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Exercising the craft–July 6, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg I wrote this poem for a friend who has had a major health challenge and dealt with treatment with grace and dignity. My friend’s birthday is coming–the first since diagnosis– so I thought it appropriate to share a few words, in free verse, about how my friend and all of us… Continue reading Exercising the craft–July 6, 2020

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Exercising the craft—April 13, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg (an original poem/no prompt) ***** The harshest winds blow, Keeping me inside, at home. Sunbeams say don’t wait,   Because spring has come. The bite in the air may say To wait. But the sun   Shines to remind us That time passes; that nature Will not stop nor wait. ***… Continue reading Exercising the craft—April 13, 2020

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Exercising the craft—March 2, 2020

By Ekta R. Garg Prompt: Write a poem with each line beginning with the words “I remember.” ***** I remember the first time I held a sewing needle, so long in my small palm. I remember closing my hand around it, its pinch forcing my fingers to spring open. I remember Mother’s fear when… Continue reading Exercising the craft—March 2, 2020

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Writers showcase, November 25, 2019

(The first-place winner in the 48th New Millennium Writings flash fiction contest!) ***** (The creepiness of this one made me shiver a little.) Lucky Foot ***** (Oh, I so love it when a fairy tale goes topsy turvy!) Red by Angela Panayotopulos ***** (Because comics are also a form of storytelling.) Blessed are the geeks  … Continue reading Writers showcase, November 25, 2019

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Writers’ showcase, August 26, 2019

(I don’t read a lot of sci-fi, but this one had me from the beginning. Can’t wait to keep reading!) CHAPTER ONE ***** (I can definitely identify with this story, told from the point of view of an Asian immigrant. My parents were immigrants too, and the older I get the more I appreciate the… Continue reading Writers’ showcase, August 26, 2019