I lay awake My mind conjuring up characters Bringing their fictional lives to reality Each day the tales unfold As I write their lives down on paper One line at a time My soul into each one Until their stories are complete   © Kristen Ricketts 2018 Conjure

Memories Abate

She pauses in the middle of the road Decades have past since she stood in this spot No longer is she the young headstrong girl in search of her destiny Now, alone, she searches for herself Bewildered, she remembers little of what remains in this small town A breeze kicks up dirt Her hair temporarily... Continue Reading →

Creature Of The Deep

The waves break on the horizon. In the pale light of the early morning sunrise, a glimpse of a figure, indistinguishable against the dark water. As this scarcely seen creature cuts methodically through the water, skin the dark color of mud, reflecting the gleam from the sun.  Its mystical existence hidden from the world.   ©... Continue Reading →


The paper's edge curls Flame held against the parchment Words lost to the world     © Kristen Ricketts Photo from Pixabay

Book Review: Lily Collins Unfiltered

I've always been one to glamorize the Hollywood lifestyle; in fact, I've become kind've addicted to checking tabloid websites several times daily. It wasn't until I saw Lily Collins in the movies The Blind Side, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and Love, Rosie as well as the Amazon series The Last Tycoon that I... Continue Reading →

Xunantunich Ruins

It's been a while since I posted about a destination location, so I figured why not now? If any of you are like me, now is the time to think about and plan your next vacation. In honor of the new year, and to escape the cold winter here in Pennsylvania, I'd like to share... Continue Reading →

The Forgotten

A cold breeze blows through the corridor Empty nothingness The flames of the fire flicker Barely casting heat into cold, damp murkiness Silence louder than any thought An icy caress the only reminder of existence Alone ©Kristen Ricketts Daily Prompt- Forlorn

Six Word Story Challenge Results

Thank you to everyone who participated, and voted in the Six Word Story Challenge on Sometimes Stellar Storyteller . I had a lot of fun taking part in this challenge, and hope to submit to another prompt soon.  

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