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!

Please also visit the following literary journals and anthologies where my work is published:

 OneSentencePoems Paragraph Planet 50-Word Stories   Red Wolf Journal and MasticadoresUSA.

My micropoetry has been published in the following print anthologies:

Poetryin13 Volume 3             Poetryin13 Volume 4: The Loss Sessions

The Anthropocene Hymnal

Wounds I Healed

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

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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Sunday Stories

#NatureSpeaks: 30 Poems in 30 Days – Day 2: Something Stuck, by Tricia Sankey — Develop. Inspire. Transform.

I fall from white skiesand curse cold air it’s snowing I feel the heatas you rise with eyesice-bright (you make no sound) does it captivate God to watchus both spin around? I splash into wavesbut your warm aroma still clings I climb up tall treesand sit with butterflies (they surround) we weave our ownhappy endings […]

#NatureSpeaks: 30 Poems in 30 Days – Day 2: Something Stuck, by Tricia Sankey — Develop. Inspire. Transform.

A lover’s touch

On the wall
by the stairs
he punches
his fingers
into the fake

he gently
tap, tap, taps
above her head

before he
slides his palm
just so

her skull

he smiles

as if all her

were of him

#FromOneLine 227

Image: Le Reve


Originally tweeted by Tricia (@triciasankey) on September 19, 2022.

Shared with d’Verse Poets Pub for Quadrille Monday, where De Jackson invites us to write a 44-word poem with the prompt word: punch.

God’s Grace

My #saviour rode in on a donkey
He wasn’t what they expected
He said sell your possessions
and give to the poor
and have faith
like a child

He shared golden rules
without glamour
and glitz

and now we have
God’s grace.


God My Grace GIF

Originally tweeted by Tricia (@triciasankey) on September 18, 2022.

Tuesday at Ten

Finally, it stopped,
time ticked out,
on Tuesday #night.

Now, I dream
in #pale

that I'm a lost cat
traversing clouds

never asking for directions,

just purring
soft stanzas
of stars 💫

#WriteMap 087
#FromOneLine 224


Originally tweeted by Tricia (@triciasankey) on September 13, 2022.


A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Tricia Sankey

Honored to be featured here!

Fevers of the Mind

Q1: When did you start writing and whom influenced you most now and currently?

Tricia: As a child I loved reading Shel Silverstein’s poetry books. I enjoyed the fun wordplay and began to compose my own poems.

It was all about rhyming fun back then, but now, I am intrigued by more spiritual poems and lean toward freestyle verse. I’m a big fan of Rumi and enjoy the transcendental poets like Emerson and Wordsworth. Of course, the WordPress Twitter writing community has influenced me as well. I enjoy reading great poetry and flash fiction online and growing through my interactions with other writers!

Q2: Any pivotal moment when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

Tricia: It seems like I always knew. I remember I kept a diary as a young child and remember how therapeutic it was to write my thoughts down on paper. There is something about…

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Thrilled to have my poem featured in the Mixtape Murders Podcast!!

This is the 6th episode, if you’d like to hear them all, click HERE!

My poem below is recited inside Kira Clarke’s original song featured at the end. If you’d like to have a poem included in a future podcast, just reach out to him on Twitter for further info @kira_clarke.

I remember your smile as we pranced through
midnight sky and danced the milky way

as constellations circled
and our senses began to fray

We became one you and I
in a sea of bright eyes
until we sank

breathless tangled up
in silk skies

The genre of music in the podcasts varies, this episode features an 80’s style ballad, “Sea and Sky.”

Soft Surrender

There was a
spinning sun
inside your eyes

and in soft surrender
I dived –

you traced bright orbs
across my skin

in rolling, cloudless,
sheets of sky

in panoramic bliss
we soared up high

then collapsed
in waves
u n d o n e

#WriteMap 084

smoke sunset GIF by Living Stills

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

Shared with dVerse Poets Pub where Linda hosts Open Link Night. Come join us!

#ebook #authors Beware of copyright infringement on #Soundcloud

So, this just happened…

Robbed GIF

Originally tweeted by Tricia (@triciasankey) on August 31, 2022.

It seems this woman Lavonda L. Powell is illegally making PDF’s of ebooks from Kindle and advertising them on Soundcloud for free if they sign up to her email list. I didn’t click all the way through but looks like some kind of subscription service. I have never heard of this before!! I was just searching my name on Soundcloud and it came up! I reported the copyright infringement to Soundcloud and will see what happens next. Very frustrating for any author to see this. 😡


I just checked back on SoundCloud and don’t see it there anymore! So, either SoundCloud removed the account after I reported it (no message from them) or she saw my comments saying I was onto her, and she removed the account. At least my good name and book are no longer associated with such a scam anymore!

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