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Teri Skultety

Poetess. Novelist.

Tom and Rikki Lee

“Tom and Rikki Lee” They had a wildness that I couldn’t get to in the same way anymore, if I ever knew it. They had gypsy clothes on, no matter what they wore, it was how they moved, how to wear a hat, and you can’t teach natural cool like […]

Opinions

It is my opinion, that is, I think, that if a person only wants or seeks opinions that agree with their own, then they are uncertain of what they think they believe, or, they are convinced that they are correct, without question, and so they’ve nothing new to learn, and […]

i imagine

i imagine that i am not infinitely difficult to understand. i don’t underestimate the touch of love’s hand. i imagine for whatever it is worth that i might be more attractive had i ever learned to be a flirt. i imagine if matters of the heart didn’t matter much to […]

Love

  I need to believe in the world, in every good, great, beautiful, peaceful, loving, amazing, part of the world. In kindness, in dignity, honor, self-respect, respect for others, in what is decent, in manners, in grace, in hope, in trust. I need to believe in summer days, the sun […]

Forever Old

Within the drops of rain, a broken diamond chain, comes a flood of memories, currents strong, the deepest seas, of people I have been, and lives I have lived in, it doesn’t matter how, for I am only here, and now. Between the sun bright rays, where darkness fills the […]

Undone

The other day, in promoting my vampire novel, I posted links to chapter excerpts. In reading through those excerpts again myself, I noticed places where the sentences could use tightening. I noticed places where I want to replace commas with periods. In reading one of my own stories earlier today, […]

Be Timeless

    “Trends come and go. What is “fashionable” is changeable. Having style, however, is always cool, and never goes out of fashion. Be classic. Be timeless.” ~ Teri Skultety   So much of this was supposed to be fun. It’s also true that if you’re serious about your work, […]

Be In Love With Your Life

I took about a two-week break from working on anything at all writing wise and that was about as much of a break from writing as I could manage. As for what I’m working on, the thing about that is that it doesn’t matter, until the work is completed. There […]

On This Valentines Day

  One of the most wonderful things within the many fine and good examples that Bruce Lee left us with, is his example of inclusiveness. Despite being met with prejudice throughout his life, he seemed to hold no such feelings in his own heart. He continuously broke with traditions. He […]

The Society of Classical Poets.

The Society of Classical Poets, of which I am a member, was kind enough to republish one of my poems, “The Harvest.” I’m honored to be included. I think that their efforts promoting classical poetry are commendable and wonderful, a really cool thing. If you enjoy poetry, you should check […]

Thelxiepeia, Poems 2009 -2012, Available Now!

Thelxiepeia, poems 2009-2012, Now available on Amazon in paperback.     Basquiat…………………………………………………. 6 Thelxiepeia………………………………………………. 7 Manifest…………………………………………………. 8 Repairs…………………………………………………… 9 The Willow Tree…………………………………………12 Real Myths………………………………………………14 Private Hours……………………………………………15 The Talk Is Savage……………………………………. 17 Miss UnHoly……………………………………………. 19 If We Had These Roses………………………………. 21 Look, Pretty, Stand Still………………………………. 23 Care Full……………………………………………….. 25 Temple Within………………………………………… […]

Dirty Knees

“Thelxiepeia” will be available sometime in the next few days, I finished it early. Of course I’ll post up a link when it is available, as well as a table of contents and previously published poems. The poems in this collection were written between 2009 and 2012. Every grouping of […]

In The Lingering of November

Almost December, I wonder what it will bring with it, however much I try not to. I think about the things we think we always wanted, the ones we got, and the ones that got away, in the middle of the day, in the glaring light of dawn, in the […]

One November, I Published Two Books

I’ve worked hard the last couple of years to get some books published, I’m thinking of them as there were “the first five,” and now there is “the magnificent seven.” I also have stories in three print anthologies, and I’m going to get those linked up with cover pictures, as […]

Maybelline Raven and The Wolf.

The year is 1762. Maybelline Raven is waiting patiently along the banks of the Mississippi River for the return of her husband so they may venture north, with their children. When the people of the village begin to perish after Maybelline is attacked, it is feared that a wolf is […]