Barking Dogs and Jumping Spiders by Judyann Grant

The sun was shining and a pleasant breeze was ruffling the soft green leaves of the maple trees. Freshly mown grass, newly planted vegetable garden and melodious bird song added to the ambience, beckoning me outdoors. It was an idyllic setting and the perfect morning to enjoy my daily reading and writing time at the … Continue reading Barking Dogs and Jumping Spiders by Judyann Grant

Webbed by Ruth Ann Dandrea

Like a spider I knitlife—a new web.Easier, not intricate.A single triangleof shawl. It willwrap over shoulderscross my heartand tie itself togetherin the back. Woolenarmor against a coldworld. My own hug.Like a spider I wait.Winding a new waythrough solitary dayshoping the familiarweb: house, garden,granddaughter, keepsme fed. Bound tolife. Understandingsecurity’s only amyth people tellthemselves to easea fear—of … Continue reading Webbed by Ruth Ann Dandrea

All Those Legs by Leslie Sittner

I watch them in the morning when I wake. And nightly by the flame light of the woodstove. They‘re not even 24 inches up from my flattened body. They crawl along the rough-hewn boards covering the ceiling; they crawl over the cedar logs supporting those ceiling boards. They are delicate, elegant, fragile-looking; they are deceptively … Continue reading All Those Legs by Leslie Sittner

Marketing for Introverts: Self-Promotion in the Face of Shyness, Social Anxiety, and Impostor Syndrome

Saturday, May 30th 2-4pm at City Well in Plattsburgh, NY $10 registration, $15 at door Publishing is an industry heavily populated by introverts—people who thrive on working in quiet isolation, only to then be asked to turn around and sell their work (and themselves) to the world as confidently as possible. This presentation and guided … Continue reading Marketing for Introverts: Self-Promotion in the Face of Shyness, Social Anxiety, and Impostor Syndrome