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    Challenges

    Taking the Ekphrastic Challenge

      A year ago I saw the phrase “ekphrastic challenge” and had no idea what it meant. Since then I’ve entered more than a few ekphrastic challenges and hope you do too. My first was at Rattle.com.…

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    Challenges

    Ready to Compete?

      The folks over at Aerogramme recently posted an article on 23 writing competitions to enter before the end of the year. If you’re interested, pop over to see the entire list. Competitions include creative non-fiction fiction…

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    Poetry

    A Walk Amongst the Stones

      A recent visit to the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (in San Diego, California) inspired this poem. Whenever I go there I’m struck with how many thousands of lives are gone – – and what stories they…

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    Practicing the Craft

    In Thought

      I wonder. What does life look like from the plane I saw skimming the clouds? I wonder. Do old shoes find their way home? I imagine a white-haired cobbler, his bench slick with age, lovingly, ever…