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My Mother's Sorrow

I have transcribed parts of my mother’s memoir, written while she was suffering with terminal ovarian cancer. It reveals the deep sadness of a mother who has lost her first child to sex change surgery. 995 more words

Desertion. Short Story.

Coffee. Coffee first, that was the important thing. Janice checked her phone, the emails were already building up. There was no point in reading any of them, not when she was only half awake. 1,824 more words

Creative Writing

10,000 Ukrainian soldiers have deserted since April 2014

From Macedonia Online — MINA
June 23, 2015

More than 10,000 cases of desertion have been registered in the Ukrainian Army since the outbreak of the Donbass war in April 2014, Ukrainian Vesti reported. 136 more words

Pushing People Away

Why do we push people away when it is an intrinsic desire to be wanted and loved? Some of us don’t even comprehend we are doing it until we look back on the parade of individuals, some good, some bad, trailing through our past. 532 more words



The embrace that held,

All my pieces intact;

The hand that clasped,

My fingers, compact;

My ground that never swayed,

While I swirled, abstract,

You were my home; 45 more words


Collateral Damage

As they hustle along,

To find their homes,

Carry boulders,

To strengthen their walls,

Leap beyond,

To fill their souls,

They knock you down,

Though you weren’t in their way, 34 more words


Seeing and challenging your assumptions (isn't easy)

About four years ago I was chastened by a student’s module evaluation. S/he was positive about my teaching, but noted that I had made a dismissive comment about men. 1,493 more words