Poetry: Supernatural Creature Poems (3)

Poetry: Supernatural Creature Poems (3)

It's October, and that means I'm back with more supernatural creature poems! I didn't plan for this to become an annual thing, but I enjoy the little challenge of writing these poems. Last year's got a bit dark, so this year, I decided to focus on supernaturals being helpful, or at least neutral, toward humans. Quick reminder that, in each poem, if you read just the first word of each line, it...
 
Poetry: Dreaming Under Foam (A Gymnastics Poem) + I’m a Famous Anonymous Poet???

Poetry: Dreaming Under Foam (A Gymnastics Poem) + I’m a Famous Anonymous Poet???

Someone tried to steal my poem! And I'm a famous anonymous poet! I promise this isn't becoming a poetry blog. This is a poem I wasn't planning on posting here because it's not really a good fit for a sci-fi/fantasy book blog. But these discoveries were too strange not to share. When I first shared this poem on the internet in 2013, it spread around quite a bit among gymnasts. I knew it would...
 
Poetry: Supernatural Creature Poems (2)

Poetry: Supernatural Creature Poems (2)

I know I just posted a poem last week, but I'm back with more! Last year, in October, I posted some poems about supernatural creatures. Each was four lines, and the first word of each line also formed a sentence that related to the creature. They were fun and a bit of a challenge, so I decided to write some more this year! And I decided to again stick with some common, well-known monsters and...
 
Poetry: Alien Abduction

Poetry: Alien Abduction

I wrote this poem in 2019 for a little competition, but then the competition never ended up happening, so I figured I'd just share it here! The rules were that the entry had to be under a certain number of words, had to be about alien abduction, and it had to include at least two words from a specific list. I was particularly inspired by one of the words, and this is what I came up...
 
Poetry: Supernatural Creature Poems

Poetry: Supernatural Creature Poems

I came up with this idea for some short supernatural creature poems some time ago, and I thought October would be the perfect time to finally write and share them! Not that I need it to be October to talk about supernatural creatures, but still :-P It should be pretty obvious which supernatural each poem is about, but I'll put the answers at the end in case you all want to have some fun...
 
Poetry: The Misunderstood Merman

Poetry: The Misunderstood Merman

A couple months ago, I had mermen on the brain, so I ended up writing a poem about one! It was partly inspired by something I came across on the internet in which someone suggested maybe mermaids didn't mean to drown people (it turns out there is in fact a poem written by Yeats about this very thing). It was also partly inspired by numerous pieces of merman art I saw in which the mermen looked...
 
Poetry: A Collection of Some Short but [Bitter]Sweet Poems

Poetry: A Collection of Some Short but [Bitter]Sweet Poems

So. I rarely share my poetry because it's always been a very personal thing for me, something I write for myself and myself only (unless I'm specifically writing it for a contest or a gift or something). But April is National Poetry Month! And I have decided to share a few of my shorter poems! These are all years old, nothing recent. Some of these weren't written with anyone or anything in...
 
Writing Tips: Using Google Maps to Find a Setting for Your Novel

Writing Tips: Using Google Maps to Find a Setting for Your Novel

I'm all excited because I finally found the perfect location for my story. And I did it all using... drumroll please... Google! Big surprise, right? No, not really. But it was a bit of a struggle for me trying to figure out where to even start. Even if you're using a made-up city, it can be good to have an idea of general location or a real city to base it on. So I figured I would share some...