An interview with Winstead Oakley, by Winstead Oakley:

I tried to think of questions that would be informative about me as a person and also intrigue you to grab a copy of my book. I hope you enjoy! Q and A time: Where did the idea for The Faultfinder and The Almighty come from? A dream. I had a dream, and in itContinue reading “An interview with Winstead Oakley, by Winstead Oakley:”

Bad Poetry Sunday: To do with Haiku

“I propose that the ‘Western Haiku’ simply say a lot in three short lines in any Western language. Above all, a Haiku must be very simple and free of all poetic trickery and make a little picture and yet be as airy and graceful as a Vivaldi Pastorella.” – Jack Kerouac I wanted to tryContinue reading “Bad Poetry Sunday: To do with Haiku”

‘The Faultfinder and The Almighty’ Sample – Chapters 1+2

Below you will find the prologue and first two chapters of my novel. Check them out, and if you enjoy it and want to read more, please visit Amazon to learn how you can get your hands on the rest of the story. The Faultfinder and The Almighty by Winstead Oakley PROLOGUE         Her breath cameContinue reading “‘The Faultfinder and The Almighty’ Sample – Chapters 1+2”

Bad poetry Sunday: “Like Pirates”

We shall sail upon the world like pirates taking treasures of  Joy from whichever place we land. Golden sunsets, shimmering waves of love ensconced inside a box for which only we hold the key, given to us with our first breath. So, we breathe. We shall sail upon the world and find ourselves lurking under Continue reading “Bad poetry Sunday: “Like Pirates””

So why can’t I?

If he can walk on water,  why can’t I? Is it because I’m a girl, or because I don’t believe enough? They say it takes faith the size of a mustard seed to move a mountain, then why can’t I? Am I lacking? Doubting like Thomas before he touched the wounds after which he believedContinue reading “So why can’t I?”

Living History: March 28, 2020

I wrote a poem to document the current state. People are mad they are told to stay inside, contrasted with the ones who want everyone banned from leaving their homes. There are several rabbit holes one can go down if you like conspiracy theories. I enjoy reading them, I always have. I don’t believe themContinue reading “Living History: March 28, 2020”

Living History: March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020          “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”– Maya Angelou          Every moment that has passed is history. From the small scale of our everyday lives to the grand scale of world events. If we let those significant moments go by without documenting them, what is our purpose?          AncientContinue reading “Living History: March 24, 2020”