A Gripping Kitty (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on my cat, and events previously mentioned elsewhere on this blog. ^_^] Oh, my sweet black kitty     you have become                 the Queen of Gripping From books tugged by their tops                                  off my bookshelves               to towels shoveled                                          out of cupboards                                                    upon the hallway floorContinue reading “A Gripping Kitty (A Poem)”

Mysteries Uncovered (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I love visiting museums of all kinds. There is so much time and care put into arranging all the exhibits and sharing the knowledge they contain with anyone curious enough to see them.] I used to believe that museums     were where the past slumbered     undisturbed except by thoseContinue reading “Mysteries Uncovered (A Poem)”

Fireworks (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: It’s getting to be that time of year again when fireworks will soar high up into the skies. I hope to see them in person this year.] A distant whistle in the darkness   followed by a slim groove of light           that sails higher              and higher              andContinue reading “Fireworks (A Poem)”

A Wandering Troupe (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I missed a circus that went through my town, so I wrote about one instead. Hope you enjoy their performance.] Among ever-shifting dreamscape pathways      travels a chain of interlocking caravans           akin to a serpent through shadowy undergrowth                                 with sides covered in posters                                  that advertise attractions                                             Continue reading “A Wandering Troupe (A Poem)”

Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a story told to me by a dear relative.] Margie Caroline had decided to sell her home. The same home shared with her husband for more than sixteen years, and then only with his memories for a year and a half after he had passed away. She rememberedContinue reading “Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)”

Some Fun Wordplay and Literary Games

The creative writing workshop courses I took throughout grad school offered many valuable lessons and techniques to use as a writer, some of which encouraged playing around with words to generate new ideas. Freewriting, or the act of writing whatever comes to mind for a set amount of time, was one such game–but there wereContinue reading “Some Fun Wordplay and Literary Games”

Article: Free (Do-It-Yourself) Fun for Your Cat

By Joyce Jacobo Cats love the simple things in life. They really don’t need expensive toys or gadgets to keep them happy, with their inspiring ability to have fun with what might seem to be the simplest objects around the house. My kitty spends her days indoors, though, and there are occasions where even sheContinue reading “Article: Free (Do-It-Yourself) Fun for Your Cat”

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