Story Time Friday, poet @LilyLuchesi returns

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Shine & Burn

by Lily Luchesi

If I’m supposed to be just fine
Why does the memory still burn?
My body is unharmed
But my mind did not escape the conflagration unscathed
I’m tortured by the memories
Held back by the fear
Sick of being sick
You can’t see it
But it’s there
Growing, festering in my mind
Driving me mad
Ask I want is to be normal again
I want to watch TV without being scared
I don’t want to fear the fire anymore

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If you’ve like to read more of Lily’s work, you can find

Aftermath, a poem, in The Struggle Anthology

Amazon | B&N (print only)


Kill ‘Em With Kindness, a short story, in Wishingful Thinking Anthology


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Also, FREE debut short story The Ghost’s Guitar:

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About the Author:

Lily Luchesi is an aspiring, young author/poet born in Chicago, Illinois, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things “dark”. At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle by the time she was twelve, and, as her family has always been what they now call “Gothic”, she doesn’t believe she shall ever change. She is also a hopeless romantic and avid music-lover, and will always associate vampires with love, blood and rock and roll. Her interest in poetry came around the same time as when she was given a book of Edgar Allan Poe’s complete work. She then realized that she had been writing her own poetry since she could hold a pen, and just had not known the correct terms. She finished her first manuscript at the age of fourteen, and now, at twenty-one, has two contributing credits in anthologies (listed below) and her debut novel, “Stake-Out”, will be published by Vamptasy Publishing on May 19, 2015.

Find out more:

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How to Submit:

For those who wish to be part of Story Time Friday in the near future, you can send submissions to the email address that I formerly used for review requests (but don’t anymore since I’m retired . . . don’t try to be clever and slip one in 😛 ): Be sure to use the subject “Story Time Friday Submission” and send your piece as an attachment (.doc/.docx would be best). Any other questions, feel free to comment here or contact me through the blog’s contact form.

Hope to hear from some writers soon!

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