Monday, October 15, 2018

My Monday Virtual Exhibit

Creative people often have more than one outlet for their muse and writers, in particular, have many visions filling their beautiful brains. Imagine their thoughts as our world spins in such a volatile and calamitous manner. Today, I want to share the work of several of my favorite writers and friends. These works have put a smile on my face or a thought in my head. They mean quite a bit. Enjoy.


Sarah Gowran
Beauty in Fear

"This one feels like a strong woman letting the light and shadow from Venetian blinds highlight her features." - Sarah

"Cicada is so important to me. I like this shot because you can see that they look like stained glass. If trees are a cathedral these guys add art." - Sarah

"...Malvina. I like how she seems to be warming her face by the 40 watt sun. Every Friday the 13th I know she will show up." - Sarah

Sarah Gowran lives in Chicago with her husband. She likes watching squirrels and if you call her quirky, she gets stabby.


A Day Like This
Susie Henry

On a day like this, there is no
poetry to soothe the soul. No
music to hush the beasts.
On a day like this there is only
passion - violent and alluring -
and rage. Injustice and dark
freedom, sex and delirium.
But on a day like this, there
is power. There is us.

On a day like this, there is no
beauty in the fields. No rain to
cleanse the dirt of their sin.
On a day like this, there is only
oppression - filthy and vile -
and greed. Bloody gold and
changing borders, war and famine.
But on a day like this, there
is power. There is us.

Our voices rise up
our fists rain down.
On a day like this,
there is us.

Susan E. Henry was born in a small town in Kentucky. Susan’s first professionally published piece appeared in How to Jump from a Ferris Wheel and Land on your Feet, Volume V. The short non-fictional piece describes Susan’s triumph over depression, and was written in the hope that others who battle the illness will seek help.  Now living in Florida, she is inspired daily by the natural beauty of her tropical surroundings, as well as the friends and family who enrich her life.

Gabino Iglesias
October Man

"Only those who learn to be happy with a soul full of pain will thrive." - Gabino
 "If you think this is a scary time to be a man, imagine how all your skeletons feel, alone and trembling in your dark closet, fearing the day they're dragged, kicking, screaming, and rattling, into the unforgiving light." - Gabino

"Support others and celebrate their successes. Help people. Build community. Fight for what's right. That will lead to happiness and friendships." - Gabino Gabino Iglesias is a writer, editor, journalist, and book reviewer living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of Zero Saints (Broken River Books), Hungry Darkness (Severed Press), and Gutmouth (Eraserhead Press). He is the book reviews editor at PANK Magazine, the TV/film editor at Entropy Magazine, and a columnist for LitReactor and CLASH Media. His nonfiction has appeared in places like The New York Times, Z Magazine. His latest, COYOTE SONGS, will be available at the end of this month.

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