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A Thousand Words

I have an old storage box in my closet that filled with post-cards, greeting cards, clippings and bookmarks whose images I find inspiring. Fast forward to the virtual equivalent, Pinterest: I find it very useful for both world-building and generating story ideas. Here are a few of my most recent pins: …

Tulips at Pike Place

Imagination Salon: Spring

April’s Imagination Salon was a spontaneous evening of food and friends. My friend E was visiting and late on Sat afternoon my sister and M and E and I decided to create an evening. We started with Lemon Curd filled Cream Puffs as our inspiration, because I am developing the …

First Days of Spring

Spring is coming With little steps: Forty-nine violets in a pot; A patch of sun on a worn bedspread; Green buds, tightly furled. My thoughts are unfurling too: Stretching into the sun; Counting violets; And sorting thought the archive of words For seeds to plant In the rich dark soil …

Last Days of Winter

In the last days of winter – And they are long days,Drawn out,Numbing;In the last days of winter –Even with the signs of spring,Green shoots,And buds;In the last days of winter,Time moves sluggishly,Like ice melting,Drip by drip.In the last days of winterYou just have to keep going,Even when the cold seems …

Ghost of a Rose

After spending most of the week flailing around trying to come up with an idea for my next short story, I just managed to write 2000 words in two hours.  I had the idea on Wednesday at work, let it marinate yesterday and it’s been bubbling out this morning.  What’s …

Epic Dream Inspires Writing

    Occasionally, I have dreams which have many qualities of an epic story.  I usually jot them down – some of them I have used as bases for stories or am saving for ideas.  As I was finishing my work on Eonia and began to turn my thoughts to the …