Author Archives: Maggie C

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.

Corvid

You perch in silhouette on overhead power lines, a black bird cutout from the gray-mottled clouds. I’ve read that you recognize faces, and can distinguish the friendly from the ill-willed. I’ve read that you can even pass that specific discernment … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 11.6.19

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Kept Woman

I was a kept woman: kept from wanting, kept from having; kept at home, kept at arm’s length; kept alive, kept from living. I kept my head down, kept my opinions to myself. I couldn’t keep up. I gave up. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 10.09.19

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Portrait

He smelled of pipe tobacco, Prince Albert to be precise. His soft jaw with a half day’s stubble looked scratchy, but I never ventured to touch it and find out. A dark amber bottle – Blitz beer — perpetually clamped … Continue reading

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Fifth Annual Festival Fail

I was set; had the flyer marked, which events and where, all within walking distance once parked. I’d set my alarm, then canceled one minute early, overwhelmed by baseless fears I thought I’d set aside. Setting my sights on next … Continue reading

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autumn wind

  brisk October breeze chapped leaves rustle in complaint summer blows away

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