Who Cares?

Who cares? I have asked myself that question every single time I have sat down to write a blog post, for almost a year now.  Seriously, I have like 12 drafts in WordPress-land that will never see the light of day.  I’ve been struggling, friends and fellow bloggers.  It’s been brutal. Growing up, and even into … More Who Cares?

The New Recruit

Another “loser” in the eyes of Prime Number Magazine, but I thought decent enough to share with you, my dear readers.  Again, PNM puts on a free writing contest each month.  The piece must be exactly 53 words and follow the specified prompt.  March’s prompt was: a march. The New Recruit With sweat dotting her … More The New Recruit

The Postcard Home

Writing Maps holds a monthly themed writing contest, where two winning entries will be published in The A3 Review, a fold-out literary magazine published bi-annually.  Entry is $5 and a specific 150-word count requirement (once again, the title does not add to the word count).   There is no restriction on theme – they encourage prose, poems, … More The Postcard Home

By the Light of the Hunger Moon

I have been having a lot of fun lately entering various writing contests.  Some of my favorites are the exact word count challenges; specifically the free 53-word contest put on by Prime Number Magazine.  Being more of a descriptive (read: wordy) writer, the contest forces me to drill down my thought processes into a tangible, extremely short story.  A prompt … More By the Light of the Hunger Moon

The Valentine’s Day Roller Coaster

I hope everyone had a splendid Valentine’s Day with their sweetie.  Or themselves, if you are lacking in the “sweetie” department. Whatever.  V-Day in the Hoover Household was business as usual for the most part, however, my day could be described as nothing short of a roller coaster ride! The Loop-the-loops and Peaks: In (my) big news…. The Stealing Drawer was republished on Sammiches and … More The Valentine’s Day Roller Coaster

My Trending Stories

I have recently accepted a position of ‘Contributing Writer’ on an up-and coming New York based blog, My Trending Stories. Never fear, my loyal readers… my dedication to viCARIously Speaking, and you, comes first.  Until financial compensation is discussed, I will continue to post all original content here, first.  My Trending Stories is simply a … More My Trending Stories