The whisper of the stream

In the forest is a stream that carries all my fears away. The water grips my open hand with promises of yesterday. The promise of a time before the world became a lonely place, to days I stood on muddy banks and had eternity to play. The water takes my pain downstream, immune to all the hurt I’ve seen. Patiently the stream collects, and filters out my past obscene. In times of grief and times guilt, the gentle flow is of a dream. The symbiotic link we share is torture, for a… Read More

oops, I did it again

It has recently been gnawing at my brain like a slow, but increasingly painful memory. I have not written anything down in months. Not that I haven’t thought about…oh my how I have thought about it. But it seems that every time I get just a little bit excited about something, a switch flips in my head and I suddenly and inexplicably have zero interest in it. And I am talking about things that I love. Not chores, work, or social commitments, but things that I enjoy doing. I was just having… Read More

Two truths and a…truth.

    Anyone who tells you that succeeding in life is easy is either selling something or has set the bar for success so incredibly low that anyone with a pulse has better than a punchers chance at achieving it. While it’s true that success looks drastically different for everyone, there are some general guidelines that we use as a society to gauge it. Not all these ground rules will or should apply to you individually, and so it is important that you set your own standards for success. Below, I would like… Read More

The issue of our hearts

Lately I have been noticing something. And while this thing that I’ve noticed is not new, I definitely failed to make the connection until just recently. What I’m referring to is the state of our society, and how it relates to the conditions of our hearts.   Let me be clear, I don’t believe that what I am about to say is a magic cure-all. I simply want to expand the conversation on the issues plaguing our society today. I want to expand the conversation because I have noticed that almost no… Read More

Arise my sleeping heart

  For far too long my heart has wept. In endless depths my soul has slept. The time has come for me to breathe. The fresh air welcome, turned to the breeze. I took the bait and sealed my spirit, letting only darkness in. The struggles of a starving artist, oh where, my love, do I begin? Entice me with the sound of silence, deaden all my senses through. I clutch the last remaining straw, then turn the page and start anew. I first realized I loved writing, I believe, when I was… Read More

When the sun just doesn’t shine

Lately I have found myself searching for motivation. I have always been on the spectrum of procrastination, but over the last few years I have gradually shuffled further down the gradient. I blame myself…clearly, but I don’t think the situation is as black and white as some people make it out to be. Through nature, and nurture, each person develops an individual personality. For people who do not procrastinate, it’s easy to look on and say “Hey, I get up every day without an alarm and spend the first hour of my… Read More

A letter to the reader

Prompt: Write a letter to the reader of a novel you haven’t written yet. To whom it may concern, The novel you are about to read is the culmination of years of blood, sweat, and tears. And while I don’t expect you to hold it in the same regard as I do, I would ask that you approach each sentence, and each paragraph with the openness and excitement of a child. This novel is going to test your deepest held beliefs, and this is not by accident. Though the story is set… Read More

To new beginnings

I would like to send a warm welcome to anyone reading this blog post. As this is my first of many posts as part of a new endeavor, I would like to ask for patience and understanding from the readers. I have always had a passion for writing, and this is my first attempt, in earnest, to do anything with that passion. Throughout the coming weeks and months, I will continue to hone my skills, and put out a product with more direction and purpose. My hope (confident expectation) for this site… Read More