Monday, July 20, 2015

Willow, Willow, Willow...

Many of you know that I have been working on a collection of short stories all based on what a particular Willow tree had witnessed over time.  It's been a project that comes and goes when inspiration strikes.  It began years ago.  As ideas percolate and accumulate, the project has grown.

Someday, it may turn into an actual collection of linked short stories.

I've been submitting Willow stories here and there.  And I'm happy to report that CHEAP POP has published, "Toothache" this week.  Check it out!  Thank you CHEAP POP!

Friday, June 26, 2015


Good news!

Another poem has found a home.  This one's about a character who haunts my dream.  Check out Synaesthesia Magazine's HUSH-HUSH issue and read, Clearing the Detritus.

Thank you, Synaethesia Magazine!  Yay!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Haiku for June

Cap and gown flowing
last trip to the high school gym
Graduation day.

Little explosions
light up the old Sycamore
fireflies at dusk.

Thunderstorms, rainbows
on the short drive home from work
the scent of damp fields.

--all haiku written by Stacy Post

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Milestone on the Chess Journey

Chess Update:

2400 games played.  Whoa!

1437 won.
315 drawn.

73% won or drawn.

Winning streak: 17
Losing streak: 7

I am still testing Malcolm Gladwell's theory that 10,000 hours at a task will provide mastery.   Improving in tiny steps.  Which doesn't feel much like success.  But perhaps, when I reach 10,000 hours, it will feel more monumental then?  Not sure...

I do understand my flaws better.  So there is that.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sometimes the Minor Stories Are Fun Too

A Cautionary Tale

Cheers to May!  And cheers to the mothers who gave their children lots of books to peruse.  I have always loved reading and have fond memories of many book discoveries.  One of the best feelings in the world I think, is reading a book, immersed in a private universe, and finding something totally hilarious.  When I was young, I often found original versions of fairy tales to be dark and somewhat creepy.  But many times, they were delightfully funny in a wicked/doomed sort of way.  I think this cartoon sums that feeling up quite nicely, even if it didn't make the cut, so to speak. 

Savage Chickens is a cartoon series on Post-It notes that I follow.  Doug Savage's humor is always entertaining.  Check his work out at:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Where to Go...

Hello, Folks!

If you're one of the few people who still read the blog, first and foremost, thank you.  But I must tell you that I have reduced my focus on the blog in lieu of other social media formats.  If you're looking for the latest, might I suggest you like my author page on Facebook?  Or follow me on Twitter?  I'm in both places more often than I am here. (I have new play photos up on the Facebook page today!)

This blog will eventually be set aside.  But for now, I'll leave it up.  And post when I can.  But I can't promise any consistency because it's just not as convenient to get to as the other places are.  So please, if you're willing, migrate with me to my other locations.  I promise, I'm still on the net.  Just in different places.

On Twitter: @writerstacysue

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

More Play Festival Details

Good News!

The upcoming Short Play Festival at the Indy Eleven Theatre has assigned various area theater companies to each play (and playwright).  I have learned that my play, Ripe Plums Are Falling, will be produced by Casey Ross Productions

Thank you to Indy Fringe and the Indiana Writers Center for this wonderful opportunity.  I'm really looking forward to collaborating with a local theater company!

Tickets are available now and I've learned that the Indy Eleven Theatre seats 75.  So get your tickets if you want to attend!  April 17th and 18th.  7:30 pm.  Yay!