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Pop Up Poetry Announcement!

In light of numerous threats of friendly humiliation and metaphorical castration by an anonymous individual (@eddiecabbage), I will be strapping on my big girl panties and hosting my own #PopUpPoetry event on Instagram this Friday evening. But honestly, I’ve been mulling this over for months, and I have no excuse as to why not NOW. So this will be an excellent learning experience for me, and I thank you all in advance for giving me the opportunity to do so on this platform. Please!–Get involved! I want to hear from you! It’s going to be fun and random and rapid-fire and I would love for you to be a part of it. It’s always, always been about *YOU* after all….I am super jazzed as I am super anxious (hah!). #butforrealz Cannot wait to run amok and open the floodgates with all of you this weekend. Hit me with your best shot. Cheers! And happy Monday because it’s a short work week! (P.S. Thanks to the anonymous individual who typed this post for me while I’m stranded at work. And then forced me at virtual gunpoint to post it. #myhero #not #butkinda)

You can find my link to my Instagram page HERE, or on the right column of this site, under “Stalking Options.” 🙂

Pop Up Poetry Announcement

Etsy Shop Now Open for Business!



Click the “STORE” tab on the far right of this site’s menu header, or go to to view my listings and place an order!

Tremendous gratitude to EACH and EVERY reader and supporter who has helped to make this possible. Without your encouragement I would still be holed up at my writing desk, wondering if I was any good at all.

Well…apparently you like my scribbles enough to want to buy them, so–as per your request–I have opened an Etsy Shop to start selling my haikus and prose, printed and displayed in unique, creative ways because that’s how I roll. There is also an option I’m excited to offer–SHADOWBOX POETRY!!! All poems are make to order, signed, and packaged by yours truly with extra care and extra goodies! At the moment, the listings are pretty basic (you request which poem/haiku/shadowbox you would like) until I get a grasp of what works best for the shop. Again, I cannot thank you enough for making this possible. My deepest gratitude goes out to you all. I am truly humbled at how far I have come as a small town, female writer in such a short amount of time. Much love.

~Jessica Murdoch


Dark Roast Forever Blend (a poem)

Dark Roast Forever Blend (a poem)

“The Lighthouse with No Name” (a poem for my Name Reveal)



I initially started my full-time writing venture with the intention to be completely anonymous. (I even considered staying “sexless,” but I knew that would make my writing very limited in terms of voice and POV.) Being an avid reader, myself, I knew how much readers appreciate it when authors are candid and real with their audience. People naturally want to relate to the author, and I understand that. But you see, in my case, I wanted to be faceless…nameless…to have people read my words as-is, without the distraction or influence of my identity or physical features. I wanted to see if people would like what I had to say, if my words held any power in and of themselves, if my work would touch peoples’ lives…in a sense, I wanted to see if I was any GOOD whatsoever.

Daily Haiku #45

Daily Haiku #45

Practice: “Over the Love” lyrics by Florence and the Machine

"Over the Love" by Florence & the Machine



































































Some projects in the works, but practicing in my down time. My goodness, I love this new ink! So smooth and rich in sepia red-brown. Getting used to making it a uniform color, and still working on my crappy handwriting. I no longer dread writing my calligraphy pieces, though; I never mess up! Woo!

Daily Haiku #44

Daily Haiku #44

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