Sunday, May 11, 2014

Submissions are open for a print edition of Twisty Christmas Tales.

FYI all my writer friends: Phantom Feather Press is looking for well-written, offbeat, zany Christmas tales with a kiwi flavour or a fantastical twist.

Submissions will be accepted from writers who are New Zealanders, have lived in NZ, or have a strong connection with NZ. Stories must be suitable for children 8-12 years old. Maximum word count 1,500.
submission guidelines are here.

Have fun creating crazy Christmas capers!  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday Poem: A solemn thing—it was—I said by Emily Dickinson

A solemn thing—it was—I said

A solemn thing—it was—I said—
A woman—white—to be—
And wear—if God should count me fit—
Her blameless mystery—

A hallowed thing—to drop a life
Into the purple well—
Too plummetless—that it return—

I pondered how the bliss would look—
And would it feel as big—
When I could take it in my hand—
As hovering—seen—through fog—

And then—the size of this "small" life—
The Sages—call it small—
Swelled—like Horizons—in my vest—
And I sneered—softly—"small"!