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Writer Failure… or Success? (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Sometimes the fictional characters we create can assert themselves in strange ways. Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation?] I had a debate with my main protagonist… and somehow she won.

Chapter Three: A Unique Toyshop

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: The next chapter in “The Tinker Town Chronicles.” Link to last chapter:                 Mr. Gimble explained the situation to Horatia while he attached her second wooden arm. He was the proprietor of Unique Toys, a shop along Artisan Lane, where he sought to find loving homes for the toysContinue reading “Chapter Three: A Unique Toyshop”

A Moment of Happy Misidentification (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a moment glimpsed by my brother while we were running some errands in town. All I can say is that kids are wonderful.]  At an odd little moment within a store like so many others… two families cross paths– an elderly couple and a mother with her youngContinue reading “A Moment of Happy Misidentification (A Poem)”

A Renovated Cinema (Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a recent trip I took to Temeku Cinemas, which I had worried would close down forever but actually came back better than ever. The ticket prices were decent, and the seating was cozy–which made it even nicer to lay back and watch The Super Mario Bros Movie on the bigContinue reading “A Renovated Cinema (Poem)”

A Light of Fantasy (Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on the story of the light that is usually kept on in the apartment above the fire station in Disneyland, where Walt Disney himself used to stay while at his theme park. Legends say that his ghost once asked a cleaner to leave the light on for him becauseContinue reading “A Light of Fantasy (Haiku)”

Journal Entry #44-Narrative Poetry Book Publication, Disneyland Wonders, and Travel Hopes

Hello, everyone! I hope you are all doing well! Time has really flown since the last time I got on WordPress, but I hope to make sure to post more regularly from now on. Additionally, a great deal has happened in the meantime, such as a whole trip to Disneyland (posted about here) and theContinue reading “Journal Entry #44-Narrative Poetry Book Publication, Disneyland Wonders, and Travel Hopes”

Chapter Two: A Confused Awakening

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Hope everyone is doing well! Here is chapter two of “The Tinker Town Chronicles.” Here is the link to Chapter One: Clocks were ticking in the darkness. Surrounding her. Horatia found comfort in their regular rhythms. Like small, gentle heartbeats. She tried to move but found it too difficult.Continue reading “Chapter Two: A Confused Awakening”

Chapter One: Concerns a Clocktower Keeper

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: This is the first chapter of a much longer novel that I’m working on called, “The Tinker Town Chronicles.” It will follow a clockwork cat named Horatia who has maintained a mysterious clocktower in a place known as Tinker Town. Hope you enjoy it! Here is the next chapter: reading “Chapter One: Concerns a Clocktower Keeper”

An Old Clocktower (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: This poem is something of prelude to a much larger story on which I’m working. Hope you enjoy it!] An Old Clocktower stood so tall in the valley its origins unknown aside from vague legends of ancient artisans whose great skills when combined produced a sacred monument around the veryContinue reading “An Old Clocktower (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #42-A Goodreads Author Page

Even though I’ve visited Goodreads occasionally throughout the last few years, and enjoyed getting book recommendations from browsing all the great titles archived on their site, I hadn’t realized how easy they make it for new authors to showcase their works and connect with other authors. This past week, I was able to join theirContinue reading “Journal Entry #42-A Goodreads Author Page”