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The Era of Instant Gratification

Let’s face it, in an era where social networking, sharing, blogging, and self-publishing are so easily accessible why would anyone want to endure the process of putting their work out to publishers and magazines? 2,356 more words

Leila A. Fortier

what will your verse be?

My brother and I have probably watched Mrs. Doubtfire over a hundred times. We had a VHS copy of the movie and would always pop it in and enjoy Robin Williams as he entertained us. 114 more words

Poet's Perspective

your hand in mine

It wasn’t my first time through a haunted house.

It was Halloween weekend and some friends and I had decided to visit a local scare house, one that promised to scare our socks off, if we followed the course, of course. 884 more words

From The Theologian's Chair

the Story of stories

I learned to read at a fairly early age. Between Sesame Street and my mom, I began recognizing letters and words before I entered Kindergarten. We didn’t have any of the normal children’s books around the house; I cut my teeth on the pages of Scripture. 702 more words

From The Theologian's Chair

Leben Lane

there is a house that sits on the end of Leben Lane
a triple-tiered behemoth atop the hill on Leben Lane
long lay the house in ruin and decay… 173 more words

Poet's Perspective

there Love defined

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko said, “A poet’s autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.”

there Love defined

a curious day ’twas today…

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the writer's block

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…

I don’t think I ever read a story about a little engine that could, a little engine that pushed itself forward with positive thinking. 929 more words

Poet's Perspective