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It happened up near Pasco, Washington. My aunt calls from Burns to tell me. “Jinella, I got some sad news. Kyrin laid himself down on the railroad tracks up near Pasco and got hit. Far as the cops could tell, he had his music plugged in his ears, you know how the kids do…and his… … more >>>
I FINISH MY READING at a Southwestern Writers’ Conference. I have spoken about crippling pain from a hiking fall and seeing a dust cloud from the Gobi Desert turn the sun moon-silver over the Black Rock, and how a volcanic out-cropping seen against sunset can become figures from a Javanese shadow play. A woman in… … more >>>
I was worn out. I finished loading the groceries in the car. It was 7 p.m. – and there would be a ninety mile drive back home. I slammed down the hatch, stopped to catch my breath and looked east. A half moon had risen. A boneless scarecrow waved its arms, bowed and twisted. It… … more >>>
Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. -Allen Ginsberg, poet (3 Jun 1926-1997) Some of your stories are lit by the raw sun of a desert noon. Some ripple as April clouds can. Some of your stories are seen by the shifting light of the moon. Imagine under which moon light you would read… … more >>>
Go here. Akira Kurosawa’s teaching is for any writer. Consider how you feel as you tell yourself your have to write. Consider the few seconds before you put pen to paper or hands to keys. There is no right way to feel. Use the fishes as your prompt. deliberately write two dull paragraphs – hard to… … more >>>
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