By Rebecca Zornow In a different life, I lived at a rural school with the birds and the honey badgers. I spent my days operating a library and teaching art to students who had never reached beyond doodling before. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in Swaziland. I was incredibly passionate about … Continue reading In A Different Life + Signed Book Giveaway
CANINE REPENTANCE By Nicole Van Den Eng I opened the front door because something was scratching at it. The sensor light on my porch flicked on. I opened my door to the twilight. Over my front lawn, across a lonely country road, the distance was quiet. My brow creased. Something brushed over my calves. I … Continue reading Canine Repentance
That's a picture of my bookshelf there, in my office. One of my bookshelves anyway. Why are those stacks of paper and ink so amazing? If you know me, you know I’m nuts about books. Seriously. If it were something unhealthy people would be concerned, but in this case, it’s a good addiction. I adore … Continue reading The Fuel Behind the Passion
It was a Sunday afternoon in deep summer and Minnie just finished describing how she French kissed Benjamin last Friday night, a boy we’ve both known since second grade. I thought about what she said for a moment, then asked, “Don’t you remember the time Benjamin superglued Mrs. Harmon’s stapler to the bottom of her … Continue reading The Manors, Part 1
The writer sat at his mahogany desk, smoking a cigar. The house was quiet. Outside the large bay window the sun was shining, but our writer didn’t think twice about going outside. “Hmm…” he thought. “I had better fix that plot hole today. And kill off….Estella! The cook’s lover who took her love of gossip … Continue reading The Write Life: Word Counts and Work Places
The foundation of poetry is recognizing the power of words. ‘Storm’ is a good example. And we put powerful words together to illustrate messages: ‘a storm opened up and drowned the city.’ Those are words with heavy meaning, figurative or not. But still, poetry is word play. There’s not an official way a poem must … Continue reading Wintertide and Eve
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