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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

February 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

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

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

Impasse

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

Fitzgerald Resurrected

I just finished reading the newly published collection of lost stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it brought back my decades-old teenage obsession with Scott and Zelda. My younger self … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge

I have been so lost in reading, my time spent here has been minimal…blame my competitiveness – not with anyone else, just myself. The first year I did the Goodreads … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Spark Ignites: A New Novel & Finding My Writer’s Voice

I stumbled upon my writer’s voice this week. You may assume that if one is a writer, then they must certainly know what their voice is. That couldn’t be further from … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 2 Comments