Tag Archive | trauma


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “But No Cigar.” Tell about a time things came this close to working out . . . but didn’t. Would you like the chance to try again, or are you happy with how things eventually worked out? It’s that moment when you come across an art piece and wonder […]

Flash Fiction Challenge: Serving “Justice”

In response to PJ’s photo prompted Flash Fiction challenge (75 – 175 words). Special thanks to Dawn M. Miller for the photo.

Pic ‘n’ Post: Never Knew I Could Feel Like This

Pic ‘n’ Post: Never Knew I Could Feel Like This

In Response to Curtis Bausse’s Pic’n’Post Challenge Also in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fight or Flight.” Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding, belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline? Was it justified? How did you respond? Rules (what to include in the Pic ‘n’ Post challenge): — A photograph you’ve taken — A […]

To an Angel: Gone Too Soon

On pink sheets He laid her to rest She turned blue Before the medics Could assess She was gone

Readers See Right Through You

Admit it. The only reason interesting things happen to your main character is because they’re the main character. Don’t tell me that’s not true. It’s not healthy to lie, especially to yourself. Fine, fine. If you insist, I’ll listen to your elaborate reasons as to why your MC is the chosen one. You might just […]

Creating Villains: Inspired by Betrayal and Molestation

They’re a villain to me, not to everyone, and probably not in their own points-of-view Some secrets are fun and innocent. Others kill (literally and figuratively). I explore secrets, lies, and other villainous acts in my completed psychological suspense. How these things create a distance between individuals and within ourselves. How they traumatize. How they […]