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Poem 33 – Two Girls

Two Girls two tweens sit in a hallwaybacks against the wallin casual harmony want some fries? says a girlokay says a girl two tweens munch onMcDonald’s fries duringa break in a workshopin a boring building inTroy, MI they talkthey eatthey giggle you’re being so nice to mesays a girla girl doesn’t understand thestatement so she lets… Continue reading Poem 33 – Two Girls

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Poem 32 – Ode to George Elliott Clarke’s Mouth

Ode to George Elliott Clarke’s Mouth When he took the stage in the atelierit was an assaultthe air heaved toward himrendering me breathlessmy spin reconfigured in attention a vertebrae salutethe space became a sanctuarya long mantis finger pushed up his glassesand.then.he.quaked Head leaned backforehead glistening with sweatcheeks puffed proud like mountainslips, oh lips! peeling back in revelationspit,… Continue reading Poem 32 – Ode to George Elliott Clarke’s Mouth

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Less than a week away – TEDX-CK!

  Do you ever do this? See a 'best-before' date on food and think about what you'll be doing on that date? You do?! So I was making the kid's lunches this morning and I noticed that the best-before date on the pita bread do-hickey was the date of my TedX-CK talk. My stomach immediately lurched into… Continue reading Less than a week away – TEDX-CK!

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Post-Blitz Blog & How-To (If you’re so inspired!)

Ah, the writing blitz. Everyone.... IT WAS incredible difficult freeing quiet necessary exhausting important numbing peaceful Here's how I made it happen. SCHEDULING & CHILDCARE I had a conversation with the hubby about the possibility of me taking a weekend (or two days and one sleep) 'away' so I could work on revisions for my… Continue reading Post-Blitz Blog & How-To (If you’re so inspired!)

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The Guesser – #Hangman – Rewrite a go!

Tasks completed: Meditate. (10 minutes) Find most recent version of novel. GULP. (Took me a good twenty minutes.) Create new file for edited version. Print out current version of chapter one. Compare current version with new edited version. Write from the heart. WORD COUNT: 1478 (including new words and edited words!) TIME SPENT WRITING: 1.5… Continue reading The Guesser – #Hangman – Rewrite a go!

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Back to it – #TheGuesser #Hangman

I'm reverting. Reverting back to writing because I love it. Because it makes me feel alive. Because I have a story to tell. I kinda lost this soul-connection over the last year. I wrote a lot in 2016 - indeed! I feel proud of the writing, but there was always gobbledeegoop mixed up in the 'where'. In… Continue reading Back to it – #TheGuesser #Hangman

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Oh Boy. I’m not dead, I’m just finishing my novel. #Hangman

Friends and family...sweet jeebus. I'm here. I'm alive. I'm finishing my novel and that is keeping we away from all this...all this social media...and other fine things the world has to offer. See...it's been a long time since the idea for my novel #hangman was born. And what feels like 17.567 million eternities since I've… Continue reading Oh Boy. I’m not dead, I’m just finishing my novel. #Hangman