Welcome to Forest Idylls

Moments of hope in a forest of hardship

Published Short Stories


Sometimes it takes more courage to live than to die.


Your past does not define your future.


A mask cannot hide who you are.

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Pitching and Pressure

Oh my goodness. Has it truly been a month since I’ve posted? I swear, I still care about you, dear blog! I mean, dear readers! Imagine, if you will, an all-encompassing pressure weighing down on you. You wake up thinking about it, stump around all day thinking about it, and go to bed thinking…that you… Continue reading Pitching and Pressure

Figuring out the Pitch

All right, y’all. I know this is early. But at least I’m posting. So, this is going to be a nitty gritty, in-depth post that will not be of use or interest to most of you. However, since I don’t really have a writing partner, and I feel like I need some accountability/help as I… Continue reading Figuring out the Pitch

Rewrite Complete!

Well, I did it, people. Yup, finally finished rewriting A Picture of the Past! Oh, don’t get me wrong–there is still a ton of work to do. Since my “editing” turned into “rewriting”, there is still actual editing to do, and I cringe to think how long that will take! You know what this rewrite… Continue reading Rewrite Complete!

Most Cordially I Hate You

In honor of the Humboldt river, which my fictional family is approaching, I leave you with two poems written by emigrants to honor the Humboldt: I HATE YOU Meanest and muddiest, filthiest stream, most cordially I hate you; Meaner and muddier still you seem since the first day I met you. Your namesake better was… Continue reading Most Cordially I Hate You


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About Me

I am a faithful Christian, a hopeful writer, and a hopeless romantic. I love hats, cross-stitching, magic, and reading. Find out more in my Just Me page.

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