Go outside and play - magical words when you're a child - unheard as an adult. But is it really? Go out in the world and play. Like playing a character in a theatrical performance or on film...we slip into characters from the moment we wake up. And like in many superhero films and theatre, … Continue reading THROWBACK FRIDAY: Play
Indie Blu(e) Publishing will be releasing a book of poetry and art entitled This IS What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women Smitten With Women in late Fall 2019. Themes of this anthology include identity, coming out, friendship, family, love, loss, romantic love and desire (rather than graphic erotica.) The deadline for submissions is June 16, 2019. … Continue reading Call for Submissions from Indie Blu(e) Publishing
the man-made chemicals that surge through my blood bind firmly to neurotransmitters & smooth rough edges erase a little more of me each day joy dissolves a fragrant mist into the air I exhale sadness a gentle stream of water running harmlessly between my fingers but the rage? the rage always remains © 2018 Christine … Continue reading What Remains- Christine E. Ray
I was inspired by Gina's prompt to write my own piece introducing myself. I am survival etched on my skin in black ink pierced through my cartilage and lobes with silver rings and studs I am survival knit into my scalp under salt and pepper hair cropped close when I decided I was more than … Continue reading Introductions- Christine Ray
“An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.”― Oscar Wilde He is an imposter, a fake. Who hides his true identity but reflects the feelings and emotions of the person he is portraying in the purest form. Someone who takes the form of a person, thoughts, ideas, … Continue reading Guest Barista Megha Sood: Who is an artist?
Davy D is off this week because of work and family commitments. I look forward to his thoughtful weekly posts as they both stimulate my thinking as well as my creativity. I know that many of you look forward to these posts as well and I thought I would try to fill Davy's formidable shoes … Continue reading On Calling Ourselves Writers
Today we are bringing you a Call and Response from Christine/Brave and Reckless and Chuck/The Reluctant Poet. The line in Christine's poem "Memories captured in amber" inspired the Reluctant Poet to write about his own memories in amber. I am Fragments of poetry Wisps of dreams Drifting musical notes Memories captured in amber Metal … Continue reading The Call: I Am/Christine