Since a new Writer Wars hasn’t been posted for a long time, TheDoctor212 suggested that I continue Writer Wars in the Sparkler Posts.
If you’re unfamiliar with Writer Wars, basically I give a prompt and everyone writes a short story or poem based on that prompt... More →
I don't know what happened to today's OT, maybe everyone got somehow invited & I didn't. Don't know how long before the OT will be put up for real, but here. Have fun kiddies.... More →
When a sailor’s voyage nears its end
And a ship’s journey is done,
There is a single light they crave
More than the rays of sun.
In the distance, upon the shore,
Is a stone that gleams with fire:
It can be seen in day and night,
The grand lighthouse, the Spyre.
The... More →
We love to quote movies, but books also have hilarious quips the world can’t do without.
“Non-existent cat named Suzie got your tongue?” – Zach, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
“There is a proverbial saying chiefly concerned with warning against too... More →
From the time I was very young, I always preferred fantasy over science fiction. I loved mermaids more than aliens, magic crystals more than lightsabers. I’m not quite sure why, but my hypothesis is this: while fantasy will always be fantasy, science fiction could one... More →
The first time I heard
those pretty, round words
was the first time I watched
my mother tie a light pink scarf
around her neck
so no one would see
the violet blooming
across her throat.
my mother would say.
She said it'd be
better the next day.
The second time I heard
those... More →
If love is a choice, then I
have happened upon the
most monumentally natural
understanding in this lifetime.
It has become breathing,
a steady beating of the heart
sustaining the color of life
The stars, brighter.
The skies, clearer.
The music, sweeter in
this new clarity.
It is as if I have not
lived outside... More →