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The Dark Awakening – Chapter 11 (The Vortex)

A vortex is so complex. The slightest inconsistency or error can collapse the entire thing. William showed me how to do this when I was five.” He moved his hands around left to right, right to left, as yellow energy grew brighter and brighter, until it formed a large...

The Dark Awakening – Chapter 11 (Powers)

“Let me go, Mercy. You don’t know what you’re doing!” She twisted her wrists from my grip, then wrapped her fingers around my own hands and squeezed against them until I felt every bone in my hands snap into pieces....

The Dark Awakening – Chapter 8 (What am I?)

I took a few deep breaths to help slow down my heartbeat and finally found the question I’d been too afraid to ask. “What am I?” The smile on his face was one of pride and sincerity. “You’re a witch.”...

The Dark Awakening – Chapter 7 (The Green Light)

The car didn’t make a sound. Please turn on, please turn on. I gripped the keys so tightly that the house key was digging into my palm. “Turn on!” The feeling of electricity sparked in my hand, followed by a green light from my fingertips. I quickly removed my...

The Dark Awakening – Chapter 5 (The Stranger)

A man’s muscular arms reached down and pulled the piece of plastic out of my leg. For a second, I thought I was going to pass out. I forced myself to look over at the man, but all I could see was his chiseled chest as he wrapped his...

The Dark Awakening – Chapter 2 (The Attack)

My fingers traced along the two-inch scar on my chest. “This reminds me of how broken I am, every single day when I wake up and see it in the mirror. It’s a scar that will never go away. I don’t know how to love you the way you...

The Dark Awakening – Chapter 1 (A Stalker)

BOOK ONE Tonight, it was a silhouette behind my aunt Lily’s fence in the backyard. It wasn’t someone walking by with their dog or a neighbor taking out their trash. They were standing there, staring, as I walked to the sink to rinse my dinner bowl. I wasn’t going...

I hear novel soundtracks are a thing.

And now it’s my thing. I’m currently working on a novel soundtrack and will use this blog platform to share those tracks, posted from YouTube. I will start from the beginning and post songs that inspired chapters and scenes throughout my trilogy, and will do my best to explain...

This quarantine business has me like . . .

I’m going to get real, here, for a minute. Never in my life did I ever think we would go through something like this. It’s pretty surreal, to be honest. One moment I’m out playing with my 3 year old while my other is enjoying math time at school...