Flash Fiction Challenge, The Unicorn

The air is sweet as flowers, tart as leaves, chilled, yet warm as breath and blood.

I’m blinded by glare.

She stands in regal glory. A breeze whispers through her white mane, tail, and coat; eyes blue as sky; alabaster hooves. She sees me.

She nods. I go forth on fairy wings. Her breath escapes in silent words. She drops her massive head.

All the angelic colors of the rainbow radiate from The Unicorn’s horn. Magical, ethereal, silky to the touch. All there is and all there ever will be in one sensual stroke. I smile; she nuzzles me.

Unicorn 2-25-18


Dear Diary; Dear Journal by Deborah A. Bowman

“Where You Write” is just as important as what you write and to whom, but must we always share?

Perhaps, perhaps; yet there are some words only meant for the crisp, clean page that holds the coveted position in a comfortable room, only for you–Dear Diary; Dear Journal, “Hi, there!”

My eyes drift shut for just a moment; dawn has not yet arrived…

I inhale all my other senses in a deep breath–a taste of energy in total silence, a hint of chill, the heady smell of fresh shellac, easily survived…

The scent of raw, lightly treated wood beams, an arched ceiling, floors with a dab of  shiny gloss, immaculate…

It calms my mind and thrills my spirit because I know I can write anything here or even write nothing at all, but the dilemma … to share or retract?

Is everything set up in order on the familiar desk? Yes…

Do I lift the proverbial quill or pen, tap softly on muted keys or simply rest?

But where will the story go if I don’t rush, rush, rush to complete the piece?

Will another writer jot down these stories and give it release?

To spread the full wings of creativity

Where stories are possible; the paranormal in true believability…

To dwell for a brief moment in a time continuum…

Deep poignant thoughts are challenged or read in awe or disgust, hardly humdrum…

If I can see, feel, visualize, live so very much in my own mind

Is it my duty to share my words with all humankind?

A conundrum, ta’ be sure, giving and receiving inspiration

Through rigorous thought, tears, laughter, perspiration…

But do I dare? My Journal, a constant companion; My Diary, dear old friend…

Will people understand my thoughts and or even care in the end?

A Little Nook and Cranny is All I Need to Go Anywhere and Do Anything!

Reader’s Ratings on YA Delilah, Astral Investigator Infinity Series, Episode One, The Boy and the Shopkeeper … Episode Two, The Boy Who Would be King, due to be launched Feb/March 2018. Please, let me know what you think of the second book cover.

Deliliah, Episode Two, eBook cover, 1-16-18Delilah Wraparound Cover, 6x9, 9-20-17



5-star rating
My Rating

5.0 out of 5 stars

A delightful fantasy with a contemporary take on time travel …

By Paul F. Lenzi on October 28, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition/Verified Purchase

A delightful fantasy with a contemporary take on time travel. A precocious modern teenager teams up with her mystical cat and an idealistic young man from the era of the American revolution. Their mission to right wrongs where their astral projection dreams may find them. Future installments will likely be as sure to please inquisitive young minds.

5.0 out of 5 stars

Surprised Me! Which Is Not Easy To Do!

By Tanya R Simon on April 18, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

I liked this book much more than I expected to. I thought I would be “duty reading” as one author for another. I immediately liked the characters, and this adventure has me stoked for the next. The idea is inventive and not easy to predict what the outcome would be for characters in this situation. They are completely mismatched and that made them fit together even better. Young adult, pre-teen, or adult, all will enjoy the story and look forward to the next adventures of this paranormal team. Truly Delightful!

5.0 out of 5 stars

For those who want to travel to different worlds!

By R. Corona on April 16, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

This is a very interesting story about a dream traveler. The book touches on the concepts of lucid dreaming and astral projection. People that are interested in these topics will get to travel along with Delilah, the main character, and follow her experiences and the characters she meets along her adventures. Overall, the story is fun and different from most plots out there. However, the dialogue is sometimes difficult to understand due to the English dialect, but it fits very well with the storyline.

5.0 out of 5 stars

A Must Read!

By Donna M. Zadunajsky on February 23, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

Once again, author Deborah Bowman has written an extraordinary tale of a girl named Delilah who finds herself going back in time to solve cases. I found the story pulling me in, and I wanted to read more to figure out what was going on. The more I read, the more interested I became. I’m looking forward to reading more of the series. I really like her Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series and can’t wait for the next book to come out. This book is for Young Adults, but I recommend it to anyone in teenage years and older.


The Dark Side of Energy

I would like to recommend the following blog if you are spiritually minded with a desire to help our ailing planet heal from the negativity that is overwhelming all of us in all countries across the globe. This blogger has much to say in her poetry, quotes, articles, and artwork: https://mummanopoly.com

My poem that follows was inspired by Mummanopoly’s posting: Protect Thyself…


Energy flows through the Universe in the blink of an eye
And “sensitives” do not even have to try.
There are those who do not know
The goodness they project or mayhem they cause below
On earth that comes in showers of negativity.
Yet, hordes of followers flock to black activity
Never realizing what darkness they bring into their being.
For the untuned, unenlightened, unconscious are not seeing
What fills their bodies, minds, hearts, and souls.
This dictates what actions the uninitiated release, unknowingly
Spreading chaos and fear, never acknowledging
Their responsibility to the planet, life, the spiritual Universe.
Greed breeds greed, and spreads the seeds
Upon which charlatans, demons, the weak shall feed.
Take care…

Deborah A. Bowman