Writing on the Head of a Pin

Bacopa Literary Review Editors’ Blog Next Contest: March 18 – May 17, 2019: $300 Prize and Honorable Mention in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, and Haiku (no submission fee this year). Monday, February 25, 2019 Writing on the Head of a Pin by Haiku & Prose Poetry Editor Kaye Linden The language of haiku demands precision and restraint. Each … Read More

Kaye LindenWriting on the Head of a Pin

A Brittle Peace a prose poem

  Here’s Prasanga.  He is one of two protagonists, one male and one female, in the sequel to the novel “Prasanga-the Wisdom Keepers.”  It might take me a few years to write, but who cares?  It’s on my list to complete before I die.  Too many people have emailed me asking for the sequel.  I’ve started the outline and am … Read More

Kaye LindenA Brittle Peace a prose poem

Musings While Walking on Cinnamon Beach, Florida

Musings While Walking on Cinnamon Beach Ocean spray, new mown grass, fresh paint breezes between sunscreen, beer and yesterday’s un-showered sweat. A few steps more, a bloodied rock, a closer look, is it red paint? A pelican extends its slender gray neck, snatches a fish, turns its beak to the heavens and swallows deeply, neck quivering in spasms and gulps. … Read More

Kaye LindenMusings While Walking on Cinnamon Beach, Florida

Empty Nesting-the unfeathered nest

      It’s a strange phenomenon, the empty nest syndrome. I didn’t see it coming. Our last child moved away. What was it about the last one? Perhaps, because the move is overseas, it hits that much harder. Perhaps not. Why don’t we hear more about what women experience with empty nest? I know men go through it too.  … Read More

Kaye LindenEmpty Nesting-the unfeathered nest

Almost Camping in Australia

Almost Camping in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, many years ago:   My father insisted on getting out of the “big city” of Sydney each Sunday.  One  weekend, he drove my mother, my older sister and my ten year old self, on a car ride into the Blue Mountains and along Kangaroo Highway. This highway consisted of hundreds … Read More

Kaye LindenAlmost Camping in Australia

Flash Memoir Writing

  When my mother died a year ago, I was incapacitated with two broken arms and could not fly overseas to the funeral.  I began to dictate flash memoir, a mix of prose poetry and flash story. By the time my hands could write again, I had collected bits and pieces of my story. Helen’s amazing and historical story waits … Read More

Kaye LindenFlash Memoir Writing

Spoof me poem

  Here are my purple Mexican Petunias after hurricane Irma slammed into Gainesville, Florida.  They stand tall despite the ravaging. I’m gathering and rewriting a collection of most of my published and unpublished pieces of flash memoir, flash stories, prose poems and a sprinkling of haiku. I need help with the title: Streaking through the World Streaking through the Mall … Read More

Kaye LindenSpoof me poem

The day my tooth fell out in India…

The week before I left for India, I asked the Dentist to check my crowns. “I don’t want a problem in the middle of India!” Of course, that’s exactly what happened. The crown fell out in the middle of India. Two weeks into my stay on the ashram, (the cleanest place I have ever seen on the planet) I bit … Read More

Kaye LindenThe day my tooth fell out in India…

35 Tips for Writing Powerful Prose Poems

  It’s finally here.  I have included a chapter for your interest. best from Kaye   Table of contents: Introduction Chapters: The prose poem Starting a prose poem The first few lines How long should it be? Write about life Other ways to paint pictures with words The creative process (drafting two poems) Drafting and Crafting Prompts and more prompts … Read More

Kaye Linden35 Tips for Writing Powerful Prose Poems

The Bacopa Literary Review Editor’s Blog: flash is no longer fiction…

Bacopa Literary Review Writers Alliance of Gainesville’s international journal in 8th year : Contest Submissions Open April 1, 2017 This blog cited among Top Literary Blogs for Writers and Publishing Agents. For examples of work we seek–follow, connect, read below, or click: flash story, poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Sunday, March 19, 2017 Flash is No Longer Fiction. . . By Flash … Read More

Kaye LindenThe Bacopa Literary Review Editor’s Blog: flash is no longer fiction…