The footfall of a spider in Ramona's room had not been light enough to escape the ear of that watching lover outside. Again Alessandro's tall figure arose from the floor, turning towards Ramona's window; and now the darkness was so far softened to dusk, that the outline of his form could be seen. Ramona felt … Continue reading Excerpt

How It Ends

I am not devastated. Season 8 of MI5 just ended. Nuclear war between India and Pakistan was averted. The team, however, did not come out unscathed. Something bad happened to one of the characters. This time last year, I would have been in tears. But I'm calm. I have discovered the way to peaceful acceptance … Continue reading How It Ends

Going Bananas

A while back, WordPress posted a video to explain why some blogs aren't successful. The video consisted of one word over and over: ME ME ME. Thinking back over my posts for the past year, I thought, Uh-oh. I've been working under the assumption that I should write what I know, which happens to be … Continue reading Going Bananas

The Formula

Should I or shouldn't I? Tell, that is. Experts advise against it. When you tell people you're writing a novel, they reply. "You still haven't finished that thing?" "Why is it taking so long?" "How much longer are you going to have to work on it?" "You need to just get busy and write it." … Continue reading The Formula

Gather Ye Rosebuds…

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time       Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to … Continue reading Gather Ye Rosebuds…