Mental Illness in Fiction

As I inchmeal along in my WiP, I feel a compelling allurement to the general theme of my story, namely how mental illness affects a person’s life. It may seem simple at first. Reality gets distorted. That answers the what, but how about the how, why, and when? We may know people who battle these …

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She Endured

This is one of my own creations for this week’s exercise. I’m trying to show emotions without it standing out. Also, I’m trying to show inner strength and composure. § She could hear him in the bedroom opening and closing drawers. It was a familiar sound. One the woman heard every day. Yet today, it …

Never Meant to Be

This is in response to a writing prompt from Today’s Author. This blog offers helpful advice and writing prompts to writers of all levels. They had a spectacular evening. The food was superb at the country inn fifteen miles out of the city. He was dressed right for the rendezvous; he was sure of it. …

Dumps and Holes

Do you know what the difference is between a dump and a hole? The former builds an ugly mountain of debris, while the latter makes a deep dark crevasse in the ground. Neither are pleasant. These days I’m feeling down in the dumps. The cliché is confusing, isn’t it? I mean, how can I be …