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lisbeth-thom's picture
Sep.12.2011
Recently, it was National Sister Week, and naturally that got me thinking about Tessa and Claudine, my novel about two sisters.  Tessa, the youngest sister, tells the story.   I grew up with one sibling, an older sister so I guess you can figure out where some of my...
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Aug.22.2011
Sisters in Crime, a non-profit organization with the mission to “promote the professional development and the advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry” has thrown down the gauntlet for a reading challenge and one for lovers of crime fiction. Sisters in Crime has...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Aug.01.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN "Whoever gets a D in math has to sit in back." That's how I'd call shotgun when it was time to squeeze our teenage bodies into the family's tiny Honda. My younger sister Monika didn't appeal to my mother at the wheel. This cruel, impromptu rule was imposed by a...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
Jul.28.2011
When my parents asked my brothers and me whether we wanted a puppy or a new baby, I chose the baby. Janet came along, and so did the puppy. Everyone was happy. I immediately tried to read to my new sister. I was not quite four, but I had memorized some of the poems in A Child’s Garden of Verse...
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May.22.2011
J- Describe the best dinner you ever had. C- The chocolate bombe you made me for my birthday that time. J- That was cake, not dinner. What about the filet mignon and potatoes roasted with garlic, nutmeg and lemon before that? C- Good, too. J -Recommend a book that you didn’t write. C- Flytrap, by...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
May.07.2011
"Whoever gets a D in math has to sit in back." That's how I'd call shotgun when it was time to squeeze our teenage bodies into the family's tiny Honda. My younger sister Monika didn't appeal to my mother at the wheel. This cruel, impromptu rule was imposed by a straight-A sibling, and...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
Apr.24.2011
So I'm a little late with this, but look at it this way -- it's all downhill from here, This week's fave, Circle: You’re better now, your wounds have closed, there is sapling strength. Your sister is still at the other end of the phone, singing her hosannas. Your ex thinks it’s his turn now,...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
Apr.13.2011
 How are you doing with your poem-a-day challenge?  I've been using my sister's drawings as prompts, and this is my favorite from the second week:  Tea-green rainslants through the sky and night crawls across our bed. You climb in with your warm handsand in the falling light, we listento the...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
Apr.02.2011
My sister just made several dozen new drawings and National Poetry Month is upon us, so what could be more natural than for me to use her drawings as prompts for my first drafts? Don't worry, I won't post the results every day -- except on my blog, Shiva's Arms. This is my kickoff poem, and it...
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Mar.21.2011
Susan G. Komen was married, with two small children, when she was given a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. She fought a valiant fight with every known treatment at the time until her body could withstand no more and died in 1980. Before she passed away she had her younger sister,...