Writing as if Compelled – The Passion and the Joy

For me, writing is an essential catharsis that satisfies my need to express unsolicited opinions in ways that convince people that they want to know what I’m thinking after all. Essential? Yes, indeed. I can’t “not write.” There is a… Read More ›

Poetry Day – Dreams of the Dead

Dreams of the Dead Bryan Davis Distressing come the dreams of dirt-bound souls The cantor’s call of dirges in the dust They come too late to mollify their woes That time neglected turned their gold to rust A man’s regret… Read More ›

Critique Group – Glorious Downfall and Blood Cure

It‘s critique group day! Pass around the candy, and let’s get stoked to provide lots of writing help. Because of all the critique submissions coming in, I am posting two today. If the rate continues, I will have to post… Read More ›

The Scent of Her Soul: Part 2 – The Sex Slave’s Hero

Content warning. This story is designed for adults and mature teens. It involves sex trafficking. Rape, drugs, and nudity are mentioned. There is no “on-screen” sex, but the aftermath of rape is on-screen, including the presence of nude, partially nude,… Read More ›

Critique Group – January 9, 2015

It’s critique group day! (*The crowd cheers*) For this first week of critiques, several submissions came in. I’m glad for the enthusiasm, but since I don’t want to overwhelm my fellow critiquers right away, I will post one this week and… Read More ›