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Sara Stark
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Author of An Untold Want and Couillon (available on Amazon)
Author of An Untold Want and Couillon (available on Amazon)

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Depression has a way of flipping my perspective. When I’m in its grasp, it’s like no matter how hard I try to appreciate the beauty of the roses, I only feel the bite of  thorns. No, I don’t feel sad. No, I’m absolutely not suicidal. But there are times,…

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Nearly thirty years ago, nearly half my lifetime ago, my father died of lymphoma. I was twenty-nine years old and dumb as a post, emotionally, at least. But I thought I was all grown up. I was about to graduate engineering school and go to work in the…

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The Indies Unlimited 2015 Flash Fiction Anthology features a year’s worth of winning entries from the IndiesUnlimited.com weekly flash fiction challenge [including two from yours truly]. It contains 51 stories by 36 different [awesome] authors from around…

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Needless to say, I’ve been stalled lately, not writing, not even writing blog posts. I’ve been thinking a lot about writing, but never able to get a firm grasp on the story, until this morning. The tools to pull myself out of this slump have been there…

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Today’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge goes like this: As B-List superheroes go, Lizard Man was not exactly a frontrunner. He sat on the door handle and sighed, wondering if there was a C-List. The power to transform into a tiny lizard had a…

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I just emailed the most graphic scene in my work-in-progress to a couple of pre-book reviewers. Friends I trust to point me in the right direction, who see things (mostly) the way I do, but who stand as the voice of reason. Because anyone who’s written a…

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I know every writer, every person out there has experienced it. You see, I’m having a bit of a pity party, but it’s going to have a happy ending even if it kills me. I’ve been in a real slump the past few months. I’ve been tired and sad, and…

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. And if I wrote memoir, you’d know more about why it’s been a long time. But I’d prefer to write fiction, to distract myself from the problems, stupidity, and banality of the real world. But thanks for reading my…

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Sigh, it never ends. Or should I say, it’s started all over again. But all this drama is good fodder for writing. I’m sure I can use this in one of my novels. And in my blogs. And I’ve learned a valuable lesson, that sometimes the shitty things that…

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I was visited by a ghost today. Late at night, in that mutable time between lights out and succumbing to sleep, he haunts me, still. He whispers of the things that could have been, and I remind him of all the things that were and were not, of all the…
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