Some People are Just Prickly

I thought this was an interesting prompt that my MFA class did last semester. (prose poetry, Eve Jones) See what you can come up with. My response is below. Write a piece about a specific kind of plant. Find one with an interesting defensive system, or that grows somewhere special. Research it. Then take three or so of those details … Read More

Kaye LindenSome People are Just Prickly

In Search of a Yellow Flower

The Helmonit is an elusive yellow flower that grows in the Israeli desert en masse after early winter rains. Last week, our Israeli friends took us in their jeep in search of carpets of yellow flowers. We did not go far enough south to find them flowering like the traditional “carpets of yellow” but we did discover this one lonely … Read More

Kaye LindenIn Search of a Yellow Flower

I Hate Skiing

The Nitty Gritty of Skiing in and out of Purgatory a pathetic Kaye attempt at humorous writing I hate skiing. I must be the only person I know who feels this way. We moved to Durango, Colorado for ten years and during the first December, friends took us on a moonlit dogsled ride. I froze my arse off. I hated … Read More

Kaye LindenI Hate Skiing

Bon Voyage and all the rest of it…. a study in lyric essay and memoir

Essay from photo collection Kaye Linden Bon Voyage and All the Rest of It… The skinny blonde girl of five or six, in a black and white framed photo, a faded photo with tiny cracks, stands dwarfed by five others, next to her older mousey sister who wears a dress that appears grown up and dowdy, too long, too dark, … Read More

Kaye LindenBon Voyage and all the rest of it…. a study in lyric essay and memoir

The Wet

    Don’t ask me why I chose to publish with this online magazine.  I have to say that I loved the name: Rat’s Ass Review An online poetry review, the editors love whacky, eccentric and unusual poetry.  I just completed a prose poetry MFA class and came up with some “out there” prose poems.  Of course, I can never leave … Read More

Kaye LindenThe Wet

Repairing your corner of the world

  In Judaism, “tikun olam” means repairing the world.  Today, I repaired my corner of the world by cleaning the street.  Yes, I looked like a mad woman, but who cares?    What made me decide to do this? We own a mutt, half whippet and half chihuahua (don’t ask) – a rescue found on the side of the road a … Read More

Kaye LindenRepairing your corner of the world

To my son on deployment to Africa…

Live your life like someone left the gate open. “Why someone else’s son and not me?” I had no answer. Go. Run with the wind Laugh with the children in Africa remember your country trust no-one remember your people trust no-one remember your mother trust no-one remember to polish your boots, shave your head, wash the uniform of the American infantry, … Read More

Kaye LindenTo my son on deployment to Africa…

Still Car Crazy after all these years…

(© Magicinfoto | Dreamstime.com – MG TB On Vintage Car Parade Photo)   I’ve written some crazy stories but now I’m looking at personal essays as snippets of memoir that I might write with the class I am about to take: Personal Essays.   Here’s a snippet, a true story.   See if you think it works.  Americans aren’t the only ones to have a love affair … Read More

Kaye LindenStill Car Crazy after all these years…

Basic elements of flash fiction handout from kaye published by Jim Harrington on Flash Fiction Chronicles

Standing in a market in Tel-Aviv.  Look at the items behind me and apply the basic elements of flash to write a tiny tale. Thank you to Jim Harrington for publishing my handout for everyone to use and enjoy. Flash Fiction Chronicles: Basic Elements of Flash Fiction: a Short Fiction Workshop Handout Basic Elements of Flash Fiction: a Short Fiction … Read More

Kaye LindenBasic elements of flash fiction handout from kaye published by Jim Harrington on Flash Fiction Chronicles

Extremes, opposites and yang yin or yin yang or whatever

Time circles into itself in an infinite loop of circles and we continue to mark time in human terms even as the universe laughs. New year, old year, future, past, present, circles in and out. The photo with the camels: the desert in Southern Israel where kids are riding camels in the middle of winter. (our son among them) The … Read More

Kaye LindenExtremes, opposites and yang yin or yin yang or whatever