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Spirit Mouse (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: This poem is based on the game “The Spirit and the Mouse,” where a little mouse runs around helping sad people in a certain town. It’s a very uplifting little game, and here is a trailer on YouTube to show what it looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5jpnShiiLs.%5D Among moonlit streets and naturalContinue reading “Spirit Mouse (A Poem)”

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Parade on the Water (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Have you ever seen a whole line of boats all lit up and moving in a parade to entertain crowds of people? It’s quite a spectacle. The below poem was inspired by just such an event, which I attended with a dear friend of mine and her family about twoContinue reading “Parade on the Water (A Poem)”

An Old Soul (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: “An act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” ~Aesop’s Fables] An ancient creature roamed a forest    from one shadow to the next       silent as a whisper among the trees    with eyes worn by time        and a heart drained              like an abandoned stoneContinue reading “An Old Soul (A Poem)”

A Composed Monster (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: More experimentation. ^_^] A young poet decided    to conduct a literary experiment in which    she composed a horrible monster       within a poem        like a force of darkness        kept inside a worded cage The poet granted him six sets of lavender eyes    on his faceContinue reading “A Composed Monster (A Poem)”

Shifted Story Gears (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: An idea for a poem that might just lead to a much larger story. Hope you enjoy it!] Once scientists threw what they perceived      as a bunch of rusty metal and junk          right beside a sign on the outskirts to their city                that read, “Welcome to Smudge—Continue reading “Shifted Story Gears (A Poem)”

A Narrative Voice (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I find the distinction between narrators and authors very interesting. They are not necessarily the same thing, although sometimes it is easy to assume they always are when reading works from a first-person perspective.] Hello. I am The Narrator,         a teller of stories. Sometimes a narrator is The Author,Continue reading “A Narrative Voice (A Poem)”

The Spectral Cat

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I originally wrote this piece around Halloween, while experimenting with cross-genre works. Hope you enjoy it!] I decided to write a short fiction about The Spectral Cat. A limber creature whose body appeared as if formed from the silvery fog that lurked around cemeteries, and whose eyes shone brighter thanContinue reading “The Spectral Cat”

Neon Light Show (An Experimental Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Note: I have seen a few videos of neon light performances now, and each time they have always blown me away. Usually, they involve short scenarios or sketches with actors dressed up in neon lights to stand out on a dark stage, while performers dressed in dark clothes move around, using lightedContinue reading “Neon Light Show (An Experimental Poem)”