Welter has been the University of Baltimore’s student-run literary journal for more than 40 years, publishing works from across the country. Read past issues at http://www.ubalt.edu/welter
He said he felt like I didn’t love him,
Like he was just my friend
A friend with the alarm code to my heart & the key to my soul…
If only he’d turn it
Saw our future through a telescope
Taking each day as it came
Me, ready to abandon the script that had become my life,
My comfort zone
To walk through the storms in my head,
He was my light
Knight in shining armor,
More like a…
slicing into me
smooth & clean
or a ninja’s blade
takes a moment to sting
the pain has an echo
through the canyons of my soul
aftershocks through my mind
days, weeks, months later
like they just cut through my ear canal
high off life
or cotton candy
or funnel cake with strawberries
bleached & baked
by chlorine’s date with the sun
jean shorts still heavy
from rapids promising
a shower or a soak
knees wobbly after
using a rollercoaster to
teddy bear bigger than you
cause you’ve looked 12
since you were 16
since you were 20
cheek bones higher than usual
from the smile
grown permanent on your…
“Just think about how far we all have come since last year. Isn’t it amazing?” Drea smiled as she sat back in her chair at our banquet table. The other sorority members who were seated with us were either up and dancing or mingling around the banquet hall.
Amazing wasn’t the word I was thinking of when I thought about the past, or the future. My mind leaned more towards depressing as the…
would I love music more than my boyfriend?
yes, I would
should he ever make me choose
and the masterpiece that is the X&Y cd
I would chuck the deuces
plug my head phones into my iPod
and walk away
while Coldplay attempts to fix me
if my love ever decided to deny
the fact that Michael Jackson and Prince are
and always have been
musical geniuses that cannot be compared
Have you started thinking about your project for National Novel Writing Month?
(If you don’t know what I am talking about you should check out the NaNoWriMo Website.)
50,000 words in 30 days can be daunting… especially if you have no clue what you are going to be writing about. Now is the time to really start focusing in on a vague idea of where you want to start. It is perfectly okay to let the…
We are excited to be participating in the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival!
We will be located in a booth on Rash Field, just off of Key Highway.
We have partnered with Soulful Emergence Art Gallery! Along with works of fiction and poetry, there will be hand crafted journals and other surprises!!!!!
If you are in the area, please come down. Enjoy the festival and Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor.
Okay so I know this may sound weird but I am really thankful for my past loves.
No seriously. (Stop laughing and/or giving me the side eye.)
I was tweeting yesterday about understanding your personal love language. Your love language (by my definition) is the way you show love. It can also be the way you best receive love.
I have found that the most clear way that I show love is by devoting time…
So, I have found the need to write myself out of this depressed state that I am in.
Of course you wonder… “Why so depressed? Don’t you realize how blessed you are compared to others?”
Blah Blah Blah
Yes, I realized that I am an extremely blessed woman. I have a million things to be thankful/grateful for.
That doesn’t change the fact that I suffer from clinical depression and generalized anxiety…
I am in the process of crafting a list of services that Turtleberry Press can help you with. The list is ever evolving based on the needs of the people we interact with.
Here is what I have so far:
- Creativity & Writing Coaching
- Publishing consultation
- Basic Print ready manuscript prep
- Editing services
- Complete book publishing service
- E-book publishing assistance
- Handmade book publishing