Bitten by the cosplay bug

If the cosplay bug bites, be prepared for possible cosplay addiction. Symptoms include: – watching movies and TV shows and wondering how to make your favorite characters’ outfits – doing the same thing while reading books and comic books – scouring thrift stores for cheap clothing you can use or modify to fit your look […]

Dark dreams

What does it mean when you dream that no one invites you to go anywhere and you have the magical ability to become invisible and create illusions to keep people from finding you? Does this mean that no one sees me as someone to hang out with? Or does it mean that even though I […]

Serial Killer VI

Serial Killer VI I have almost reached the officer’s gun Just a one more inch Suddenly, darkness When I awaken I do not know how much time has passed I am back in my cell I reach to my head Feel a bandage The strong, male courtroom officers Could not physically restrain me Without a […]

A little curvy

No, not me. I’m talking about the learning curve for baking polymer clay. I thought I had the hang of it, but nope. Thank the Gods for painting skills. I’m able to salvage all of the pendants I burned today, though I lost the variety of colors of clay. I encountered the same problem the […]

A little taste

This will be a short post today. I’d like to show y’all (I grew up in Alabama–“y’all” is a word, as is “fixinta”) a poem I wrote years ago. A little piece of me, available also in my poetry collection “Kamikaze Butterflies” on Amazon. Broken What was once so soft and pure….now stands broken in […]

Let’s get serious for a minute

Bullying. It’s cruel, it’s wrong, and it hurts. For the past few months I’ve been assisting with a collaboration of works by several poets and authors to create an anthology designed to bring to light the horrors of bullying. It can happen to people of any age, race, sex, religion–anyone, really. And as anyone can […]

The Rain Wants to Die

The rain wants to die That’s obviously so It doesn’t struggle to live Like the dancing snow The rain wants to die It doesn’t strike back Like the angry hail That hits with loud cracks The rain wants to die But why, I don’t know It doesn’t seem to try Like the hail and the […]

Back to the drawing board

I’ve been trying to think of some #design for my book cover (yeah, I know, getting ahead of myself…call it preparedness maybe?), and I stubbornly refused to even consider another artist for it. That’s probably because I’m an #artist myself and quite the #narcissist. Me me me. All about me. Have to do it myself. […]

‘Tis the season…

…for W2s and #TurboTax! That’s right, I’m going to get started on my taxes this afternoon and deduct all the medical crap I had to cough up money for last year. Of course, can’t get too excited about it because whatever return we get is going to be going towards paying for the rest of […]