Lost Media (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on some musings I’ve had on the titular subject, especially old shows from childhood that are now difficult to find–mostly because they never made the move from one type of media to another. Are there any examples of lost media that you would love to find again someday?] LikeContinue reading “Lost Media (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #25–Line Editing Position and Learning Process

The last few days have been exciting in terms of my personal writing journey. Hopewell Publications, which runs The US Review of Books where I work as a book reviewer, offered an opportunity to join them in their latest venture of offering manuscript editing services. I submitted an application and got accepted as a lineContinue reading “Journal Entry #25–Line Editing Position and Learning Process”

Journal Entry #24–Scribes*MICRO*Fiction Issue #19 and High Temperature Advice

Issue #19 of Scribes*MICRO*Fiction just got released. One of my drabbles, “A Looking Glass Tale,” appears in this issue, but the wide array of short stories and poetry is great: https://www.fairfieldscribes.com/issue-19.html. As with Creative Gems, it feels good to contribute to such a wonderful publication filled with the brilliant works of other writers. On anotherContinue reading “Journal Entry #24–Scribes*MICRO*Fiction Issue #19 and High Temperature Advice”

The Midnight Society (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Does anyone else remember Are you Afraid of the Dark? It was a show that aired on Nickelodeon around the 90s, where this group of teenagers would tell each other spooky tales in the forest at night.] Many years ago…                 deep in the forest…      a group of teenagers gatheredContinue reading “The Midnight Society (A Poem)”

The Lantern Girl (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on an old tale I heard that seems to have come from Japan, of a kindly soul who seeks to help anyone who is in trouble just off the coast of her hometown.] A young fisherman was lost at sea   somewhere off the coast of Japan   amidContinue reading “The Lantern Girl (A Poem)”

The Storyteller (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Does anyone remember Jim Henson’s The Storyteller? It was a wonderful show that shared a variety of fairy tales in the first season, and then some ancient legends in the second.] Let me tell you              of a wrinkly old gentleman     adorned in the battered cloak given to him                                    Continue reading “The Storyteller (A Poem)”

The Reverse Carbuncle

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: This is a flash fiction inspired by an earlier drabble, entitled “Teleportation: The First Flounders,” about a crew on a space station where peculiar things happen. It’s mostly meant for fun, although I may or may not create more flash fictions with these same characters.] “What in spaceports is aContinue reading “The Reverse Carbuncle”

The First Last Unicorn (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Dedicated to Peter S. Beagle. This poem is based on an account I heard of his writing process for The Last Unicorn, which is a shining example of the different turns a story can take on the road to its completion.] A lesson known very well     by Peter S.Continue reading “The First Last Unicorn (A Poem)”

The Ghost Soldier

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Another ghost tale, and this one based on experiences my mother had while in the Air Force.] My mother used to work as a nurse in the Air Force, many years ago, and early on in her career she got stationed at a base hospital overseas. Although the hospital hadContinue reading “The Ghost Soldier”

Mountain Tales (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Mountains surround the place where I live, filled with interesting folktales and historical notes from the past.] Folks have talked about the trails        which weave like unraveled yarn   through the mountains yonder         …. just folks from around these parts                          like those grizzly old men who                              Continue reading “Mountain Tales (A Poem)”

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