UPDATE: WRITER’S WORKSHOP II, April, 2020: Sally Packed Devilled Eggs, The “Deep-Holes” of Alice Munro

UPDATE: What have I packed? Spring, complete with coronavirus-driven sequestration, like everyone else. My spring also involves hundreds of newly started seeds for a garden and a young flock of chickens, the first three of which--beautiful Cuckoo Marans who lay dark chocolate-colored eggs--will arrive this week. I can't wait; more on that next week. For … Continue reading UPDATE: WRITER’S WORKSHOP II, April, 2020: Sally Packed Devilled Eggs, The “Deep-Holes” of Alice Munro

Brave and Reckless Call for Submissions – Sharing Our Truths: Finding Connection Through Writing And Art As We Process covid-19

I wrote earlier today about personal struggles I am having deciding what to post on Brave and Reckless during these uncertain times (While Rome Burns).  My very wise friend Georgiann Carlson at Rethinking Life reminded me that I am known for my writing/creativity prompts and that it would make sense for me to collect and publish writing … Continue reading Brave and Reckless Call for Submissions – Sharing Our Truths: Finding Connection Through Writing And Art As We Process covid-19

Sunday Chat with Stephen, 3/29/20, or the one where I quote Toni Morrison (again) and talk about the home you have here at the Go Dog Go Cafe. (P.S. Stay Home and Wash Your HANDS!)

"This region is not like it was when I lived here, but in a way it doesn't matter because home is memory and companions and/or friends who share the memory. But equally important as the memory and place and people of one's personal home is the very idea of home. What do we mean when … Continue reading Sunday Chat with Stephen, 3/29/20, or the one where I quote Toni Morrison (again) and talk about the home you have here at the Go Dog Go Cafe. (P.S. Stay Home and Wash Your HANDS!)

Brave and Reckless ‘I am more than breath and bone’ Creativity Prompt Challenge

One of my favorite Brave and Reckless writing challenges from 2017 was the phrase ‘I am more than breath and bone’.  This worthy prompt will serve as my April Creativity Challenge and I look forward to seeing what new pieces of writing or art it might inspire. The Rules Write or create an original piece … Continue reading Brave and Reckless ‘I am more than breath and bone’ Creativity Prompt Challenge

(New!) Wednesday’s Level UP Challenge, 3/4/20 and Tuesday’ Writing Prompt Challenge Round UP

Good morning Friends, Baristas, and regular guests here at the Go Dog Go Cafe, it's level UP day here at the cafe! Last week was a little slower with only 2 brave souls, Tanya and Punam, taking on the challenge of Eugi's Stellar, Devereaux's 'I never want that again,' Sadje's bicycle photo and Luka Bloom's … Continue reading (New!) Wednesday’s Level UP Challenge, 3/4/20 and Tuesday’ Writing Prompt Challenge Round UP

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate. The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15minutes,  inspire … Continue reading Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Excuse My French by Lazarus Shatipamba

You are amazing. Remember that. Please, excuse my FrenchI've never been to ParisI've never seen the Eiffel towerSo my pronunciation is preposterous. Forgive me, if I don't sound niceIn the language of your forefathers. French is not my first languageIt's not even my secondOr my third.It's my fourthWhich I'm only just beginning to learn. For … Continue reading Excuse My French by Lazarus Shatipamba

Winner of the Spring Robinson/ Mahogany Red Lit Prize 2020–Megha Sood

I'm thrilled to share this news that my poem "Peace -  A Metaphor For Denial" has been chosen as the First-place winner in the adult category for the Poetry Month Challenge 2020. The Adult price is also known as the Spring Robinson/Mahogany Red Lit Prize. The poem will receive a publication in the next edition … Continue reading Winner of the Spring Robinson/ Mahogany Red Lit Prize 2020–Megha Sood