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Alyssa Pierce

Quitting on a Bad Book?

Is it ever okay to give up on a book? I ask because lately, it seems like I can’t find a book that I want to actually finish reading. Besides the Percy Jackson series, I mean. I’m flying through those with an eagerness that I’ve been missing for a long […]

Enjoy Some Prose Poetry

In lieu of an actual blog post this week, I wanted to share my latest publication with you. My prose poem entitled “Graveside Wedding,” was published in the May/June issue of Unbroken. This is the first poem I’ve published since my high school literary magazine days, so for obvious reasons I’m pretty […]

Elegy on WordPress

Two days ago Daisy, a dear friend of the family lost her 7-year battle with cancer. This woman, my mother’s best friend, has been in my life since I started Kindergarten. She’d been at every birthday party, graduation, and religious ceremony I’d ever had. I could describe our relationship to […]