Magic isn’t about being otherworldly-- it’s about tuning in to the world. It isn’t about manipulating the universe-- it’s about understanding it. It isn’t about big, grandiose things-- it's about small, inconsequential ones. True magic is subtle, almost undetectable. It's in tiniest coincidences, occurrences, and gestures that change everything. Magic is in the compassion of … Continue reading Magic


Writing Challenge: Nov 2, 2018 Prompt Inspiration: Write about your city as if it were a person. If Provo were a person, it would be the kinky-closeted Mormon. The matching sweater, straight-laced, caffeine-free, church-going pioneer stock who drinks alcohol, pops opioids, and engages in extra-marital affairs behind closed doors. Their lawn may be green in … Continue reading Provo

Scent of Moonlight

Writing Challenge: October 20, 2018 Prompt Inspiration: What does moonlight smell like? The scent carries faintest anticipation of the morning dew yet to come mingle with the soft breezes still holding the best traces of the day before. It’s both hopeful and comforting- soothing and inspiring. Moonlight smells like magic: like lavender and sage, like … Continue reading Scent of Moonlight

Missing Reflection

Writing Challenge: October 19, 2018 Prompt Inspiration: One day you don't see your reflection in the mirror. She didn’t disappear all at once. It started slowly. First, she bean to dissociate with her reflection. When the steam cleared after her shower, she stared at the face looking back at her and wondered who that person … Continue reading Missing Reflection

The Traveling Ghost

Writing Challenge: Oct 2, 2018 Prompt Inspiration: Write about a ghost who travels the universe. When I died I was given a choice: I could pass through the veil to the afterlife, or I could remain in this plain of existence as a ghost. I choose the latter. The scientist in me wanted to know … Continue reading The Traveling Ghost

The New Key

Writing Challenge: September 25, 2018 Prompt Inspiration: One day you notice a new key on your key chain   There are many keys on my key chain. Keys to my car, my apartment, and my mailbox. My sister’s spare key, my grandparents’, and the storage unit. There are keys I never use, and one or … Continue reading The New Key

Sounds of Autumn

Writing Challenge: September 23, 2018 Prompt Inspiration: What does Autumn sound like?   A bare branch taps at my window in the light breeze. I hear cars speeding by- wheels rolling, breaks catching, and horns honking on the boulevard below. Children laugh and talk loudly as they wait for a school bus at the stop … Continue reading Sounds of Autumn

Rainy Day

Writing Challenge: Sept 18. 2018 Prompt Inspiration: What do you like to do on a rainy day?   Propped up by a mountain of pillows and nested in a pile of blankets, I read my book, looking up every so often to stare out the window as the drops dance down the window pane. When … Continue reading Rainy Day

Fall Favorites

Writing Challenge: September 15, 2018 Prompt: What are some of the best things about fall? The Food: Warm, creamy soups, and heaty, hot meats. Delicious, filling vegetables. Crisp apples, sweet pears, and tart cranberries. Delicious, fragrant spices, sweet, chewy treats, hearty and enriching holiday meats, breads, and side-dishes. The colors: Reds, oranges, yellows, browns, sand, … Continue reading Fall Favorites

Taste of Autumn

Writing Challenge: September 17, 2018 Prompt: What does Autumn taste like? Autumn has all the best foods. The flavors, the taste: warm, hearty, sweet, and spicy. The season tastes like cinnamon, nutmeg and toasted brown sugar. It tastes like roasted garlic, salt, pepper, and hot vegetables. It tastes like fresh-baked yeast, hot, steaming starch, and … Continue reading Taste of Autumn