Indie author of fantasy, paranormal, and sci-fi fiction romances.
You can find me on my blog at skydanielswrites.com
The Illusion of Fitting In
Here's something all introverts will understand, people zap our energy, and we crave me-time. However, not all introverts suffer from what Vocal is calling social shock in their latest challenge. Some introverts have several friends who know when to back off and treat them like cats and rubber bands. When we're ready, we come to you, mingle for a bit, and ease away when we need space: Stretch, snapback.
A lost freshman met a friendly, bubbly second-year college student named Sarah in the cafeteria of Santa Monica Community College. Tentatively The Freshman asked if there were vegetarian options. Sarah knew right away where to go to find the freshest, cheapest and best veggie lovers meals. With gratitude, The Freshman thanked Sarah, only to be led over to Sarah's group of friends from church. The poor Freshman was beyond nervous. She wasn't good with crowds. Some might think 10 people didn't constitute a crowd, but those people didn't have social anxiety. The Freshman sat down and listened to all the conversation flow, offering a minor peep here and there. To her surprise, things were going well. No one had pushed an invitation to their church which was good since, at the moment, she'd angry at God for giving her Nana cancer and taking her away. So she wasn't sure about religion.
Diving headfirst and discovering the pool is empty of water is how I feel. What I’m proposing is insane. But the idea was already stuck in my mind. I decided to get open and raw with strangers on the internet. When I made the mood and storyboards, I knew there was no turning back. Everything about the prep work and process of creating my latest novel will be documented.
Zodiac: A Long-Standing Cold Case
I shy away from true crime stories. A few cold cases leave me invested in getting justice for the families of those who have died at the hands of a psychopath. I'm sensitive, so researching, reading, and filling my head with gory details will not aid in insomniac nights. With that said, the few cold cases I've followed have become so infamous that they're a part of the culture. Everyone knows about Jack the Ripper. Many have taken creative license with his story and added them into fiction, making it harder for many people to distinguish between fact and fiction. In fact, if you type Jack the Ripper into Google right now, one suggestion will ask, "Is Jack the Ripper fiction?"
The water is loud and crushing. Try to rise above the invisible hands chaining and pulling you to drown Knocked on your arse in cosmic TKO's
There was this girl who wore dresses and pearls She led a quiet life Then one day she got some bad news She became TNT
Cutting Through the Lace
Snip. Snip. The sound the scissors make when I cut through my lace front wigs bring me on a rollercoaster of emotions.
Hazy summer days, funnel cakes, green apples glazed in sticky caramel. Santa Monica Pier, we’ve missed a summer due to lockdown, we’re here now.