Summary After a home break-in leaves her shaken, young journalist Laura "Lo" Blacklock decides to bounce back by pursuing the assignment of a lifetime: a week-long excursion aboard the Aurora, a luxury cruise ship owned by billionaire Richard Bulmer. Lo quickly gets swept up in the grandeur of both the ship and its colorful passengers. … Continue reading The Woman in Cabin 10 – Book Review
Facing the Wolves
Watch me...drown in my own light,Watch me...darken my own skiesWatch me...lose touch of what is realWatch me...drown in this feeling- Ellena Soule, "Wolves" Sometimes I darken my own skies. I stumble and fall out of line. The days that are hardest for me are those in which I feel so very profoundly and wonder what's wrong with me. Pages in … Continue reading Facing the Wolves
Reading: More Happy Than Not, by Adam Silvera
Happy holidays! Tonight I'm enjoying the latest book I picked up during the hustle of this Christmas break: More Happy Than Not, by Adam Silvera. It's my first foray into Silvera's works, which was bound to happen, given that I've been following him on Instagram for a couple of years now. While I'm no published … Continue reading Reading: More Happy Than Not, by Adam Silvera
Aural Autumn (Finale) – Fast Car, by Tracy Chapman
Sometimes you just have to let the music speak for itself. https://youtu.be/AIOAlaACuv4 To those following my blog through its many highs and lows, I appreciate you so very deeply. May your music and prose carry you up and onward into a new year, one full of growth, hope, and resiliency. Peace.
Aural Autumn: Smile, by Delectatio
Smile. When I first started posting Sounds of Summer and Aural Autumn, I had so many moments where I doubted myself. 'This is dumb,' I thought, 'nobody is interested in exploring music as it relates to creative writing.' I faltered and almost gave up. It seemed next to impossible to convey how much the right … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Smile, by Delectatio
Writing to Our Fears
Are you strong enough to write to your own fears? If so how do you know? The answer often lies in the very first few words you write in your story. I’m not afraid to die. Not by losing myself in my hatred for my ex-boyfriend. Not by the sonic waves of the Swarm that … Continue reading Writing to Our Fears
While away from my blog, I feel absent, detached from my writing. Yet I'm also closer to those I love. It's an otherworldly trade-off, isn't it? https://soundcloud.com/ohthatkazuki/hope Writing lifts me up closer to the stars. It affirms the peace in me. May you find a similar peace within yourself. Breathe. Come alive. We're all floating in … Continue reading Hope
Things of Beauty Burn
In writing, we discover that things of beauty burn. Tonight, I'm inspired by Hammock yet again. Their song "Things of Beauty Burn" has inspired me to reflect on what it means to write about loss. Every great story has equal parts success and defeat, bitterness and hope. For this reason, I write to embrace what … Continue reading Things of Beauty Burn
My Work was Accepted for Publication!
This is my success story, and I hope it'll be yours one day, too. Back in April of this year, I was contacted by a representative of Z Publishing House. She had come across my blog and expressed interest in receiving a submission of my writing for their fall publication, titled Texas's Emerging Writers: An … Continue reading My Work was Accepted for Publication!
The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 7: To Argyle (Part 1)
Hello and good evening, ladies and peeps! If you would like to learn more about my new post-apocalyptic horror novel, The Swarm and the Flyer, I have another excerpt for you from my current WIP. But hold on a sec. This isn't just a one-man show. Do I want more publicity and support for my … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 7: To Argyle (Part 1)
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