Always the Last to Know

A repost for National Poetry Month. I wanted to look into something original, interesting that I could share about poetry. In my quest to find a fun-fact tidbit, I learned some facts about a childhood movie, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Of course, I’m talking about the chocolate factory with Gene Wilder from 1971. [...]

A Lonely Bud

I wrote this short story several years back. It is based on the below picture. A heavy spring of thunderclaps and downpour filled and stirred the white foam until it spit out onto the earth. The hungry water summoned me to keep it company. Battered ‘Do not enter’ signs dangled from rusted chains. I climbed [...]

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 [...]