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Stepmother: Reflections on Writing a Memoir

Stepmother: Reflections on Writing a Memoir

It happened one night.  Totally unplanned. We were standing in the comfortably furnished living room, nuts on the table and chips next to the dip. The four couples stood casually, holding our drinks and chatting politely as you do when you meet people for the first time. The conversation was predictable. “Wasn’t it a beautiful […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Here’s Why: Short fiction by Anne Leigh Parrish

Here’s Why: Short fiction by Anne Leigh Parrish

Here’s why. You slump, shrink, curl down in your seat, never stand up straight. As if an arrow might pick you off. Not an arrow, a bullet. Not a bullet, a blow. Not a blow, words. Not words, looks. Here’s why. You’re a freak. Four inches in one year? Your father’s colleague says he keeps […]

May 20, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Diva Mamas—Reluctant Mothers in Literature

Diva Mamas—Reluctant Mothers in Literature

Happy Mother’s Day to all women for we are mothers both to ourselves as well as to others! And as Mother’s Day approaches, we are surrounded by cards and suggested gifts in the image of the perfect mom. The fictional mothers I will focus on are reluctant mothers at best, who hesitantly take on the […]

May 4, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
5 Mistakes I Made Writing My First Novel

5 Mistakes I Made Writing My First Novel

I began writing my first novel thinking I’d get it done in a year. It ended up taking me four. Sure part of this was due to my full time job, and propensity to procrastinate, but if I had known then what I know now I probably could have made it happen. Here are the […]

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