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sherry-parnell's picture
Aug.23.2012
“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” –Henry David Thoreau Tired of the air conditioning and needing fresh air, I recently opened one of my kitchen windows and I heard them.  I sighed.  The sweetness of the familiar summer sound mingled with the...
thaisa-frank's picture
Aug.20.2012
  Readers often ask me where my stories come from and in truth the imagination is mysterious to me---I never know where it begins or ends because the seeds of my stories have a “given” quality and I can’t really will them to happen. It’s almost as though there’s a pneumatic tube of the...
ashen-venema's picture
Jul.15.2012
The images we energise are re-envisioned and re-told through our perception. Nature spirits, archetypes, monsters and fairies, heroes and villains, deities, gods, devils and angels, the dark unknown – mankind’s entire mythical landscapes are encapsulated by the imagination and affect...
christine-bottaro's picture
Jul.01.2012
  June just ended, and now it's July.  I am awake. It's dark outside, very quiet. Inside, the house is making its contented sounds:  A ticking clock, whirring refrigerator, a fly randomly crashing into the window pane with a quiet "tock." Fingertips on the keyboard are soft pats and...
catherine-nagle's picture
Jun.16.2012
Chapter One God Uses My Hands The Father who dwells in me is doing his works.                          ‒John 14:10 My father was a talented professional artist and, at one time,...
annette-talbert's picture
Jun.15.2012
Yesterday's memory inspired today's post. I've crafted my declaration of independence. Freedom from the stifling thoughts and the negative trolls who whisper, "It can't happen, it can't be done."  Be Bold:Stop letting fear of define me. After losing my job I drew back and caution defined...
thaisa-frank's picture
May.14.2012
There are many lists that I have that potentially keep me from writing.  There are, of course, cleaning the desk, remembering to feed the cat, e-mail discussions with SOs about dinner, gifts for kid's teachers, a costume for Burning Man, laundry, buying more paper.   These are lists about...
judee-fong's picture
May.06.2012
Feeling in one of my creative cooking moods--I didn't have time to shop and was relying on  whatever-I-have-on-hand--I couldn't help thinking how similiar creative cooking is to writing.  I believe that desperation, as in hovering, hungry family, results in creativity. And, not just any...
thaisa-frank's picture
Mar.29.2012
I know, I know:  Vampires are no longer the rage, and zombies are in.   But this one called to me, and if a vampire calls to you, how can you not respond?  This vampire lives in the Midwest.  His bride was swept away by Vladimir, the Ur-Vampire. During the day he runs an egg...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.15.2012
  I write all sorts of stories. The one I'm on about here was inspired by a trip to Mexico over a decade ago. I had what you might call "creepy crawly" feelings down there - maybe so many ancient cultures leaving all sorts of feelings in the writerly ethers. At any rate, it's been a tough one...