May Palm-Sized Prompt

This month’s Palm-Sized Prompt was on the topic of things you’ll never do/never do again, and people who are no longer in your life.  I thought about writing about wanderlust or adventure, but when I sat down to write, I found what is generally true to still be so: we write about our obsessions.  We…

The Waking: A Poem by Carolyn Jess-Cooke

As promised, this post contains a poem from two-time Northern Writers’ Award winner, and my first creative writing professor, Carolyn Jess-Cooke.  You can also read the draft opening of my novel-in-progress on her blog!  (Just follow this link) Carolyn Jess-Cooke was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and received a BA, MA (Creative Writing), and a…

Longing

In one of my recent classes for my creative writing program, we were told to choose a photo from some old postcards and describe it, using as many of our senses as possible.  Then we were told to choose a scrap of paper from an envelope and develop the description of the scene from the…

I Want My Words

Since I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by my new summer job, I haven’t had time to write anything new.  However, here I share for the first time a bit of my own work.  I wrote this piece a little over a year ago, and though I tend to focus more on short fiction, I still…