BY DOROTHY PARKER Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live. _____________________ Dorothy Parker, “Resumé” from The Portable Dorothy Parker, edited by Brendan Gill. Copyright 1926, 1928 and renewed 1954, © 1956 by Dorothy Parker. Reprinted with the permission of … Continue reading Manic Monday: Resumé
Alanah Andrews is an English teacher in Australia, who dreams of one day traveling the world in a bus. If you like her writing, check out her website: www.alanahandrews.com _______________________________________ The light is piercing, even through his tightly clenched eyelids. Odd. Slowly opening his eyes against the glare, he notices the metal bed he is lying … Continue reading Dot of Blood
This is a poem I wrote about Death. We may or may not have people close to us who are already dead but if we do have, it's best to know all hope is not lost. They are gone but will never be forgotten. CLOAKED You're the priest at the altar, Where loved ones are … Continue reading A Voice from Nigeria: CLOAKED
This initial primer to World Building will be followed with weekly excerpts by published and emerging writers in our World Building Wednesday blog series. If you would like to contribute, please feel free to submit excerpts from your worlds. Please subscribe to our blog to make sure you get all the wonderful and weird things … Continue reading A Primer on World Building
I love fairy tales, and this is a great take on the traditional stories. It gives you a different perspective of the heroes and villains. There are always more than one side to a story and this book gives us the so called bad guys side. Things are not always what they seem, and people … Continue reading Review: Unhappily Ever After – A Villain’s Tale
Hannah Faleti I. has spent a lifetime in Nigeria. She is currently living in the cosmopolitan city of Ibadan, north of Lagos and the Gulf of Guinea. She begins law school in March of 2018 at Obafemi Awolowo University where she hopes to become an advocate for civil rights. Her poetry and writing reflect the … Continue reading A Voice from Nigeria
It wasn't my fault. Not really. It was Sissy's fault. Even if the 6-year-old wasn't the one who did it, she's to blame. But Ali’s not off the hook; the 8-year-old played a part in it, too. As did dear little James Mervin. Honestly, if I had to apportion blame, he'd get 55-percent. If he … Continue reading SOMEONE SPRUNG A LEAK?