What I Would Say to Graduates of 2017

I live in a fantasy world, I know this. My wife is an actual queen. My daughter is part horse, and my son is an adventurous knight (Nexo Knight to be certain...if you know what that is). I say all this to let you know that it is only in this fantasy world that I … Continue reading What I Would Say to Graduates of 2017

Flash Fiction Friday: A Sacrifice For All

Here is this week's entry in the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge. Enjoy! “All for this?” Princess Cha’ak’na held the glass orb. Encased in it was Icefire, a small crystal that glowed a light bright enough to make her own green skin look blue. Its spikes jutted out in all directions and looked like … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: A Sacrifice For All

What Does Compassion Look Like?

We all want to be the hero. Deep down. If we're honest. It's why superhero movies do so well in the box office. Why the greatest stories all center around a hero's journey. Why every child dreams of flying or super strength or powers that will make them invincible, so they can save the world. … Continue reading What Does Compassion Look Like?

When Should You Break The Writing Rules?

Ever notice how many unwritten rules there are in life? Rules you pick up as you go along. Rules that keep you safe. Rules that help you fit in society. Sometimes, those rules are good. Sometimes, they're not. Sometimes, you need to break those rules to get at something better. In case my children ever … Continue reading When Should You Break The Writing Rules?

Flash Fiction Friday: Unparalleled Woman

This is for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer's, though it's not fiction. It is also for Mother's Day - for one very special mother. You, with your long auburn hair that glints red in the sun’s embrace. Your eyes tell me your thoughts, shifting in blues and greens. They smile at me with their sunflower … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Unparalleled Woman