Glass of Water

Stilled from inactivity,lying on the bed.A glass of water at my bedside,the only reminder             I wasn’t dead. Its grace in opposition with the person I once wasUnable to touch it,watch the wavelets dance aroundor feel droplets tickle my tongue. Alcohol, my foe,Seduced taste buds, numbed limbs,before I saw the headlights,            ultimately punishing my sins. [...]

First/Opening Lines of Fiction Novels

A Repost from 2016. The significance of first opening lines is crucial for fiction novels. As Stephen King has stated, “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this…It's a quick introduction to the writer's style, another thing good first [...]

Insomnia

Torn fingernails slash at my head, creating a gossamer bush of a hairstyle. There’s burning near my eyes, cheeks. I lower my trembling hands and curse at the dried blood under my nails. An inhalation of mucus causes me to cough. What has happened to me?  It’s been 30 days since I last slept. My [...]

Top 5 Book Recommendations Before You Develop Cataracts

I was a late bloomer when it came to reading; my first serious bout with it began in my late teens. Sidney Sheldon, Sandra Brown, Victoria Holt, and Mary Higgins Clark were the leaders of the pack for me. After that, I slowly sprouted out toward other authors and genres. This past year has taken [...]