Untamed

The enemy has tricked the church into confusing complacency with contentment. But do not be deceived, these two are not the same. See, complacency nests in the depths of disappointment. He dines with fear and doubt, whispering "Do not take a step; you're fine right where your at." So you settle in fine instead of … Continue reading Untamed

Serving Justice

Dalise wrote the following one-act play for a creative writing course she took at Tarrant County College in 2014. It addresses the complicated ethical questions surrounding capital punishment. It has been edited from its original format to make it more easily readable. (SR = Stage Right, SL = Stage Left, UC = Up Centre, O.S. … Continue reading Serving Justice

#metoo

This poem was inspired by the #metoo movement on social media. It was originally published on Facebook.  Me too. Maybe if all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem. Please copy paste. Easy. Done.                                 … Continue reading #metoo

White Life

This poem was originally published in Volume XV of Marine Creek Reflections, the creative literary journal of Tarrant County College Northwest of which Dalise was a student staff editor in 2014.  Life bursts from familiar darkness into incriminating white; intensified by blinding light - reflection off white-washed walls and bleached tile floors; wrapped tightly in a … Continue reading White Life

The Fairest of Them All

This short story was originally published in Volume XV of Marine Creek Reflections, the creative literary journal of Tarrant County College Northwest of which Dalise was a student staff editor in 2014.  Once Upon a Time, there was a Beautiful Princess… Ivory soaked in her surroundings behind a malevolent scowl. Even sulking, her beauty could not … Continue reading The Fairest of Them All