The Writing Life

…a literary journey

Some thoughts on The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

I just finished reading The Awakening, by Kate Chopin. In its brief pages, the story comforts me in a way many may find disagreeable. No matter, it is as true … Continue reading

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stretch, yawn, open eyes

My holiday break from online activity extended into quite a long one; a much needed one. But I’ve returned, and look forward to reading and writing content that gives us all a … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

219 Words. Friday Morning.

Friday morning. Your move. I know, it may be too much like a science for you. You’re an artist. You act off the cuff; live off the grid. Watch them. … Continue reading

December 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Writing Prompt from Anna Karenina

This prompt used a random line from Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina as my last line of the story:   The Return She stood at the front of the ferry, rubbing her hands … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Prescription; a short story

The following story’s first line is prompted by a random line from Neal Schusterman’s Undivided, book 4 in the Unwind dystology. “If Elina is uncomfortable with the silence, she doesn’t show … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Did reading bring you joy this year?

I was thinking today about how people react differently to a year’s end, and I decided most of us fall into one of two groups – those who are scrambling … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment


Afterward, they would argue about who turned back first. Ten minutes ago, when she made him pull over so she could walk the rest of the way home, the maverick … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · Leave a comment