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Teri Skultety

Poetess. Novelist.

Making Changes, Driving the Car

I am off twitter once and for all and for good. (Only took how many tries?) They just changed their format anyway and, I wasn’t digging it. But, I’d already made my decision. I think the point at which something goes from being something useful and enjoyable, to being a […]

The Mountains Are Calling

The sun rises in the east, and sets in the west. Moss grows on the north side of a tree. Water flows downhill, in case you ever lose your compass. The above paragraph/poem is something I wrote down, memorized, from things I was told when I was younger. ( If […]

Ergo Ego

“There is something about yourself that you don’t know. Something that you will deny even exists until it’s too late to do anything about it. It’s the only reason you get up in the morning, the only reason you suffer the shitty boss, the blood, the sweat and the tears. […]

R.E.M.

I just got home from a couple of (sober) perspective altering days in the mountains. I’m contemplating, mulling, a post about that, but it got me to thinking about these quotes, and this R.E.M.Β  song. “We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all of our exploring, Will […]

Earthquake Weather

This implies that I smoke cigarettes. I don’t. I value my lungs. I used to smoke cigarettes, and I was excellent at it. Here’s the thing, I am a thinking person. I am also a feeling one. Shallow waters, I ain’t. I can create beautifully themed web layouts for myself […]

What Makes You Happy?

Here’s a quote from the book “Illusions”, by Richard Bach… “In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime.” That makes the question pretty simple, though perhaps the answer(s) won’t be.Β  What makes you happy? When are you the happiest? What […]

Illusions

So, let’s talk about this book for a minute, “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah” by Richard Bach. I read this book when I was eighteen. A young man […]

The Great Winnowing

The great winnowing has begun. My little foray into my five minutes of thinking I might sell-off some of the things I’ve collected over the last however many ( many) years has led to the great winnowing! In the last however many days, I’ve donated a trunk-load of stuff that […]

Undone

In 2019, for about five minutes, I tried not to be a writer. That didn’t work out. I’ve done too much work to quit. That’s all I have to say about it. TS

Wings

This is how I spread my wings, on four winds in mournful sigh, this is how I live my dreams, this is how I fly, Into a night that’s darker deep, than the black at the bottom of the sea, Into a soul so fast asleep, aching to be free. […]

Loralee, Chapter Thirteen, Fresh Molasses

Loralee, The Dimestore Novella Chapter Thirteen, Fresh Molasses Originally published on December 26, 2012   At ten o’clock the next morning, James Nevelle reported Don McCoy missing. Good β€˜ol Don said he was going to visit his sister. He’d never returned to the ranch and that just wasn’t like him. […]

Don’t Fear the Reaper

BOC is one of my favorite bands. I wouldn’t know where to begin to tell of the impact and influence this music has had on my life, and my writing. But, I’ve got to be careful not to give away all my secrets. TS

Loralee, Chapter Twelve, Cold, Hard, Cash

Loralee, The Dimestore Novella Chapter Twelve, Cold, Hard, Cash Originally published on December 5, 2012   β€œYou handled that like shit, Hardy.” Nevelle rubbed at his wrists and then stopped himself. They’d kept him handcuffed long enough that he was contemplating escape. β€œWhat would you like me to do?” Hardy […]