Exceptionalism

In response to Cuba and the Cameraman (film) : Passively watching the life cycle of a dictator is one of America’s favorite pastimes.  Who really needs […] Read More

Arthritic Flower

In response to Maya Angelou’s, “Still I Rise” The world feels heavy as of late, not directly because of the political changes in my homeland, but […] Read More

from “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you? Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that is […] Read More

$824.6 Billion

In response to Kurt Vonnegut’s, Fates Worse Than Death: When I was a child is such a cliché way to start a paragraph.  I might […] Read More

from “Fates Worse Than Death” by Kurt Vonnegut

From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you? A woman said to me after my speech, “Nobody should ever be bombed.” I […] Read More

The day wouldn’t write…

In response to Leonard Cohen’s, “The Book of Longing“: In those hours before I am ready to let go of the ephemeral place and allow […] Read More

from “The Book of Longing”, a poem by Leonard Cohen

  From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you? My page was too white My ink was too thin The day wouldn’t […] Read More

Inspiration and writing prompts December 2017, advent style

Follow along if you like.  Click on the name of the article and leave a comment linking back to your own work inspired by it. Hint: […] Read More

Kurt Vonnegut novels and collections

NOVEL Player Piano August 1952 NOVEL The Sirens of Titan October 31, 1959 PLAY Penelope (Alternate title Happy Birthday, Wanda June) 1960 NOVEL Mother Night 1961 COLLECTION Canary […] Read More