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Dirty Villains Anthology – Coming Soon


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Dirty Villains Anthology
Release Date: October 24th
Photog: BT Urruela

Models: Julie Mick-Schalm, Chelsea Kristine and Reagan Hollow

Cover Design: T.E. Black Designs

Ask yourself, what makes a villain? Is it a skewed moral code or lack thereof completely? Is it the motivation of darkness burning within their soul or is it how they choose to embrace  it? To get what their  black hearts desire, they may have to give in to temptation and consume the light coming their way.

Follow your favorite villains as they finally get a chance to unveil their side of the story. You may find the heroines painted a bit more vexing than you recall. As you take this journey, allow your mind to remain open and your thoughts might just surprise you.

You may find, you’re a villain, too.

We won’t judge you, if you don’t judge us.

Cheri Marie →
LB Russell →
JM Schalm →
Reagan Hollow →
Jaime Russell →
Alexis R Craig →
C. Kristine →
Lindsey Taylor →
Chasity Gaines →
Angie Brocker →
Chelle C Craze →
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Can’t wait to learn more? Head to Chasity’s page on Facebook and she can answer your questions for you!


Count Down to Disaster


10.  Put off until tomorrow practicing yoga or meditation.

9.  Sleep all day.

8.  Worry about everything and anything that runs through my mind.

7.  Procrastinate on everything, important or not.

6.  Forget to look for joy in simple things.

5.  Speak unkind to my children; after all they know what to do that bothers me.

4.  Stay in my bed clothes because I have nowhere I want to go.

3.  Resent my family for trying to help me. They don’t understand.

2.  Stop taking my medication correctly. It isn’t helping obviously.

1.  Fall into despair and allow myself to ponder suicide. I am never going to be happy and I am no good to the ones I love.

0.  Blackness, darkness, misery. My countdown to my sad life.


Written for Yeah Write 391.



Time to Leave

It was the right time to leave.

Hindsight makes me a genius.

An expert in the art of sadness.

I’ve analysed the day I walked out.

Spent hours trying to decipher our love.

It was the right time to leave.

Still, it hurts just the same. 

This was a prompt for Yeah Write – Challenge # 389

The Mystic Blue Review

I recently had the pleasure of The Mystic Blue Review publishing 4 of my poems for Issue 5.  I was estatic of course.

You can click on the link above to be taken to their home page and from there, their magazine is free to download. My poems begin on page 85 although I highly recommend reading the entire journal.

My poems are:. Unhinged,  Memory’s Cliche, Twelve Steps Ahead, and Dear Josie.

Thanks for stopping by!



33 PAYING/NO FEE Submission calls in Sept. 2018 + more from Publishing and Other Forms of Insanity

Trish Hopkinson has been my go-to blog to learn about lit magizines that are taking submissions, read up on magizines that pay for poetry, grasp an understanding of what each journal is about, get a take on what the editor wants to see submitted, and read Trish’s amazing poems that have been published. Her knowledge and help are greatly appreciated by me and I’m sure many others feel the same. Anyone wanting to learn which journals are accepting submissions, which ones will pay, and get valuable knowledge about publishing, then you definitely need to check out her blog. Thank you lady!

Trish Hopkinson

Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity is the blog and writing resource site by writer Erica Verrillo. Her site is loaded with great articles for writers and the writing life, including listings of publishers, agents, where to get reviews, submission calls, free contests, writing conferences and more.

This list of 33 paying submission calls includes several for poets and are listed in order of their deadlines, from Sept 1 – Sept 30, 2018. For more paying markets you can find Verillo’s complete list, organized by genre and subject matter here: Paying Markets.

Click here to read the complete list of 33 paying calls.

Erica Verrillo has written seven books and published five. She doesn’t know why anyone with an ounce of self-preservation would ever want to publish. But, if you insist on selling your soul to the devil, learn how to do it right: marketing, literary agents, book…

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