"Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous." ~Anais Nin

29 April 2016


There will be no Fiction Friday this month.  Everything I've written is utter crap, and I don't have time for rewrites now.  I procrastinated too long.  I'm expecting next month's story to be better.  Mostly because I'm working on getting my writing schedule down, and I WILL stick to it.

That is all.

27 April 2016

Poetry Wednesday #39


My body is a storybook
You can read if you know how.
Every line and scar and stretch mark
Tells the tale from then to now:
From birth to adolescence
Thru my teen years and beyond—
From my first step to my last kiss,
Every friendship and blood bond.
If you could see inside my insides
You'd find chapters written there.
The poetry of bones and blood
Flows through my skin and hair.
My flesh records the story
Of my life from age to age,
You can read it if you'd like
You just need to turn the page.

20 April 2016

Poetry Wednesday #38

via Wikimedia Commons


I saw the sunrise from the wrong angle
Sinking into my pillow as the birds heralded dawn
Now my day is all askew
Everything is new
Everything is new

13 April 2016

Poetry Wednesday #37

Woman, 2 of many

She wrapped herself in other people's words,
Contorted to fit their expectations.
She was no creature with spine and bones,
And had no armor for protection.
Instead she constantly transformed,
Hoping to stay ahead of the criticisms
That inevitably found her.
She lost herself to the tangled mess
Of unreachable perfection.
Until the only honest thing she owned,
Buried deep within her belly,
Was a growing ball of fear and hate
Made from the anger that she swallowed.
It clanged around her insides while she ran.

06 April 2016

Poetry Wednesday #36

I've decided to start asking for donations to support my writing, mostly because it's been 3 years since I got my Master's degree and I still haven't found a full time job.  I can't support myself, sad as that may be, and I would really prefer to spend my time writing rather than applying for jobs that I keep not getting.  To that end, I set up both a Patreon account for monthly donations and a PayPal account for one time donations.  Both are linked here and in the sidebar.  Thanks! ~Amber

"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.  It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." ~ Carl Jung

I suffer from depression and have a thing or two to say to those who tell me to "Think positively"

Positive thinking doesn't help
When you can't think positively,
It leaves you feeling oh so lost
And worries about what may be.

Positive thinking doesn't help
When your mind is one big knot,
Thoughts twist back upon themselves
And you accept your lot.

Positive thinking doesn't help
When the hope inside you dies,
And you look back at your once-dreams
And see them all as lies.

Positive thinking doesn't help
When all you feel is pain,
It just wounds you in your soul
When you hear that advice again.