THE HOUNDING by Sandra de Helen, available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats. CHAPTER ONE: The Hounding CILLA CAN’T SEEM to shake the nightmare. She almost gives up her daily run rather than face the possibility of meeting those dogs in real life. Dogs are reality for every marathon runner, and each runner finds a […]


CHAPTER ONE: Rose City (from THE ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENT by Sandra de Helen)  OCEANE LEANED HER head against Zaro’s left shoulder, laughing as she continued to sing a French lullaby to the giant panda she carried in her left arm. The night was cool as they strolled along Portland’s waterfront away from the Rose Festival City […]


This poem was  published by Binge Press in the mini-chapbook “Invert Sugar” by Sandra de Helen DON’T SPEAK Don’t say a word, just close your eyes, part your lips, and let me hold your head in my hand as my lips touch yours and my tongue brushes your teeth seeking to silence you for another […]


Historically, a broadsheet is an advertisement or collection of work—poetry, for example—on a single side of a large sheet of paper or poster, distributed in hard copy. I’ve decided to do a series of broadsheets on this blog. Today’s will include one photo and the poem I wrote to accompany it. I do write poetry, […]