Ocean Ghazal He came spiraling back up the stairs, all four flights, two at a time Dark coat flying, dark eyes searching, something more to tell her, that last time. At night by the ocean, salt spray and laughter and a dive in dark water. Kisses, soft, then silence and her body, alive with longing. … Continue reading Ghazal*

Two picture book writing workshops offered next month!

PICTURE BOOK WRITING WORKSHOPS Any picture book writers feeling isolated out there? I’m offering back to back one-day picture book manuscript workshops next month. We’ll talk about the fascinating/fiendish (take your pick) specific challenges of writing these fabulous little books, including the essential elements of picture book writing: characters, story arc, language, beginnings and endings, … Continue reading Two picture book writing workshops offered next month!

Longing for the Dance

Longing for the Dance What were you faithful to, back then, alone long nights when those in other rooms slept on? You’d look out at the stars, those nights you spun a world of other places, all undone from your small self, so still in the small bed that you were faithful to, back then, … Continue reading Longing for the Dance