Category: Writing

if i could only

if i could only

if i could only use one word to dub today the word would be bewildering if i could only use one word to sum up my mind today my mind would be blazing if i could only use one word to dub thee, world, today the world would be dis-integrating if i could only find … Continued

Let Creativity Flow

Let Creativity Flow

By LeRon Boyd, Edge of Yesterday intern and guest blogger Creative writing. Enter a mental space where your creativity flows and your hands can write it down. “Time travel” was the topic of our first assignment [at the Edge of Yesterday], which also served as a chance for me to get to know my fellow … Continued

Stories Make the World Go Round

Stories Make the World Go Round

by Jessica Metonou, Edge of Yesterday intern and guest blogger  Storytelling. It’s what makes the world go round. From television, to mainstream media, sharing personal experiences is what helps us forget what problematic circumstances may occur within our lives.  In films, for example, an audience loves to view a character that goes through trial and … Continued

2020 Sucked. But not all the way and not every day.

2020 Sucked. But not all the way and not every day.

In the prologue to Saving Time, the third book in the Edge of Yesterday series, published in 2020, the Year of the Coronavirus, I created a time capsule to comment on our extraordinary times from a time traveler’s perspective. Our own annus mirabilis (a.k.a., the Year of Wonders) doesn’t turn out to be all that … Continued

The Heart of the Earth Is Our Beating Heart – National Poetry Month 2020

The Heart of the Earth Is Our Beating Heart – National Poetry Month 2020

  There’s a storm outside Earthquake, volcano, tornado Hurricane, cyclone, tsunami We’ve choked off our lungs– Forest, ocean, air The lungs of the Earth The heart of the Earth Is our beating heart There’s a storm inside Virus, coughing, choking, Wheezing, breathlessness It’s choked off our lungs— Sacs, bronchioles, cell Particles littered like shattered glass … Continued

Stalking Leonardo da Vinci in France

Stalking Leonardo da Vinci in France

leonardo-visitor-clos-luce I was privileged in this, the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, to visit the chateau in Amboise, France, where the Renaissance master came to serve as first painter, engineer and architect to King Francis I beginning in 1516. Leonardo had, by most accounts, worn out his welcome in Florence, Milan and Rome, … Continued

EOY Tweets EOY, Time Travel, Storytelling to Teen Readers

EOY Tweets EOY, Time Travel, Storytelling to Teen Readers

On a recent Thursday afternoon in February, I was invited to do a Twitter Takeover for Young Entertainment Magazine (@YoungEntMag), doing a #YAauthorTakeover. I was a little nervous in the lead-up, but the two hours flew by. I’ve used screen shots to capture here–because ye olde Storify is no longer an option (boo!). So the … Continued

Leonardo da Vinci loves STEAM and Shows Us Why We Should, Too

Leonardo da Vinci loves STEAM and Shows Us Why We Should, Too

Leonardo da Vinci is very much with us. The recent sale, at auction, of his Salvator Mundi, for $450 million, puts him in a rarefied field–some would say, out of this world. There is no other artist in history whose work has claimed anywhere close to that price. The new biography by Walter Isaacson is … Continued

Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future

We, here at the Edge of Yesterday, are not just visiting the past, we are inventing the future, a feat that may require some reassurances, as we move from the known to an unknown world. Remember the Morrow Inventing the future is fearsome. No roadmaps, Nor sure sign posts. Life exacts the courage to get … Continued

Book Festival Brings Out Teen Writers

Book Festival Brings Out Teen Writers

Teens Exercise Writing Chops in Workshop with Maryland Writers Association Gaithersburg, Md. — On May 20, a group of seriously talented teen writers showed up for the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival’s Teen Writing Workshop, sponsored by the Maryland Writers Association, and led by poet Lucinda Marshall, and authors Robin Stevens Payes and Neal Gillen. Amid … Continued