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7 Tips for When You Get an Idea During Bedtime

We’ve all been there.  Just as your head hits the pillow, an idea pops up.  Maybe it’s something new or maybe it’s the solution to a story you couldn’t figure out.  Either way, you’re in a dark room and starting … Continue reading

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A Time to Nap

 Muscles ache And thoughts limp along The week has not been kind Brutal in its hours With deadlines at your heels A break comes within sight Glistening on the horizon Blocked by papers appointments And traffic forged from Hell Even … Continue reading

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In Memory of Sleep

A glorious weekend That starts before the light Not with a whisper Or an alarm Or the urging call of nature The child can be heard talking Announcing his arrival Going back to close his door Then hurrying across Imaginary … Continue reading

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Swallowed by Gaia

(Before the poem, this was one of my favorite games as a teen and I typed in ‘Earthen Womb’ for a picture. Found it funny that this piece of my past turned up when I was in the mood for … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Bedroom Shadows

Chittering noises From the closet depths And under beds Disguised as wind Or settling wood The monsters wait Kept at bay By blankets And a tiny light Jutting from the wall Spindly legs Tap the shadow fringe Searching for a … Continue reading

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Eating, Sleeping, & Other Little Things in Literature

I’ve been asked a few times about how one fits in the necessary daily actions of a character during a story.  This ranges from eating, sleeping, using the bathroom, and grooming activities.  They’re tiny things, but many people wonder about … Continue reading

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Frigid Morning Mumbles

It was not this cold When I turned in I think the heat is off A house of varied body temps The bill payer always wins Leaving the rest of us Shivering in our socks I actually miss Florida At … Continue reading

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