Showing posts from April, 2018

"Scars" - a poem

Sometimes I write poetry that isn't romantic at all. Here is one that came to me last night... Scars These scars are still healing, the impression of your hateful words are like red lashes across my back, the marks you left on me inside and out. Angela Yuriko Smith, Pixabay   I recall the shock of finding bruises in places no one else could ever see, the impact of your teeth marks everywhere, the hard ways you took me and left me hating us both. When you’d roll over and sleep it off, I felt so empty and I’d do everything I could to make silent tears. Counseling, Pixabay I couldn’t show how much it scarred me.   The belittling words you’d throw my way, later I was sure you were intimidated that I was smarter than you, but then you did whatever you could to make me feel less. You don’t understand how hard it was to take the step away months later, the final one, not because I car

Emma's Kitty Corner Interview: Tiklaus from Kayelle Allen's Bringer of Chaos Sci-Fi Series!

This is Emma here, your feline host and goddess. Surely you've heard of me before . I thought it might be fun to have some more kitty guests on this blog, which I'm, of course, stealing away from my favored human now and then. Today, we have a special, purrfect treat...a cat character who has come to inform us about his life, and a little about the book he is featured in. Tiklaus, take it away! Interview Emma: Welcome, Tiklaus, to Kitty Corner, where cool cats like us are featured.  What a lovely coat you have! It almost rivals my own, sleek and refined...well, you know what I mean. Though I guess we don't look too much alike, since I'm a calico. And I must say, Tiklaus, you are quite larger than the other kitty guests we've had on the blog. They were more, um, er, domesticated. Oh, my! Good grief...who is this thing you've brought with you? You know humans are not allowed on here.  The companion of Tiklaus: I have