“Please, Mom? I’ll do anything,” Josh pleaded.

“No.” She didn’t even flinch. “Don’t ask again. I won’t repeat myself.”

“But Mom…” He’d never wanted anything so bad in his life.

“Okay, that’s it. Just remember: you brought this on yourself.” She pulled the duct tape out of her purse.

“No, wait. I’m sorry.”

“Too late.”


Daily Prompt: Harsh

Not Even the Trees

Warmly colored leaves soften the cold forest floor beneath me. I scour the sky for meaning, in vain.

The encroachment of evergreens and branches keep secrets. I shriek for answers that will never come, and tears burn unimpeded into my ears.

But no one’s listening to me, not even the trees.

And you’re still gone.

barren bare tree gnarled bark

Written for Week 2 (Relationships) of Jane Ann McLachlan’s Memoir & Backstory Blog Challenge 

(Read about the 2013 Challenge  - click here)

2013 Participants:
Jane Ann McLachlan
Joy Weese Moll @joyweesemoll
Amanda M Darling
Katie Argyle
PK Hrezo
Claudette Young
Kay Kauffman
Deb Stone    Twitter: @iwritedeb
Gerry Wilson
Susan Hawthorne
Satia Renee
Pearl Ketover Prilik

Rebecca Barray (occassional)
Lara Britt  (occasional)
Linda G Hatton (occasional)
Stephanie Ingram (Unable to join us now – maybe later)

Signed up but haven’t posted yet:Terri RoweAnastaciaStacey ReneTalynn

I’m Published!

xsmile2Both my fiction and my photography are being published this month! I’m SO happy! I feel like a “real” writer and photographer now. ;)


“My Angel” is a very short story in the July 2013 issue of the literary magazine Mouse Tales Press. Currently, the magazine is online, but this issue will be the first available in print, and very soon!    ***July 10, 2013 Update: Mouse Tales Press now available in print!!***

enhance no 12

“Imagination” is a highly saturated photograph that graces the cover of the No. 12 issue of the literary and art magazine Enhance. There is also a spread inside the magazine showcasing my photo book. This magazine is currently available in print! You can order copies here.

Go buy some copies and support these wonderful literary publications!!


Becca ♥

The Full Moon Forgives

full-moon“I’m sorry.

I didn’t mean to do it, not really.

I mean, I considered it, but the possibility of death was slight.”

The full moon makes no reply.

“Okay, then. Thanks for listening.”


Photo taken for Wordsmith Studio Prompt: The Moon on May 24, 2013 at 11:44PM EST, with a Pentax K-30 and settings: 300mm; f/5.6; ISO 400; 1/640s.

Flash written for Trifextra 69: Confession.

Join the writing and photo fun!


Oh, Here I Am… Drink Up!


Sorry I haven’t been around much lately.

I’m in the beginning stages of planning my newest novel. I’m really excited about it, so it’s been hard to pull myself away. I’m using the Snowflake Method, and it’s fantastic. If you are a writer and haven’t read about it, click and do so now. You won’t regret it. Besides planning ahead, like I’m doing, it’s great for organizing and mapping works you’ve already written, too.

Since I’ve been focusing most of my writing on this new project, I probably won’t be posting much of my fiction writing here. Unless, of course, I come across a particularly inspiring prompt and just can’t resist. ;)

I will, however, still be posting responses to at least one photo prompt a week. I love my photo prompts too much to resist, and they are a great break from writing when I need one.

drink-upSo, without further ado, and in response to the Wordsmith Studio’s Weekly Photo Prompt, I say, “Drink up!”

Moscato is my favorite wine, light and fruity, and just a little bubbly.

Feel free to grab your favorite beverage and toast with me.

“To inspiration.”



Becca ♥