It didn’t take long for her to put on the shoes. Once she did, she took a deep breath and whispered, “Run.” At her own command, she took off down the dusty road. Corn stalks on either side towered above her. She was away from any civilization, and the feeling of sweet isolation overpowered her.... Continue Reading →



Each day I stepped closer and closer to the edge of the water. Each new burden- each new responsibility- took me a step further, but I didn't think I would ever go too far. I didn't think I could. Soon I stood so close to the water that I could see my reflection. I could... Continue Reading →


"Show some backbone, Tori." Tori shuddered as her knees hit the tough, dry dirt. "I'll try, Brad." She slowly lowered her torso all the way to the ground and tried to ignore the ants that meandered around her. Despite having to deal with an older brother that loved the outdoors, Tori had never liked the... Continue Reading →

Inside the Cloud

It was very dark by the time I drove home from work. The moon was completely covered by the broad clouds that still lingered from the evening rainstorms and the street lamps were dimmed by thin fog, but as I turned onto a street in my neighborhood, the fog thickened considerably. I slowed down and... Continue Reading →

A Very Important Update

I did it. I finished writing my novel. It's been a whole year since I started writing this book, and there is no way to describe all the pain, trouble, and joy I have experienced while writing it. I have stayed up late often to finish a scene. I have documented and researched an entire... Continue Reading →

The Ups and Downs of Writing

There are some days where I could write for hours on end. Those days, like the day I wrote My Burning Fire, are absolutely amazing. Words tumble out of my brain like the waterfalls of Rivendell while my excitement level overflows. I can usually spit out two or three thousand words easily in a couple of... Continue Reading →


Trapped in a moment of time Forever holding my gaze I can't look away Captivated by this portal A recurring enigma The jewel of paradoxes Constant infinity I ask myself, How deep will I go?        

The Air of Silence

I felt its entrance into the atmosphere. A buzzing soundlessness filled my ears and I stood very still, tilting my head to interpret the change in the air. I lifted my eyes to the foggy heavens where the sun was hidden beneath the clouds. Everything was an orange-gray haze, and the skies were daringly empty; not a single... Continue Reading →

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