After the Happily Ever After

I created this image in Canva after deciding to try my hand at competing in their fairy tale themed, #CanvaDesignChallenge. It seemed appropriate since I’ve been binge reading remixed fairy tales. This led me to consider what makes a good story? And why don’t we writers write more than an epilogue showing the happily-ever-after? The …

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Anticipation

Today my spirit is vacillating between anticipation and anxiety, as I wait on some of my writing being critiqued and an online writers’ retreat today. My mind racing to the what ifs while excited for the what’s nexts. So what’s the difference? Anticipation is founded on hopeful expectations, whereas anxiety stems from fear (often expressed …

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Bare-faced Honesty

He knows all about us. He knows we are made from dust.Psalm 103:14 (ERV) DustI am dustDon’t look at meDepression eats away at meHoles appearing in my facadeJoy disintegratingHope trampled by liesFilling every space in my mindPain seats itself comfortablyI can’t live here in this spaceIn this caveOccupied by bleaknessHis hand reaches outBefore I even …

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