Posted by Teri Skultety

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 […]

Zen, and the Art of Poetics

“Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book, your composition of yourself is at stake.” ~ E.L. Doctorow In the bottom of my beach bag, I found a notebook full of poems I wrote last summer, along with a […]

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 […]

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……………………………………. […]

Let It Ride

Currently editing and proofreading “Gold Mine” for publication sometime before the end of the year.   Let it Ride April 2008 Let’s blur the edges, Break the rules, Drink coffee at midnight, Rye at dawn, Let’s stay awake to solve some mystery, Or write one. Paint a picture, Throw stones […]

In October We Do…

In October we honor traditions. We do October movies, there are many… this is a good one… we read this poem… Theme in Yellow By Carl Sandburg I spot the hills With yellow balls in autumn. I light the prairie cornfields Orange and tawny gold clusters And I am called […]

dream girl

From Mythica to Ithaca and all points in between, they told their tales about her, as if she were a dream, as if she had no feelings, as if she had no heart, they told their tales about her, this Lady Scarlet. He is Midnight His sword is Moonlight, his […]

Loralee, An Excerpt

Loralee Chapter Four Miss Tulsa Pie   Loralee’s phone was ringing on the nightstand. She knocked over an empty glass as she reached for it. Her mascara had congealed, making it nearly impossible to open her eyes all the way. She’d broken one of the cardinal rules of being a […]

It Is Still Beautiful. Chris Cornell.

Grunge is the music that my generation created, whether the label of “grunge” is one that was met with approval or acceptance or not. Passionately philosophically divested in many ways from the heavy metal and “pretty” hair bands and glam bands of the heyday of “sex, drugs, and rock and […]

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 […]