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World Book Day goes to the dogs

Today is World Book Day.  Around the world, the first Saturday of March is the largest celebration of its kind.  A global movement to encourage reading for fun. 215 more words


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Marie Maier, BFR Staff

When you spend your days following train tracks, the past of your surroundings is unveiled quietly, laid out around you. The tracks run through the land, the ones safe to explore, or safe enough anyway, don’t lead to your future; they are a sidewalk for window-shopping through the past. 80 more words


A Meditation on an Introduction's Second Paragraph as found in "Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Having moved slow and steady through two readings of Nature, with nightly accompaniments of Librivox audio readings that would lull me away to sleep with visions of all the vast universal wonderments dancing in my head, it is now time to sift through my sporadic notes and swirling thoughts to try to make use of what I have come across, as I look to somehow apply to my life all that which Emerson teaches with his complexly simple essays as found in… 242 more words


Novels, Earthworms and Raw Mutton

On this snowy day in March, when my hometown Philadelphia is pretending to be Boston and Boston is pretending to be Baffin Island, I’m taking a break from shoveling two sidewalks (office and home) and inventing ways to torture the groundhog who predicted this weather. 411 more words

Literary Meanders

This Broad's Life - Literary Ladies suggestions

Jezebel just started a video series ‘in which Hillary Crosley Coker trails interesting and kick-ass women as they navigate this thing called life.’ The first guest was trans activist, author, and the all around awesome Janet Mock (fun fact: I walked in the SF Pride Parade last year and she was the Grand Marshal). 219 more words


Book Blitz!

Hi, everyone! I wanted to let you know that I will have the pleasure of hosting Michelle Pickett’s novel Milayna here on March 17th as part of her book blitz tour. 165 more words


Good Morning: The Micro Fiction Series Part 1

Welcome to the first installment of my Blakhope Productions.com exclusive micro fiction series, Good Morning.  I hope you enjoy it!

Vincent heard the alarm in his sleep. 85 more words

Micro Fiction