Category Archives: Death and Dying

Sleeping in the Forest – Mary Oliver

Sleeping In the Forest

I thought the earth remembered me, she
took me back so tenderly, arranging
her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds. I slept
as never before, a stone
on the riverbed, nothing
between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated
light as moths among the branches
of the perfect trees. All night
I heard the small kingdoms breathing
around me, the insects, and the birds
who do their work in the darkness. All night
I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling
with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.

Mary Oliver

Short Stories on Instafreebie

Short Stories on Instafreebie

I love to write short stories and give them to my readers. They don’t sell well, so although I eventually put them up on Amazon when I can afford the formatting, I usually give them away free on my website. Now that I’ve discovered Instafreebie, the stories will land there, first. Here are a few… Continue Reading

“Life is Truly Amazing”

“Life is Truly Amazing”

The Review By USN Chief, Ret..VT Town TOP 500 REVIEWER Imagine the plight of a mother in raising five girls without their dad? The youngest of them is ‘Pipi’ -short for Philipa. She is bullied in school and her two of her older sisters are there to help her. One day Walter Spencer ‘Wax’ takes… Continue Reading

If Only it Could Be Summer Again

If Only it Could Be Summer Again

A reblog from Uvi Poznansky   Beach reading: If only it could be summer again Saturday morning a light rain fell, adding to the chilly, fall mood. Beach season was truly over. Harley didn’t want to leave. If only it could be summer again, with her children home all day and the laziness of it… Continue Reading

Meet Vanessa Luther – A Daughter’s Love

Meet Vanessa Luther – A Daughter’s Love

  Suzanne’s Note –  I met Vanessa after reading A Life Stolen, a powerful memoir of her experience caring for her beloved father during his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Sharing the most intimate details of her parent’s marriage and the experience watching her father die, the reader can’t help but be consumed by the story.… Continue Reading

Memory of Love – Perfect for Him

Romance in the time of death, Perfect for Him skims the surface of a marriage in its last days before it plunges into the abyss of heartbreak. Jason’s whispered words of love to Harley couldn’t overshadow the oncologist’s terrifying diagnosis ricocheting in her skull. To ensure Jason would be okay after she was gone, Harley… Continue Reading