Author Archives: floridawendy

Remembering Robin today

My essay from Literal Latte comes back to my consciousness today. Thought I am not a huge fan of John McCain’s philosophy, I am a huge fan of his bravery. How dare these people in the White House say such … Continue reading

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Found a Story – Lying Still

Found this story on a Web site from quite a few years ago.  Though the story is fiction, it was based on a real incident.  I was hitch-hiking back from work at Marineland and Terry gave me a ride home. … Continue reading

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Preparing to Speak

I have an upcoming talk at our local library, and of course, I’m a nervous wreck.  In my opinion, writers shouldn’t have to speak in public. If they wanted to be sociable, they wouldn’t be writers – they’d be musicians … Continue reading

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Fire

Sometimes it seems you spend months and months trying to get things published and nothing happens. Then all at once everything seems to hit. I was fortunate to get not one but two poems published recently, and just had an … Continue reading

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Crickets

This was originally published in Blue Heron Review Blue Heron Review Issue 3 Winter/2015 Crickets Shhh. Let’s turn the lights down, turn the sound off, Listen to the crickets sing in the dark. A spark of life Still remains even in … Continue reading

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The Queen Victoria Syndrome

http://www.diversevoicesquarterly.com/the-queen-victoria-syndrome/     So sorry to hear this journal is going out of business.  The Editor says, “I’ve spent all year prolonging this inevitable moment, and it makes me so sad and heartbroken to tell you that I don’t think … Continue reading

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Is Self-Publishing Right for You? 10 Things to Consider

Writers often have big dreams. They imagine that their work will be published and will take off, go viral, make them rich and famous, or at least famous. But can this miracle happen with self-published works? Well, sometimes. It is … Continue reading

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