Author Archives: mkturner12

In with the New

I came across this website of free vintage stock photos taken from public archives. They scream for a story or poem to be written about them! Who is up for the challenge?

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A Specular

The following piece is a ‘Specular’ poem. This form was created by Julia Copus – a British poet, children’s novelist, and radio dramatist. It is named after the Latin word for a ‘mirror’ “because the second half of the poem uses the … Continue reading

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Slice of Life – Anxious Ambiguity

I recently had a conversation with a coworker who heard a doctor speak about the most difficult part of dealing with loss: ambiguity. The people who have family members on the missing Malaysian Airlines flight are living through one of … Continue reading

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Slice of Life – Momma Bear

I had trouble sleeping the other night.  It was so bad that I didn’t actually fall asleep until 3am, only to be woken up by my nerve-frying alarm at 6am.  Now, this isn’t a post to complain about my lack … Continue reading

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Malingering Mondays/Slice of Life

Why is it that Monday mornings seem to be the most difficult day of the week to get going?  Well, I’ll tell you; it’s because the sweet taste of weekend freedom is still teasing the tongue like lazy dripping honey. … Continue reading

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Appearances

My recent revelation was that I have been reading books with themes centered on appearances. Beginning with the non-fiction story An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski, followed by Belle Prater’s Boy by Ruth White, and most recently Wonder … Continue reading

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Tiny Stories

Beginning in 2010, actor/artist Joseph Gordon-Levitt began asking writers to send in their tiny stories to his collaborative website hitRECord. One of the website’s contributors, Wirrow, came up with the idea of writing stories that are no more than a few … Continue reading

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