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Queen of Hearts

Not a Fairy-tale, but truth.
A white rose united with red ones.
A rumour her mum was a witch,
A truth, Elizabeth was meant for greatness. 123 more words

My Work

Ten Sybils with Anne Scriven

On February 27th, we braved the snow to see Anne Scriven speak on the women who have inspired her. A narrative non-fiction writer, a poet, and a bookseller in a second-hand bookshop, Anne talked us through these ten ‘Sybils’ and their influence on her, interspersing her comments with extracts from her own work as a life writer. 556 more words

Past Events

Too late, too late

Beep-beep, Beep-beep

The sounds around him,

the goal near him,

a steady life – A dream.

Make it happen.

       Too Late…

Beep-beep, Beep-beep

“It’s all there is,” they say. 126 more words


NON-FICTION: In Sickness and Health by Judith Kalman

Love is just love, as much as we’d like to believe in its magic. My love for Craig had the legs of an arranged marriage, yet I had nothing but faith in its magical properties. 5,468 more words


We go traveling again & my friend, Vivian

Vivian and me, July 14, 2015, taken by Izzy: Alexandria’s yearly birthday party, a large park area by the Potomac, a concert and fireworks for all for free; we had a picnic… 1,634 more words


Holidays in High Fantasy

I’ve noticed something recently.  Despite a majority of high fantasy (that I’ve read) having religions that end up being an integral part of the plot…none of them really have holidays. 189 more words

Life & Writing

For the Week of March 12, 2018: Writing the Experience of the Body

When we see our suffering as story, we are saved.–Anais Nin

As happens with every “Writing Through Cancer” program I lead at various cancer centers and support organizations, the weeks fly by and before I know it, I’m preparing for the final writing session, as I have again these past few days.  1,244 more words

Expressive Writing