Excerpt for Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!
By special request, I'm sharing an excerpt from my current novel project, Villain. This is my mom's favorite scene that I've written so far, and she asked me to post it today.
Additionally, it's an appropriate post for today, since it centers around my MC and her mother-figure.
**Note: Ika's Aunt Meira is NOT based on my own mother, nor any other female relative, and is purely fictional**

Blurring the Lines: Poetry and Prose

Recently I've been writing poetry.

A shock, I know. You never would have guessed, right? It's not like I've put up three poems since restarting this blog and declared my absolute and adoring love for National Poetry Month.

Assuming I've been writing poetry would be preposterous. Mind readers, I salute you.

In all honesty, I never used to write poetry. And if you do happen to stumble across a poem from my childhood, there is a 99.999% chance I will shriek and cry and maybe throw it into the nearest ocean because I hate it and just thinking about it makes me want to crawl under a table.

I stand the other .0007% for nostalgia's sake and .0003% because I maybe possibly actually stumbled across something good (???)

But the interesting thing I've noticed recently is that even when I was writing novels, I was never that far off from poetry before.

Cue research because I'm a nerd.

In professional terminology, my style of writing falls under the label of "lyri…

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