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!

Update: Just added a YouTube channel on 12/22 😆 Check out the promo along with my micropoems and Subscribe!

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.

FromOneLine IF I Were A House (all proceeds go to charity) click 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! 🥳

Find me on Twitter @triciasankey and on Instagram and YT @micropoetrybytricia


I am proud to have my poem, “Finding Myself,” included in the Amazon best-selling anthology #HiddenInChildhood edited by Gabriela Marie Milton! In the video below, I am literally “finding myself” and my place in a swirl of words. Find it on Amazon!

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Exciting Announcement!

Honored that my prose piece, Unsteady, has been published in this gorgeous literary magazine by Free Verse Revolution!! If you wish to download a free copy (and why wouldn’t you) please click here! If you would like to purchase a print copy you may purchase from Lulu here. Appreciate everyone’s support!

I’ve been a little short of time for blogging lately, but I have been tweeting and posting my poems on Instagram for National Poetry Writing Month #withSanaa. I plan to catch up on some of my reading here today. I’ll leave you with a few of my latest tweets! 💓

#NaPoWriMo day 13

I’m still posting daily for National Poetry Month on Instagram if you want to take a peek. Here’s day 13!

don’t forget to #subscribe on #YouTube!!

Some flowers wither #dVerse #Prosery

Image Credit: LarissaKK

The black sky had cracks where the light broke through. He enjoyed keeping time with the stars.

One dewy morning he explained to his love how the Earth was his mother and the sky, his father. How the trees and flowers were his brothers and sisters.

That’s when she saw it. Inside one magical flower, the seed of a poem lay dormant.

“In my heart, you are my everything,” she confided.

Eventually they wed and he took her home to a castle that leaked, and she wept as large buckets collected rain, moonlight, magic. Any other witch would have known she was blessed!

For a while he kept it together, holding the crescent moon tightly under his tongue. Until she went too far.

“Is it just me or does this wet grass stink?” she asked, in between two shrill sneezes.

The honeymoon was over.

written for dVerse prosery where we write flash fiction with a beginning, a middle and an end, in any genre of the author’s choice, no longer than 144 words. This very short piece of prose must include an assigned line from a poem, within the 144 word limit. Writers may change the punctuation of the assigned line, but they may not insert words within the quotation.

The assigned quotation was:

The seed of a poem lay dormant in my heart.

-Valsa George, ‘Winged Words’

Big News!! 🤩

So excited that my short prose piece, Unsteady, has been accepted into this publication due out at the end of April!! I will be sure to update you when it’s out! (there will be a free digital copy as well as a print copy available for purchase)

Also still having fun writing to quote prompts for National Poetry Writing Month. Check out day 6 and 7 below:

quote prompt: “As long as you can find yourself, you will never starve” by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

#NaPoWriMo Day 4 & 5

All for one girl #NaPoWriMo (day2)

Tilting #NaPoWriMo Day 1 #withSanaa

You can follow along with Sanaa’s quote prompts for the month on Instagram and Facebook!!

#NoPoWriMo = National Poetry Writing Month (April!!)

The quote for the day:

“I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Back from a short vacation! Check out some pics and my latest tweets!

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