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"Guillinkambi" in Athena from Dastaan World

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A few of my writings were published during my post-surgery time when I was struggling to keep up with anything past knee and life! This is one of those. 
The Athena Anthology from Dastaan World is a mythology collection with authors from all around the world. My short story "Guillinkambi" was accepted to be part of it. The anthology is available for purchase on Amazon! Just click here to go and buy a digital or print copy!

Two Poems on Impspired, another at Spillwords, and a return to almost-normal!

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I tore my ACL at the end of February, right before the world got twisted up in how it worked. It halted almost all of my writing and sidelined me for a while. I don't even have a great story to tell about how I tore my ACL. I took a stair that I knew I shouldn't (it was a high step, like twice or three times the height of a normal stair) stumbled, and the rest is a blur of pain and embarrassment!
But I'm post-surgery, healing, and moving forward literally and figuratively! 
To that end, I began to slowly start submitting poetry to various places. 
Impspired was kind enough to publish two of my poems, "When You Try to Be An Island," and "My Sister is a Bitch" on their digital platform, and both will be in their 5th print issue. You can read them here.
Spillwords has published "The Value of A Hat" this morning. You can read it here. 
I hope you enjoy all of them. It's good to get back to semi-normal.

Lost Things, Spillwords

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I have many kids and am already disadvantaged by a scattered personality, so we lose things in my house a lot.

And each time I see red.

Which is why that translated into a poem that I wrote.

Spillwords has published that poem here. Hopefully, it's an easy one to relate to.
You can vote for these, so if you enjoy this poem, consider clicking 5 stars! I would appreciate it.

"The Bridge," World of Myth

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Some stories you write once and fiddle with forever. Shifting commas, adding a sentence, deleting that sentence, and finally shaking your head and submitting it somewhere.

"The Bridge" was one of those. It was a story written in a rush and edited slowly. There are some pretty science fiction elements in it, but the heart of the story is the main character finding the seed of what's really important to them in the moment of final analysis. It was a story instigated by a discussion with my husband about story ideas. As many of those stories go, it's much darker than the ones I come up with all on my own!

It's been published by "The World of Myth" magazine. You can read it (for free) here. I hope you enjoy it.

First Publication of the Year! Bear Witness, Paradox

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This is my first published story of 2020. Last year my goal was to be published every month. We'll see what 2020 brings.
Here's to good things!

This is a mystery anthology and Clarendon House has published my story "Bear Witness," within it. Enjoy! I'd love to hear your opinion, it's a shorter story and one that I had to step outside of my comfort zone to write.


3 Drabbles, Apocalypse

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I'm always happy to work with Black Hare Press. They publish beautiful microfiction anthologies, and I'm always proud to be a part of them. My latest is 3 apocalyptic drabbles, The Farmer, The Wall, and A Sunrise Moment are all part of their Apocalypse Anthology. They are available now on Amazon!

I thought the dark apocalyptic nature was a challenge to write, but I enjoyed doing so anyway. I love stretching my experiences! On a side note, you are not supposed to judge books by their covers, but that doesn't mean you can't admire a good cover. Black Hare Press always has the best covers. They are so awesome.

Five Poems in the "Rejected" Anthology

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I'm really excited to share this publication. Not only do I have five poems inside this anthology, and not only is it one with multiple genres (which I think is a treat for people purchasing it, there are so many different things to discover!), but it's a charity anthology.

The editor, Erin Crocker, reached out to small charities for animals (where donations can go very far no matter how much you give) and found the Spay and Neuter Coalition in Georgia. So, they will be getting a donation from the proceeds of this book. It's a fantastic cause, and I adore targeting small organizations that do good things!

I hope you consider buying this anthology and enjoy my poems, Bars, Bursting, Hide, To the Drifting Snow, Because the Thimble Spun. The ebook is currently available for 1.99. If you'd rather, the paperback will be available soon!