Kindness and Courage

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The Camp Fire in Northern California raged from November 8, 2018 until its full containment on November 25, 2018. According to Wikipedia the Camp Fire:  “caused at least 86 civilian fatalities, with 3 persons still missing, injured 12 civilians, two prison inmate firefighters, and three other firefighters. It covered an area of 153,336 acres (62,053 ha), and destroyed 18,804 structures,… Continue reading Kindness and Courage

Promote Yourself Monday – January 21, 2019

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to. Continue reading Promote Yourself Monday – January 21, 2019

Promote Yourself Monday – January 14, 2019

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to. Continue reading Promote Yourself Monday – January 14, 2019

Promote Yourself Monday – January 7, 2019

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to. Continue reading Promote Yourself Monday – January 7, 2019

Megha Sood Shares Her Favorite Indie Feminist Books of 2018

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Name: Megha Sood Where you post your writing: https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ https://whisperandtheroar.com/ https://godoggocafe.com/ http://arielchart.blogspot.com/ https://freeverserevolution.wordpress.com/ https://candlesonline.wordpress.com/ https://poetscornerblog.wordpress.com/ Publications: We Will not be Silenced ( Indie Blu(e) Press), 2018 Oddball Magazine Scrittura Magazine Dime Show Review Fourth and Sycamore KOAN ( Paragon Press) Vita Brevis Literature Three favorite indie books of 2018 1.  Composition of a woman Author: Christine E Ray… Continue reading Megha Sood Shares Her Favorite Indie Feminist Books of 2018

Fall Away

Trouble, your constant companion shadow boxing as you explore the darkness I feel your desperation to find even a flicker of light hiding in the haze of blue smoke rooms I feel you even as you disappear, a phantom betraying blue skies and sunny days again and again and again You slip into that world, out of reach and I hold my breath, waiting You … Continue reading Fall Away

Music Challenge #42: “Leave A Light On” by Tom Walker #musicchallenge #MLMM #amwriting

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Yes, it’s me again. Enough music prompts right? But, back some months ago, there was one other Music Prompt I missed and was not able to finish. So, I will leave you, and lead you into the new year, with not only hope, but remembrance for those who feel lonely and lost when many of us feel close to… Continue reading Music Challenge #42: “Leave A Light On” by Tom Walker #musicchallenge #MLMM #amwriting

Tell Me

Tell me about those dreams you seek there in that vast wasteland that borders risk and reward and floods of joy all promised by a single drop of rain tell me about the hope you’ve found dancing across ripples on the water while looking for answers hidden in silvery trees in a forest of proud cacti tell me about it And as tomorrow floats like … Continue reading Tell Me

Last Christmas

Paper-white petals tucked in a bouquet Winter’s bloom of cinnamon wishes and roses of red Paper-white petals tucked in a bouquet Tendrils of time joining circles widespread Lasting moments on this elderberry night Winter’s bloom of cinnamon wishes and roses of red Framed in love meant to bless this rite A celebration to mark the beginning and the end Lasting moments on this elderberry night … Continue reading Last Christmas

Wait

And so we wait as the warmth of winter promises redemption An oily candle burns on the windowsill and that cantankerous wind rages, delighting in the storm Still, we wait Fate both a pertinent and personal ruler sometimes given to granting wishes as it prepares a buffet of dreams We wait Time both a partner and nemesis sometimes given to upheaval as it goads fits … Continue reading Wait

Promote Yourself Monday – December 3, 2018

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Seeking Wisdom

“I talk to God but the sky is empty.” – Sylvia Plath I seek wisdom in the sawdust falling gently beneath the polished mahogany bowl you carved with loving hands for it is not the finished product but rather the blood, sweat, and tears buried deep within its caviar ribbons that tell this story My eyes long for the beauty of paradise scattered like sunflowers … Continue reading Seeking Wisdom

If We Were Having Coffee, December 1st

If we were having coffee today, December 1st, I’d invite you in and offer a piece of the banana-nut bread I made this morning. We can listen to Chaka Khan’s Classikhan. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a quiet Saturday afternoon. I’d ask you about your Thanksgiving and tell you about mine. I spent most of the day with our five-year-old granddaughter. We read books and … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee, December 1st

Indie Blu(e) Publishing Announces The Release of We Will Not Be Silenced

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We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art is the brainchild of Kindra M. Austin, Candice Louisa Daquin, Rachel Finch, and Christine E. Ray. The four indie writers and survivors felt compelled to do something after the strongly triggering Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings. Ultimately, they… Continue reading Indie Blu(e) Publishing Announces The Release of We Will Not Be Silenced