Composition of a Woman is currently available on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca (Canada) and Amazon Europe ( Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr,Amazon.it, and Amazon.es.) It should be available of Book Depository and Barnes & Noble soon. Signed copies of Composition of a Woman are also available on the Sudden Denouement Etsy site. Watch this incredible video by Dena Daigle for taste of Christine E Ray's gorgeous work and unmatched talent: … Continue reading Christine E Ray’s Composition of a Woman, out now!
‘She's imperfect, but she tries She is good, but she lies She is hard on herself She is broken and won't ask for help She is messy, but she's kind She is lonely most of the time She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie She is gone, but she … Continue reading Baked in a beautiful pie (3)
‘I felt so damn happy all of a sudden, the way old Phoebe kept going around and around. I was damn near bawling, I felt so damn happy, if you want to know the truth. I don’t know why. It was just that she looked so damn nice, the way she kept going around and … Continue reading All of a sudden (#2)
‘You have always been the place. You are a woman who can build it yourself. You were born to build.’ - Sarah Kay, from her poem The Type. I discovered Sarah Kay from her TED talk and she introduced me to the world of spoken word poetry. I always return to this poem; to remind … Continue reading Born to build (#1)
My Screaming Twenties has been nominated for this award by the wonderful Christine over at Brave and Reckless. Christine is a fierce writer who harnesses her strength and vulnerability to create pieces of raw beauty which inspire me, all of the time. The rule is - write seven interesting facts about yourself then pass the … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award Nomination
What do you say when a twelve-year-old asks you if we're dying? Three doors presented themselves. The first stately and indifferent, through which I'd feign disinterest and parade my selective hearing. The second scientific and nonchalant, which promises a cocktail of truth without feeling, shaken not reassured. The final, pulses red and glows pink like … Continue reading 8:40
Submissions wanted! This writing project, The Milk of Human Kindness, which seeks to reclaim what makes us human is a week old. We have already had one wonderful guest post, but we would love some more, to showcase the wide and wondrous variety of perspectives, thoughts and feelings on the world we live in. Pieces … Continue reading Project MHK: Submissions wanted.
"Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness" - Lady Macbeth, Act I Scene V. Lady Macbeth saw it as a character flaw, yet in these troubling times it seems to be our only redeeming quality. In line with my 100th post I am starting a … Continue reading Project: The Milk of Human Kindness
It had the potential to be ground breaking. Or did it? My intention was not for my 100th post on My Screaming Twenties to be an update. In truth, I had no intentions. I've been quiet of late. Quietly scrolling through my reader, observing words, wit, wisdom and woe from an uncomfortable distance. Uncomfortable because … Continue reading 100th
Out of darkness, there are people who give a damn. In what seems one of history's darkest weeks, my journal was laden with inspiration from people all over the world, which reminded me how quickly the tide can change for better as well as worse. The first was film-maker Hazel Hayes, known as ChewingSand on … Continue reading In Progress: Darkness (4)