“Let’s look at the ocean, mom,” my little one says as he takes a seat on the pavement and looks up ahead where I see more than just the ocean but the harbor I call… More
This is a short story that’s currently going up on Wattpad tomorrow and thought I’d share it with you. It’s one of those stories that has been percolating in my head for years, looking for a way to come out. When you end up getting known for romantic fiction, it’s kinda strange to toss out a dark fiction piece and expect your romance readers to shift gears. But this being my blog for all things story and poetry, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
they say she’s cold,
too lost in her past
one that’s filled with darkness
one that’s meant to last
forever if she lets it
letting it eat her from the inside
like the fires of passion burning
leaving her no place to hide
and so she writes out the demons
teasing them with flowery words
letting her fiery passions rage
in an eternal purge
Sometimes life can feel
like a slog,
all work and no play making me
feel like a cog in someone else’s wheel,
leaving me spent and hollow,
until life just stops, and too late,
I”ve run out of tomorrows.
She takes her time lazily,
lying prone on her bed
elbows propped, reading her book,
letting the scenes glide in her head
in and out they go,
like waves lapping the shore
recharging her from the week’s craziness
until she’s done with one adventure,
already ready for more.
…and I love it!
And while it’s put a halt to my poetry typing of late (plus that small piece of paper isn’t conducive to long pieces, just saying…), it’s a brief hiatus so I can get Everything She Ever Wanted out into the world. I even have the paperback proofs to prove it and while there are a few tweaks still to be made (All that text sure is very close to the edge!), all I can say is that I’m in love with Harlow James and Dax Drexel, the muses who have taken over my creative mind the past summer.
The ebook is scheduled for release on October 18 but the paperback will be available way before that – I have to proof the copies on hand first. If you’re wondering what it’s all about, check out the little teaser I made:
If you’re on Goodreads, it would mean the world to me if you could add it to your Want To Read list and if you’re on Social Media, a Thunderclap would be awesome. And if you’d like to join the Facebook Release party and win copies of the book and gift cards, I’d love to have you!
he’s my biggest mistake,
the best one of all,
and he left me no regrets
for dating to fall
in love with a dream,
for that’s what he is –
just a figment of my imagination
borne from one kiss.
isn’t it obvious?
can’t you see
just how much my world
revolves around you and me?
how everything that i am
depends on how you feel
from the moment you awake,
and my world becomes real?
One day it will hit me –
I’m turning fifty,
and the years have not been kind.
There’s only me to blame,
too foolish to believe
that I’ll always be the same,
and that beauty is in the mind.
She is his obsession
his soul’s desire
she is who he dreams of –
for her, he’d walk through fire
through the depths of hell
he’ll come for her
she is his personal heaven
there will never be another…
Via Daily Prompt
On the surface, we are perfect
the ideal family for all to see
Yet behind closed doors, we seethe and boil,
each one oblivious to the other’s turmoil
not seeing the lies
as each day, we continue to die