Beanery Online Literary Magazine

March 31, 2008

DUST MOTE

Filed under: WR/BW JOE — beanerywriters @ 11:41 pm
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—written by Joe F. Stierheim

They clung to her hair

and got into her nose so that

she wanted to sneeze.

she held her hand over her mouth

trying not to breathe rather

than reveal her hiding place.

Later, when she was sure he

was asleep, she would creep out

and wash her face and brush her hair.

All would be well, then;

there would be a few good days

when she would be happy.

He would hug his little daughter

and tell her he loved her…

until the next time…

the next time she had to crawl

under the bed with the dust motes.

READ other posts on child abuse by clicking on REACH OUT and HOME ALONE (or in cars alone)

March 29, 2008

CONTESTS/EVENTS/WRITERS NEWSLETTER

Below is information on a new writers newsletter, a dinner/murder mystery event, a limerick contest, and a poetry reading.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER
The Beanery Writers Group (in Latrobe, PA) is initiating a monthly newsletter with information on members, book reviews, most popular posts on the Beanery Online Literary Magazine, etc. To subscribe, (more…)

GRANDKITTY

Filed under: WR/BW KATHLEEN — beanerywriters @ 3:36 am
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—written by Kathleen

I’m without grandchildren, you see,
so I brag about my “grandkitty”
Selina, the “princess,” she’s my girl.
Meticulously (more…)

March 27, 2008

HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK ONLINE

Sal Martin has self-published a book: Mustang’s Sally’s Guide to World Bicycle Traveling

(click on MUSTANG SALLY’S GUIDE TO WORLD BICYCLE TOURING and

SELF-PUBLISHING AS I WANDER THROUGH IT ). Joe F. Stierheim is completing his self-publishing process for a fable, Americur. I’m beginning of the process of writing a historical novel (yes, it’s taken years!) and seek ways to do pre-publicity for the tomb titled temporarily Intertwined Love.We all have the same problem of all book authors: marketing. We are writers, not business people. And publishers are increasingly expecting their authors to (more…)

WHY NOT EQUITABLE “HORROR” ADS?

Filed under: WR/V NORMA LEARY — beanerywriters @ 3:15 am
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—written by Norma

The first time I saw Kotex on a store shelf without its brown wrapper disguise, I nearly swooned. Imagine my horror when television sprouted ads for feminine hygiene spray, douches, bras, and lastly, condoms. Note the inequity here.

Why not ads for jock straps, (more…)

March 26, 2008

HAIR UNAWARE

Filed under: WR/BW JOAN-M — beanerywriters @ 12:20 am
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—written by Joan

Was it there as I kissed my husband goodbye this a.m.?
Black and endearing.

Was it there as I sat through morning briefing?
Proud and shouting.

Was it there at luncheon with my boss?
Stiff and preening.

Was it there when I did my presentation?
Aloof and sneering.

Was it there when I met my child’s teacher after school?
Curled and amusing.

Was it there when I had dinner with my in-laws?
Precious and spewing.

It’s there on my chin in the bathroom mirror tonight.
I’m sure no one noticed?

Please, God!

March 25, 2008

ARE WEBSITES (BLOGSITES) BENEFICIAL TO WRITERS?

Controversy surrounds the question of writers needing a website or blog. This topic has been discussed among Beanery Writers Group (a Southwestern, Pennsylvania group) members, half of whom see no use for using the Internet this way, and half who support personal Internet sites.

As facilitator of the group, I’ve attended writing conferences, workshops, and read much material, and everywhere the idea of personal Internet sites for writers isn’t offered as a suggestion—it is put forth (more…)

March 22, 2008

WE KNEW HIM

Filed under: WR/BW KATHLEEN — beanerywriters @ 12:15 pm
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—written by Kathleen

We knew Him

still we slew Him

the Messiah, the Saviour

It was our (to read the rest of the poem click on WE KNEW HIM )

To read the story of Jesus from the point of view of Mary, his mother, click on: SHALOM! MY LORD AND MY GOD! The Easter Story as told by Mary

March 20, 2008

THOUGHTS ON PEACE

—Joe F. Stierheim

In one’s approach to the problem of a lack of peace, mindset is important. There is a need for a broader definition of peace. As far as being an advocate for peace in the human condition, to be “anti-war” is self-limiting. The opposite of peace (more…)

March 19, 2008

THE RING

Filed under: WR/V JANE — beanerywriters @ 2:42 am
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We walked down Parkside Avenue, away from my house and towards the lights of the other young people. We walked toward whichever one of the bars would catch our attention that night. We held hands. Lord, how his smile (more…)

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