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farzana-versey's picture
Sep.18.2012
I could hear a scratchy sound like someone clearing a bad throat. I turned it around, gave it a push, adjusted the cord. The edgy noise became a whimper. Dragging it a bit, its face towards me, it quietened down. When I bought the pedestal fan, it was the time I was pretty much writing in...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.14.2012
It is a little story. A woman dies trying to save her kitten. There is no plot, just one scene. In a few minutes it is all over. Makes one think about how fragile life is. Tahesin Khan was 24. She loved cats. One of them strayed to the balcony of her fifth floor apartment and jumped to the...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.10.2012
"Don't give up," people say. "Stick it out. Don't quit. Quitters never win and winners never quit." Sorry, I do disagree. I admire the quitters. I envy them. Yes, I'm guilty of quitting envy. See, I can't quit. I can put things on hold, stop working on it, come back to it later, but I can't quit....
bro-smith-sgs's picture
Sep.09.2012
Hello there my spiritual friend, it is good to see you again. Today I would like to share; once again, Karl’s take on daily human experiences and the state of grace. This is taken from his Theological Investigations, Vol. 3, ch. 6. In short, he readies the reader with numerous potential situations...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.26.2012
Yesterday I read, edited and revised a short story, cutting over seven hundred words out, reducing it to about 8780. I powered through doing so, head down but reflecting on it later, I realized I only spent less than ninety minutes on that story, doing that. Yet the euphoria and feelings of...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.17.2012
I watched a blind man cross the street. He used a cane to reach the street's edge. Then he bent his head and listened. I looked each way, assessing his risks with my eyes as he did the same with his ears. Then, trusting what he heard, he ran across the street, his cane tapping ahead of him. And I...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.31.2012
  image via fotosearch.com   I'm almost finished writing an historical novel that takes place roughly in the year 1000 AD. During my research, I turned up stories of people (okay, most were superstitious, un-read, unwashed, and unsophisticated, even by our neo-superstitious standards)...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.12.2012
Can religion make couples drift apart? It would seem so, and the Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce has put this in the public arena, although other factors might well have played a role. "There's a gorilla in the room, and it's Scientology," said a famous attorney. It is about control, apparently....
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jul.05.2012
  July 5   UTILITY OF EMOTION       I plug into the utility of my emotions.  These utilities aid my life as all utilities do.  The duel prong of anger serves to light me up and gives me strength to set good boundaries.  The four-line clip cord of pain allows...
dale-estey's picture
May.22.2012
If you are fortunate enough to find a Kafka fanatic sitting in the seat next to you on a plane (and are, of course, yourself a Kafka fanatic) you have a shortcut to friendship and understanding. Perhaps even acceptance. And the flight will be enhanced. This article shows that the same can happen...