Morning Star Manor – Part 3

Photo by Simon Wilkes on Unsplash Read previous parts here. The blue-green grass, which ran the length of the centre path, extended outward into a large meadow. It looked freshly mowed. By whom? The urge to take her shoes off and run across it was strong, but Zoe resisted. Until she knew the layout of these gardens, it was … Continue reading Morning Star Manor – Part 3

Morning Star Manor – Part 2

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash. Zoe watched Mr. McEwan’s lapis-blue eyes light up the moment he saw the key she was holding. “I don’t imagine you’d remember how to get to the garden?” “Not remember! No lass, if there’s one thing this old man can nae forget, it’s that garden. That wee key has been in your … Continue reading Morning Star Manor – Part 2

Morning Star Mansion – Part 1

Photo by Modesta Žemgulytė on Unsplash Zoe pushed her fiery-red hair back behind her ear a moment before she turned down a familiar winding driveway. The once pristinely maintained road resembled more of a track now, overgrown with ferns and nettles, while untrimmed silver birch trees formed a domed canopy. The interlocked leaves created an eerie dimness … Continue reading Morning Star Mansion – Part 1

The Music Box

Photo from Unsplash After writing a number of multi-part stories for Coffee House Writers, I have decided to write true short stories again. Today my new short story has been published. I started off writing short stories of various lengths. It is a challenge to begin and end a story within the 2,000 word requirement.  … Continue reading The Music Box

The Final Chapter of Aileen’s Journey

Personal picture taken in Cathedral Grove Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada on March 30/12 What are the ramifications of the judge's ruling?Is the battle over or just this skirmish?How will Aileen make use of her farm, since she's not a farmer? These are some of the questions that are answered, in this final instalment … Continue reading The Final Chapter of Aileen’s Journey

CHW Anthology, Volume 1: NonFiction And Poetry Is Available Now!

The first volume of Coffee House Writers 2020 Anthology was released yesterday, Dec. 8, 2020. This Anthology features poetry and nonfiction, submitted by twenty four plus authors - all regular contributors on the CHW online publishing platform, which does resemble a magazine. This is a vibrant community of writers dedicated to the pursuit of writing … Continue reading CHW Anthology, Volume 1: NonFiction And Poetry Is Available Now!

Aileen’s Journey Continues

Photo by Eilis Garvey on Unsplash What is Taylor up to? Will Aileen lose the farm and her family heritage?As the battle lines are drawn, does she have the courage to fight?These are some of the questions that are answered, at least in part, in this new instalment of Deep Roots. Read more...