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I have had a bit of a struggle with The Novel for the last week or so.  I’m nearing the End of the Middle (assuming it remains one book and doesn’t become three as I think it might) and it is getting hard to keep the story moving forward, and I haven’t had any idea why.  407 more words

Novel

Radio bemba

I.

Four decades. Well, 4.5 decades. (April 16, 1967) That’s how long it’s been since my father has touched Cuban soil.

I have three dollars, in quarters, jingling and clanking against each other in a small silk change purse that a good friend from Shenzhen brought me from China. 724 more words

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Noire

Recently graduated, or recently unemployed, regardless I found myself plunged into the disappointment of an uncertain future and an empty bank account.

With everyone I know returning to the grind, not only did I have no purpose, it seemed as if I had no one in the same situation. 1,482 more words

Creative

A Meeting of the Minds

Last Saturday morning a local writers group, The Write Minds, met at the Carenen Cottage, as they do on the first Saturday of each month, and the third Wednesday evening. 192 more words

Tales From The Carenen Cottage

Fear, and Other Subjects

It’s been several days since my last post, and I’ve done some more thinking.  Thinking is good.  Thoughts are good. Except for the really bad thoughts (Gee, this really sucks. 697 more words

Novel

Things to say when waiting for the bus

when will the bus come

I haven’t been waiting
but I know it’s coming

in the meantime I’ll speak
straightforwardly
to everyone else expecting
or not expecting… 208 more words

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I Haven't Mentioned Love Yet

I took off my watch the
metal clicked and clacked when
I lifted the tang and pulled the strap
through the strap-keepers.

Have you ever heard… 91 more words

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