YAYYYY!!!

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} catch(err) {}Soooo, it finally happened! I’m published! My short story Whisper-Sigh-Moan is featured at The Erotic Woman! I’m so excited! I’ve been writing and editing and submitting in a frenzy these last few months and I didn’t expect to hear anything back from anyone until at least May so this was a surprise! I’m so psyched! I feel like this is the first in a long line of good things that will happen with my writing and it definitely gives me a that creative pat on the back to keep me going. I hope you guys pop over and read it!

Now please excuse me so that I can do my happy dance. (Uh-huh, oh yeah, uh-uh-uh)

MFM…Lazy Sunday…poetry

The theme for this microfantasy monday is what is your perfect snapshot of a lazy morning? This actually perfect for me…I wrote this poem awhile ago but it seems to fit seeing as how this is how I spend most of my sundays anyway.

Lazy Sunday

your fingers play
on my ribcage
like the bones
of a xylophone
plucking out the tune
of a lazy composition
that is the theme
of this lazy day
we spend
with our limbs
tangled in curious positions

Brevity…

I’ve wanted to participate in one Alison Tyler’s contests for so long and honestly the only thing holding me back is the wordcount. I. CANNOT. WRITE. SHORT. Short for me is 6,000 words. I really struggle with brevity. I really admire writers that can get straight to the point, right to the nitty gritty. I can’t do that. Well, let’s not say can’t. I hate the word can’t. I’m always all over my boys for using it. So instead I’ll say I have a hard time with it. I get too wrapped up in the pretty, too absorbed in describing every detail; all the little tactile things that I hope make it real for the person who reads it. I don’t know if this is necessarily a good or bad thing, but I know it’s why I haven’t been able to submit to anthologies. My shorts are really more like Novellas and nobody wants those. I guess all I can do is keep practicing…