Update 12/2/21

It’s been a beautiful summer. As it comes to an end, it feels like 2021 is about to start for real. I hope it’ll be a year filled with creativity.

I haven’t been very productive on the haiku front lately, but I did receive some lovely news: one of my haiku was chosen to be included in the 2020 Red Moon Anthology Jar of Rain. I’m very honoured to have been selected.

My flash fiction collection on Channillo The Moon is Crying is now complete. I had a lot of fun working on this. Hopefully I’ll get to raise some money for the SPCA through it.

The cover for the first Witch Doctors Inc novella, The Awakening, has been animated by Morgan Wright. Morgan’s animations are fantastic, and it’s always a pleasure to work with her. I can’t share videos under my current WordPress plan, but here’s a link to the animation on my Twitter timeline if you’d like to see it: https://twitter.com/CavesAuthor/status/1359699430945943553

I’m currently working on the second installment of the Witch Doctors Inc series, Orb of Ariadne. Like the first, it will be free to read on Smashwords, Apple Books, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and various other retailers. I’m excited to share the cover with everyone, but I’m forcing myself to make more progress on the story first. You’ll hear more about this soon 🙂

Happy 2021 everyone – I hope it proves to be a smashing success 🙂

(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

Microfiction: Despair

She never got over it. The despair dug into her bones. There was no funeral to cry at, no graveside to mourn by. She carried it silently, from the moment she ordered the massacre. She was the only one who mourned the death of the person she used to be.

Update 7/08/20

I’ve got a few weeks off work so I’ll have more time to write. I’m excited to produce new work and catch up with everyone in the writing world. I haven’t had nearly as much time to do this as I’d like , what with my job at the hospital eating up so much of my energy.

I’ll be making more haiku submissions (I feel like I’ve been falling back on this lately). I’ll also be working on my Channillo for Charity series The Moon is Crying. I’m going to be posting content more frequently for this.

I also have a couple of other ideas up my sleeve, including a new Alexander Harding Spirit detective mystery 🙂

Can’t wait to fill my days with magic 🙂 🙂


(Image by ryo taka from Pixabay)

Poetry: Are You Afraid

are you afraid, I asked the bird
no said he,
your eyes are full of spring stars
your thoughts are as the sea
you sing the songs I love so well
there is no night in thee


are you afraid, I asked the bear
yes said he,
your eyes are a-shimmer with autumn chill
a cold wind whips your sea
your growl is the growl of a predator
the night reigns strong in thee