//A fly buzzes in the corner of the room where the bookshelf leans too far to the right. The window peeks out from behind, eager to grab my attention. The too warm study grips my legs at the ankles. It’s time to stay awhile. With a gnashing of the pen and complacency of the paper,… Continue reading The Highest Form of Art Communicates with God
I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is PARK. It is also Day 21 of #write31days with Christina Hubbard at Creative and Free. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes (//) indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //”Whatever you do, don’t hit anybody.” Uncle Marty’s nonchalant way… Continue reading #FiveMinuteFriday: Park
A trickle of light flows in and catches on my clothes. I pinch the light between my fingers, but grab only the cotton fray in my sweater. The speck of light continues to saturate. The paper clip I used to scrape my wrist lies next to me – I imagine it has absorbed the fear,… Continue reading A Former Cutter’s Devotion
//It would be easier to tune out from the world. I’m always tempted. Social media is flooded with hateful rhetoric. I dare say, absent of productive and forward-thinking conversations. We tune out and focus on what’s to come from the end times. And there we sit, ear to the door, awaiting chariots of fire or trumpets… Continue reading Waiting Makes Us Lazy Christians
I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is TEST. It is also Day 7 of #write31days with Christina Hubbard at Creative and Free. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes (//) indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! Lately, I don’t feel like myself. I’m being open and… Continue reading #FiveMinuteFriday: Test
Friends, Thanks for stopping by today. Do you have your soy chai tea latte ready to go? I do. Come on over and visit me at The Mudroom Blog. After the Texas Teen Book Festival announced their author line up for 2016, Michael Sedano and Sarah Rafael García put out a call for poets, writers,… Continue reading Jesus Speaks for the Marginalized – Inclusion of Latinx Writers at the Texas Teen Book Festival, 2016
//There our clothes hang like papel picado (perforated paper), across the clothesline, in our backyard. The sun grips the fabric desperate to start a fire. My clothes hang upside down like Junie’s attempts to hustle our attention. His face is drained of blood and filled with purple tinges – an asthmatic who is tempting fate. “Stop that,… Continue reading Have You Been Hung to Dry?