Taste | Jaya Avendel

First day of flurries

Wood smoke and citrus make up

Bronze winter whiskey.


Jaya Avendel is a word witch from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, writing family into fantasy through poetry and prose. Her work has been published here at Whispers and Echoes, Visual Verse, and Spillwords Press, among others. She writes further at ninchronicles.com

Let Go | Jaya Avendel

Summer wine chilled in snow

Dried flowers and beeswax candles

Moonlight in your cups.


Jaya Avendel is a word witch from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, writing family into fantasy through poetry and prose. Her work has been published here at Whispers and Echoes, Visual Verse, and Spillwords Press, among others. She writes further at ninchronicles.com

Winters | Jaya Avendel

December is made

Of sunshine and ice cream cones

Snowflakes you dream of.


Jaya Avendel is a word witch from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, writing family into fantasy through poetry and prose. Her work has been published here at Whispers and Echoes, Visual Verse, and Spillwords Press, among others. She writes further at ninchronicles.com

Dancing | Jaya Avendel

Steam curls in the cold

Mingling with golden leaves

Dreaming of raindrops.


Jaya Avendel lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she dips her pen into the inkwell of fantasy and prose. Her work has been published at Free Verse Revolution, Visual Verse, and Spillwords Press. She writes further at ninchronicles.wordpress.com

Selected by the editor as a featured submission, January 2021.

Listen | Jaya Avendel

Skipping stones the creek

Thinks of mountain lions and

Tells of autumn leaves.


Jaya Avendel lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she dips her pen into the inkwell of fantasy and prose. Her work has been published at Free Verse Revolution, Visual Verse, and Spillwords Press. She writes further at ninchronicles.wordpress.com

Walk | Jaya Avendel

Find hope in grey skies

My feet tread a path to find

Who I am inside.


Jaya Avendel lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she dips her pen into the inkwell of fantasy and prose. Her work has been published at Free Verse Revolution and Spillwords Press. She writes further at ninchronicles.wordpress.com
Selected by the editor as a featured submission, December 2020