Creative Writing

— Deanne is a writer who loves having written.



Atticus Review

Writing that’s unashamed, unadorned, and unafraid

Personal Definitions of the Word Stroke

One word, eight definitions.


Into the Void

Gripping, Unflinching, Award-Winning Literature & Art

My Life According to Elton John

Tiny Dancer. Blue Eyes. The Bitch Is Back. "My Life According to Elton John" looks at my life through the Rocket Man's spectacled eyes. A collage essay. Or something like that.



Online magazine for short, good writing

How to Grieve

A quail's egg. A cat's tongue. Suicide music. "How to Grive" is a poetic self-help guide that's also a recipe for dealing with loss.


Quaint Magazine

A women's quarterly magazine

Beautiful Beasts

Transgression. Estrangement. Innuendo. Forgiveness. Set in a divey drag bar on East Colfax, “Beautiful Beasts” tells the story of a queen whose fraught past unexpectedly shows up in the middle of a performance.



An independent literary arts journal looking for new voices

In Sickness and In Health

Alzheimer's. Death. Marriage. "In Sickness and In Health" follows the story of Floyd and Evelyn as disease encroaches their marriage and threatens to upset their tenuous new normal.


KYSO Flash

A journal celebrating short-form writing of up to 1,000 words

Note to Self

Motherhood. Anxiety. A cross-country journey. "Note to Self" documents one mother's fierce love for her son as he engages to embark to Alaska from Denver on foot.


KYSO Flash

A journal celebrating short-form writing of up to 1,000 words

When You Stand

Post-coitus. Questioning. Cigarette Smoke. A dog. The genesis of When You Stand  owes much to my fellow VCFA writers for I jotted down your words for 10 days, and at the end created this prose poem.