Monthly Archives: December 2015

“TRUE” STORIES

  In my writing class, participants are not allowed to ask “Did that really happen?” or “Is that autobiographical?” The writer may volunteer that something happened or that it happened to the writer. But I have established the rule that a narrative is to be considered fiction unless the writer wants to reveal more about […]

FOR THE OLD YEAR’S END

Originally posted on GARDNER SPEAKS:
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? It’s a gray time of year when the year turns, a dull time for reflection or summing up. Heavy clouds lid the sky. New years really begin with the spring. The old year dies now; the next months, while endured, hardly exist.…

A GIFT FROM GREAT-AUNT PRUDENCE – A Guaranteed True Story

Originally posted on GARDNER SPEAKS:
I worked in a shop for imported items in Harvard Square. That’s in Massachusetts, near Boston. When you came inside, the entire place smelled of sandalwood, cork, and jasmine. This was before everything sold everywhere was imported from other countries. ? Well, in the early days of liberated consciousness— 1967,…