creative

back in bohemia
R. L. | 11/17/2021

Prague has always been a very special place.  At the end of World War II, when the Allies' bombs destroyed Dresden, the west decided to save Prague.  The city thus...

Coastal Waters
R. L. | 11/03/2021

Visiting Carmel, I grow nostalgic. Both Tor House and its tower are imposing structures built of solid stone. Robinson Jeffers, a renowned poet and environmentalist, lived and wrote there last...

Writers Are People
R. L. | 10/25/2021

A writer naturally befriends other writers.  Goes with the territory.  Personally, I always enjoy these relationships.  Share a little, learn a lot. I can’t recall feeling challenged by others who write.

Sculpted
R. L. | 09/26/2021

Four mud-sculpture statues with expressionist faces of clay – one male, three female. Full lips. Wide-open demonstrative eyes; their gaze frozen. All hankering to speak out. But they cannot.

After My Fall
R. L. | 08/24/2021

Today, the outside I see appears hazy. Plain and simple. Misty with an occasional blast of drizzle.  I pretend I’m elsewhere. I want to change everything but my thoughts remain...

Firwood Crossing
S.R. Landon | 08/05/2021

Karl Gorton lived near the end of a windswept cul de sac in Firwood. His daughter Colleen, now based in Indonesia, had gone to Bali on vacation and fallen in...

Frozen Sweat
S.R. Landon | 07/05/2021

A tent city.  Sidewalks crammed.  A pop-up colony of geometric domes. Gray stretch plastic structures.  All generously donated. Each tagged with an American flag. Stars and stripes on guard duty.

Backstage Live
S.R. Landon | 05/03/2021

A tense conversation breaks the silence. In a darkened theatre only two people can be heard on stage, but no one is seen. Not Jerry Graham – a part-time observer...

Sleight of Mind
S.R. Landon | 03/02/2021

We are stranded. Lost in time.  Between a future then and a present now.  Limited sensory perception.  No ESP.  Real or imagined. Faces flash by.  Expressions in flux. Memories scrambled.

Meeting the Parents
Irini Spyrou | 01/05/2021

Welcome to the year 2060. AI is not only the king but a second norm, robotics (those electronically automated) rule yet the play is still the thing. Emily and her...