Category: Contributors

Doreen Firestone – “Confessions of a Serial Auditioner”

Dateline:  Late ‘80s – early ‘90s                    The heart of The Great White Way, BROADWAY! Scene:  Equity Headquarters (AKA the Theatrical Actors Union) It’s a bone-chilling morning that begs the predawn sunrise to get off its sorry BLEEP! and aid the approximately fifty aspiring, anxious, fidgety, slightly delirious from lack of sleep actor-hopefuls that already line …

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Ruth Poniarski – Passage

An enclosure of time A sail to guide me on an ivy pass not emerged until one treads the ridge and builds the past Where the path is obscured on the screen of muzzled communications Impacting a common era observing a margin of history lured by my reflection As I lay inert when I travel …

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Dana McDermott – The Last Supper

You never know the last time you might speak to someone. Growing up, my mother always told me “Don’t ever end a conversation with fighting!” “Yeah, yeah, whatever mom,” I’d say sarcastically. “What did she know? She acts like she knows everything.” I was a very stubborn child. Looking back now I wish I had …

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“The Bully Avenger”

My 17 years as a senior support person at a health system was going well until I needed to assist my family members, due to old-age and illness. Then the trouble began. I worked for a place that promoted wellness, ethical culture and was totally against bully bosses. I found out it could not be …

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