SWALLOWING HUMANITY

The cracks will swallow you When you least expect them to The deep dark veins below Snake around your feet And slither silently to and fro Ubiquitously lacing surfaces Unapologetic and merciless With obscure secrets to bestow Giving air to the beasts beneath Who wait patiently to consume Eventually and completely The humanity that treads…

INTERNET WARRIORS

  No site is safe for kids. Where there are a group of kids there will be pedophiles looking to groom them. You can watch over your kids shoulder all you want but having an ongoing conversation and giving them a clue as to what to look for gives them the power to help stop…

MY DREAMCATCHER

Darkness sucks in a deep breath. I can hear it gasping for air. My air. As if it needs my life… to save it. I can see it pacing on the walls, Dripping from the ceiling above, And swallowing the floor below As the candle beside my bed dances. I close my eyes to a…

LEAD THEM TO THE SLAUGHTER

She fell from hands she couldn’t see She was being fed to monsters Left for… Not quite dead because Well… What’s the fun in that? As demons swarmed around her Leaving trails of venom Mixed with blood upon her soul She concentrated on the pain As their poison fangs sunk deep Aware that the initial…

#BeReal – KATIE CROSS

My #BeReal guest today is Katie Cross. I relate to so much of what Katie writes.  I love her honesty and her inner conversation isn’t foreign to me.  Thank you for your perspective Katie. The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception…

ONLINE GAMES

Being a parent of a social media tween has been exhausting. There are literally hundreds of ways people can interact with technology and even though my daughter only has Instagram there are still several ways to communicate on that one app alone. I feel like I am in an airplane nosediving towards the ground and…

THE QUELLING IS IN THE TELLING

Some stories get told and they can’t find rest inside your soul.  The stories fight like ghosts trying to find a way out. Well… This week I read two stories that have left a huge battalion of ghostly visions inside my mind and writing is my way of making sense of it.  The stories are hard…

CYBERMONSTERS

The MONSTERS are no longer hiding under our children’s beds.  They are online and they are everywhere.  Sometimes our own little kids have their own monster moments.  I never really plan to do theme months but they happen out of necessity.  I need your help again so I am asking for submissions. Social media is…

ZOMBIE CAMP

  I took my daughter to summer camp yesterday for a year week. I checked everything off the list as we packed and I didn’t break down much every time I packed something in her suitcase like I did last year. She tried to pack the dog at one point; but after telling her she…