First of all, I would like to offer a great big “thank you” to Harry Furness for putting into words the respect and admiration we all share for Bob Church. His tribute to Bob is well deserved and long overdue.
If you’re looking for short stories we have them! And our poetry section is loaded with gems! If that’s not enough we have all the great monthly columns including a guest column from Manali H. Shah of Mumbai, India. Her column makes one realize that although we are all different we are also very much the same. Also, check out this month’s featured artist Roberta Lee and don’t miss our photo section.
Our newest category at Word Catalyst is Children’s Corner for the young and the young at heart alike. If you create stories, art or poetry for children we would love to see your work!
We are now accepting submissions for the February issue including a section of love poems in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air at Word Catalyst …why not join us! Valentine’s poems should contain Love Lines in the subject line and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just look into the eyes of a monkey and tell me you don’t see yourself (or someone you know). Their expressions, their use of their hands and fingers. They are amazingly similar to our own behaviors.
They take care of their young, respect their elders, protect what rightfully belongs to them…again, just like we do.
I do have my doubts that they could equal us in the prejudice and hate department. And, I’m not sure if they kill for fun or hurt another just because they’ve been hurt themselves.
Evolution? Heck, how anyone could believe they didn’t evolve from humans is beyond me!
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|Joe Morris came into the house from work and said to Carol Jordan, “I just told old man Schwartz today was my last day.” He wore a black and gold Steelers jersey, the number twelve with Bradshaw on the back. The jersey was old and worn and Bradshaw had been retired many years.|
|Placing his darts and cigarettes in his windcheater pocket, Dod Kelman peeked in on the contented face of his sleeping one-year-old son, his smile changing to a grimace as the knitted cot blanket brought mother-in-law Elsie to mind.|
|“Dr. Abercrombie, wake up, sir…”Rutherford Whitbread Abercrombie, MD slept at his desk, oblivious to her voice. The jungle heat and humidity had once again overcome him, though it was barely mid-evening. Nurse’s Aide Bomidgie Hatamagunda lovingly slid her ham hock-like hand under the doctor’s face, lifting it from the desk, while the other hand gently patted his cheek.|
|Some memories are better left lying dormant. Although we wish to believe we’re in complete control of our mind, make no mistake, we are not. Occasionally unsavory things bubble to the surface and demand to be dealt with. One such memory from many summers past now begs to be recorded, and so it shall be.|
|The Berenson Clinic – set with a jeweler’s precision within a paradoxically treeless office park just off the interstate – is one of those postmodern architectural train wrecks, its façade a gallery of mirrored plate glass.|
Last night I watched my granddaughter, Olivia, perform and receive her crown as a Carnival Queen Princess.
The entertainment, for a small town, was impressive with a piano solo, a Garth Brooks number and a Footloose performance among others, all performed by local talent.
Congratulations Olivia. Grammy is so proud of you!
The heart out pours through tearful eyes
like rain, restoring hearts’ rainbow skies.
The sun illuminates the day
with children chiming in cheerful play.
Blooms await magic moments of grace
before showing their shaded face.