The Author

K. Hartless is a persistent poet, and an eclectic prose writer with fifteen years experience as a literacy educator. She is currently working on a second draft of on her novel, Fascination, a speculative-fiction tale about mental illness in the future. A reading specialist, she has taught literacy skills to students ranging from community college to primary school-aged. She is passionate about the power of words and has recently been published in Edge of Humanity Magazine, Last Girls Club, Spillwords, The Reading Teacher, Classroom, Pen and the Pad, and Underlined. Her blog, Yard Sale of Thoughts, blends short fiction, poetry, music and art 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.

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….

Neil Gaiman

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.

Margaret Atwood

Style is truth. Once you nail down what you want to say about yourself and your fears and your life, then that becomes your style and you go to those writers who can teach you how to use words to fit your truth.

Ray Bradbury

Let’s build something magical together.