K. Hartless is a persistent poet, free-spirited fiction writer, and word trapeze artist. She is currently editing her debut novel, Fascination, a speculative-fiction tale that explores the severe treatment of mental illness in the future city of Nuevo York. A traveling teacher, K. has taught literacy and creative writing on several continents. She is passionate about the power of words and has recently been published in 365tomorrows, Visual Verse, Luna Station Quarterly, Last Girls Club, Whispers and Echoes, and HOW (Humans of the Universe).
Her blog, Yard Sale of Thoughts, blends genres and mediums to create new experiences for readers. Displayed on her digital lawn is a smattering of old and new works. Peruse, and if you find a piece that fits your fancy, be sure to leave a comment. There is no greater currency than kindness.
The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it.
If you’re going to write, you have to be willing to do the equivalent of walking down a street naked. You have to be able to show too much of yourself. You have to be just a little bit more honest than you’re comfortable with…