Short Story: War Legs

Posted September 12, 2014 By Elisa

(Note: this above image is the prompt for this story)   War Legs Run. Run faster.   They galloped east. They skittered west. Now they trampled south.   Let those legs fly!   It always got tricky when they ran south. The dark trees spiked from the ground, a landscape barren but full of what […]

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Be Intentional: Seize The Day Bucket List

Posted September 6, 2014 By Elisa

Do you have a “Seize the Day” list? Or a”Before I Kick the Bucket” list? A “Live Life Intentionally “list?   I ran across mine the other day. I still haven’t milked a cow, but surely someday I will receive that blessed opportunity from somewhere (like a farm, but it is probably more likely that […]

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A Short Story: Colossus Stymied

Posted September 5, 2014 By Elisa

Colossus Stymied Princess be rollin’ down my hill again. I laugh, ‘cuz Princess gives me tickles when she goes a-hillin’. I call her Stellalina. We’uns need to be a’namin’ the princesses. But the others say I be a baby, cryin’ on, making pets out nuthin’ but fleas. I sing, “It don’t matter what they say, […]

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A Short Story: Darkroom

Posted August 31, 2014 By Elisa

  Darkroom   I swore vehemently at the ruined print, damaged by my sticky fingers. I knew Doc’s sensors were off; I didn’t want a beating– even if only telepathically.   I was on a slow-track to finish my dissertation, so I still had to “play worlds” with Doc in the lab until he signed-off. […]

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This story is not uncommon in the world of advocacy. Nor in the world of anything, where time passes and one works, works, works. After expending, imparting to love and free others, it seemed their toil was in vain. Those they worked for were not really free. But neither were they- the freedom bringers. The […]

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I Hate Childbirth, But There Is That Bliss   After my first darling was born, I think I went into a form of emotional shock. I was convinced I would have to have years of therapy before I could ever have another child. Sadly, I didn’t have the chance to receive those years of therapy, […]

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An Aspiring Writer As you might have noticed, I have plunged back into writing fiction. Although essays seem to be more applicable in expressing what I care about, my heart is twined with fiction. Not only do I love to read (which is why I occasionally review for but I hope to someday publish […]

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and My Flawed Principle

Posted August 23, 2014 By Elisa

Nominated for the Epidemic I began seeing signs of this epidemic a few weeks ago. It was spreading. I was cringing. It looked painful. Uncomfortable. And, truth be told,  it also looked gimmicky, mainstream, and sportsy. I like to think I am incompatible with all of those things. One thing I have discovered about myself […]

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In the Name of Frozen Lasagna, Love Thy Community! Community Living, Part 1 A Brief History of the Lasagna You might have thought lasagnas were invented in Italy, but they weren’t. They were created back when cavemen took their fat-honking clubs, beat down saber-tooth tigers and shared a chunk of the meat with the their […]

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The Tunic in the Night: A Short Story

Posted July 30, 2014 By Elisa

The Tunic in the Night She traced her fingers over the darkest patch of midnight surrounding the bright fuchsia flowers patterned on her tunic. She wondered how the artists printed them on the swarthy cloth, if by ink, or brush or some other means, as the colors weren’t embroidered. If the council wasn’t so eternally […]

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