Welcome: Visitor
 Login to the site  Join the site

brosna11's Profile

Penname: brosna11
Country: United States
Web address: www.amys-art.com/gallery-nadine.html
Favorite book: Ulysses
Member type: Author
Member Since: Jan 6, 2007
Bio: native New Yorker now living in Massachusetts--have taught language arts in public school--artist/writer at present, married to English Prof. --3 grandchildren, 3 sons, one daughter (physician at Hilltown Clinic in Mass.) --sons are a) builder, cabinet maker, el. engineer, one talented loafer. Finished two novels on the site but presently rewriting the second one. Only review what I love. Published in Interstice 2010 (poems) Green Silk Journal, poems and fiction (4), writers eye magazine--art and poetry, Journal of Irreproducible Results--one essay, Wolf Moon Journal--essays, poems--Boston Literary.

User Writings

Title/Name Date Ranking Reviews Type
Mar 26, 200837717Novel

Just a little romp in the sheep field for...

Jun 14, 20084828Novel

I rewrote this, after posting two chapters...

Jul 19, 201076226Novel

I am revising and restructuring this novel as...

Apr 19, 201222553Novel

sequel to Impetuous Heart, a novel about a 15...

May 31, 20105486Novel

Nora is a young Irish girl whose first love Tim...

May 4, 20079722Poetry

evaluation of another's writing depends on your...

Feb 21, 200832818Poetry

Democrats have a winner News item from Feb....

Feb 27, 200810121Poetry

I just sent this to the New Yorker. It's a view...

Dec 26, 20079069Poetry

my son gives me 3 quail eggs for a gift - they...

Jan 9, 200849514Poetry

Langston Hughes wrote about a hard life...

Dec 14, 200720016Poetry

Read Ireland mails books from their business in...

Jan 19, 200724736Poetry

While teaching fourth graders to sing a...

Jul 21, 200711338Poetry

another trip to the Beaver Pond in South...

May 2, 200756611Poetry

competition for birds is serious business.

Sep 22, 20089538Poetry

conservatives never support funding social...

Jan 15, 20088968Poetry

Certain loaded words are used like pawns in...

Apr 19, 2008149410Poetry

This morning TV news coverage of the Pope's...

Mar 9, 200774113Poetry

A trip to the laundry results in a display of...

Jan 1, 200816607Poetry

if you are a perfectionist, surrender to wabi...

Aug 28, 200712629Poetry

Just summarize, don't offer any suggestions...

Feb 27, 200811809Poetry

Obama is like an Egyptian Pharaoh. He projects...

Mar 18, 200816397Poetry

New Jersey driving--what's not to like? I doubt...

Sep 30, 200732511Poetry

Ten year old girl buries mole, has funeral.

Feb 26, 200716748Poetry

hearing the mournful sounds of a bamboo flute I...

Apr 27, 200833616Poetry

I met someone two years ago who seemed isolated...

May 16, 200826365Poetry

Reading lots of history books can be a...

Feb 17, 200835112Poetry

My friend Bev needs a new laptop so we go...

Aug 23, 200712749Poetry

This sonnet asks some questions about the...

Feb 13, 200838612Poetry

Words have significance and should be chosen...

Sep 10, 200848510Poetry

political rhetoric and foolishness go hand in hand

Feb 26, 200718567Poetry

Foam noodles in the Y pool give a special...

Feb 26, 200764911Poetry

Sudden recognition of a child's beauty and its...

Feb 11, 200715179Poetry

loving narcissists can be tricky, not easy to...

Mar 6, 20105221Poetry

One of my favorite haikus, published by Boston...

Jan 28, 200916014Poetry

Poor Mojo's Almanac published this one some...

Feb 26, 200784611Poetry

I wrote this poem after reading Mishmont's...

Feb 9, 200732374Poetry

I leave a phone message for a lonely boy to...

Feb 12, 200733734Poetry

rambunctious five yr old knocks over vase of...

Oct 29, 20088624Poetry

This letter is post-mortem. My father worked...

Feb 23, 200735254Poetry

I heard a story today on Link TV about a 9 yr...

Aug 22, 200712487Poetry

Political satire again, folks, this time in the...

Mar 19, 200830115Poetry

Easter brings many natural events and stories...

Mar 21, 200812567Poetry

while pondering the enclosed contents of a...

Apr 23, 200728644Poetry

Lynn Margulies has a book just published called...

Mar 7, 200918355Poetry

Imagery in quilts suggests another dimension --...

May 12, 200723576Poetry

grasshoppers--the scourge of grass eaters. Look...

Jun 4, 200720945Poetry

cowbirds lay eggs in other birds' nests. They...

Jun 3, 200764510Poetry

honeybees are disappearing and questions are...

May 22, 200733503Poetry

difficult book, summarized in 17 syllables

May 22, 200728624Poetry

WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS & HIS RED WHEEL BARROW...

May 29, 200715478Poetry

30 hour shifts are routine for interns at...

Jun 5, 200713137Poetry

medical appointment provides reading time for...

Jan 3, 200826535Poetry

We all know V.P. Cheney had a major role in...

Jun 10, 200715246Poetry

Observations of happenings in the garden in June.

Jun 12, 200721305Poetry

newspaper item: Springfield, Massachusetts....

Jun 21, 200711439Poetry

Bag Balm is an all-purpose veterinary ointment...

May 30, 200812219Poetry

I watch my son carving shells in wood for a...

Jun 28, 200712147Poetry

School are underperforming but cost a lot...

Jul 1, 200722075Poetry

Bob Keen (R.A.) recently suggested a lot of...

Jun 14, 20114522Poetry

Just another nature poem. Accepted for...

Jul 17, 200715397Poetry

Basketmaking is a craft with a native American...

Feb 28, 20088179Poetry

McCain says Al Queda is in Iraq, like nobody...

Jul 25, 20075789Poetry

The ladies of this site share a communal...

Jul 26, 20076159Poetry

Once you get to know Alan through his stories,...

Jul 26, 200712407Poetry

One of the great souls on this website lives in...

Jul 27, 200718085Poetry

forum addicts will recognize some stolen...

Jul 28, 200723365Poetry

The forum provides opinions that offer poetic...

Jul 29, 200717336Poetry

chats on the forum of recent vintage that...

Oct 26, 201236610Poetry

anything will do really as this is stolen...

Jul 30, 200717486Poetry

Rivers change, the ocean remains the same.

Aug 31, 20088939Poetry

simple things are the best -- I'm easily...

Jul 31, 200725694Poetry

Sometimes our feeings get hurt but we recover...

Aug 1, 200717805Poetry

some wisdom from Doinmybestatlast about travel...

Aug 1, 200724334Poetry

Two incredible film geniuses of the 20th...

Aug 10, 200716937Poetry

exotic sounding words strung together to give a...

Aug 11, 200729903Poetry

Traveling in unknown terrain can be surprising.

Aug 12, 200773210Poetry

some writers can't be flattered--they must be...

Aug 14, 200713098Poetry

New Bedford, Massachusetts is the departure...

Aug 19, 200711877Poetry

vacation experience summarized in 14 lines...

Aug 28, 200746011Poetry

rules for haiku: 5 syl, 7 syl, 5 syl. so this...

Aug 29, 200710967Poetry

I like recipes in short form. This is one of...

Jan 14, 200815807Poetry

Lawyers are not historians but they should...

Jan 14, 20116678Poetry

Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote ecstatic poetry...

Sep 8, 200813687Poetry

There are reviewers who exceed the norms for...

Sep 6, 200726484Poetry

Today we hear that Pavarotti has died. His...

Sep 6, 200716486Poetry

Mish notices news about science progress and...

Jan 4, 200818238Poetry

Iowa caucuses prove Hillary needs more prayer -...

Sep 19, 200715648Poetry

sometimes writing has to be put aside for more...

Sep 24, 200727805Poetry

while emailing Mish I got the notion movie...

Sep 24, 200732773Poetry

Movie titles can be funny all by themselves but...

Sep 28, 200717157Poetry

African American Women's Humor--an anthology is...

Sep 29, 200749012Poetry

I have a neighbor whose grandson is in the...

Oct 1, 200728814Poetry

another adventure at Nora's - a ten year old...

Oct 2, 20078718Poetry

Nature is the gateway to philosophical queries...

Oct 12, 200717326Poetry

Life has many problems. Some you can figure...

Oct 14, 200725054Poetry

A poetry reading about strange events after an...

Feb 27, 201212715Poetry

Ever feel the need for a good curse? Somebody...

Oct 18, 200726334Poetry

A Long Island mensch takes his bride on a...

Nov 19, 200724094Poetry

Puerto Rico's island of Vieques has been...

Nov 27, 200711028Poetry

This poem is a reflection on the work of a...

Jan 5, 200820228Poetry

The first primary in the country in the state...

Jan 17, 200924912Poetry

We're about to inaugurate a historic figure of...

Dec 21, 20077938Poetry

anti-chaiku poem - mocks form

Dec 27, 200720756Poetry

have a good laugh

Jan 25, 20088199Poetry

I'm reading about Yeats' poetry (Helen...

Jan 29, 200824546Poetry

William Butler Yeats, Irish Nobel Prize winner...

Jan 27, 200818116Poetry

Tonight I got my first political recording to...

Jan 27, 200822187Poetry

Obama and the Kennedys link up. They have a...

Jan 29, 200868710Poetry

JFK's grandchildren choose Obama. Ted and...

Feb 1, 200810248Poetry

Last night's debate between Obama and Clinton...

Feb 10, 2008136610Poetry

If you agree or disagree with my thesis on...

Mar 13, 200867910Poetry

very bad poetry but does include some nice...

Mar 29, 20088829Poetry

Just found out that the editor of writer's eye...

Apr 18, 201031911Poetry

The form is sestina but has three main stanzas...

Nov 29, 200815777Poetry

Nora's small handloom is a moment of reflection...

Mar 24, 200819386Poetry

I accept all opinions

Mar 13, 200913379Poetry

spring isn't all flowers and sunshine --...

Mar 31, 200850014Poetry

ever feel useless? these thoughts ramble...

Apr 7, 200812688Poetry

Jellyfish challenge fishermen, fill their...

Apr 10, 200819427Poetry

Just a little springtime poem about gardening

Jun 25, 200810278Poetry

Moose are seriously bothered by ticks. They're...

May 5, 20096023Poetry

This is a reminiscence of a visit to Detroit I...

May 14, 200815429Poetry

West Virginia votes are in. Hillary won by a...

May 18, 200845011Poetry

In Boston the new museum of contemporary art...

May 21, 200855712Poetry

Senator Kennedy's diagnosis reminds me of my...

May 24, 20088379Poetry

Biology determines response in emotional...

May 29, 200815229Poetry

martyrdom may be self-inflicted

Jun 10, 200821555Poetry

tonight's news-Kucinich introduces 5 hour...

Jun 28, 200846212Poetry

It's disgusting but somebody's gotta do it. The...

Jun 22, 200862711Poetry

An event happened today that still feels...

Aug 19, 200839111Poetry

Dill is one of my favorite authors and...

May 2, 20128587Poetry

Someone on the forum recently questioned the...

Jul 15, 200872911Poetry

something to think about

Jul 29, 200842310Poetry

Another natural history prowl, looking for the...

Aug 2, 200820895Poetry

North Salem, New Hampshire features a...

Aug 5, 200880010Poetry

I swim at the Y with my grandson Nathan. He's...

Aug 15, 200818836Poetry

Some grandfathers are more dedicated than...

Jun 30, 200913738Poetry

Only in America could talent be so exploited,...

Sep 23, 20088308Poetry

My cup boileth over. I can't take it anymore....

Aug 29, 200811216Poetry

Senator McCain announces his choice for VP:...

Jan 12, 200913015Poetry

MY 3RD YEAR ON THIS SITE -- had to celebrate...

Sep 9, 200828284Poetry

some thoughts on elections where one side...

Jun 2, 201014497Poetry

We heard a great recital tonight in...

Sep 29, 200819945Poetry

In the Burren unusual flora and fauna flourish...

Oct 25, 201213714Poetry

Revised since 2008. It's been a hard road but...

Oct 9, 200880910Poetry

reflections on autumn, markets and campaigns.

Oct 30, 200811278Poetry

This poem tries to crystallize the history of...

Dec 1, 200834611Poetry

an image from the fields around my neighborhood

Dec 1, 20089028Poetry

Bog walking with sheep in a wild place.

Dec 11, 200830683Poetry

School holiday concerts--always a treat.

Dec 22, 200812317Poetry

I used to ski but gave it up. My downhills are...

Dec 23, 200822825Poetry

another ski poem with Vermont places.

Dec 27, 200822195Poetry

any and all -- this is an exercise in sheer...

Dec 29, 200825294Poetry

Plants grow in pots, don't they?

Jan 8, 200922155Poetry

A little fun haiku for Elvis' birthday

Jan 15, 200914356Poetry

The long national nightmare is coming to an...

Jan 20, 200913647Poetry

if you're a carpenter or know someone who is,...

Jan 27, 200915286Poetry

We have one true genius on this site. She lives...

Jan 27, 200919175Poetry

Born in PA, ended up in MA. Ipswich, a lace...

Jan 29, 200913717Poetry

Forum comments from Michelle have a certain...

Jan 31, 200918805Poetry

In searching for Dill's comments in the forum,...

Feb 13, 200911347Poetry

A few characters among many I've met here stand...

Feb 3, 200932313Poetry

unusual place for a honeymoon and weather...

Jan 27, 201113796Poetry

Global warming is real. But it's misnamed. The...

Feb 19, 200944710Poetry

Making a baby quilt for Kat is one way to say...

Feb 25, 200914348Poetry

I recently bought a Barron's book of Italian...

Feb 27, 200924714Poetry

Idioms are frequently little gems of wisdom,...

Mar 1, 200931213Poetry

Snow fleas are insects that have been ignored...

Jun 16, 201130612Poetry

Natural wonders abound if we care to notice....

Mar 23, 200922944Poetry

Our daughter turns 50 and finishes her...

Mar 26, 20099198Poetry

Because Nora's Mom is a busy doctor, I get to...

Apr 2, 200915958Poetry

If you're a therapist, I'm interested in your...

Jan 30, 201022894Poetry

Salinger was an icon for the kids of the...

Apr 7, 200921616Poetry

If you know about pheasants, your opinion is...

Apr 13, 20096808Poetry

If you don't like it, don't review it. Thanks.

Feb 13, 201018335Poetry

This experimental form is related to science...

May 3, 200910089Poetry

Women and gadgets don't always get along. We...

Aug 3, 200920176Poetry

Creative activities have their aha! moments and...

May 9, 200948812Poetry

A medical test to determine conditions in the...

Feb 15, 20108316Poetry

When your grandchild plays an evil dwarf in a...

Apr 6, 201014806Poetry

Nora, age 13, tells her mother she has to be...

May 15, 200958411Poetry

Yesterday I had a good angiogram. This...

Jan 2, 20117648Poetry

Just another mental health rant--assembled from...

Sep 12, 200925794Poetry

Fishing in the forum again for found poetry....

Jun 24, 200927494Poetry

Mishmont mails me a huge fleece so I can spin,...

Sep 4, 20096939Poetry

Nuns can be aloof or aloft but they never lose...

Jul 20, 200932910Poetry

gardeners and birders may enjoy this

Aug 26, 200910137Poetry

We mourn the passing of Senator Edward M....

Sep 2, 201211114Poetry

some thoughts on idleness on Labor Day--any...

Sep 9, 20098438Poetry

If you've experienced any art forms directly,...

Apr 15, 201012788Poetry

My birthday roses are admired for their beauty...

Oct 12, 200937710Poetry

Since my colleagues are writing poems about...

Jan 23, 201312636Poetry

Our plumber is smarter than we are about pipes....

Feb 17, 20105859Poetry

A painting prompted this recall of a summer...

Dec 7, 200912257Poetry

My friend Beverly can't see with her new...

Dec 9, 200921854Poetry

Privacy Practices offer patients information...

Dec 9, 20098048Poetry

This form (sestina) adapts itself to common...

Dec 20, 20094419Poetry

I thought I'd write a book of Irish Haikus so I...

Dec 29, 20094529Poetry

Losing a tooth has much in common with losing...

Jan 1, 201011158Poetry

Chinese astrology is all about animals, metals,...

Feb 25, 201216875Poetry

Some things can't be described very...

Jan 22, 20106899Poetry

Current stalemate in American politics is an...

Jan 25, 201053010Poetry

Bad poem contest--a few verses with a political...

Feb 3, 201013876Poetry

true life classroom experience--teachers have...

Sep 9, 201019412Poetry

While visiting a friend's garden...

May 5, 201214825Poetry

A charter school holds an open house for...

Jun 22, 20118357Poetry

Accepted for summer 2011 issue of Roses and...

Mar 7, 201015007Poetry

inspired by Scott Free's poem Spit a ramble...

Mar 11, 201021796Poetry

Cat Writes 22 has recently reminded me about...

Mar 31, 20106289Poetry

This poem is about Phoebe Prince, a girl born...

Apr 25, 201013027Poetry

I have a view of arriving red-winged blackbirds...

Jun 6, 201053910Poetry

Some days are boring but satisfying. This poem...

May 16, 20105709Poetry

Graduations are fiercely optimistic. all...

Jul 28, 201221004Poetry

Yesterday we attended a circus camp with a...

Jun 17, 201037110Poetry

Fathers are appreciated for many reasons but...

Jun 21, 20106999Poetry

We go shopping with our 13 yr old grandchild,...

Jun 24, 201014386Poetry

some thoughts on politics

Jul 6, 201012476Poetry

Fourth of July picnic with a group of senior...

Nov 26, 201134710Poetry

Raising a family can be hazardous to your...

Jan 17, 20115369Poetry

Prompted by Odin's poem about pen and ink, I...

Sep 12, 201011136Poetry

The Clark Museum in the Berkshires gave me this...

Jun 19, 201121144Poetry

Father's Day makes me think about how my father...

Dec 30, 201010616Poetry

personal reflections O.K.

Jan 13, 20118278Poetry

Following Mishmont's suggestion to revive bad...

Jan 9, 201123611Poetry

Sowing the seeds of anger and resentment has...

Jan 15, 20116218Poetry

Writing is like labor before childbirth. You...

Jan 18, 20115699Poetry

I'm a fan of Wislawa Szymborska, the Polish...

Mar 17, 20117578Poetry

any comments are fine. technical, personal,...

Mar 19, 201116095Poetry

any comments, harsh criticism, welcome

May 7, 20114549Poetry

Some passions may be aroused by this tribute....

Jul 6, 201213056Poetry

My brother Ed was reported missing in Korea in...

Mar 7, 201211166Poetry

Smith College greenhouse exhibit this week:...

Jun 23, 201211786Poetry

I like the sound of Spanish poetry so I wrote...

Mar 11, 20123909Poetry

This poem uses 12 syllables per line, total of...

Jun 17, 20119287Poetry

Stormy weather may interfere with dancing.

Nov 15, 20115808Poetry

I live on Moody Bridge Road. It's not exactly...

Jul 23, 201127811Poetry

Sometimes a garden offers metaphors for the...

Aug 23, 20118337Poetry

Today at the internet café I ordered a...

Apr 28, 201211006Poetry

email from Nora concerning make-up bag left in...

Nov 5, 201144210Poetry

Our friend of 45 years died during the storm...

Apr 11, 20124868Poetry

Any feedback welcome. These reflections on a...

Dec 2, 20116168Poetry

I'm inspired by Dr. William Carlos Williams and...

Dec 15, 20116598Poetry

This is about emotional abuse. If you've ever...

Dec 18, 20114469Poetry

Poetry about self-inflicted wounds reminds me...

Dec 26, 201117655Poetry

If you've had a stress test, you know how it...

Jan 16, 201210487Poetry

Rev. Martin Luther King's struggle for civil...

Jan 20, 201245710Poetry

A little tongue in cheek here. How does one...

Feb 19, 201213926Poetry

So many migratory animals cross our borders and...

May 3, 201223324Poetry

Grandmother Nadine Gordimer born 1923 keeps on...

Feb 24, 201214955Poetry

These thoughts originated with a 14th century...

Mar 15, 20125118Poetry

Haiku form applied to Irish cookery. Any...

Mar 26, 201224624Poetry

If you've been using Skype to communicate with...

Oct 23, 201211316Poetry

Blast from the past in my file folders--the...

Mar 27, 201210038Poetry

A literary device similar to haiku from Old...

Mar 29, 201214215Poetry

How do you feel about the free expression of...

Mar 30, 20126919Poetry

Cleaning up the garden after winter damage...

May 7, 201211446Poetry

Those book come-ons filled with ads can be...

Jun 5, 201215966Poetry

say anything you want to

Jun 16, 201223312Poetry

This father's day poem celebrates the macho...

Jul 23, 20126948Poetry

recent events suggest a little forethought

Jul 24, 201216125Poetry

Found this in the current catalog put out by...

Aug 29, 20123213NewPoetry

It's not easy but someone has to do it. A...

Sep 5, 201210149Poetry

Memories of ocean experiences came to me while...

Feb 18, 20134139Poetry

The poem concerns family relationships and...

Oct 26, 20128577Poetry

Selected random quotes from the forum meant to...

Oct 29, 201214445Poetry

Found poetry. Mining past forum comments and...

Oct 30, 201219804Poetry

Tracking Sonny's remarks with a few other...

Jan 26, 201315975Poetry

Ordinary activities can make good poetry so...

Mar 25, 201320194Poetry

My novel was launched on March 17, 2013. This...

May 1, 20133939Poetry

Have you ever felt sort of ignored? Like you're...

May 4, 201313726Poetry

grandparents day at the charter school--Nathan...

May 31, 201410976Poetry

Science sometimes provides interesting images...

Apr 28, 200785711Short Story

Historical characters gather for a few beers...

May 11, 200863311Short Story

Ever want to meet someone who is no longer...

May 18, 201228815Short Story

As a student at U.Mass., Amherst, I enrolled in...

Feb 3, 200781311Short Story

A young Manchurian maiden playing the bamboo...

Aug 16, 200814136Short Story

true story. Romance doesn't survive when poet's...

Jan 20, 200716745Short Story

Women communicate with difficulty concerning an...

Feb 26, 200815825Short Story

What if John McCain had to be replaced by a...

Sep 2, 200814126Short Story

Powerful lobbies prevent health care from...

Feb 25, 200716379Short Story

child's view of hurricane in New York City

Jan 11, 200715628Short Story

My son's Tolkien addiction leads hiim to...

Jan 27, 200711429Short Story

Talented teen-ager reflects on her life in a...

Feb 12, 200722833Short Story

Famous poets and artists from the Rochester...

Feb 18, 200714556Short Story

Valerie, age 14, daughter of divorced...

Mar 2, 200712228Short Story

A couple clear out an old lady's rooms after...

Mar 6, 200776512Short Story

Irrepressible old woman goes shopping and...

Feb 23, 200858310Short Story

If you've ever been to the Big E you may be...

Nov 10, 200811947Short Story

Selling encyclopedias isn't all it's cracked up...

Apr 30, 200712259Short Story

When Spanish explorers arrived on American...

May 3, 20079118Short Story

Two famous women discuss Paris and peasants but...

May 6, 200716765Short Story

Trip to an art gallery becomes an educational...

May 22, 200713186Short Story

Elvis, Frank and John sing together and rile up...

May 26, 200745713Short Story

Food additives with neurotoxin effects are in...

Jun 2, 200713846Short Story

got my first letter from 5 yr old Nathan today....

Jan 11, 200811379Short Story

An editor asked me to write an article about...

Jan 26, 200913816Short Story

Sometimes adventurous people worry their...

Jun 30, 200711978Short Story

Jim Tate's recent poetry reading, where the...

Jul 4, 200728314Short Story

We can't seem to get our act together here, so...

Feb 26, 2008104910Short Story

I try to help Hillary snap out of depression...

Jul 15, 200721915Short Story

A sudden squirting at the gas pump this morning...

Jul 20, 20078718Short Story

30 years since Elvis departed--big commercial...

Jul 22, 20076939Short Story

The polyps are being checked at the lab and...

Jul 26, 200770411Short Story

A 3 year old describes her experience with a...

Aug 2, 20078558Short Story

sometimes I forget to check under the sink....

Aug 5, 200713147Short Story

My experience of Maine: a forest with a rocky...

Aug 8, 20078829Short Story

Tourists in Barcelona witness the arrival of...

Sep 4, 200710527Short Story

A group of teachers attend a performance at the...

Feb 26, 200860912Short Story

Recently Hillary Clinton has been behaving in a...

Aug 9, 200770910Short Story

Sonny believes my modus operandi is Freudian...

Aug 31, 200757310Short Story

Miss Lynch teaches language arts but her...

Sep 4, 200716646Short Story

Few people realize what adventures await them...

Sep 7, 200714105Short Story

Even classics can get roughed up in reviews....

Sep 8, 20079577Short Story

Joyce took liberties with his experimental...

Sep 12, 200716095Short Story

Chapter two of Ulysses by Joyce, an Irish...

Sep 14, 200720153Short Story

This chapter of Ulysses gives us a glimpse into...

Oct 2, 200716365Short Story

Shopping for candles in Massachusetts saves...

Mar 19, 200820115Short Story

a rather senseless story full to the brim with...

Oct 30, 200747811Short Story

New writing compared to new baby, revisions...

Oct 31, 200717455Short Story

Professor markets literary criticism thesis but...

Dec 14, 200710228Short Story

Six years ago our daughter started medical...

Nov 10, 200714706Short Story

My spouse recently discovered he has a duodenal...

Jan 2, 200855912Short Story

Two sisters arrange a meeting involving a...

Nov 30, 200744012Short Story

After more than a year of living with a pair of...

Dec 1, 200710218Short Story

any cleaning problems should go to Kat Nove....

Dec 9, 20079728Short Story

I attended a concert in the 2nd Congregational...

Dec 18, 200710687Short Story

Just read in the newspaper that people in...

Jan 24, 200835415Short Story

This is a true story about a remarkable...

Jan 31, 20089529Short Story

Spinning fibers is as old as the pyramids. You...

Feb 6, 200813666Short Story

I've been asked about the diary entries of...

Mar 4, 200817126Short Story

Computers and Druidism have a very old...

Mar 7, 200818794Short Story

Haiku form --yesterday's headlines. Hillary...

Mar 13, 200813239Short Story

Just some speculation about how history might...

Mar 26, 200811967Short Story

any and all comments acceptable, especially...

Mar 28, 200824418Short Story

Hillary Rodham Clinton has some problems with...

Sep 19, 200820915Short Story

short fiction about a woman's small world when...

Apr 1, 2008117511Short Story

If it's April 1, then I have a lottery ticket...

Apr 2, 200820836Short Story

Sometimes kids are way too smart.

Jun 12, 200812669Short Story

Nora tries to sort out the real from the...

Apr 11, 200822695Short Story

Imagine a movie about Mother Cabrini, the first...

Apr 12, 200817986Short Story

Imagine a lost movie starring dancers Fred...

Apr 15, 200816996Short Story

Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart appeared...

Apr 25, 200817416Short Story

Prophet Isaiah lived 2500 years ago and warned...

Jun 15, 20098098Short Story

W.CARLOS WILLIAMS wrote a poem called "The...

Sep 13, 200813216Short Story

When an opportunity arises for international...

May 27, 200810779Short Story

High fashion isn't all it's cracked up to be....

Jun 5, 200816737Short Story

Recent events have earned the Clintons the...

Jun 17, 200811118Short Story

Nora writes scary stories because that's all...

Jun 11, 200810020Short Story

HOW I GOT STARTED WITH EVERYTHING--life with 3...

Sep 24, 200812886Short Story

religious cult practices related to Sarah Palin...

Jun 30, 20088598Short Story

I'm a middle child. Two younger sisters, one of...

Apr 6, 20124929Short Story

After writing for 7 years, I finally found a...

Jul 6, 200814626Short Story

A Sunday medical encounter for Nora. All is well.

Aug 8, 200813337Short Story

I've combined a few family events in this story...

Jul 21, 20087569Short Story

Better get a little deeper into the Chinese...

Jul 23, 20088189Short Story

More Chinese astrology for the unsuspecting...

Jul 24, 200816576Short Story

Ox and Rat face off. Any comments welcome. Hope...

Jul 25, 200812497Short Story

This was first posted here as a novel. I'm...

Jul 28, 20082435NewShort Story

Some of this is straight from my own life so I...

Aug 20, 200818164Short Story

any and all comments welcome

Aug 24, 200814777Short Story

young man with bright future takes risks. Mom...

Sep 4, 200812677Short Story

Initial enthusiasm for V.P. candidate Palin may...

Sep 6, 200810117Short Story

Charismatic glossolalia requires presence of...

Sep 11, 20086449Short Story

a brief commentary on the choice of Palin as...

Sep 16, 200844711Short Story

We draw our characters from our life...

Sep 26, 20087868Short Story

Only if you know something about Barney or Wall...

Oct 6, 200863510Short Story

Another fun look at Sarah's views on terrorists...

Oct 8, 200814365Short Story

Another Sarah speech--all opinions welcome.

Oct 23, 20088339Short Story

Beds are for sleeping and sex. Unless you're a...

Oct 28, 200810377Short Story

Political rhetoric this season is a lesson for...

Nov 15, 200816975Short Story

This explains where my novel began, its roots...

Nov 15, 20089818Short Story

tough-drabble Elvis fans should appreciate this.

Dec 9, 200856411Short Story

historic remnants can be found at auctions....

Dec 19, 20087529Short Story

my son Francis has competed his Newport...

Dec 25, 200811706Short Story

absolute nonsense with an alphabetical theme

Dec 29, 200845011Short Story

playing second fiddle to a mad scientist isn't...

Mar 4, 20108368Short Story

anything will do as long as it's humanely...

Jan 22, 200918024Short Story

Makes you wonder when a teacher's political...

Jan 30, 201049510Short Story

Ever have a relative who is difficult to live...

Apr 29, 200917424Short Story

I have often thought we neglect the wisdom of...

May 4, 200911699Short Story

333 words fantasy with a cave and a nun...

Aug 12, 20099559Short Story

Does the narrator describe the events so that...

Sep 30, 201023403Short Story

We are sometimes called upon to do...

May 13, 200940314Short Story

I've been busy lately with my cardiologist....

May 23, 20099628Short Story

A seven year old narrator describes his...

Jun 1, 200915726Short Story

Missionaries arrive and confront scientist with...

Jun 17, 200915645Short Story

This is revised version of "Looking for...

Jun 18, 20097488Short Story

The town I live in is celebrating its age. It's...

Jun 20, 200915716Short Story

Twelve year old Nora tells her story about Mom...

Jun 27, 20097938Short Story

Teen changes mind after some reflection

Apr 14, 201248410Short Story

Hadley has a really fussy librarian who...

Jan 8, 201018204Short Story

I've had a lot of jobs but working in a bathing...

Dec 19, 200910697Short Story

A glimpse of a nature loving dad out with his...

Jan 6, 201022683Short Story

This is based on personal experience in a...

Mar 14, 20126368Short Story

This is as much as I know about Irish cooking....

Apr 9, 20129767Short Story

If you have a writing group yourself, let me...

Mar 22, 201015337Short Story

While perusing Vogue magazine, I decided the...

May 4, 201022245Short Story

I wrote this during a live workshop. It's...

Mar 13, 20127827Short Story

If you make these, just let me know how they...

Sep 10, 20107698Short Story

Recently broke my shoulder and tore my rotator...

Feb 1, 201120143Short Story

Mary and Roy live in Omaha until another...

Dec 1, 201038311Short Story

A real event that sheds some light on our...

Jan 31, 201111496Short Story

This is a very brief summary of my brother's...

May 22, 201232913Short Story

In my textile career I have encountered many...

May 1, 20122222NewShort Story

Irish folklore is collected and published...

Feb 27, 201131113Short Story

Life in the 50s was Korea, Elvis, Eisenhower,...

Jul 24, 201111266Short Story

I have taken the liberty to revise and add a...

Jan 3, 201270310Short Story

I wrote this unfinished story for my sister who...

Jan 11, 201210756Short Story

My after school job at a hospital brought me...

Jan 16, 201218515Short Story

In the first half of this story, my brother...

Feb 1, 201211357Short Story

I was sent to my first cardiologist but the one...

May 9, 20127888Short Story

No two people dress up as much as the Pope and...

Jun 26, 20126849Short Story

It's all true. What else can I say? I regret...

Jul 8, 201213426Short Story

My experience with heart failure taught me to...

Jul 26, 201261710Short Story

Senior citizens need to learn new things but...

Sep 20, 201314325Short Story

This is a reflection on the work of a great...



About | Contact | Writing Resources | Affiliate Program | Booksie Online Publishing
THE NEXT BIG WRITER © 2014 | All rights reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Privacy Policy.