Glimmer: Motivation

A runner in a grand hall © Jason Goodger

"Motivation" It is a race With no one else I hate my pace I’m too slow I must go FASTER I push, my mind It realizes I can’t be kind My body Will comply “Yes, master” There is the line I see my goal I’m almost there Can’t quit now Shoulders low GO FASTER This… Continue reading Glimmer: Motivation

Shades of Memory

Once upon a bright Californian desert, I lived in fear of the sun. That fear might have been inspired by an incident with a seat buckle when I was a toddler. Back then, car seats exposed more metal than what's allowed today. I don't remember the incident but know I witnessed my sister burn on… Continue reading Shades of Memory

Self-Propellent to a Mile High Convention

a plane's wing with the sunlit sky in the background

Hello, This is a different type of post than I've written before. Below is an excerpt from my GoFundMe fundraiser [update: closed]. MileHiCon  is an annual literary speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy) event in Colorado. It's not a huge event like WorldCon (a literary event) or ComicCon (for comics, often focused on speculative fiction),… Continue reading Self-Propellent to a Mile High Convention

Water Cooler and Other Writing Forums

Empty seats in an industrial office setting

Does anyone else remember chats at the office water cooler? I was looking for images for this post and realized that mainstream corporate culture has changed so much that maybe people hovering in a corner at breaks for a chance to talk about personal issues with less of a risk of a disciplinary meeting is… Continue reading Water Cooler and Other Writing Forums

Glimmer: Voices Left Behind

Illustration of flowery symbols in a chickadee

"Voices Left Behind" Nonfiction by A.L. My father-in-law was told after a war injury that he would never walk again. He walks. My aunt was told that she died years ago. She lives. I have known people who believe that once broken, one is broken forever. Yet I heal. Don’t listen to the voices that… Continue reading Glimmer: Voices Left Behind