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Breakthrough

Breakthrough. The word makes me think of scientists experimenting—Bunsen burners and research log scribbles; mathematicians working and reworking problems. Until … what? What is it they are breaking through exactly? Obstacles, I guess, and fog and wrong thinking. Obstacles can … Continue reading

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Hermes–The Greek God for Me?

I heard recently that writers tend to choose either Apollo or Hermes as their patron Greek deity. I always thought of myself as an Apollo kind of gal, but I’ve learned a few things about Hermes that might move me … Continue reading

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Dream It

Albert Einstein said “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” So whatever my goal, imagination can be the key, at least to beginning the process. I want to write a novel. I’ve never written a novel before, so I’ve had trouble … Continue reading

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Wild Ride

(For terribleminds.com Flash Fiction Challenge: A Story in Five Sentences, 100 words max) WILD RIDE I sensed the pull of him as he passed, heard him call “race you to the park,” and followed the flash of his smile. My … Continue reading

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Reading and Reflecting

Mise en abyme is a term used in art when a copy of an image is placed inside an image, and sometimes in literature to mean a story within a story. It implies self-reflection: me looking at something and recognizing … Continue reading

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The Thrill of Hope

The new year brings hope A day like any other Becomes an opportunity I watch the animals They don’t know the calendar And live in hope all of the days The cat sits motionless in the morning dew Staring at the gopher … Continue reading

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Comfort in Coarseness

Brooding makes a furrowed bed Unyielding to such a tired frame Precarious, unsettling Writhing only bruises But burrow through the fretting To a kernel of serenity Requiescence is found within Comfort now in coarseness

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