Why I Share My Fiction

Once upon a time, The Lily Cafe was a writing blog in 2013-2015. I shared my fiction and some poetry. Most of it's still there if you're curious; they're too much a part of what this blog is for me to want to delete it. When I came back to blogging in 2018, I hoped … Continue reading Why I Share My Fiction

Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #6

Stories I've Enjoyed An ode to student loan debt by Tiny Woman Tall World - not a story, but poem, and I can't figure out whether I should laugh or cry As Long as I'm Human - Short Story by Nopoodles Writing Challenge by Author Chris Brown Downsized - A Short Story on Write Side … Continue reading Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #6

Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #5

Happy Publication Day to (deep breath) Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan, The Poison Garden by A. J. Banner, and The God Queen by M. L. Tishner! Wow, today is popular. The first two feel like different approaches to dealing with a cheating husband while the third has reincarnated gods, magic, space travel between worlds, and … Continue reading Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #5

Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #4

Happy Publication Day to The Throne of the Five Winds by S. C. Emmett! Check out my review here, and another great review over at the Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub. Stories I've Enjoyed Would I Recommend Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom? No. Maybe. Sort of... from Geek Mamas Mom Life by Autumn Rain Inktober Calendar by Author … Continue reading Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #4

Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #3

Hmm... Either I haven't read as many posts as I felt like I did or the writers I follow were too busy to post a lot last week. Or maybe I just need to find new writers. I also try to find people who have any kind of story to tell, but last week was … Continue reading Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #3

Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #2

First of all, happy publication day to The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith! Here's the link to my review, and check out this review over on readingtonic. Stories I've Enjoyed Writing Wednesday|Mamoru Chiba at The Loyal Book - this one really made me nostalgic for my Sailor Moon watching days My Mum Life Story: Part … Continue reading Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #2

Stories and Writing Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community

The Bone Ships by R. J. Barker comes out today! It seems somehow fitting that these sea-related stories have also been posted recently, and check out three other great reviews of the book: A Pitch Black Ship by Nopoodles Fort and Light by Jennifer M. Zeiger The Bone Ships review from Devouring Books The Bone … Continue reading Stories and Writing Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community

Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 1: The Mother was a Kid, too

Every parent was once a child. Sometimes it feels so long ago, as though it couldn't have happened. Other times, it's like it was just yesterday. Today, I am a mother. But, once, I was a child, a child with a mother. Not every child has a mother, and not every child has a mother … Continue reading Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 1: The Mother was a Kid, too