Category Archives: Syndicated

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Distance

1– Fac­ing ocean over­look­ing East a hill­side Mist is boil­ing, over the edge like cream Breath­ing deep salt air warmed by an unseen sun Refrain: Open­ing my heart, to the dis­tance of the stars 2– A seabird dives the satin mists above me With my heart Swoop­ing to the waves below Sees the fish­scale flash hid­den from my […] Con­tinue read­ing

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HillHouse Writer’s – Seeking submissions: Put your annotations to use

Dear Cre­ative Writ­ers, Hill­House Writer’s Retreat, our com­pany which has been host­ing writ­ers for about ten years at our farm in Ten­nessee has evolved. Start­ing in the fall of this year, we will be hold­ing one week inten­sive writ­ing retreats for up to 50 peo­ple in the National Forests of Ore­gon. Our first retreat will […] Con­tinue read­ing

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Far Enough East – The Sand is White in Jamaica

I don’t belong in my body. I’ve always felt clumsy and dis­con­nected, you know?” Tynor, a shock of blondhair spilling into his eyes, munched a large organic car­rot as he spoke. He ges­tured with it as though it were a fat, orange conductor’s baton. He con­tin­ued, “My hands feel just like two bal­loons, man. Some­times […] Con­tinue read­ing

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Ceremony

Orig­i­nally posted on metonymi­calpen:
A work in progress Con­sider this con­ver­sa­tion I had with my nine year old today: “I need some stuff so I can write a let­ter to my cousins.” “That’s a great idea. What do you need?” “Paja­mas, pur­ple ink pens, lined paper, a cup of yogurt—no—a car­rot so it won’t melt under the… Con­tinue read­ing

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