Author Archives: Darlene Reilley

About Darlene Reilley

Hey, I'm Darlene, a nomadic writer and teacher. If you're looking for writing prompts, inspiration, and a fellow writer to commiserate with, you've come to the right place. If you're a reader looking for a fun mix of poetry, romance, science and fiction, you've found a buddy!

10th Anniversary of The Zombie Slayer

Ten years ago, I published my first novel, Zombie Slayer. That book is the first of several I’ve completed since, but I always come back to the characters in it and the lessons learned while writing it. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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Star Spangled Life

  Star Spangled Life Darlene Reilley   Flags fly high across this boundless sky. I’m just a writer with a simple dream To stand with fellow patriots and live a star spangled life.   Times are hard, belts are tight. … Continue reading

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2020 Writer Helpers

Hey, Writers. It’s been a tough year so far, but I have a few things that can help you write in 2020. Check out the ones that speak to you. New content coming soon! The Writer’s Pocket Book of Inspiration … Continue reading

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A Retail Poem 2020

A Retail Poem Darlene Reilley   Fold paper Stock stock Chat chat chat Fold shirts Smile like you mean it Red bull wings! Clean everything. Again. Bonjour. Hallo. Herzlich Willkommen. Hold. Fold shirts. Yes. No, but nicely. Yes. Oui. Ja. … Continue reading

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COVID Poem 2020

COVID Poem #2 2020 Darlene Reilley   People drip like faucet water coming and going without a care. I don’t dare step in their zone. No masks careless nothing but fragile smiles and “I had to get away” “My apartment … Continue reading

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Review of “Stranded with the Cyborg”

  I read “Stranded with the Cyborg” by Cara Bristol. This is Cy-Ops Series #1. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Positives: the meet cute is authentic, there are … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Pocketbook: Pandemic Edition

Dear Writers, It’s a tough time right now for all of us. My heart goes out to the people who are hurting right now and the many brave caregivers and front-line workers who are doing their best to help those … Continue reading

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Now Available

Hey, writers and readers! I’m happy to announce two new completed projects. Here are my latest…both releasing in December!     Life, Liberty, and the Rest of It I returned to my writing roots with this poetry chapbook! Covering everything … Continue reading

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Alchemical Process and Writer Monkeys

The Alchemical Process and Writer Monkeys Hey, writers! It’s been a while. I’ve been busy snapping pictures, doing yoga moves, hiking around the southwest, and healing. The above shot is a picture of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I’ve lived … Continue reading

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We the Explorers

A poem I wrote for the NASA OSIRIS-Rex Challenge
When the retrieval mission returns, my poem will be included in the time capsule. Continue reading

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