Remembered Places (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve been nostalgic lately.] I came across a yellowed photograph   deep in the chest of my memories   wedged between childhood fantasies                     much like ships in bottles    and long-forgotten amusements               nostalgic as paper kites The picture depicted the beach     in a small town I hadContinue reading “Remembered Places (A Poem)”

Coyote of the Seasons (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I have always admired coyotes. It’s little wonder there are so many stories about them.] I know of a coyote who     carries pieces of each season          along with her like mementos Spring abounds in each lively movement      this coyote makes through the world         or in theContinue reading “Coyote of the Seasons (A Poem)”

Rainbow Patch (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Wonders are everywhere.] After a long                                      and fretful night       where even dreams were afraid to come             dawn pours past the curtains                  at just the right angle through the window                        to create a rectangle of bright colors                                upon the wall opposite my bed              like aContinue reading “Rainbow Patch (A Poem)”

Old Woman on the Moon (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I remember hearing this particular legend as a child. The problem is I cannot remember its exact origins. However, there are many stories, in general, of goddesses or other divine beings living on the moon.] Have you heard about The Old Woman on the Moon—      reputed to spin eachContinue reading “Old Woman on the Moon (A Poem)”

This Textual Structure

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I love playing with poetry]. This textural structure exists in an unbalanced state  sometimes in neat lines that rise in precise stacks          and then other times at a certain angle                  which begins to tip towards one side               like a precarious tower of books    just about readyContinue reading “This Textual Structure”

Journal Entry #3

Ah, there’s so much to do! I plan to scour online job boards for potential freelance writing positions, in an effort to pursue my dream of turning that pursuit into a career. Does anyone have a suggestion for what jobs might be the most helpful to writers who are just starting out? Thank you!

An Evening Train (Flash Fiction)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: My brother challenged me to write a short story about a train passing through a station that no one can see. The results were an experimental flash fiction.] Evening has arrived at the small train station. Like many stops along the railway line, it offers a brief pause between oneContinue reading “An Evening Train (Flash Fiction)”

A Short Look at Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Roald Dahl has become famed for his seemingly boundless imagination and whimsical tales, which have led to children’s classics such as Matilda, The Witches, BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Peculiar but wondrous occurrences are at the heart of his works, drawing in children and adults alike with reminders that anything can happen inContinue reading “A Short Look at Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More”

Journal Entry #2

I watched Disney’s The Rescuers Down Under just for nostalgia’s sake the other day, joined by my mother and brother. The DVD had gathered dust over the years, and as the beautiful, detailed animation filled the screen, the music swelled throughout the room, and the characters went about their adventure, fond childhood memories came rushingContinue reading “Journal Entry #2”

Journal Entry #1

After a long time spent in hoping and planning, this blog is finally up and operational. It is exciting but terrifying at the same time. My goal here is to gather stories to make people smile, because times have been so rough for everyone. It is nice to place where you can go and justContinue reading “Journal Entry #1”

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