Tag: prose

The Opossum in the Road by Jamie K. Reaser

The Opossum in the Road by Jamie K. Reaser

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Garden Tail Trails Tales by Paula Dawn lietz

Garden Tail Trails Tales by Paula Dawn lietz

As I rolled down the steep incline of the gorge through horrid hurtful wild rose bushes not yet bloomed to weaken me by their beauty, my husband’s laughter turned to concern when he yelled “Bear!” I grabbed a tree limb passing me by and looked up and measured the distance to truck to skull… He […]

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Memories of Mikuyu Wildlife by Ann Churcher

Memories of Mikuyu Wildlife by Ann Churcher

Half a mile from the back of my new house in Africa is the Likangala River, a tributary of the Shire. People are frightened to go there after dark. Daddy says bad men came down this river, long, long ago, to capture people and turn them into slaves. Some say it’s haunted, that mysterious dancing […]

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Wings to Soar by Mary Ann Bumbera

Wings to Soar by Mary Ann Bumbera

How do we know if our intuitions are real or manufactured in our minds? The discernment of mind vs. intuitive communication was put to the test one day during my shamanic animal communication class taught by Penelope Smith.  We were asked to go outside and commune with something in nature – a tree, bee, flower, […]

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Catherine Bates – The Christmas Pig

Catherine Bates – The Christmas Pig

Keri Lyn was depressed, plodding one foot after another up the back stairs of One Square Apartments. She was working at 10:30 on Christmas morning, providing respite care in public housing for a family of two. She opened the second-story stairwell door to see a huge pig standing in front of the door. Keri Lyn […]

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Christine Elizabeth Murray – Compass

Christine Elizabeth Murray – Compass

South-west, A point aligns in the grey mist of mountain. Burnt ice, the tragic grass flared by winter’s cling that refuses to loose its grip and paint an indigo there, or a soft dove-grey. Bedrock of granite and yet I can examine the core of it, its rock-ore, the nucleus. I could take it with […]

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Leigh Chambers – Mum

Leigh Chambers – Mum

When my mother died, I was at her side, holding her hand. It’s what you do, if you can, isn’t it? It’s meant as a comfort, a consolation, a soothing to those dying and those left behind. She wasn’t going alone, and I wouldn’t find out from a phone call that she’d died. I was […]

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Georgia Kolias – Anything is Possible

Georgia Kolias – Anything is Possible

I am resting while my children sleep, but my mind is awake and churning with the memories of my arduous journey to bring them into this world. When I meet people now, they often remark upon the beauty of my children, and then they say, “You are so fertile!” A comment I find amazingly ironic. […]

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Mariah Wheeler – Unexpected Knowing, 1986

Mariah Wheeler – Unexpected Knowing, 1986

Where I got the courage I don’t know. I joined “Cakes for the Queen of Heaven,” a class on feminist spirituality, with a group of women each more advanced than I. Day one I could just watch and listen, but session two with the topic “Power” required participation. In a guided visualization, we were to […]

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Sara Mansfield Taber – A Spy Beholds Himself

Sara Mansfield Taber – A Spy Beholds Himself

A daughter recollects the day her covert operative father saw le Carré’s first film  For me, a convention-bound girl, it was a glimmer of something significant. For my father, it was as if the very first day had dawned.   The year was 1966. My family was on vacation in Germany. We were posted to […]

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