Monthly Archives: January 2013

Counting Blessings

Though my childhood now seems a bit like a story I read long ago, I remember a thing or two about those early days. Among the fading memories is a severe lack of gratitude, especially in my teen years. I … Continue reading

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Gone Poets

Gone Poets Jana Brock, Author In mystery And the writing sly Stay the poets Of days gone by No modern prose Flow through a quill Of painful hush And mental still Their deeping sleep And dreams betray Memories of A … Continue reading

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Wide Awake, Remembering Spiders

It is Sunday night, and I decided to retire early to catch up on some much-needed rest I’ve been missing the past week. But it is midnight here in the garden of good and evil, and I don’t seem to … Continue reading

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Rainstorms and Writing

Winner – 1997 Scripsi Very Short Stories Contest Jana Brock, Author Rainstorms and Writing In my room, on a cool morning just before the showers break through a hovering cloud, my mind awakens refreshed from its rest. Admiring nature from … Continue reading

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Premature Aging

Somewhere between 2:30 and 3:00 a.m., my fabulous brain decided that it’s been several hours since I fell asleep, and that is enough rest for an insomniac. Smooth as habit, I disconnect my phone from its charger and leave my … Continue reading

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Out of Sorts

There are two kinds of people in the world. (That isn’t true – there are many kinds of people in the world). But for the sake of blogging, let’s agree on just the two. First, there are those folks who … Continue reading

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Hello World

Greetings, readers (insert warm, welcoming smile). It occurs to me after 20-plus years of creative writing, small publications, attendance at countless writers meetings, work groups and workshops, that I should enter the mysterious world of blogging. Though fairly competent with … Continue reading

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