Guest Blogger: Matt Blashill
I would like to introduce those of you that have not had the pleasure of reading Matt’s work, to Matt Blashil of the blog http://thematticuskingdom.wordpress.com I have been a fan of Matts writing for quite a few months now. I’m honored that he shared this post a short story with me to share on my blog. It is engaging, descriptive and full of suspense. We could all learn a thing or two by reading Matts writing not to mention his awesome poetry…
As an avid backpacker and camper, normally spending about two weeks a year “lost” in the backcountry away from the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, out of cell range, I’ve often pondered how terrifying it would be to encounter something sinister when there was no one to call for help and no shelter to speak of. Tapping into those thoughts, I put together this short story to share here on Writings of a Mrs. It probably isn’t the scariest fiction you will this month, but hopefully some of the intensity I felt while writing it, the pressure, the unrelenting chase, will come through in the words. If at least one of you finds yourself on the edge of your seat by the end I will consider it a job well done. Thanks for reading!
The wet grasses slapped at her hands, cold, stinging pain that she hardly noticed, and the muddy ground sucked at her shoes with each frantic step. It was a struggle to stay upright. Her knees and thighs ached from the exertion. Her lungs burned. Continue reading
What is Art?
“…that you were not engaged with us because of your person; because of the parody of work that you display as “art” are a taint to that which is pure and true.” – anonymous
So I received this in an email yesterday from a fellow artist that is involved in ‘supporting’ fellow poets and artists through different methods of group interactions, writing prompts, competitions etc.
Might I also mention this someone has reblogged my work multiple times and has also left kind, supportive and encouraging mentions on many of my poetry posts. So when I read the above comment I was completely shocked.
After much thought I have decided to leave this person anonymous and coming to this conclusion was a big challenge for me. I take leadership, image, honesty and example very seriously. I realize it’s not about the person it’s the idea of what art is that really got me going. Continue reading
I need someone other than a cat to review my book!
I could really use a book review for my poetry anthology The Vault Main Floor on my Smashwords profile.
Many of my poems from my blog and similar such styling can be found in my book.
If you have a minute to spare and some words to share I would greatly appreciate it.
If you need anything let me know what I can do for you!
Cheers to you all.
P.S While you are there you could always pick up a copy for yourself… !
- My Poetry ebook is now available for purchase! (writingsofamrs.wordpress.com)
- Water (writingsofamrs.wordpress.com)
- Writings of a Mrs Smashwords Interview (legendsofwindemere.com)
Writings of a Mrs Smashwords Interview
You can find my Smashwords interview in the link above.
It is for my upcoming poetry anthology coming out soon.
Keep an eye out for it!
Have a wonderful weekend.
The night falls and my heart stalls
To an altered beat
The rhythm changing to meet my sleep
That is tormented while I weep
For Us Continue reading
She lays there and wonders
As she plays with the knife
Why she plunders with worry and strife
It pounds at her like thunder
As she lays under