Month: December 2020

The Year The Arts Saved Us…

What WOULD we have done without books this year? The arts saved us. Music, films, photographs, documentaries, art, and books were – in many ways – all we had in 2020. The escape and joy they offered perhaps replaced (or at least compensated for)… Continue Reading “The Year The Arts Saved Us…”

Mothers by Zuzanne Belec

For two days we’d been on the run in the African bush. My daughter was barely breathing. And her once sturdy legs were now faltering. Her bullet wound had dried. It was caked over with dust, but the flies still persisted. I’d been dragging… Continue Reading “Mothers by Zuzanne Belec”

Ride the Peter Pan by Allison Whittenberg

Allison Whittenberg is a writer who has a global perspective. If she wasn’t an author she’d be a private detective or a jazz singer. She loves reading about history and true crime. Her other novels include Sweet Thang, Hollywood and Maine, Life is Fine,… Continue Reading “Ride the Peter Pan by Allison Whittenberg”

The Rain Garden by Joanna Campbell

The Rain Garden by Joanna Campbell                                                             I am creating a garden from rain. My hands, steeped in glossy soil, are digging to the core of the world. A spangled worm twists, unhurried, around a clod of earth, working without searching, hoping to avoid thrushes’… Continue Reading “The Rain Garden by Joanna Campbell”

Winner Of My 50 Because I’m 50 Competition

In the last two weeks, since launching my writing competition, I’ve been inundated with well over a hundred short stories. I’ve been swept away to Puerto Rico, Malaysia, Beirut, Bangkok, the US, Northern Ireland, and Jamaica. I’ve been whisked back in time to the… Continue Reading “Winner Of My 50 Because I’m 50 Competition”

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