LISABETTA – a stolen glance
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AN OPEN INVITATION… from Sandro Botticelli & Leonardo da Vinci You are invited to a Christmas Party at the Uffizi Gallery! “Anytime you wish… we’re always here.” WALK THIS WAY One way to identify ‘invisible’ artists in unsigned or multiple … Continue reading →
Is the ‘Mona Lisa’ beguiling or smiling? Alluring or obscuring? Devious or mischievous? Is she artful or possessed? In my fictional account of her life, ‘LISABETTA – a stolen glance’, she is all of the above. POSSESSION IS NINE-TENTHS OF … Continue reading →
Being middle-aged or much older means we’re honorary lifetime members of the ‘middle-grade’ genre that filmmakers and authors have created especially for us. Indulge. It’s amazing. There’s no such thing as a second childhood if you never grow up! It’s … Continue reading →
Excerpt from ‘SNOW BEHIND THE DOOR’, the prequel to the ‘Bede Trilogy’, in Snow’s words: [The first beginning I remember was arriving at Bede Hall with my father on a bitterly cold, snowy English day in August of the year … Continue reading →
Preview excerpt from ‘SNOW BEHIND THE DOOR’ – the prequel to ‘the Bede Series’ [Before Kit and Ani broke into the decaying ruins of Bede Hall, they marveled at the icebound blue door encased in a thick blanket of frost. … Continue reading →
The cat flap in Sara Goodman’s kitchen glowed green and began to rock gently, in time to the clock on the wall ticking the last few seconds to midnight. The flap swung more urgently until it froze, fully open, wide … Continue reading →
A MYSTICAL ROMANCE of YOUNG LOVE and OLD SOULS Delphi Sharpe, an autistic teenage orphan with the extrasensory ability to converse with birds and paintings, has a tenuous grip on reality. After she falls in love with a boy in … Continue reading →
Love survives five-hundred years of dust to rekindle the bittersweet romance between the ghost of Sandro Botticelli and a retired art history professor. As a teenager in 1967, I’d been the poster girl for romantic dreamers in love with love. … Continue reading →
The Bede Trilogy spans 8 years, following a pair of telepathic twins from preteen to official adulthood. Kit and his sister Bash, at odds over logic and the supernatural, fight increasing feelings of sibling rivalry when faced with a challenge … Continue reading →
I became a full-grown cynic at eight, yet strangely, the belated gift of a teddy bear proved enlightening. I was definitely no ordinary child.
But then, Virgil was no ordinary bear.
In a life beset with sharp spindles and a distinct lack of white magic, it dawned on me that growing up was a perilous journey of life-threatening surprises. My mother tried to teach me that it was best to welcome each one with the wisdom of my namesake, Marcus Aurelius.
The Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, c.78 B.C. was a philosopher warrior who declared that success can only be reached by accepting, wholeheartedly, every obstacle that comes your way. Sadly, his truth registered too late to save me. I forgot that one must have the courage and patience to recall one’s childlike innocence, and remember, as the best fairy tales impart, to bring one’s whole heart into play when fateful stars drop questions on your plate.
And so, I disappeared long before I ran away from home.
– Aurelia Marcus
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