Hard to Reach

You call out And I call back Anticipation Palpitations And then I disappear And I’m gone so long Then, I come back Like no time has past...

Violet Crimes

Violet crimes Violent designs Compulsion Impulsions Delusion And conclusions Backseat backbeat Liquor and lacquer nails Lips turn blue...

Wedding Day - Excerpt from Bittersweet

When I was seven years old, my mother married Terrance. We sat in a small room off the side of the sanctuary of a church I barely...

Little Girls

When did we stop letting little girls be little girls? When did they start painting their face And tightening their waists? When did we...

Sci-Fi Queen

I paint the worlds I see in dreams I paint them with typeface On bright white screens I have to jot them down And make them real If I...

Metallic Zam

Like lighting Like shining cities He’s brave He bounces And zips along He has a ray gun And a rocket from Mars He lives among the stars...

Home at Last

We came from far away We came from up above We searched the stars We searched the comets We searched everywhere To find a place To rest...

Little Dog

I’m like a little dog Every time I see you, I light up When you come home from work, I run to the door to greet you I wake up beside you...

The Things I Learned From Franklin Moore

The things I learned from Franklin Moore That passions are blind Steadfast and patient My face flushes wildly as the words you read...

And the Animals Rebelled

Deep from within the forest And deeper from the sea The earth unleashed millions of animals Unions of biodiversity Acting as one To save...

Admiral Halsey

I met my husband on my way home from my divorce. It was early in the morning and I felt irrevocably broken. After we signed the papers,...

Tenderness

They never reach out with tenderness Nor with a gentle hand It’s always grabbing Clawing And gnashing of teeth It’s always taking And...

The Killer Moth

He covered his face as he walked through the slums. Smoke assaulted his senses from every direction. Sleek black buildings stretched into...

Why I'm Rewriting My Novel

When I was twenty, I started writing the novel that I'm working on now. I worked a ton on it and was completely obsessed with it....

Muses Inc. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When creative juices run dry, there is no time to waste! Come on down to Muses Inc. We are the muses fabled in Greek mythology. The very...

Morgan Pipley

Someone is spinning in mid-air. A color rhapsody envelops them. They fly higher and higher into the pure green sky. With arms...

New Content

Greetings robots and aliens! I know that I've been sorely neglecting my little blog here but I have been focusing my writing energy on my...

Writing Professionally (Technically Speaking)

If you asked me when I was in college, what I was going to do with my four-year degree in Writing, I probably would have told you that I...

The Final Frontier

The first episode of Star Trek I ever watched was The Inner Light an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. At the time, I was eight...

A Conversation on Creative Writing Rules

Technically speaking, there are no "rules" when it comes to writing creatively. There are some standard suggestions about traps to avoid...

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