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There was only the shimmer of life. A hologram of what was not.  There is the part that is not the hologram. The part that is breath. And scent. The part that is hair and skin and blood. * I bump into a friend and we talk about therapists. He tells me a funny/sad story about his old one and I tell him about … Read More Occupied

there is a season

Now it is spring and snow continues to fall, splashing wetly against windowpanes. We know it will not last on the ground forever but it can make you feel like winter has not and will not ever end. If you let it, that is. There have been times in the past year or so when my periods of transition have threatened to crush me … Read More there is a season

The Undercover Soundtrack – Myfanwy Collins

Originally posted on My Memories of a Future Life:
‘Tenderness, fragility, an understanding beyond her years’ Once a week I host a writer who uses music as part of their creative environment – perhaps to connect with a character, populate a mysterious place, or hold  a moment still to explore its depths. This week’s guest is Myfanwy Collins @MyfanwyCollins Soundtrack by Jessica Lea Mayfield…

Exquisite Duet: Helene Cardona and Myfanwy Collins

Originally posted on JMWW:
Exquisite Duet (formerly Exquisite Quartet) is not so much a composition between two writers, but rather something created within the murky midlands of each author’s mind, yet set off by the same first sentence. Meg Tuite chooses two writers each month and gives them a first sentence to start with and a 250-word limit to finish an exquisitely mesmerizing story…

My Hijab Day (#myhijabday)

I recently took a quiz to find out which values of life are important for me to pass on to my child and how those values line up with the values of different countries. At the end of the quiz, I found out that my parenting values most closely resemble those of parents in Sweden. I was given a set of 11 values to … Read More My Hijab Day (#myhijabday)



From the day he was born, my son has been my greatest teacher. Here’s what he taught me today: It’s not the gift, but the giving that brings us joy. We are comforted and made happy by our traditions and rituals. Spending time with those you love is the most precious gift. Friend, I know this day of celebration for many is difficult for … Read More Tradition

GUEST POST: Bonnie ZoBell: My Writing Process

Below is a guest post written by Bonnie ZoBell. Bonnie ZoBell: My Writing Process:  Blog Tour Today I’m taking part in the #MyWritingProcessTour. It’s so interesting and instructive to see how other writers go about their work. I was nominated by my friend, Susan Tepper, writer extraordinaire.  Be sure to get a copy of Susan’s latest book, The Merrill Diaries, beautifully written and a … Read More GUEST POST: Bonnie ZoBell: My Writing Process

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