Author Archives: tkflor

Forward and backward

“It was possible to read the story two ways: Front to back, the heron returned to his heron wife and the world of the sky. Back to front, he stayed with his one true love on earth.” From The Third … Continue reading

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The Return

“Concha and her friends flippantly called the new freedoms for women “liberation and lingerie” because of the exciting new undergarments that they now sometimes saw advertised in the newspapers. Having moved out of rural poverty herself when she married Pablo, … Continue reading

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A new message of hope

“Help Me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re My Only Hope” Princess Leia, Star Wars: A New Hope. It is customary to begin a new year with new resolutions, and even make them public to add a little bit more pressure to follow … Continue reading

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Stars, Leaves, and speculations about Dark Matter

“Topmost branches stretched in all directions, arched over the road, merging into a lush green canopy, dappled with yellow, saffron and vermillion. Bright-blue patches of sky peeked through the dome. A kingdom to itself, Danielle thought. Each tree was a … Continue reading

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Love between the covers

“The noise was huge. Wherever they stood, sat, or wandered, they talked. Primarily women, he observed, some of them dressed for business, other drooping from travel. And all, he thought, studying the heaped luggage carts, with enough suitcases for a … Continue reading

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The proof is in the pudding

“al freír de los huevos lo verá” literally ‎“you will see it when you fry the eggs”, was translated as “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” A proverb from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Miguel de … Continue reading

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Writers’ advice on self-publishing

There is a lot of advice about writing and self-publishing. A recent tread from the kboards Writers’ Cafe, Time to Hang It Up, tackled the problem of a writer with academic credentials and several years of self-publishing experience, who, despite … Continue reading

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