Author: Cynthia “Cyndi” Hilston

  • Book Review: Murder It’s All in Your Head by Cynthia Hilston

    Book Review: Murder It’s All in Your Head by  Cynthia Hilston
  • Review of Sea Spray (Time Box #3) by John A. Heldt

    Sea Spray by John A. Heldt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sea Spray is the third is the Time Box Series by John A. Heldt. The story continues the journey of time-traveling family, the Lanes, as they arrive in New York City in 1927. Caught up in the glitz and glamor of of the […]

  • It’s Okay to Crash

    It’s Okay to Crash

    You might crash sometimes, and it might hurt. But you don’t have to burn. Maybe you’ve been burning the wick at both ends for too long, but don’t worry–you won’t use up all your fuel. What’s fuelling you? Motivation? Inspiration? Obligation? A few weeks ago, I wrote that it was okay to breathe. I shared […]

  • It’s Okay to Breathe

    It’s Okay to Breathe

    …In fact, it’s good for you. Yes. Breathing is essential, a very basic need for survival. But I’m talking about breathing in more than the physical, life-giving sense. Do you ever feel like you just can’t catch up in your own race? Or that you’re running that marathon in circles, ever-doomed to repeat the same […]

  • Poem: Dew on the Grass

    There was dew on the grass, And her breath drew warm On his smooth cheek. Then the grass dried brittle brown, And a chill kissed His wrinkled-river face.The dew returned And tickled his toes As he embraced his love, His death.

  • Creation

    Daffodil stems mingle with tendrils of baby-fine hair,  A crown above her fresh face. Eyes gaze at the world, anew. She makes her verdant bed among lush loam, The dew-spotted grass tickling her wiggly toes. The maiden stands, wobbles, and takes her first step. She falls, laughs– The sweetness of hyacinth breath lingers. Then she […]

  • Writing 1000 Words per Day

    I wrote 1000 words today. Maybe that doesn’t seem like a huge deal or much of an accomplishment to some, but for me, this is the first time I’ve gotten 1000 words out of me in months. I mean, months. Even though dredging those 1000 words from deep within was like pulling out my tonsils […]

  • Simple Commandments

    We want justice– Social, personal. Fairness. Yet within the church– Brokenness. One story, two sides. Both carry some truth, But the opposing side can’t– Or won’t– See the other side’s truth Or understand their story. Hurt. Brokenness. Misunderstanding. It shouldn’t be this way. Jesus weeps– The cracks his tears create Spill out his love In […]

  • Writing Multiple Points of View

  • Book Review: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

    This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every so often, when sifting through sand, you find a precious gem. This book is one of them. This Tender Land is a timeless coming-of-age story that is highly literary. The story is told from a much older version of the protagonist […]