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Coming Home by Gale Cohen

Coming Home by Gale Cohen

Coming Home: November 4, 2008 (Written November 8, 2008) By Gale Cohen The TV screen was very small and encased in a furniture cabinet. The news segment showed a crowd of African Americans in their Sunday best church clothes. Men were holding their hats, clutching the hands of their children and wives, arm and arm [...]

“Imaginary Surfing at Big Sur” by Larry Wilson

“Imaginary Surfing at Big Sur” by Larry Wilson

Imaginary Surfing at Big Sur for Michael Murphy at 80 By Larry Wilson   This is the real world Same as that old world You imagine you live in More realistically The cliffs with their real Esalen hot sulfur water bursting Out where they did the books On an abacus Doesn’t make the books less [...]

Ron Koertge: “The Fund Raiser”

Ron Koertge: “The Fund Raiser”

This gala, there seemed to be one every few months, was for Cleft Palates in Peru. Tickets to toss a bean bag, throw darts at balloons or whack a mole were ten dollars. But, after a fifty dollar admission, drinks were free. Everybody had heard about the Kissing Booths, but they were surprised to see [...]

Belinda’s Birthday by Petrea Burchard

Belinda’s Birthday by Petrea Burchard

Damn hot flashes. Belinda Marvel rolled over onto the empty Cheetos bag, causing orange dust to blow in her face. Her pajama pants pinched at the waist. Her stomach growled. She allowed her sock feet to flop to the floor, the motion propelling her to sit up. On the silent TV screen a skinny girl [...]

Amy’s Own

Amy’s Own

Editor’s Note: There’s a bit of a crunch this week because of the holidays and being in and out of town, so this week’s contribution comes from me. Here is the first chapter of my novel Amy’s Own. Amy’s Own Chapter One “Your father and I were lovers,” the woman tossed lightly over her shoulder, [...]

Daisy’s Masterpiece

Daisy’s Masterpiece

Daisy was obsessed with Christmas. She loved everything about the holiday—the fragrant tree, shiny ornaments, twinkling lights, candy canes, the works. Just last week, her mother heard the seven-year-old belting out “Jingle Bell Rock” to an audience of dolls. It was cute. It would have been adorable, but it was August in Pasadena. And the [...]

Dorian Cohen: Decorations

Dorian Cohen: Decorations

Dorian Cohen’s work incorporates writing, photography, and sound. As a member of the Pasadena-based Otela Group, he created poetry pamphlets, performances, and recordings. He was also a regular contributor to the music magazine Option. Excerpts of his new multimedia composition, Pinney House: A Memoir and his iPhone Street Shot Series are posted on his blog Piedmont Avenue.     Decorations The name [...]

Hail María

Hail María

Hometown Pasadena is happy to introduce a new category—Write Here—featuring poets and writers who are in some way (as residents, employees, or guest performers) connected to San Gabriel Valley. Some contributors will be well-known, while others we hope will become well-known. We’re eager to post the works of the published writer as well as the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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