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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!

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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 volume 38 quarter 1. 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

Need an editor click here 

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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“The Blue Yellow Tree” for dVerse Poetics

“The Blue Yellow Tree” by Vika Muse
She writes: Escaping into the fantasy world helps to overcome the feeling of permanent anxiety caused by the war.

I make my way
through painted forests
and follow the path

of the rising light,
as it twists and turns
behind tremulous trees,

I fall to my knees

and examine
old ground

still teeming
with life

still rooted
in dreams.

Written for Poetics Tuesday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Mish hosts and introduces us to Ukrainian artist, Vika Muse. Mish writes: “During this unfathomable yet very real situation in her homeland, let us bask in the light of her artistry and be a reflection of light with our words.”

The work of Vika Muse can be found on Instagram at @get.muse and is featured on the website http://www.inprnt.com 







For my cousin

For those who aren’t on twitter and haven’t heard, my cousin, who is just 52, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer a short time ago. She is currently in ICU after enduring multiple blood clots and then a rare reaction to her blood thinner.

I am amazed that it took her doctors so long to give her a proper diagnosis as she was having symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, leg and feet pain and loss of appetite for some time. Ovarian cancer is often not caught until it’s in advanced stages so it’s important to know the signs and symptoms. She mistakenly chalked a lot of her symptoms up to a horrible menopause. If you are interested in reading more about the signs and symptoms of this silent killer, you can go here.

Tangled Tuesday

I’m traveling with my husband to Fort Riley, Kansas while he’s in Army training and also trying to entertain my son during his spring break, so have had little time for writing. But Misky’s Twiglet #271 with prompt “tangled threads” inspired this short write! Let’s all enjoy the dream of today!!

Unravel tangled threads
Let the sky collapse in waves

We’ll squish the stars between
our toes and sleep

and dream
and knot

once more.

Photo by Fausto Hernu00e1ndez on Pexels.com

Tuesday Tweets

The Look Inside Feature was finally fixed on my novella today!! 👀 🎉

Hands Off

Merciless days
crush up all dictators –
stir with a candied spoon

Let’s put an end
to saccharine smiles
and devilish charm

Some recipes just don’t work
and some hands need
swatted away

Written for dVerse where Sanaa hosts and I have picked the challenge of using the word “candy” in a poem.

Photo by Sima Ghaffarzadeh on Pexels.com

My poem 11:11 is featured on MasticadoresUSA today!

Recurring nightmare ~
song as sad as the Hulk’s

we’re just ticking machines
moaning with moonquakes

eyes buried / beneath the bed

will we ever collide
in full-bodied
hot flesh?

Please continue reading the rest of the poem at MasticadoresUSA . Once there, you will find more beautiful poems curated by the talented editor Gabriela Marie Milton.

A note about synchronicity and seeing the time 11:11. I believe I get intuitive or “angel messages” when I notice repeating numbers. I am a Christian and believe in the Bible, but I am also intrigued with metaphysical ideas. Synchronicity and frequency are two ideas I have researched and even written about in my novella, The Light in the Cave.

Thank you to Gabriela for featuring my work.

Sharing with dVerse Poets Pub for Open Link Night. Come join us!

Publishing News!

It’s out today!! If you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber snag yours for free!

Tricia Sankey

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…

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