I have God in my words and the devil in my ear, and a sister, who keeps telling me to find my magic. © Nicole Lyons 2017 


  There is no greater power than that of the sun, the moon, and a woman who knows her worth. © Nicole Lyons 2016

A cosmic radiance

I shall take my pain and turn it into beauty so blinding the stars will dim, the sun will fall, and even the heavens will weep. © Nicole Lyons

Nourish Your Soul – Shareen Mansfield

I am so pleased to welcome the brilliant and beautiful Shareen Mansfield to The Lithium Chronicles. I absolutely love Shareen and everything that she does at Open Thought Vortex, and for everyone who crosses her path. Welcome to TLC, Shareen. Nourish Your Soul by Shareen Mansfield I haven’t written much the past few months. The … Continue reading Nourish Your Soul – Shareen Mansfield

Broken Hammer – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

  My tongue bears the weight of taste buds that look like cracked hearts spelling your name. There's a flame in my throat, burning from the feathers you plucked from the wings that once made my heart soar, but I don't choke up tears of wishing you were here. I suffocate on the weakness you … Continue reading Broken Hammer – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

By My Own Admission #2 – S.L. Heaton

  By my own admission...I am lonely...   I have been single for over three years now...I don't mind being alone. I'm comfortable in my own skin and I quite enjoy my own company...but I cannot tell a lie...it gets lonely.   I'm as independent as they come...I don't need anyone. I'm good with it … Continue reading By My Own Admission #2 – S.L. Heaton

By My Own Admission #1 – S.L. Heaton

By my own admission...I wasted "the pretty" for too many years.   I spent a lot of years in a relationship where I never felt valued. I felt like I was in a constant state of defeat. No matter what I did...it was never good enough. No matter what I said...it was never the right … Continue reading By My Own Admission #1 – S.L. Heaton

Me and My Dirty Word – S.L. Heaton

I don't even know why it bothers me...it just does and there's no rational explanation for it...or at least not one I can come up with that would give any kind of justification to this feeling. Opened my Facebook and there it was..."in a relationship"...I just sat there and stared at it for the longest … Continue reading Me and My Dirty Word – S.L. Heaton

Puppetmaster’s Burden – C. Streetlights

Puppetmaster’s Burden     They thought I’d be their puppet by pulling my strings and making me dance.   With each command across the stage (grotesquely shadowed by their hearts) I lit a match for every hoop and watched it burn instead.   They tried with earnest to set me right, and force me into … Continue reading Puppetmaster’s Burden – C. Streetlights

Me – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

 Me I've always been different and I'll tell you why. I'm not afraid of the truth. I'm not afraid of being honest and raw and downright brutal with how I choose to hammer words out of my mouth. I'm not afraid to show myself without a designer label, without any coat of sugary bullshit. I'm … Continue reading Me – Stephanie Bennett-Henry