Update!

Hi everyone! I’m so sorry but I seem to be having issues posting on my computer so I haven’t been able to do any writing prompts, etc. So, I’m typing this on my phone.

As I’m sure you all know, the world is being stricken with a pandemic and “stay at home” orders are becoming more common every day. My employer actually has employed a skeleton crew for the next couple weeks as a way to increase social distancing. So, all of next week, I will be at home. Hopefully this will give me more time to focus on my daughter on the days she is with me, and also my writing. I’m trying to put the finishing touches on Preservation to come out sooner rather than later. All of this extra time may allow me to post a few writing prompts on here as well!

To everyone who reads this, know that my thoughts and healing energy is with you. We can overcome this. All we need is to count our blessings and be thankful for all we do have. Stay well and stay writing! ☮️😊

A Poetry Prompt

Good Morning Everyone!

I’m waiting for my Beta Readers to get back with their comments about Book 2! I need to get working on a synopsis and book cover design, but that’s about it. I may do one more edit prior to publication. But, as always, I will keep everyone updated!

Until then, I’ve come across a very short, but powerful writing prompt. Here we go!

We will never be those children again.

A gun in hand. A trembling finger,

Truly too afraid to pull the trigger.

Hiding in ruins and sleeping in tents,

Dreams crying out in a silent lament.

Moon and sun both burn so bright,

Awaiting the moving shadows in the night.

They come with fire and they bring death,

Waves of men, coming like an eternal breath.

Cries of children like mourning birds,

Their cries through the world, remain unheard.

But we go on, forever more.

This is who we are, the product of war.

The House of Storm and Stars

It sat atop a hill. Perched. Looming over the town with an ominous energy. Tales told of a young woman bearing a fog that remained each day. But she found beauty in the turmoil, speaking spells and brewing potions for the town. At first, they rejected her ways and shunned her wares, but she assured them that she was made of earth and wished to connect the humans with their roots once again.

“I have grown fond of all things green,” she would say. “We have broken our connection with the Spirit of all that lives. I once traveled across the continent, healing others with the very earth at their feet. But I have decided to settle here and allow those who seek healing find me.”

Perhaps it was her soft voice or her small figure, but the town gradually grew to like the young witch. By summer, she told them her name. “Camellia, like the flower.” Suddenly, Camellia flowers began to bloom in the quiet little town.

From far and wide, people came to Camellia for healing and peace. She not only mended their physical wounds, but their spiritual wounds as well. Whomever her magic touched, flowers would bloom. Each night, she would return to her home and more of the fog would drift away. The twilight would be clear above, twinkling with other universes. On full moon nights, you could see her on the highest balcony, staring up at the sky.

Throughout the years, many tried to win Camellia’s heart. But each time, she politely refused. “My heart belongs to the Earth. I cannot do the work I do if I were to give my heart to you.” To those who were close to her healing knew that with each rejection, she was strengthening herself and her craft.

Although her face stayed young with each passing year, her wisdom grew. The townspeople protected her and understood that she was not of this world. She was a gift. If anyone wronged her, they would stand at her side… but she never needed them to fight for her.

“Nature creates beauty,” she explained. “But sometimes beauty can be deadly when trifled with.” A handful of patrons would ever test Camellia’s kindness, only to end up on the bad end of a curse.

Soon, the witch decided to train others in her craft. Those who were willing to give themselves to nature began to train with Camellia in the town. When they had been anointed in the ancient art, they could decide to remain in the town or spread magic elsewhere. In mere years, over fifty people of all ages became one with the earth, just as Camellia had.

Decades passed and more flowers spread past the town’s borders. The fog at the house on the hill had completely vanished and Camellia was joyful. But one day, she did not come down from her home. The townspeople became worried as a dark cloud formed over the shack, bringing cascading rain and booming thunder.

But no one had ever ventured to her home and they were afraid. Some thought that she had perished and the earth was upset. Others feared that she had become evil. Three women braved the trek up to the gates and attempted to peer inside. Nothing. The candles had been extinguished and it did not appear that anyone was home. One of Camellia’s disciples took the initiative to open the door, the other two following close behind her.

The floor seemed vacant. A thin blanket of dust laid upon it. The women hesitantly spread out and searched the home. It was in her room that they found it. A letter. Scrawled in black ink and addressed to the town.

My time is over. Thank you for accepting me. Think of my tears when the rain falls. Think of my voice when the wind blows. Think of my eyes when the stars twinkle. But think of my legacy. It is in your hands now. I go back to nature to watch over you. Until next time. Camellia.

The town adopted the name of Camellia for the woman who showed them how beautiful nature could be. Those she had trained continued her work and trained others. Today; psychics, empaths, and healers are descendants of that woman. Trust in yourself, and trust in your gift.

Coming off a Hiatus

Good Day All!

Quick update. I’m reading through Preservation one final time before sending it to the beta readers. So I’m one step closer to finalizing it prior to publication! This year has been a year of change for me. I have tried to spend some of it enjoying myself, but have had a tumultuous year nonetheless. My goal was to have Book 2 published by Christmas, but unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen. I will do my best to expedite the final changes and get it out ASAP!

I’m so sorry I haven’t been as active as I would like. Life gets busy, especially towards the end of the year! I’ll do my best to at least keep everyone updated 🙂 Thank you for all the support!

Quick Update from My Absence

Hi everyone! My deepest apologies for being so distant on here lately. I’ve been working on finishing Preservation‘s final edits, working on the Writing Class I plan to eventually roll out, and adjust to a new position at my full-time job. I’m planning on, hopefully, setting some time aside this weekend to write from a prompt or two for everyone here! My posts will be more sporadic until the New Year, but I will do my best to stay up on posting something!

I need to de-stress somehow! 🙂 I miss all of my followers and look forward to getting back into the swing of things after the holidays.