Light on Broken Glass

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.  ~Anton Chekhov

As I finish my edits on my thesis (printing it out TONIGHT!!), this quote really speaks to me. I aim to look at the world in new ways, and then translate that onto the page screen. So much easier said than done. I’ve been cutting boring descriptions and replacing them with more vivid ones (I hope!). And when you stumble onto that unique, yet true and beautiful passage, that captures something old and familiar in a fresh new way … that’s what writing is all about.

Wishing for that experience for all of y’all this month and always.

Keep it up!

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I write speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and my own experiences living with mental illness. After earning my BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. I live in Denver, where my husband and I spend countless hours chasing our three young sons (and sometimes catching them!). I collect tarot decks, dye my hair mermaid colors, and procrastinate by decorating my home. My debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

5 thoughts on “Light on Broken Glass

  1. Her feet were shredded by angry shards, bloody trails marking a painful pathway. The moon beamed in hard satisfaction.

    Maybe I should watch the happy panda again….

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