Villanelle # 9

In January, I will explore the style of the Villanelle. This form of poetry has a lot of rules. I am normally a rule-breaker, so I take up the challenge of pirouetting across this restrictive dance floor with a degree of trepidation. Villanelle # 9 I will call Waiting Down the Road. My first loveContinue reading “Villanelle # 9”

A Christmas Ghost Story

This post is part one of a short work of fiction called A Christmas Ghost Story. A college history professor moves his family into an old Victorian house. He fails to research the home’s dark past.   History of the house leading to A Christmas Ghost Story Mysterious events started to happen not long afterContinue reading “A Christmas Ghost Story”

Pleiades X is for Xenia

In November, I plan to write a series of Pleiades. What are the Pleiades, you might ask? It is a poem with a one-word title and seven stanzas. Each of the stanzas has to begin with the same letter as the one-word title. It is not required for the Pleiades to rhyme. I tried myContinue reading “Pleiades X is for Xenia”

I Don’t Listen to Modern Music

I don’t listen to modern music anymore. These days, when I’m in the car or on the bike, the radio is tuned in to one of the Pandora stations I created for myself. My tastes run toward the blues, alternative country, and 1960s and early 70s rock -n- roll instead of the hip hop stuffContinue reading “I Don’t Listen to Modern Music”