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Painted Hands by Jennifer Zobair

The lovely and talented Jennifer Zobair has a debut novel coming out on June 11th!  I was able to get a review copy to read before her release date and enjoyed the time I got to spend with new “friends” Zainab and Amra. * * *  From the back...

Down River

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.”  — Edna St. Vincent Millay I grew up near the river where the bamboo was thick like a jungle forest....

Reconnecting with Myself

“We need to reconnect with those really primal parts of ourselves… We need to reconnect with who we really are.” – Dan Phillips (Phoenix Commotion) from his TED Talk. Lately I feel the urge to admit that I’m a weird person disguised as a normal person. I...

Small Town

“Miss Wendy! Miss Wendy! Miss Wendy!” Finally, I hear my name sink into me and look up to see who is calling.  Betsy, with her hair chopped off.  I had forgotten that.  She waved, delighted to see me, a grown-up she loves, at her school...

Spring Back

Spring is nearly here. I remembered today a few of the things I love about spring and it’s funny that every year I forget and remember again. It’s as if winter numbs my mind and makes me forget what I love about the other seasons so I won’t feel the...

Flash Fiction Contest

I’m in the midst of a flash fiction contest! If you like reading tiny bite-sized pieces of fiction, go check out Lascaux Flash. Or if you like writing tiny pieces of fiction, go enter!  There is a $250 prize for a mere 250...