Another Story

Over at The Gloria Sirens, we decided that during February, we would concentrate on our love of language, and we are going out with a BANG with some quietly fierce fiction by Paula Whyman. Yes, we’re logophiles; so are many of you. As Lisa Lanser Rose wrote on Feb. 1, “We love language, we sing praise to writers, we live for readers, we cherish poetry and prose and song. The dictionary is a box of bon-bons for the brain.” We hope you enjoy this rumination over (mostly) one word and many of its implications.

Read “Another Story” by Paula Whyman here.

Dumbass, or Words We Learned from Our Fathers

A deceitfully short look at the varied meanings of “ass,” by the always-thoughtful Katie Riegel.  She packs a powerful punch using only 362 words.  No wonder she’s one of my favorite writers.

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We laughed the colors of grief and helplessness and our own anger, and we breathed in the colors of hope and confidence, and then we laughed all of it out again.

Read it here, on The Gloria Sirens.

Statute of Limitations – A Short Story by Paula Whyman

If it weren’t for Pogo and Ann, there might have been no trouble at all. They were part of Mike’s old life, which Ginny had loved when she first met him back in college, but when they married, she outgrew it and waited for Mike to do the same.