Publishing News!

I’m so excited to announce that my novella, The Light in the Cave, is now available on Amazon here! It’s been a journey learning all about self-publishing, but I am glad I took the leap and will finally publish this novella!

Here is the description:

Karisa Meyers has just taken a position working in a cave as a government contractor in order to be closer to her boyfriend, Fox Greene, a Staff Sergeant in the Army. She’s a little worried she won’t be able to pass the tests and keep her job. Fortunately, Cole Brooks, her sexy trainer is there to help. However, soon she will uncover the secrets of the cave and need to battle a biobot vampire, a quantum computer, and her own growing feelings for Cole.

The Light in the Cave blends the genres of Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, and Mystery while touching on metaphysical topics such as frequency, remote viewing, synchronicity, the power of the mind, and the gift of free will.

33% alien 33% vampire 33% quantum computer and 100% entertainment is found within this action-packed story!

This original novella was inspired from Tricia Sankey’s short story, The Reset, which received an Honorable Mention in the prestigious L.Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.

From the Afterword of my novella:

A few people have asked me about the inspiration for the cave setting in my novella. There was a time I did work as a contractor for the government, redacting immigration records inside a cave in Missouri. No, I didn’t encounter any aliens or vampires (that I can speak of) but I did spend plenty of time daydreaming, (during my breaks, of course) and perhaps my frequency increased while I spent so much time underground. I did and still do notice 11:11 and 1:11 quite often, but I just consider it a fun synchronicity.

I also appreciate the synchronicity of my novella releasing for pre-order on 2/22/2022!

Thanks to Ingrid at Experiments in Fiction for her help with cover design and publicity. For more information on how to be an EIF Affiliate Author click here!



Thanks for visiting! Stick around for some coffee and fun!

My writing has appeared online in  OneSentencePoems Paragraph Planet 50-Word Stories   Red Wolf Journal and MasticadoresUSA.

My micropoetry has been published in the following anthologies:

Poetryin13 Volume 3             Poetryin13 Volume 4: The Loss Sessions

The Anthropocene Hymnal
Read more about this anthology designed to raise awareness about climate change here. All proceeds go to WorldWildLife which aims to reduce the threats against nature and eco-systems around the world.

FromOneLine Vol.2. from Kobayaashi Studios. You can get the anthology here or on the publisher’s site here.

My short story, The Cave, made the ScreenCraft Quarterfinals in 2019 

I received an Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest for my short story, The Reset. Read the complete list of winners here

If you enjoy literary style writing, please check out the first issue of The Lindenwood Review where I worked as an Editorial Assistant while obtaining my MFA in Writing. Credits here.

My flash fiction was recently featured on Christian writer and filmmaker Mitch Teemley’s blog here

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Finally, my novella, The Light in the Cave, is now available on Kindle! It made the Amazon best sellers list in the category of Young Adult short reads on its first day released! 🥳


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Captivating #PowellGardens #haibun #dversepoets

On our drive to Powell Gardens this past weekend, we looked up into dark clouds and were a bit concerned. The chances for rain were pretty low when I purchased the non-refundable tickets, but Missouri weathermen can never be trusted.

I am not that girl who will stroll around in the rain while her mascara takes a hike! Fortunately, once we arrived it was only sprinkling. Still, I ducked my head while running into the conservatory for the butterfly exhibit! That’s when in awe, I looked up to a colorful blur of wings in the tropical conservatory display and native butterfly habitat! I shared a few pics on Twitter of #Powell Gardens

Soft grey sky
and bright butterflies –

Merril’s prompt for Haibun Monday at d’Verse is Looking Up.  Join us!

Strangling Silhouettes

Same old storyline, I saw myself fall for you.
You in every silly dream, a repeating
repeating tragedy, with slipping
slipping reality, I wonder who is cursing me
me sinking in a sea of soliloquy, strangling
strangling silhouettes.

Artwork by ArtStudio444 Buy the digital print here!

Written for dVerse Poet’s Pub where Grace challenges us to write a loop poem! I picked this variation:

One long stanza, no limit on number of lines, no rhyming scheme, the last word, first word scheme is maintained.

(My rhyme is not ordered, and I like it that way) 😆

Right kind of Wrong

He was the #right kind of wrong
and I lost the plot,
goodbye yellow brick road,
find the detour in a dastardly mash
of sugar plum carnage.

Coffee coffee buzzbuzzbuzz
keep it coming –

add the urban bourbon
of soft brown eyes

and change is brewing
*consume unfiltered*


nina dobrev couple GIF

Originally tweeted by Tricia (@triciasankey) on July 27, 2022.

Written for #dVerse #Poetics where I used the prompt ice-cream flavors: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Dastardly Mash, Sugar Plum, Coffee Coffee Buzzbuzzbuzz, Urban Bourbon and Change is Brewing!! 🍨

Sunday Thoughts

Drops of Light #dVerse #Poetics

– The way it spills from the veins of gods

With liquid eyes
we stir black holes

The milky way

          never saw us coming

the storm clouds stash
our sighs
                in light

cracking / sounds ⚡

then drip
                    drop 💧

the sky releases
our love
            in fractals

dividing land
we’re all the same

we’re drops

we’re oceans

                   we light the void.


Written for dVerse Poetics where Lisa asks us to write something inspired by fractals!

Tuesday Tweets!

A Premonition #dVerse #Quadrille

I brave a song
let the notes soothe
bruised sky

even though my
drink is bitter
and dry

Let’s celebrate
the dawn
before dusk

I predict the rays will
spill and sway

sweetening my cup
in just the right way

as ice melts

Photo by u0410u043bu0435u043au0441u0435u0439 u0412u0435u0447u0435u0440u0438u043d on Pexels.com

dVerse Poets Pub is back from summer break and we are celebrating 11 years of poetry at the pub!! Today Merril is hosting Quadrille Monday where we are asked to write a 44-word poem that includes the prompt word, “celebrate,” or some form of the word.


With eyes like diamonds, the angels appeared. I was a #foreigner in fields of gold. The wheat whispered secrets that left a funny residue.

It wasn't Kansas. I didn't imagine it, but maybe dreams took me there! I click my heels three times, but I'm not home.


Gladiator Russell Crowe GIF

Originally tweeted by Tricia (@triciasankey) on July 1, 2022.

Thursday Tweets!

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