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Teri Skultety

Poetess. Novelist.

The Slick Furies, Pulp-Horror

I had no plans to ever write about vampires. I was writing a western, in which these creatures were swooping from the sky, attacking, and, as it so happened, they turned out to be vampires with pale lavender skin, and jaundiced, yellow, eyes. As the story began to unfold, there […]

April is National Poetry Month

So, I am a poetess And I knowitess. April is National Poetry Month. Here is a link to poets.org, if you are interested, you can check that out. Rarely have I discussed my favorite poets. Some of that is because it has been very personal to me, and some of […]

The Life I Know

Some have a minimalist sense of decor. Some have a simple mode of dress, or a sparse writingΒ  style. Others become minimalist in a different way,Β  in the shedding of layers, of cluttered personalities, of borrowed things, day after day, as I now see so clearly, and so far, all […]

Writer.

I am a writer.Β  I think, and believe, that if you are a writer, you were born a writer. William Burroughs once said of Jack Kerouac that Jack Kerouac was the definition of a writer, that is, that he was, one who writes. That is to say, that in some […]

An Unraveled Hem, Joan Didion

I’ve kept some kind of a notebook, or journal, since junior high. Thankfully, the majority of them have gone the way of the wind. I suppose that’s a nice way of saying that I destroyed them at one time or another. I recall erasing every word one January, in some […]

Red Line Wine, Available Now!

Red Line Wine, Selected poetry and prose, 1977-1996. This is the lightning in a bottle of my youth. I hope that you enjoy these poems and pieces of prose. You may read a few of them here, listed below.Β  ~ Thank you for reading! ~ T.S. Endings Black Boots Believe […]

Journey With My Heart

Do you know what we have? Something that time will never touch, distance is no match for it, we are lucky to have it as such. Something simple, yet misunderstood, in all of its honesty, around my life I wear the pearls, of wisdom, learned from its rarity. Diamonds look […]

An Excerpt ~ Chapter Twenty-Two of The Slick Furies

Chapter Twenty-Two The music pounded at a decibel level deemed to be appropriate for inducing audio stupor. A person’s equilibrium seemed to collapse when mixed with improper sound levels and the right mixture of alcohol accompanied by languid stares from vampires. Demetri sat in his booth sipping absinthe and smoking […]

Unfettered

These petals turn in falling soft against the snow, We throw away some words to draw each other in, If these are not the ones to stir your soul, Tell me, Love, and I’ll begin again. To feel the heat of your gaze upon my ivory skin, to bathe in […]

Avalon.

Β  Β  “I came to America in 1914, by way of Philadelphia. That’s where I got off the boat. And then I came to Baltimore. It was the most beautiful place you ever seen in your life. There were lights everywhere! What lights they had! It was a celebration of […]