March Writing Prompt C...

Congratulations also to Chris Baird, our February Writing Prompt Contest Winner! Chapped lips on a springtime face. He leaned close to explain to her the important distinctions between stormtroopers and scout troopers and she stole it: his first kiss. She smelled as good as a fresh comic...

February Writing Promp...

Congratulations to Jason Huff, the winner of our quarterly drawing!  He has won a print copy of our Winter 2013 Issue: Storytelling.   Congratulations also to Pilar W, our January Writing Prompt Contest Winner! It was the first snow of the year and it covered the grass and street like a...

January Writing Prompt...

Congratulations to Jason Huff, our December Writing Prompt Contest Winner! My Sunday sermons were delivered by a street painter, teaching me more about Creation than any book could. His scripture was nature – majestic and grand. I believe he was creating life for a crowded city filled with...

December Writing Promp...

Congratulations also to Jason Huff, our October Writing Prompt Contest Winner! Jack was on the brink of attaining nirvana at the time of his death. It was the serrated knife sawing around his head that killed the dream. Jack wanted to scream, but was mute. “Can I pull everything out?”...

September Writing-Prom...

Congratulations also to M. Walter Blackstone, our August Writing Prompt Contest Winner! Motor stopped and frogs babbled behind wet trees. Nobody saw him burn his pants. Rights don’t make a wrong, he said aloud to the jungle and the ex-president in his head laughed. He thought about kites and...

June Writing Prompt Co...

Congratulations also to Sej Harmon, our April Writing Prompt Contest Winner!  There’re a million reasons! Jessie will starve and the mats and burrs in his hair will cause skin problems. Egg yolk will dry, cementing your favorite pattern into a stack of ceramic pancakes. Socks will go...

Summer Solstice Jun21

Summer Solstice

To the First Day of Summer To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie – True Poems flee. ~Emily Dickinson Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.  ~Henry James And summer’s lease...

Happy Valentine’s Day Feb14

Happy Valentine’...

In Honor of Valentine’s Day: A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That’s basic spelling that every woman ought to know. ~Mistinguett At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it...

William Faulkner Jan07

William Faulkner

The writer doesn’t need economic freedom. All he needs is a pencil and some paper. – William Faulkner

Winter’s Warmth Dec27

Winter’s Warmth

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~ Edith Sitwell Happy...

Fran Lebowitz Dec10

Fran Lebowitz

When I was very little, say five or six, I became aware of the fact that people wrote books. Before that, I thought that God wrote books. I thought a book was a manifestation of nature, like a tree. . . Then I wanted to be a writer, because, I suppose, it seemed the closest thing to being...

Mark Twain on Adjectives Nov01

Mark Twain on Adjectiv...

You need not expect to get your book right the first time. Go to work and revamp or rewrite it. God only exhibits his thunder and lightning at intervals, and so they always command attention. These are God’s adjectives. You thunder and lightning too much; the reader ceases to get under...