the stage stands, cold and bare. tonight there are no decorations, no enraptured audience waiting for the performer who waits in the wings. she stands on tiptoe, eyes on the clock of her smartphone, patient and tentative. she's in jeans and a white t-shirt, as dressed down as she can make herself. this is supposed… Continue reading patience

horizon + blink

clouds hover over the horizon. blink and they're gone. they melt away soon.   there's a clatter of cars in the background, distant from this cold hilltop.   and in the foreground the sky looks close enough to touch, before night falls.

background noise

the radio plays in the kitchen, just slightly off the station now.   static rattles through the air, fills eardrums with white noise that means nothing.   a dial is turned and the station clears, back to loudly-coloured noise.

Day 4: A Quick Reflection

I know. I said I wasn't going to do so many of these, but I decided it's a necessary bit of slack I need to cut for the first week of the year. The way my brain feels right now is kind of like the weather outside my window: storm-tossed, a bit windy and going… Continue reading Day 4: A Quick Reflection

Over Coffee (54)

If we were having coffee, I'd be pondering various things. It's almost November, so I'm in the middle of November prep. I know, it used to be called NaNoPrep, but I've scheduled in a lot of work for the month, so it needed to be reclaimed. Writing work, I mean. So far I've managed to… Continue reading Over Coffee (54)

The Plotting Begins

I'm back. Last week (or was it the week before?) I spent a lot of time in the writing mode. I still don't quite know what happened but I produced five poems, two chapters of fanfiction (just for fun these days), at least one flash fiction... Oh, and I seem to have taken to plotting my… Continue reading The Plotting Begins

More Knitting Adventures

My brain is still wired to socks right now. I'm about 10 rows away from casting off the one I'm working on, and then I just have to seam it. I've just surfaced from the Word document I have open, wherein I'm adding ideas and certainly not writing down combinations to later begin designing socks.… Continue reading More Knitting Adventures