Sometimes I go to a source of writing material of toilet paper, scraps of receipts, gum wrappers, sticky notes, or the closest journal available to write whatever has popped into my head. This blog site is such a portal to display those thoughts through essays, poetry, or short flash fiction stories with full disclosure. I am in constant “edit” mode.

Cynthia M. Garcia has a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. She is the owner and operator of this site, a short story fiction writer, an award-winning essayist, a marathoner, an elementary substitute teacher, a mother of two, and lives with her husband as an empty nester in the northwest suburbs of Illinois. She is in the process of writing and illustrating a children’s book. Cynthia is also the owner of the children’s book and illustration review site Written By.

Header photo by the incredible Rodney Smith.