It has been a while since I have sent in a poem to Spillwords, so today I am happy to share my poem, Quilting Bee, has been published at Spillwords Press!
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I found myself lacking inspiration to write this past week. Slow internet combined with daily tasks that refused to end sapped away the ink in my pen.
I had a short story to write for a competition and yet another short story to write for one of my Patreon patrons, where I offer a reward level that allows you to submit a monthly photo prompt to me to write in response to. Normally I love writing in response to a prompt but last week all I could copy down was a recipe for pita bread and beet hummus.
As I was thinking about what to write here today about Quilting Bee, I realized writing is like making a quilt; sometimes you gather the pieces and rearrange the pattern a dozen times before it shines. Other times you know what you want to sew and you get down to it.
So I gathered my thoughts around my current Patreon photo prompt of an old newspaper clipping and finished the story before the day was up. I still have a second short story to work on, but finishing one short story and sharing Quilting Bee with you is enough for one day.
Sometimes my inspiration waxes and sometimes it wanes. My message to you is not to wallow in the frustration of writer’s block but to get up and start gathering your quilting blocks.
Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy Quilting Bee and find some new inspiration!
A gaping hole of
Dreams and morals
Lies between us . . . please continue reading here and feel free to share your lovely thoughts!
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