Welcome fellow readers and writers alike!
I am a recent college graduate with a degree in English Literature and English Writing. I recently acquired a job at a library in my area and I am really looking forward to working with the teen programs.
I love reading and writing as well as spending time with the people I care about. I enjoy workshopping other writer's works, especially young writers since they are the future of the craft.
I'm not published yet, but will be looking to publish my first novel after it's completion by the end of this year (hopefully).
Butterfly Kisses This story started out as my senior writing project and is now my first novel-in-progress. My cousin, Karsyn, inspired the character of Mikaia. But this is not Mikaia's story. The story belongs to Oscar, a 17 yr. old boy whose life just got really complicated. Oscar loves music and is the drum major of his high school's marching band. Band is his life, despite the fact his father hates it. When little Mikaia is diagnosed with a childhood illness, Oscar's life changes drastically. Hopefully with the help of his band friends and the girl of his dreams, he just might make it through his senior year alive.
Harumph. An assignment for a Poetry class. It is an imitation of Frank Bidart's The Yoke. It's one of my favorites because it's funny and very true to the relationship I have with my muse. He's an uncooperative little bugger.
The Butterfly at Saint Mary's of the Annunciation A poem written about my little cousin, Karsyn, who died a year and a half ago. The poem was written about six months before her death. She is my butterfly. She is also Mikaia, from my novel, Butterfly Kisses.
Want Me, Use Me An imitation of Susan Stewart's Wings. I wrote it after a particularly painful break-up with one of my ex's. He didn't want to let me go and that in turn made it very hard for me to walk away. The poem is set to resemble a conversation between and woman and a man.
I am very attached to all of my pieces and look forward to a lot of reviews/comments. I only ask that you are gentle. Feedback, whether it is positive or negative helps keep me motivated. Thanks in advance!
Copyright 2006 D. Fischer