Missing

Here’s a flash fiction piece I wrote a while ago where I was simply just trying to make more of an effort to write from a woman’s perspective. The overwhelming majority of my stories are centered around male characters, so every once in a while, I try to break that habit. Hopefully you all enjoy!…

Declaration

I have another poetry submission for you all today. Debbie Whittam reached out to me a little while ago with a poem about bullying and I instantly jumped on it because I knew how prevalent an issue bullying is and that calling out bullies needed to be encouraged. When I read the first draft, I…

Corn Moon

Ana Daksina has become a regular on this blog, and I couldn’t be more thankful. She submitted this poem the other day, and as usual, I was amazed by how long it was and how easily I managed to get lost in the language. If this is your first time reading Ana’s work, get your…

Manhattan

Today, considering it’s World Poetry Day (I hope all of you are celebrating by reading and writing your own poetry!), I’m going to post something I recently wrote up about New York City. I was inspired by a view of the city I managed to get while looking for parking before work. Fresh Meadows and…

Parking

Anyone who lives in Queens and Brooklyn, or visits New York City on a regular basis knows how bad parking is, regardless of the neighborhood you’re in. I work in Fresh Meadows, right on the border of Jamaica Estates. Parking, for the most part, is pretty good, and there’s lots of residential areas where no…

The Food

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I want to post something today that’s food related because I really can’t get corned beef, potatoes, and soda bread off my mind. What’s funny about this holiday is that the Irish don’t even celebrate with these foods — but what do they know! I’ll also be giving you guys…

Small Dogs

I hate small dogs. Most of them are ugly, they get spoiled by their owners, and they have terrible attitudes as a result. I hate people that have all of these characteristics, too. I’m not going to limit my hatred to humans. There are some small dogs I know and knew personally who are and…

Tomorrow

I was going to write this yesterday, but figured I could just do it tomorrow. This will be funnier in a minute — especially since today is National Napping Day, a day of procrastination. Tomorrow I’ll do it tomorrow, I said So I can sleep an extra Hour before work. I’ll try again Tomorrow, I…

In Order

I wrote this at work, overhearing a conversation I probably shouldn’t have been listening to, and immediately thought this has to be written down. I was hoping it would help me understand what was actually said, but it didn’t. I still can’t see this as a good thing. In Order There was a brief pause. She…

Oil Slick

When I first started to write this poem, I wanted the piece to sound poetic before actually deciding it was, in fact, a poem. I wrote this in my journal, which is small and doesn’t leave a lot of room for those who have big handwriting like myself. I noticed that the words I had…