My Dead Garden

Summer ended almost a month ago, and this was a hard growing season. Winter hung on well into April, the frost lasting longer than it should have. Then it rained the entire month of June, August, and September. July gave us no rain and hot temperatures. The war on bugs was lost. They came in... Continue Reading →

Singer, Songwriter: Andrea Molina Dropping Her First Album This Year

I am pleased to announce my first feature article on a very special singer/songwriter friend of mine. I hope you enjoy!

Melisa Lewis

Singer, Songwriter: Andrea Molina Dropping Her First Album This Year

Feature Story by Melisa Lewis

Sitting at the local coffee shop with Andrea Molina, she told me one of her goals was to sing the National Anthem before a baseball game.  I asked her if a little league game would allow her to check this off her wish list and with a toothy grin, she said it would. In the time I had the pleasure of getting to know Molina, we discussed her dreams of becoming a singer, current business opportunities, her beautiful girls, and passions in life.

The first time Molina sang in front of an audience was at her South Carroll High School’s Senior Memory Night. The room was filled with her peers and their families, though notably absent were her own parents. Days before her performance, she gathered enough courage to admit to her parents that she…

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Published Authors Are Gods

My attention span waivers and I tend to project hop, sometimes never landing in the same spot again. I have brilliant ideas that I start to plot, only to find the path eventually goes cold, and I lose my scent of the trail. If you have ever published a book, even if only one person... Continue Reading →

Baltimore Zombie 004

Installment #4 of my infectious Baltimore series. Shelby cleans up and witnesses betrayal from inside the Rec Pier. New character April is introduced as someone not worried about what Jason thinks. I enjoyed writing the scene in which Shelby does some self-reflection. As a new writer adding depth to the MC has been a challenge. I am hoping to add more layers to Shelby in the upcoming sections. As well as some layers to other characters that make up her world.

Baltimore Zombies

Baltimore Zombie 004

Dirty Self-Reflection

Maybe this is a fresh start or maybe this is where I’m abused and used up until someone doesn’t need me anymore. Goddam my thinking process, nothing is clear. Flight or fight? Maybe I don’t have to do either. Standing in the hallway in front of Jason’s room, I notice a large glass window showing from the hallway in. Good sign; he doesn’t have much privacy if any passerby can look in.

“We have a shower, the water isn’t exactly hot, but it ain’t cold either. I’ll send someone up to find you new clothes and – um, burn these.” His hands gesture up and down me. Okay, I’m filthy; we’ve already established this. Maybe my eye roll was out of line. He leans in sneering, “Do you know how fucking lucky you are? We met with over 50 people before you. You are the…

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