Transparency & The Hero’s Journey

“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” ~ Charles Bukowski Transparency You may have noticed I went radio-silent for most of last year. If you’re reading this, you may be one of those lovely people who’s become invested in the stories I tell. First of all, thank you. I haven’tContinue reading “Transparency & The Hero’s Journey”

Sunday #Poetry: Mid Winter

“Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.” ~Joseph Roux “Mid Winter” Carolyn Crosby Wilson IF I were God, I’d mould hills rolling low, Smooth them and shape them, sift them deep with snow, And scatter them with furze that they might lie Softly, against the wide deep-tinted sky. In slow caress my forming hand wouldContinue reading “Sunday #Poetry: Mid Winter”

Sunday #Poetry: Woods In Winter

“Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.” ~Joseph Roux “Woods In Winter” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow WHEN winter winds are piercing chill, And through the hawthorn blows the gale, With solemn feet I tread the hill, That overbrows the lonely vale. O’er the bare upland, and away Through the long reach of desert woods, The embracingContinue reading “Sunday #Poetry: Woods In Winter”

Fresh Monsters

Originally posted on Mythical Books (March 23, 2015) “EVERYTHING HAS BEEN THOUGHT OF BEFORE… THE PROBLEM IS TO THINK OF IT AGAIN.” – JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE I was asked an interesting question the other day. I was out with a couple friends and another woman I had just met. Upon finding out I writeContinue reading “Fresh Monsters”

Your Best Ever #Halloween Playlist

I have a confession. When I was a kid, we didn’t celebrate Halloween. GASP! HORROR! Trust me, I know. I won’t go into the whys of this; suffice it to say there were no costumes, no candy, no decorations, no creeptastic music. This dearth of spooky spirit lasted until I was old enough to takeContinue reading “Your Best Ever #Halloween Playlist”

Sunday #Poetry: Three Witches, from Macbeth

“Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.” ~Joseph Roux Three Witches – Macbeth ~ William Shakespeare A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder.                 Enter the three Witches. 1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d.        2 WITCH. Thrice and once, theContinue reading “Sunday #Poetry: Three Witches, from Macbeth”

Shades Below Grimoire: Banishing Spells

First published on ParaYourNormal (November 2,2015) **NOTE: Although based on existing spells, the spells in the Shades Below series were created for entertainment only. They are not intended for use in performing actual magic.** In a city like San Francisco, there’s no shortage of things that go bump in the night. In my urban fantasyContinue reading “Shades Below Grimoire: Banishing Spells”

Sunday #Poetry: Smoke

“Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.” ~Joseph Roux “Smoke” ~ Erica Jong Smoke, it is all smoke in the throat of eternity. For centuries, the air was full of witches Whistling up chimneys on their spiky brooms cackling or singing more sweetly than Circe, as they flew over rooftops blessing & cursing their kind.Continue reading “Sunday #Poetry: Smoke”