Bring Them Flowers

To the Writer’s Friend: If you know someone who is writing a novel take them out for lunch. If they’ve finished one- even if it never gets published- it’s a great feat and a huge sustained effort. Bring them flowers.My students laugh. I say I’m not kidding.” Natalie Goldberg Here is a reminder to appreciateContinue reading “Bring Them Flowers”

Fiction: Yes, She Was Different

Yes, She Was Different All she wanted was to be treated as a human. When Leila’s face was covered they turned away. The invisible woman. When her head was covered, a passenger in a nondescript white van shouted out of his window, tyres hissing in the rain. He spat at her whilst driving by, leavingContinue reading “Fiction: Yes, She Was Different”