A More Positive Perspective

Holly Jahangiri, Author
Traveling South Dakota:Wind Cave

Traveling South Dakota:Wind Cave

This is a sacred space for the Lakota people, as it is part of the Lakota creation story. Here, the earth itself seems to “breathe,” inhaling or exhaling according to the barometric pressure. Standing right here, on a hot day, you can feel a cool wind coming from that small hole.

Imagine…

Imagine…

A few days ago, I fell down the rabbit hole called Midjourney. My curiosity was piqued. “But is it really art?” asked artists and photographers, as AI text-prompt-generated art sparked conversations musicians and writers have been having for years.

Twittling My Thumbs

Twittling My Thumbs

No form of wordplay is ever wasted, even if the author is. Alliteration, persona poems, villanelles, and newly invented forms.

From the Sky to the Depths

From the Sky to the Depths

It broke her heart to bits, each time. If she were in charge of all things, the three of them would never have to part. Dylan and Bram, her reasons for being. Dylan lived with Bram most of the year, but he was a young adult who could come and go as he pleased. Dylan knew that he was loved. And he knew he had the best of both their worlds.

Creative Outlet

Creative Outlet

This story brought to you with inspiration from Creative Copy Challenge #674 | Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge (wordpress.com) and the words Struggle, Adventure, Nature, Curiosity, Creativity, Freedom, Resourcefulness, Imagination, Outlet, Contentment.

Unchoice: Don’t Ask Women for Trust

Unchoice: Don’t Ask Women for Trust

To have an abortion or to give birth is, and should be, a choice – and terminating a pregnancy is rarely an easy one. But it should be the woman’s choice, and hers alone.

I Sense Dead People

I Sense Dead People

But on car trips, I have never been accused of being “observant.” So when my mom and dad roused me, that day in God-only-knows-where-Florida, asking, “What do you think of this place?” I assumed they meant as a vaguely potential place to live. 

Half-asleep, only one thought came into my head – one clear-as-a-bell, fairly panicky thought, which I blurted out loudly…

Dynamic Dialogue

Dynamic Dialogue

Good dialogue is dialogue that is essential to the story or to the readers’ understanding of the character. It always serves a purpose – either it moves the story forward towards its conclusion, or it illustrates an important facet of the speaker’s character. Good dialogue is not idle chit-chat.