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Right to Bear Arms vs. Right to Life

Right to Bear Arms vs. Right to Life
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  While perusing Facebook on Saturday, I read an article about the young singer from The Voice who was shot by a deranged man while signing autographs after a performance. In the 24 hours after that shooting, seven random people were shot and killed in unrelated events in LA. I read about that on Sunday morning […]

Life’s Own Colors Darken

Life’s Own Colors Darken

Words slather with mucus, too much eating Crocodile meat. Words splatter against a sky once light as bisque cups holding hope. Now, life’s own colors darken, by word-stains of politicians from whose lexicon flee words like “justice, integrity, humanity, and the phrase “Do unto others,” hides under a rock somewhere, looking for Mars, Venus, or […]

The Secret of Marie

The Secret of Marie

The Secret of Marie is the third book by former Altadena resident Rebecca Bricker. We first met Bricker after the publication of her debut work, Tales From Tavanti: An American Woman’s Mid-Life Adventure in Italy. From nonfiction, Bricker leaps into a historical novel, “an art history mystery set in Monet’s Giverny.” Well, that tweaks our interest; recalling […]

Micro Fiction

Micro Fiction

Thanks to Paula Johnson… Rose City Sisters will publish a new 100-word story every day in March. Micro fiction contributors include local novelists Petrea Burchard (Altadena), Margaret Finnegan (South Pasadena) and Bonnie Schroeder (Glendale), as well as more than two dozen writers from the U.S. and Canada. The site also publishes flash fiction, which are stories […]

El Diablo Bailarín

El Diablo Bailarín

This story made Ma want to be a good girl and made me afraid of sin.   When I was a kid growing up in East L. A., I couldn’t get enough of Ma’s cuentos. Her Mexican folk tales with their moral lessons and warnings of disaster used to scare the hell out of me. […]

Order & Chaos

Order & Chaos

I’m one of those people you might call “anal.” It’s an unattractive term for an orderly person. I’m not obsessive-compulsive to the point of exhibiting the so-named disorder, but you could call me an OCD sympathizer. I like having everything in place. I alphabetize my books and organize them by category. I balance my checkbook […]

Welcome to Miss Havisham’s House

Welcome to Miss Havisham’s House

I began to suspect that I had made a mistake when I drove through the gates and was forced to maneuver through a film crew, two German Shepherds, assorted cats and kids, and farragoes of discarded furniture and tools. Yet, as Airbnb had promised, the estate was beautiful—albeit it was a disheveled, decrepit beauty; like […]

Read and Sung

Read and Sung

Do not ask of your shadow’s future. Do not dwell on your shadow’s past. Do not ask what others think. Rely not upon the delusions of the many. Do not turn away from certitude and a multisyllabic path. Do not listen to politicians’ rhetoric. Do not become a sleeping mute, a junk yard dog. Do […]

Finding Your Voice on the Page

Finding Your Voice on the Page

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Ten more days to register… If writing is your passion and you want to expand, explore, experience, and express ways to have your words land on the page and carried by your voice, join The Pasadena Writing Project workshop… “Finding Your Voice On the Page—Short Forms” Facilitators: Gerda Govine and Désirée […]

One Word

One Word

  One or two words are enough to express feelings burrowed deeply in one’s own soul. When our eyes first see the horror, our hands want to destroy the ugly remnants of something that was once warm and loving. Now only four skeleton of walls remain standing decorated with newly sprung plant life and a […]

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