He was in a place of darkness Where hate and resistance brew into a poisonous glance He was there Staring at the past and resisting... The present, the future, what he is He turned his heart into a live volcano Burning until there was nothing but a sulfurous stink and the charred remains of a … Continue reading Molten Earth
I've been thinking a lot about resistance lately. What exactly is resistance? Well, in an electrical circuit (yeah, I'm going nerdy, but bear with me), resistance is a material that slows down the flow of the current. Obviously, that's what resistance is in everything: Something that stops the flow. And what happens when there is … Continue reading Resistance is Futile
I suppose that I should write After all, it’s what I profess to be A writer But seasons pass without our meeting My feelings hide There’s a difference between prose and poetry I am vulnerable here Exposed There is no hiding behind a character No plots to distract Here, there is only me Raw and … Continue reading My process
I adore this melody The swish and sway of your movement The calming sense of purpose Perseverance To return always Back and forth Gathering momentum As you approach the finish line I wonder where you’ve been And I imagine it should be everywhere For only gravity retains you And not even in all forms Giver … Continue reading Ocean
I have some good news! I've been quiet through these channels lately, but obviously not today. Today this post will be full of surprises: The Adventures of Pixie Piper 1 is out in Spanish! Just look at that beautiful cover by the amazing Laura L. Diehl! You can get your copy of Las aventuras de … Continue reading Surprise, surprise, and surprise!
Yesterday I finished the first draft of The Adventures of Pixie Piper 3: Dark Wish. I'm feeling pretty good! The writing flowed well with this one. I'd done an outline and followed it. Nothing too detailed, but with the most important events already included. I must admit, it helped a lot. Of course, I did … Continue reading Pixie Piper 3 is on its way!
So recently I posted stuff I wrote during the storm. This post I wrote AFTER. The stories are true and despite the stress in my writing, everything turned out fine. October 12, 2017: Don't get sick. Whatever you do, don't let yourself get sick. It's not a good time to get sick now. Hospitals have … Continue reading Things I Wrote After the Storm – Hurricane Maria – Puerto Rico
When Frances McDormand said "inclusion riders" during her acceptance speech at the #Oscars2018, I could've sworn she said "writers". "Inclusion writers" made so much sense to me I even tweeted it. You see, I'm a writer. And writers are the people who include the characters in their stories. Whether it be a book, short story, … Continue reading Inclusion Writers – My bad, but not really
When you think of a Puerto Rican author, you probably think they write in Spanish. Sure, there are plenty of boricua authors established in the US who publish in English, but those publishing their work in Puerto Rico tend to write in Spanish. That said, there are exceptions. And they are good ones. Currently, we … Continue reading 7 Puerto Rican Authors Writing in English
The Trove of the Water Dragon by Maricel Jiménez Peña My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had been holding off on writing a review for this book because, for a while I felt that it wasn't as good as book 1. I now realize (after a good re-read) that it's actually pretty awesome. It's … Continue reading Pixie Piper 2: My Review