Status: "You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." ― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing (5 days ago)


Name Andrea Blythe
Location San Fran
Member Since Jul 13, 2012
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Hi, I'm Andrea Blythe. I graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Modern Literature, and live in the Bay Area, California, where I write poetry and fiction. My poetry has appeared in several publications, including Chiaroscuro (ChiZine), Strange Horizons, Perigee, Z-composition, Bear Creek Haiku, and Chinquapin. In 2010, my poem “India” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

In general I gravitate toward writing fantasy and science fiction, and I love reworking folklore and fairytales. The world is full of beautiful things unacknowledged and possibilities ignored. I would like to believe in ghosts, vampires, fairies, fortune tellers, witches, magic makers, hidden realms, and so much more, but at heart I'm more of a skeptic than I pretend to be. Much of this is reflected in my writing.


The Poetry Project

The Poetry Project

Poetry #148 / Other #345
18 parts / 7 pages, updated Apr 21, 2014PG-13Pictures
This will be an ongoing poetry project with the aim of creating poetry for the joy of it. Post a prompt (a word or short phrase) as a comment, and I will respond with... read more
2,372 reads votes 95 comments 160
Over the Hill and through the Woods (Attys)

Over the Hill and through the Woods (Attys)

10 parts / 4 pages, updated Aug 17, 2012PG-13Completed
"Over the Hill and through the Woods" is a collection of poems inspired by fairy tales and folk lore. It will also be home to the poe... read more
1,526 reads votes 56 comments 79
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@OllieRedfern Nope, not too late. I will add your prompt to the queue. :)
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@OllieRedfern Wow. So cool that it connected in that way. :) And thank you for reading.
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@justa_nobody12 Ahhhhh! Thank you for reading and commenting. I'm grateful that you enjoyed it.
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@newpoet I'm so glad you like it. Thank you for the great prompt!
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I really like this. The image of going down the drain is vivid, darkly hopeful as it leads to the center or the earth. My one suggestion is to...

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