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earl-merkel's picture
Jul.11.2010
In an age where self-awareness has become a kind of reverse cardinal virtue, Florence Foster Jenkins has become a hero of mine-- a forerunning Titan among the many who today populate our empty-celebrity world.  She believed she had a talent for singing... and, by God, she was gonna sing,...
will-durst's picture
Jul.10.2010
Now let me get this straight. The World Cup is the most exciting sporting event on the face of the planet, right? OK, then. What's second place? The New England Spinsters Knitting Circle Seniors Tour? That would make Supermodels Filling In Crossword Puzzles With Leaky Ink Pens a close third....
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jul.10.2010
July 10     Special     Is it the wiring between my ears, the size of the pump in my chest?  The difference which can be seen when you look from me to the neighbors? I know that you feel me to be special.  I feel me to be special, too, just like you.  Defining that thing, that...
mara-buck's picture
Jul.07.2010
     ‘Mara Buck lives in the woods.  She hopes to leave one day.’  So reads the bio from my last submission.  I felt it was succinct, catchy, even jingle-esque, but when pitted against those of my professional peers whose work is oft accepted, I now bow to convention and recognize that the...
earl-merkel's picture
Jul.07.2010
True story from what we'll call "The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword" -Chronicles: After reading a book at his local library, a young lad is now institutionalized and in "extensive therapy."  This article was published earlier this week in the Northwest Florida Daily News.  It's...
len-boswell's picture
Jul.07.2010
I’ve spent the past ten days traveling through the Great Smoky Mountains and adjacent tourist traps, including Cherokee, North Carolina, where you can “pan fer gold” and buy a variety of real/faux Cherokee Indian products, and Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, where...
gina-collia-suzuki's picture
Jul.06.2010
This is the pilot for Pat's new series, 'Pat and the City', a parody of 'Sex and the City' (of which I am a huge fan). Sarah Jessica Parker and the ladies have got nothing on our Pat and her gal pals when it comes to single lady swindlers and their search for love. Pat and the City - The Pilot I...
charles-a-ray's picture
Jul.05.2010
I recently decided to try my hand at short fiction.  I've written a couple of short stories, but they hadn't really clicked with readers.  Then, I discovered FictionWritersPlatform.net, and at the same time, had on a whim entered a mystery short story contest.  My entry, "Dead Letter,"...
mara-buck's picture
Jul.05.2010
         “What’s fireworks, Mom?”  The puppy has been eavesdropping on my plans for the Fourth.  Plans that may not include her.  “Is it food?  Do I like it?”  Poor little sucker.  If I go out with friends, she’ll be shut up all alone with all that noise outside.  Should I stay home?  Still,...
gina-collia-suzuki's picture
Jul.03.2010
Pat Guppy took to the streets of Weston-super-Mare today to promote the coming book signing at Waterstone's Booksellers on July 17th. Pat just so happened to look remarkably like my husband, Ryoma, dressed as an old woman, carrying a squeaking rubber chicken. Fun was had by all, young and old, on...