• From My Head (Fiction)

    My Debut Novel!

    Click Here to Buy Songbirds and Stray Dogs by Meagan Lucas I have been, since my eight-year-old daughter escaped my body, obsessed with motherhood in all its iterations. I am preoccupied with how motherhood is perceived by individuals and cultures—by those who desire it, and by those who don’t. I’ve labored over the question of what it means to be a mother, what it doesn’t mean, and the murky grey between those two points. Unsurprisingly, this theme of motherhood roots my story of betrayal, old pain, desiring what you can’t have, and learning to live with the cards you’ve been dealt. My protagonist, Jolene Brodie, was abandoned by her addict…

    Comments Off on My Debut Novel!
  • From My Head (Fiction)

    Both Sides Now…

    In a class I took last semester we were asked to write a story that takes place in a different country (and we weren’t allowed to say the name) with a protagonist who lost something. I wrote “What She Lost” and it eventually took second place in the SNHU Fall Fiction Competition. In that piece I wanted to play with the idea of losing as gaining. If you’ve read the story you now my protagonist Clementine loses her wedding rings, but gains something – a realization. The final project for that class was to re-write the story from a different perspective, and I found that to be a very interesting…

    Comments Off on Both Sides Now…
  • From My Head (Fiction)

    A Boat?

    My Professor challenged us to set a story in a location that tells us a lot about one of the characters. She only gave us 250 words to do it. Here is my attempt: Violet didn’t expect a boat. She should have considered it when he invited her to dinner and gave her the address to a marina. She should have considered it when he met her in the parking lot barefoot, and walked her down the swaying wood decking to a thirty-eight foot sailboat and said, “welcome aboard.” But until she’d climbed below, watched him tuck her pumps away and pull the cork from an exquisite bottle of red,…

  • From My Head (Fiction)

    Taking Care of Business

    My Professor asked us to write a 350 word piece featuring a working class protagonist. So often writers only write about writers, or superheroes, or spies. I enjoyed this assignment, this is my attempt: Rob stared at the melons. Their shape was pleasing. The symmetry of the stack comforted him. The produce department was cool, the temperature helped him think. His phone vibrated in his pocket like a swarm of bees. It could be any number of people calling: his boss, the store manager; or his boss’s boss, the district manager; or one of the department managers who all reported to him; or worse – his wife Veronica. He didn’t…

    Comments Off on Taking Care of Business
  • From My Head (Fiction)

    Old is In Now

    Nick was drowning in sound in the wide open restaurant. Noise bounced off cement floor and echoed in the beams of the high ceiling. Claustrophobia suffocated him despite the grandeur of the space. Across the table his Grandfather, squinting, was holding the menu three inches from his face. “Take Grandpa for lunch,” his mother demanded. “He never gets out of that home. Go to the old diner he likes.” But Nick had been lured by craft beer and molecular gastronomy. “I’m going to show him something new,” he’d said. He felt like an ass now. “Grandpa, let me take you somewhere else. It’s too modern in here for you, I’m…