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sangay-glass's picture
Nov.07.2009
I'm in awe. Crisp air, bright sunshine, swirling leaves of yellow ... and fairies, celebrating another healthy harvest. No, I'm not hallucinating. Today, I stopped by the local Applefest looking for candy apples, maybe a pie or two, instead I found myself in a profound moment, the kind that...
dorraine-k-darden's picture
Oct.12.2009
  A backyard fire pit, snappy sparks, red lit, flying. Moonlight whispering through trees, grass, skin, eyes, oh the eyes we love, sending silent messages bigger than a Texas sky. Leaves turned cinnamon and amber, quivering and curling on limbs like tiny, arthritic hands. More eyes, laser...
heather-catherine-hogan's picture
Sep.08.2009
Fall is my favorite time of the year! The leaves start changing from a dark or even neon green to my favorite colors....different shades of orange, red, and yellow. The air in the mornings and evenings is crisp and refreshing. As a child, I used to love the smell of burning leaves permeating...
marquita-thompson's picture
Sep.03.2009
I loved that line from the movie "You've Got Mail" where Meg Ryan's character is talking about this time of year and she uses the phrase, "bouquets of sharpened pencils." I can almost smell the scent of the wood shavings in the pencil sharpeners that hang on walls in grade...
secretagentwoman's picture
Sep.02.2009
I really am struggling with what to write about these past few days. I am in that spot of transition as the summer classes I teach ended last week and now new classes are slowly starting up over the next two weeks. This, in theory, means I should have more time to write and do silly things like get...
j-r-reardon's picture
Aug.26.2009
With the Autumn Season quickly approaching, I know that I am not alone in feeling as if I am buried underneath a constantly-expanding “to-do” list.  In fact, I don’t see my “to-do” list becoming a “to-done” list anytime soon.  It probably doesn’t help that I keep rewriting more “to-do” lists, and...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.25.2009
August 25    AUTUMN     The falling leaves slap my hand as I ride the road at fifty miles per, my arm dangling The trees are shedding their masquerade Exposed they stand stark, stripped Naked to the soul The growth of this year's yearning waves on the fringe I can follow this lead Remove pretense...
brenda-sedore's picture
Nov.16.2008
The sun is warm on my face, but the breeze coming off the water is cool and causes my shoulders to hunch a little in my too-light jacket. Autumn is here and my heart is light. The leaves on the trees are riotous in their spectacular colors and my eyes can't get enough of seeing. The park is nearly...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Nov.13.2008
Yesterday I felt melancholy, not sure why. Perhaps the glow from Sunday was finally lifting, maybe it was because I was behind on the NanoWriMo Book (I'm beginning to feel like Katie Burke when she wrote "I hate this book.") Part of it was yesterday was the anniversary of when I realized...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Nov.06.2008
Back in 1992, my cat Jen died.  Actually, she didn't just die.  One minute I was looking out the window, seeing her sitting near our front steps.  Five minutes later, the neighbor came over to tell me my cat was dead in the street, apparently hit by a car.  Even writing about this cat 16 years...