starters – take and use 🙂 1) The world was created in waves, each successive one wrapping the previous one in complexity 2) From Paradise […]


Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Melanie (first published on Red Monster) It was the sound that pierced Melanie to the bone; that liquefied her brain and made red gloop run from her nose. She never knew that it was a new piece of military grade tech, nor that she was the first casualty of a global war. But if she […]