Author Archives: floridawendy

Affairs of Dragons

I have been working on so many different things lately – two novels, a screenplay, a new book of poetry, two new short stories… and I haven’t had time to send anything out. I’m also teaching a class on Publishing … Continue reading

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Where Does the Time Go?

It’s hard to believe that my last post here was in February. It is now mid-August, and I’m stunned that it’s been so long between posts. But I’m not surprised. I edit dissertations, books, and academic papers for a living. … Continue reading

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I Won’t Miss You

Often I forget that things have been published, and then I come across them accidentally and am surprised.  This poem, published in Raven’s Perch, was one I wrote really quickly after a disagreement with a friend. I completely forgot about … Continue reading

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Physics as a Cure for Grief

Published in Concho River Review, Department of English and Modern Languages at Angelo State University, November, 2017 edition. I come from a long line of atheists. My grandparents were atheists; my parents were atheists. My siblings and I were always … Continue reading

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Found some old poems today – published in:     UNDERGROUND VOICES: POETRY WENDY THORNTON Delegation from the Local Music Scene As long as a face listens to the music clean, almond shaped, sucker-boned growing up in the country hacking … Continue reading

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Poems published in Ravens Perch

I was excited to get a few poems published in the online journal, Ravens Perch. You don’t usually get so many accepted all at once.  This is from a book of poems I wrote called, Building a Fire.  I wish … Continue reading

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Margaret and the Two-Inch Tomato

A friend posted this on Facebook today, and it immediately made me remember my short story about my futile attempt to grow tomatoes one year – Margaret and the Two-Inch Tomato Margaret has a black thumb. She has never been … Continue reading

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