My Mirror of Words

My Mirror of Words

A Collection of Poetry and Flash Fiction
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A collection of various works, most of which I wrote during college, at a point when my mental health was the lowest it had ever been and I was desperately fighting to get myself better. I leaned heavily into poetry as a tool for reflection and growth, for it was easiest for me to understand myself by looking at what I wrote.

A Dim Elfin Beach

Trapped among jagged peaks at night and trapped
In two magenta eyes that faded out the stars,
Trapped on this star, a nebulous gaze, and trapped,
Two ageless women, on one another,
Far from death and wanting this forever—
Who needed freedom? We had our portraits, fresco,
And paintings of a distant, unknown, beautiful beach,
And let our captive dazzling ocean create
Endless slightly shivering newborn nimbuses.
Who needed freedom? And why do I ache now?
Maybe I’m lonelier and I think freedom calls
In paintings that keep yearning for that time,
Paintings that are not as lovely now—
Our portraits, fresco, a dim elfin beach.

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04-28-2021

A Powerful and Epic story of Love, Redemption, sacrifice and... hope!

It's a short and beautiful story about a woman, an Amazon warrior, that bravely faces the hell itself to save the soul of her beloved wife, battling the demons there and the ones inside herself. J. Flowers-Olnowich made a great job with the ambience, narrative, characters, descriptions and with the word choices, giving a nice ancient mood for the work. Definitively worth the reading.

Champion

06-15-2021

Short and Spicy

I loved this little book. It had all the ingredients of a page-turner. I'll just tick the boxes.

Storyline...Very imaginative
Characterization....great
Writing...Descriptive. Beautiful expressions
Pace...Fast and riveting.
Message...True love means going to the depths of the earth in search of your lover and fighting demons if you have to.
Favourite lines..."There is an unbreakable bond forged by a marriage, a bond that transcends afterlives. Oft have I seen this demon in my dreams, mocking my failure with its existence. It stands now, a monument to all my sins. ​Its gaze meets mine. I feel within my breast a swelling of emotion, proof of that untenable bond shared between myself and my wife."

Interesting. Recommended.

E. Sander

06-27-2021

Great story, like a long epic poem.

This was definitely written in a different format than most books these days. A nice change.

"I will be the first to succeed. I did not come all this way to die now. Not before getting what I came here for. Not until I save she who does not belong here, she who shall not suffer in a place such as this. I am coming, darling"

Stuart Nosler

06-29-2021

Extraordinarily Vivid

For as simple as the story is, the author does a phenomenal job describing each scene in fantastic detail. If you are looking for a quick and exhilarating read, this book delivers exactly on what it promises from its description.

Jim Hardison

06-14-2021

Dark and Enjoyable

A well-written, engaging, short fantasy. A warrior descends into hell to rescue a loved one. Great imagery, characterization and action. A page turner with guts and brains.