A Poem, The Devil visits

I wrote this poem alongside a chapter introduction of my upcoming novel. I had just finished the chapter introduction and the character dialogue when the below poem fell into place, so I just went with the flow.I’ve added the chapter introduction and the dialogue directly after the poem to give more context. In short, aContinue reading “A Poem, The Devil visits”

An Inspirational Poem, The Graveyard of Hopes

I recently came up with this poem out of thin air. I got all situated to start a new chapter in a novel I am working on and got entirely sidetracked with creating a poem. I’d get a verse down and say, “okay, I’ll finish it tomorrow.” However, as I am sure you are allContinue reading “An Inspirational Poem, The Graveyard of Hopes”

A Poem, The Devil Won’t Come Here

I wrote this poem a few months back and figured it was worth a share. It focuses on the topic of the devil preying on the weak and hurting. If we remain strong in our faith through our trials and tribulations, we can continue to keep the devil away. A crack of thunder as aContinue reading “A Poem, The Devil Won’t Come Here”

An Intimate Look at the Mental and Physical Aspects of the Fitness of Life

**Right off the bat, I’ll add the disclaimer that there are two shirtless pics in this blog. I don’t want anyone who may read this to be caught off guard by the pics. They are used to depict a past version of myself and the journey back to that version. I’ve been debating on whetherContinue reading “An Intimate Look at the Mental and Physical Aspects of the Fitness of Life”

Dad Mode Activated

We all have tons of work and projects to complete, but it is essential to put family first. For me, it is my “dad” hat.  Whether it is singing in the car: Or being a pillow: It is a duty I take very seriously. I know that those little eyes are watching, and I knowContinue reading “Dad Mode Activated”

A Poem, The Valley of Bones

Another macabre poem with inspirational intentions. The bones are longing to be returned to the living. One day we will rise upThe cracks in my bones tell my storyWe need to drink from the cupAnd we will be restored to former gloryWe lay here in solidarity, littering the groundNo flesh is left, but a crowContinue reading “A Poem, The Valley of Bones”

Experience Nature’s Majesty to Clear Your Mind

Writing can be a grueling process, as we all know. The subject matter, content, and the overall quality of writing all suffer if we suffer mentally. Finding a happy place for meditation becomes a staple for anyone pursuing a writing career. For the longest time, working out was an excellent release for me and helpedContinue reading “Experience Nature’s Majesty to Clear Your Mind”

A Compassionate Quote, Kiss the Ground and Be Reunited

“You long to be reunited with your loved ones. It’s understandable. If you are in dire need of their touch, kiss the ground, for that is where they have returned.” When I wrote this dialogue for a female protagonist, Genevieve Riley, I immediately started going through my resources to see where I have heard itContinue reading “A Compassionate Quote, Kiss the Ground and Be Reunited”

Living Blessed, even in 2020

Originally posted on Laura Gibson Kudey:
It’s been one year. One whole blessed year. Like marriage or a child’s age, it feels like a lifetime and yesterday all at once. On December 11th, 2019, I was being prepped for surgery. My surgeon prepared my mind and body for the worst. A 17 cm mass engulfed…

What’s Your Motivation?

For the cursed town in my novel, a small brazen group formed to help fend off the antagonist. Every night, they would put themselves in danger to protect the civilians. For them, it was a hard transition, going from living a carefree life to an ingredient in a devil’s soup. At any moment, The WalkingContinue reading “What’s Your Motivation?”