Publish a new post on your blog interpreting the theme. (S)he follows me everywhere: in these pages, at the gym, at the supermarket, on the long walks on the Downs, in airports, in the canyons... His - or her - face has changed a little in time, but not that much. It may have been … Continue reading Buddy #TheDailyPost #amwriting
Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. April was a blessing, a trip to a far away and remote country we love, meeting fascinating people, and that reflective time that a writer always needs. Of course there was the challenge, but we had planned for it. It was fun. The truth is … Continue reading Survival #TheDailyPost #amwriting
The old man looked out of the window into the familiar expense of the suburban garden, taking in the brightness of the tulips, the now fading bluebells and the impertinent grass, absurdly green. What a contrast with the arid plateau at the foot of the mesa! There, on his desk, near the photograph of the assembled family - the … Continue reading The Guardian Angel
Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. They say it's a young city, and here I am, an ancient dinosaur, in those worn out jeans and leatherwear from another age. And the rucksack! Mended so many times, colourless, blended with its owner... Yet I love the streets, the smiles, the laughter, and … Continue reading Contrast #TheDailyPost
Today, a very good friend of mine, in real life as well as in cyberspace, quitted her Facebook account, which she created in 2009. She said to me she no longer had time to keep her page up to date, even to the minimum level that would be of interest to her "friends". And she … Continue reading As a #writer, is #Facebook useful to me?
Your blog is about to be recorded into an audiobook. If you could choose anyone — from your grandma to Samuel L. Jackson — to narrate your posts, who would it be? I always wondered when I could give you an answer, and, after all these years, I can now tell you: yes, there is … Continue reading Voice Work: #DailyPrompt
"Jesus is the masterpiece. The thieves are minor works. Why are they there? Not to frame the crucifixion, as some innocent souls believe, but to hide it." 2066 "Now what sea is this you have crossed, exactly, and what sea is it you have plunged more than once to the bottom of, alerted, full of … Continue reading Of Thanatos, Ansky’s Notebook and a City in the Desert, a #reading of “2666” by Roberto Bolaño
The Atlantic rain hammers the windows, in the grey skies the birds are still, hesitant. Is it the impossible memory, the fear to forget, to ignore, someday to face the nightmare, in our lives? Those who deny, wrote Primo Levy, are ready to start again. Is it possible? But then we know, in our … Continue reading Low Light #HolocaustMemorialDay
I know they are there, well hidden, but making sure I am aware of their presence, just in case I was about to forget. This is tyranny, being on an apparent lose leach, but one that can be shortened at no notice: suddenly the pain, the endless despair. I see a glimmer of blue … Continue reading Ambushed
A flight of seagulls, dubious crows observing, Pale blue sky, paper-white clouds And that light in the bare branches: Time for a new chapter...