Beanery Online Literary Magazine

March 21, 2009

Finding Ben

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

FINDING BEN

Pat

     A press release on Finding Ben states, “Everyone needs love and affection—no matter what. For any parent who has ever experienced disappointment in their child’s failures comes Barbara LaSalle’s Finding Ben: a Mother’s Journey through the Maze of Asperger’s.
     Finding Ben is an honest portrait of parental love. Written in novel form, the book tells the story of what it is like to suffer from what the author calls ‘disappointed mother (more…)

March 19, 2009

Little Ears Are Listening

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

LITTLE EARS ARE LISTENING

Fran

     “I want to be a body tool when I grow up!” little Jerry told his mom.
     “A what?” the very surprised mom asked.
     Jerry looked her square in the face and said, more loudly, “I told you I want to grow up to be a body tool just like daddy.”
     The young mom was at a loss for words. Daddy was an ad executive who occasionally did ad work for tool companies, but to her knowledge the little boy had never seen any of them. And the last thing she wanted was for her son to (more…)

November 26, 2008

THANKSGIVING READINGS & GREETINGS

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

From the

BEANERY WRITERS GROUP

 

 

TWO THANKSGIVING STORIES:

THE SNITTY CAT LIKES PUMPKIN PIE?

LEFTOVER TURKEY

 

To read a post about the birthmother in LEFTOVER TURKEY:

PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING, (LAMOINE) MAINE ROOTS

 

 

ADDITIONAL READING:

RIDING THE RAILS: A True Story

“DATING WHEN FIFTY-SOME:” A Guy’s Version

LEAF-PEEPING: Autumn Leaves

THOUGHTS FOR DAVID

JUST ANOTHER WEEKEND IN PARADISE

AND NOW, THE FORECAST

THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW: Things Writers Should Know

MY HAPPY PLACE

DAVID PAGE: Notes from St. David’s Writer’s Conference

LOBSTER-TALES

FLASHY MOON EXPLOSIONS

October 21, 2008

THE HAUNTED CABIN IN THE WOODS

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THE HAUNTED CABIN IN THE WOODS

TIFFANY

 

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Kirsten. She was swinging. After she was done, she went in to the woods. She walked into a cabin and an old lady was standing by a fire stirring stew. The old lady turned around and saw the little girl. She asked the little girl if she wanted some stew. Kirsten said, “Please.” She ate some stew and after that she fell asleep. When she woke up she felt something very hot and wet all over her. She jumped out of the pot and pushed the old lady in and went home…written June 23, 1999

ADDITIONAL READING (stories by or about children anedor critters)

A FAT CAT AND A SAD DAD

EMILY AND MR. SPIDER

Moose, Goose, Deer

HOT DOG LIMERICKS

TO MATTIE

IMAGINATIVE, ORIGINAL, PURE, PROFOUND POEMS by CHILDREN

MY DOG

CHILDISH CHARACTERISTICS

BEAR CARNIVAL IN CONNELLSVILLE, PA.

STARTLED BY A CRITTER IN THE CAR!

June 15, 2008

OF FIREFLIES AND LIGHTNING BUGS

—written by Jordan using information from a Tribune-Review newspaper article, NightLights (July 23, 2007).

During the summer I like to have sleepovers with my friends. We like to stay up all night and watch movies, eat popcorn—and catch lightning bugs.

We catch the bugs with our hands. It’s safe to catch them in our hands because (more…)

June 11, 2008

IMAGINATIVE, ORIGINAL, PURE, PROFOUND POEMS by CHILDREN

Not long ago, while cleaning out my writing files, I found a folder of poems written by elementary students. They were in my possession because I had been a judge of the children’s writing works. I sorted out what was the best of them and we reviewed them at a recent Beanery Writers Group meeting. Since I had no way of contacting the students of these poems, some of which I wanted to post, I had to dispose of them, and after the meeting very sorrowfully burned the papers. After reading some of them, Kathleen wrote the following poem, which ends with a question.  Carolyn

To touch the heart, make us laugh

take us back…

An assignment given by (more…)

June 7, 2008

TO MATTIE

Poet and Peacemaker, Mattie J.T. Stepanek began writing at age three. Author of a five- volume Heartsongs collection, 13-year-old Mattie died June 2004 from a rare neuromuscular disease that resulted from his Muscular Dystrophy. 

Mattie’s heart-felt writings reached a global audience, including M. D. patients and many well-known celebrities.  He joined President Jimmy Carter as a champion of peace and prayer. Gifted and brilliant, Mattie will long be remembered for his outgoing, optimistic personality and his rare ability to write well on a variety of subjects.

I wrote the poem TO MATTIE to honor Mattie’s short, productive life.             

 

— written by Kathleen Clark    6-15-03

 

            So young to be so prolific

 

                        . . .above and beyond terrific!

 

            Such a beautiful (more…)