Phoneography Challenge: A Black and White Tale of Love

P.A. Moed

He was there when she woke up. She lifted her head and blinked at the stranger in surprise. “Are you all right?” the man asked, his eyes fixed on her.

Dionysus and Adriadne, MFA, Boston Dionysus and Adriadne, MFA, Boston

She nodded but as she sat up she remembered it all–the ship, the long voyage, Theseus.  He was a blow to her chest, making it difficult to breathe. She was a fool to love him, to marry him.  But he was a king, dazzling her with his power, his wealth.  Charming her with his talk of love.   So, she had agreed to marry him.  And she loved him even as he changed.  Making her cry.  Wounding her with his accusations, his coldness, his demands.  But then, in unexpected moments, he’d surprise her with kisses and tenderness, like in the beginning.   In his arms, she believed him.  And she forgave him over and over.

Her loyalty…

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10 Myths About Writers and Writing

P.A. Moed

In order to write creatively, we need to exercise our free-spirited and impulsive right brain.  It might take a while to “liberate” this side of the brain especially if we have worked in fields that are linear, concrete, and require rationale thought.  This is what happened to me many years ago when I switched from a career in teaching and publishing to full-time writing.   As I began my apprenticeship in the creative arts,  I had to dispel several myths about the writing process and writers.

"Incognito: The Hidden Self-Portrait" by Rachel Perry Welty, DeCordova Museum. “Lost in My Life (Price Tags) ” by Rachel Perry Welty, DeCordova Museum.

1.  Myth: Writers Are Strange.

There is an element of truth to this!  Writers (and other creative people) must be willing to look below the surface of everyday life and explore the world and relationships like a curious outsider.  This perspective sets us apart, but at the same time, it allows us…

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