|(with the brilliant poet/writer Esther Leiper-Estabrooks)|
The theme for the day's readings was 'Rebirth' (or variations: 'Spring', 'Resurrection', 'Renewal'). A week after our momentous move north from our former world to this big, bright new adventure, I sat in our living room and wrote a shiny, fresh idea based upon the cobalt blue lamp in our bay window. The story, "Occupy Maple Street", inspired the theme, which seemed appropriate given our renewal here in a formerly sad old house that rises daily from neglect, and now -- dare I think it? -- smiles as a result of the happiness of its occupants.
Ancient Fire series. In honor of the last big writers party we hosted, I made the same chocolate coconut cake, which suffered a bit of a volcanic meltdown during the baking process. However, there's no cake snafu that frosting can't correct, and it was scrumptious.
While a warm, sunny day blossomed outside the house, and a sweet green breeze stirred the living room curtains, we read our stories, novel excerpts, poetry, and even staged part of a play penned by the brilliant Jonathan Dubey, Arthurian, which is being performed in town this coming August. Six of us assumed roles and the results were delightful!
|(Writers Kyle Newton and Lorrie Lee O'Neill)|
And we'll do it all again in September -- if not before!