Category Archives: Guest Posts for Word Candy

June Bugs

The June bugs arrive early again. Legs good for nothing but sticking to thighs and fingers. When I pluck russet bodies from my own flesh, I set hard casings on the porch to stagger. Though some fly away. But the … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

Every time I begin a new piece, I forget how to write. To remember the process, I read work I’ve put away or published to find my way back into a world of words, sentences, paragraphs, stories. It’s never easy … Continue reading

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Garden District Book Event

While working on My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl Who Yearns to Box, my inner life often resembled the above photo by Lyla Willingham Lindquist. The writing life is a self-inflicted solitary pursuit, and it can … Continue reading

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Malone’s Mad Love

My first reader is a poet, playwright, fiction writer, editor, teacher, and friend. His latest collection of poems is called Seasons In Love. We met online after he left a comment on a guest blog post of mine for Writer’s … Continue reading

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Few Words

  Few words are coming. So pull up a chair. We can sit in quiet. To begin the new year.

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Drawing Memories

Before I ever crossed the border into Louisiana, I scribbled words and drawings on the bedroom walls of a rent house in South Texas. But I stopped my wall art three months after my fifth birthday, on a cold Saturday … Continue reading

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