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Aint I? · 1W ago

WxW short

I lost the WxW short short competition this was written for, so thought I would share it here. The rules were:      Your piece can be fiction, non fiction or memoir, but it must contain a ...
Aint I? · 2W ago

My Bruised Ego

I guess this blog post is a confessional, a lame little lament about a battering my writer's ego has recently taken, and how I have humbly recovered from it, and am ready to plod on.      Ma...
Aint I? · 1M ago

WxW short shorts

My current financial status is tight. Leaner than it has been since I was about 27 years old, a long time ago. I'm learning to live on my lean means and have found that most luxuries one can...
Aint I? · 2M ago

A Christmas Eve excerpt

From my novel seeking representation: *** With letters from Lafayette and Martha at his breast, Washington purchased gifts for his wife, and for the children Nelly and Wash. Set solely on ...
Aint I? · 2M ago

Interview with Jeannine Atkins

Some excellent holiday gift choices available from this author: http://www.teachingauthors.com/2016/12/poetry-friday-interview-jeannine-atkins.html
Aint I? · 3M ago

The Wizard of Uz: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...

"There's a storm blowing up. A whopper."        "A storm you say?" The cowardly lion, wringing his tail and trembling, cried, “I am afraid –  so very afraid, … of those who don’t look like ...
Aint I? · 3M ago

The Wizard of Uz: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...

"There's a storm blowing up. A whopper."        "A storm you say?" The cowardly lion, wringing his tail and trembling, cried, “I am afraid –  so very afraid, … of those who don’t look like ...
Aint I? · 3M ago

TBT - Quite a few Thursdays...

My dear second cousin Barb sent me an old photo (sixty-seven years old!) this week and I have been marveling at it. It features two people I never met. They are my great-grandparents.      I...
Aint I? · 3M ago

Iced Mint Mocha

I didn’t feel it coming It caught me by surprise I just wanted a cup of coffee I faced the barista A young man with brown skin Our gaze met I tried to say the words Iced mint mocha ...
Aint I? · 3M ago

This morning

My artist friends have been saying we must use our work to move forward. I don't feel ready to do that, I feel swallowed and paralyzed. But I heard them and I trust them. And this poem came ...