F for Father

In Marie's Pledge, Marie struggles to come to terms with many things, not the least of which is her mother's death, long ago: Then, of course, comes the question of how dare I? How dare I be so selfish, so self-centered that my mother’s death was all about me? What about her? Maybe she was... Continue Reading →

Strangling poetry

I'll be teaching a workshop at the Cuenca International Writers Conference at the end of May, titled Poetry as Story Telling.  I've been gathering bits and bobs to include in a Power Point presentation. I came across this poem by Billy Collins, and although I won't be using it for the workshop, it  made me... Continue Reading →

Possibilities

Even people who "don't like poetry" seem to have a favourite poem. This is one of mine. It makes me smile and calls me to ponder my own preferences. I prefer movies. I prefer cats. I prefer the oaks along the Warta. I prefer Dickens to Dostoyevsky. I prefer myself liking people to myself loving... Continue Reading →

Always Writing

I've been away but one thing you know, I am always writing. November was NaNoWriMo and, since the first of November, I've completed a novel, done its edits and sent it of to my wonderful Beta Readers. Of course, once it returns, there will be editing and possibly even rewrites to do. That's how it... Continue Reading →

Depth of a Woman

Depth of a Woman An interesting title for a blog, don’t you think?  It’s taken me a while to settle on it.  I chose it for two reasons.  You might think first and foremost, because I have a series of upcoming novels with that as their theme. But, that’s actually the second, less important reason.... Continue Reading →

Moment by Moment

Moment by moment I encounter you in the sound of the whippoorwill in the deep dark cave of despair You are there. There is no place I can go no moment I can sink into that does not contain You The beggar on the street the bride scenting her body as a gift the actor... Continue Reading →

a short Short Story

Who the hell cares anyway. Enough, enough, she damn well had enough of the lot of them.  As she slammed the front door behind her, Janey stomped down the stairs, yanked open the car door, stabbed the key in the ignition and peeled out of the driveway with tires squealing. I knew it. I knew... Continue Reading →

Y is for Yikes!

Yikes! I'm leaving on a trip to North America in FIVE days. (I keep telling people I'm pretty much directly south of Toronto. See?  I may be directionally challenged but I am right about this!  That felt good, because, ya know.....directionally challenged) YIKES, I'm leaving on a trip to North America in FIVE days.  I'm... Continue Reading →

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