"Why should we be nice?"His daughter askedAs the evening news playedYet another story of violence,Of dissent, of anything but "nice." He didn't know how to respond.Why should we be nice?If everyone else was going to fight,Or demean, or argue…Then why should we be nice? She was waiting for an answer.He didn't have one.If everyone else--He… Continue reading Why Should We Be Nice?
I've had another week where there wasn't much time for any sort of writing--even very short stories. So I thought I'd take another moment to write about some of stories that have most inspired me. This time: Favorite series. I'm only going to include series I've actually finished, so the list is pretty short. My… Continue reading Looking Back on Series that Shaped Me
Not much to report. Summer Reading forges on. Writing comes and goes.
Copyright Sarah Davidson 2021 At first, I didn't want to use this photo: You can see the edge of the car window and a bit of glare reflecting from the glass. But then I thought: Why not share it? Yes it was clearly taken from a car while passing, but doesn't that just prove that… Continue reading Who Needs Perfection?
If I could see Sorry for what he is--If I could unmask his delicate ruse--Would I discover his loving caress?Or fragile bones too feeble to use?Does Sorry convey the deepest regret,Dressed as a mourner in funeral dance?Is Sorry sweet honey for aching distressWho whispers at every possible chance?Is Sorry a lover? Is he a sham?He’s… Continue reading “Sorry”
I've not had much time this week for writing, so instead of a story (even a short one), I thought I'd share some quotes on writing that either: (A) Inspired me to be a writer myself, or (B) Have helped me figure out what kind of writer I want to be. “If you want to… Continue reading Words of Advice
It's a cliché, but it's true. Summer Reading is still going. My momentum with the NaNoWriMo project hasn't run dry yet. It's summertime and the sun is shining. I can't complain. Life is good. And I can't say enough how very, very thankful I am for that. After 2020 and the pandemic, I hope all… Continue reading No News is Good News
Copyright Sarah Davidosn 2021 The famous yellow springs for which the town in Ohio is named. Once believed to have healing properties. And maybe it does... I'm not one to discount the power of nature. But maybe the healing came from the trek to find it. Even now it's located well into a long hike.… Continue reading The Power of a Walk in the Woods
Why are crows always drawn to shiny things? He asks himself as he watches her, Knowing that she will never see him. She is light and laughter; She is destined to shine in the sun, To claim her place in the daylight. He is not. He is darkness and heavy metal And poems written in… Continue reading The Crow and the Sun
Like I've said during my Friday posts: I've been busy at work planning for Summer Reading. What does that mean? It means I don't have a lot of time to write--at least, not write chapters in my current stories that I think are up to the quality they should be. And yet it is story… Continue reading 200 and Counting