July 30, 2023
Dots align in constellations. Meaning makes its way out of my maelstrom and onto the page, legible and lithe. I believe I was hand-placed in this particular sky. I believe I will never forget again.
July 29, 2023
But perhaps it was the same with the dinosaurs everything going but without our knowing…
July 28, 2023
Vishnu knew that the prolonged pandemic had changed everything. His favourite – and the city’s best – football grounds had now become a den for poisonous reptiles and insects.They easily hid within the thickets of three-feet-high barnyard- and spear grass, and the tiny white-flowered parthenium.
July 27, 2023
I’ve had and loved cats of many colors and patterns, but my heart will always be most captive to the black ones: To their elegance, to their uniqueness within the seeming uniformity, and to the memories they evoke of those now gone. In history and in the now, black cats reign supreme.
July 24, 2023
Birch Point Lake Park is the perfect place in Maine to enjoy your favorite food truck and a day playing in the sun. Unfortunately, a rash of murders overwhelm the beloved trucks upending the lives of families now desperately determined to clear their names while clinging to their faith. Death by Food Truck mixes, bakes, and serves four faith-based cozy mysteries as the perfect palate cleanser for your next night curled on the couch.
July 23, 2023
I’m usually someone who sees the perpetrator within the first chapter but it took me much longer (almost to the end!) in Murder With Earl Grey Tea, which took me by surprise. Cozy mysteries rarely keep me wondering, which I found truly delightful.
July 22, 2023
Increasing the length of your shifts by an extra hour on a Monday with next to no notice…
July 21, 2023
I was standing in the aisle during altar call, the part of the service where people came forward to repent and pray. I felt a pull on my shoulder. I turned to see the pastor’s wife reaching up to talk to me…
July 17, 2023
The words wound their way around my soul so that I needed to read them to my husband. It became a series of poetry readings no one asked for, but I couldn’t help performing.
July 16, 2023
The story is only a part of the story. It only thrives if the world built under it can stand in the face of your readers’ scrutiny.
July 15, 2023
I’d ask so many questions.Tell me again about your mother Lily. Was she Mohawk or Shawnee?
July 14, 2023
Each therapist has his own techniques. The more experienced ones don’t talk much. You may talk for an hour and all he does is listen. When he feels you cannot express your emotions, he asks a simple question to get you back on track, a question you could have asked yourself but didn’t. And then he keeps quiet and listens again.
July 11, 2023
One of the standards I have run across many times myself as a writer and journalist has been that of punishing writers for speaking their minds and expressing their voices. I can think of many times a professor, a fellow journalist, or writer’s club member has mentioned being suppressed at the hands of their editor(s). The editor holds all the power.
July 10, 2023
Familiar characters are back, with new ones introduced who instantly become friend or foe. This includes Emily’s niece/assistant, Ariadne, and a few of her colleagues in the field of Dryadology. Colleagues that hold fantastical secrets that span the years.
July 8, 2023
please don’t wait until I’m gone away, because I’m only here for a moment
July 7, 2023
I kept my teeth in a Disney Princess piano pencil box. I stored it in my closet. I waited for the day I could charge the tooth fairy for all of those teeth together. It would be a major pay out for my meager savings.
July 6, 2023
I nestle among the daffodils with their mouths turned open toward me. The green of the lawn stretches like a giant carpet rolled out beneath my feet…
July 2, 2023
Most often, we think of a sabbath as a day off of work. This is the reason the most dedicated followers of sabbath practices don’t even allow themselves to cook or clean on their days off, and, instead, must do the work ahead of time.
July 1, 2023
Cracks in the road are certain, but no matter what, I keep my head held high
June 30, 2023
The MockingOwl Roost Poetry Special 2023 is finally here! After a lovely sabbatical taken by the staff, we’re eager to share this beautiful collection of poetry with the world! The contributors and staff have created some truly stunning poems spanning the skies, the seas, and the earth. May you read and delight in the beauty of these works from around the world.