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Teri Skultety

Poetess. Novelist.

Praise

Praise If you were a poem, If you were a song, I would read you all day, And sing you all night long.       Going into the very last days of April, the end of National Poetry month. But, every day is a good day for poetry. I […]

Loralee, Chapter One

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter One, A Name Like Loralee Originally published on October 26, 2011   Loralee had no illusions about herself. Her fingers caressed the edges of the jade rose around her neck, a beautifully carved stone, remembering the day he’d given it to her, before Malcom, before […]

At Ease With One’s Self

The people I’ve loved the most are those so confidently at ease with themselves, that they put others at ease. If there’s a guy railing against bacon, why it’s bad for you and no one should ever eat bacon because he hates it, and no one should ever listen to […]

The Keeper

The Keeper A slow and steady flame, Does burn inside this heart, Though with it knowledge came, To rip my soul apart.   Of the garden fruit, I ate, And […]

Notre Dame is Burning

I’ve long wanted to visit Paris. Some years ago I began having dreams about the city. The dreams subsided but my interest in visiting did not. In recent years I’d resigned myself to thinking it would remain a lovely dream, perhaps a necessary one, but nothing more than that. While […]

April

I’ll draw a picture of my life, Colors running outside the lines, Bright sun blazing through the downpour, The silver lining leaking out, Running wild through the streets, The song of the wind the only refrain, The sound of your name. The sound of your name. I’ll tell you how […]

Stood Up

  I spent all of twenty minutes, Deciding what to wear, Maybe half an hour, Doing something with this hair, Then rushed through, soggy, rain-slicked streets, Fog hanging in the air, Only to find our table empty, You were never there.   I waited until they closed the place, Though […]

Back at the Writing, and Great Tunes

The first Pat Benatar song that I remember being aware of was “Heartbreaker.” That was about the same time that I was becoming a Tom Petty fan for life. After that she was just always on the radio, seemed like, with one hit song after another. I had three of […]

Ballroom Blitz, Keep Calm

Photo of a woman drinking tea after a bombing raid in London during the Blitz (no copyright infringement intended.) Link.Β  Yesterday, (when I started writing this),I purposely, and purposefully, sequestered myself from all “news” related items until the early evening. While tending to a few chores, I decided to turn […]

Covenants of Lingering Bones, Release Day.

Masquerading in the steady winds of the Autumn night, Bonnie is sure she’s seen a monster. Alice Monaghan has been entrusted with a secret, the viridescent mist is keeping one too. Something lurks in the grass, by the light of the Scorpio Moon, while Pauline walks the cemetery, row after […]

Definitions

socialism: noun, 1. any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods. 2. a: a system of society or group living in which there is NO private property. b: a system or condition of society in […]