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james-hoch's picture
Jun.21.2012
  Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been an avid reader, immediately starting a new book once I turned the previous one’s last page. Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, The Hardy Boys, and all my comic book heroes –Thor, Hulk, Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Fantastic Four, and on and on provided a...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.04.2012
A sprinkling of people. Corner seats. Aisle seats. Large expanse of emptiness stretches. No cell phones ring. No banter and chatter. No rush for snacks during the interval. No guffaws. No sniffles. No sound of things falling. No stolen glances in the dark. No hands held. No thighs touch. No...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.22.2011
Blueberries drip from my ear lobes like jewels and they catch the sunlight to throw their special blue light about the place  where  I happen to be. Strawberries coat my lips and a dusting of cinnamon sprinkles my skin. Freckles remain from Summer like light sultanas waiting for a...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.11.2011
 She echoes my writer self. I am sitting here looking into what seems like a well, but I am dragged into it and soon the reflection is not water. It is solid matter as I hit my head on the ground. Lady Gaga's quotes from a piece she wrote for 'V' are being showcased for reasons of her narcissism...
mary-wilkinson's picture
May.26.2011
Let's go back to bed where we will  eat crab salad and drink Chardonnay watch old movies on the t.v. in the closet and dig out the atlas to pinpoint places we will never see Let's go back to bed and lie like naked gods dripping with honey to plunder chilled  grapes  from the refrigerator and cast...
nancybrady's picture
Apr.09.2009
This morning the Today show had a piece on the recession and books that sell during recessions.  I was surprised, or perhaps not so surprised, to hear that romance novels, especially, sell well during periods of economic downturn.  The happy endings, for the most part, are what is needed during...
janny-wurts's picture
Jan.29.2008
The moment I respond to an inquiry about my profession, and the answer evolves beyond the general labels of author, illustrator, and novelist, to the defining tag, fantasy, whether the occasion is an interview or a social event, the conversation that follows tends to split two ways. Either I am...