Featured on Persephone’s Daughters – Sunday Stories, Spring 2017

Hello again, all!

I just wanted to let all of you know yet another exciting announcement: I have been featured in the Sunday Stories-Spring 2017 section of Persephone’s Daughters. The piece that has been featured is a non-fictional piece of mine called “My War Zone”.

However, I must give a TRIGGER WARNING for graphic language regarding past physical and sexual abuse. If this is too strong for you, please know that you are in no way required to read it, and I want to make that very clear. On the other hand, if you would like to read my piece and hear me speak up about some of the matters I and others have suffered through, you are welcome to browse through here and read my own story here.

Thank you all so much for your support, and I wish you all a wonderful week!

Longlisted in the Brilliant Flash Fiction Writing Contest

I just thought I’d share some exciting news. My story, “The Last Letter”, was longlisted in the Brilliant Flash Fiction Writing Contest! You are welcome to see the award listing here:

BRILLIANT Flash Fiction Writing Contest – Overseas Travel

Unfortunately, I won’t be posting the story here on my blog, because I will be trying to get it published. However, I feel that this was a pretty nice accomplishment: Getting into the third rounds.

Have a great day, all, and stay warm!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! Remember to wear green today and celebrate!

Also, may I interest you in a story of mine I have written for this day? Patrick’s Passage is my historical-fantasy take on a fragment of St. Patrick’s story. It is not meant to be taken as literal, because the only portion of the story that is actually true is that St. Patrick had to take a ship to England during his escape from Ireland.

Feel free to comment on the story. All feedback is welcome and appreciated, and I appreciate the comments that have been made on the story so far. Also, don’t forget to give your own rating for the story! All of this will help me immensely in my future writings.

Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go look for a rainbow…

The Mistaken Sisters – A 6-Word Excuse Story

Some of you may have read some literary works from the famous Ernest Hemingway, or at least you may have a clue of his existence because he’s a famous writer. Many of you may or may not know of his famous 6-word story, one that has sparked the internet with the development of 6-word stories. There are even a few literary magazines that love and accept 6-word submissions.

As a result, I decided to join the club and write a few of my own six-word short stories. Currently I am participating in a contest with Six Words from SMITH magazine, and so I thought I’d share my submission here in addition to sharing it on Twitter. The theme was, basically, a creative 6-word excuse you might use when faced with a problem. Check out Six Word’s contest here and, additionally, you are welcome to view my submission via Twitter here. Enjoy!

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