The Week in Review

What I’ve Written Sunday: Prednisone Reducing steroids after more than a decade is challenging. Monday: Privateer You can’t raid just any space craft. Tuesday: Creating a Ghost A lecture on the paranormal is not going as planned. Wednesday: Human A poem about the nature of human life. Thursday: Halloween With free-floating magic around, anything could…… Continue reading The Week in Review


Human poem by Iris Carden To be human in this world is to live to love and to (often unwillingly) let go. Faith hopes for a world where we are able to live to love and to never let go.

The Week in Review

What I’ve written Sunday: Tech Tools Help with Health People with chronic illnesses need all the help we can get, to manage our health. Monday: Atlantean A girl who has been left out and bullied for her whole life discovers where she belongs. Tuesday: Mundane Evil Dr Querulous is addressing his first year demonic students…… Continue reading The Week in Review


Journey poem by Iris Carden Life is a journey, so I’ve heard, but no-one said which way to turn. So many choices, so much stress! I didn’t get my map or GPS! Forward or back or here or there. Am I getting someplace, or going nowhere? There’s choices to make each day, week and year,…… Continue reading Journey

The Week in Review

What I’ve written Sunday: The Dream of a Cure Lupus patients dream of a cure. Recent research may bring us a step closer. Monday: Money Someone has run off with your friendly local funeral director’s ill-gotten gains. Fortunately, that deluxe coffin has a lot of space. Tuesday: Movie A very silly little story about two…… Continue reading The Week in Review


Dust poem by Iris Carden “Dust you are and to dust you will return.” I am dust. I am carbon and hydrogen and oxygen and iron and calcium and nitrogen and phosphorus. I am the stuff of soil and rock, of plants and trees and animals, of water and air. I am the stuff of…… Continue reading Dust

Wishing Well

Wishing Well poem by Iris Carden Make a wish and throw a coin into the wishing well. Will your wishes come true? Only time can tell. Will you wish to help a friend? Will you wish for wars to end? Will you wish for cash to spend? Will you wish a rift to mend? Just…… Continue reading Wishing Well

The Week in Review

What I’ve Written Sunday: It’s A Long Way It’s a long way from a lupus flare to “normal”. Monday: Disposal Got a body you want to get rid of unofficially? Your friendly neighbourhood funeral director can help. Tuesday: She Said, He Said A short story from two points of view. Wednesday: Mushrooms Poem recalling the…… Continue reading The Week in Review


Mushrooms poem by Iris Carden Wild mushrooms will appear in the damp earth after rain. They might be gone for ages, when it’s rained they’re back again. If you step on a mushroom you may hear a satisfying pop, might see fungal explosion, and see no reason to stop. Don’t step on that mushroom that…… Continue reading Mushrooms

Nice Guy

Nice Guy poem by Iris Carden He was a Nice Guy so the bruises when they were showed, were tiny, just fingerprints. A Nice Guy would never hit a woman, so he just yelled at unexpected times and grabbed her very hard instead. He was a Nice Guy so when she complained he would buy…… Continue reading Nice Guy