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chill in the morning air brings blessed relief soothes my fevered thoughts aromas become crisp tart apple on my tongue change is in the air possibilities wind-blown leaves swirling at my feet edges newly turned crimson, pumpkin, gold some worship spring verdant and fertile but I am a woman of the North explosion of my … Continue reading Throwback Friday: Summer Falls Into Winter – Christine E. Ray
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Like many of you, the last six months have taken a significant toll on me physically, emotionally, and cognitively. I have been a sporadic blogger at best, sharing more information about Indie Blu(e) Publishing and other writers’ work than my own. It has been so hard to decide what actually matters when 2020 keeps throwing … Continue reading Brave and Reckless’ Creativity Prompt Challenge: Mad World
my survivor’s brain does not try to process man’s inhumanity to man whole anymore it scans the image trying to make sense of the puzzle pieces a car bodies frozen in flight accidental aerialists a beautiful tattoo on a contorted back black truck parked to the right the horrified and incredulous looks on the … Continue reading Throwback Friday: Charlottesville, Virginia August 12, 2017 – Christine E. Ray
there is no need for you to summon my ghosts they always hover near shimmering afterimages at my vision’s periphery murmur low incessant in curve of my ears silver inhale and exhale of my breath static electricity brushing against nerveless fingertips pack up your chalk crystal balls Ouija boards smoldering sage you are not needed … Continue reading Things that Linger
Sister Outsider how many times have my hazel eyes bought me the luxury of blindness? how many times has the skin I walk in this ivory cocoon insulated me from your reality? how many times have I naively claimed that we are all the same underneath our pigment as if my bones had carried the … Continue reading Sister Outsider – Christine E. Ray
the world burns wild chaotic flames licking at my heels melts amber encasing me drop by precious drop preferred armor for fragile sanity beginning to blur bubble fail primal scream growing deep in my gut barely suppressed I teeter one presidential tweet one revisionist headline one bigoted Facebook post away from bursting supernova simultaneously struck … Continue reading Apocalypse – Christine E. Ray
I forget that not all of you know that about a year and a half ago, I co-founded a teeny, tiny publishing company with the amazing Kindra M. Austin. We made a commitment to ourselves from the start that we will only publish books that we love to read. When I say that Eric Syrdal’s … Continue reading Your Next Read (or it should be): Pantheon by Eric Syrdal
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