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NonFiction

Istiak necesita un riñón

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Istiak necesita un riñón. ¿Recuerdas esta cara sonriente? Escribí sobre Istiak en mi publicación: https://joycebowen.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/am-i-a-racist/ A menudo, iba a la tienda de conveniencia, y había un Istiak frunciendo el ceño detrás del mostrador. Yo engatusé y sonreí, y finalmente encontré ese… Continue Reading →

Istiak Needs a Kidney

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Do you remember this smiling face? I wrote about Istiak in my post: https://joycebowen.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/am-i-a-racist/. Oftentimes, I would go into the convenience store, and there would be a scowling Istiak behind the counter. I cajoled and smiled, and finally found that smiling Istiak so prominently depicted in these pictures…. Continue Reading →

Salem is the Halloween Capital of the World

Okay—so I live in Salem, Massachusetts. Rule of Thumb for residents is you don’t go outside for the entire month of October if you can help it. But I did so today. October in Salem is a holiday worth experiencing. I… Continue Reading →

There was an Old Woman Named Sarah

I remember Sarah. I find it hard to stay in the now with my writing. Now is weaving down the hall like a drunk—plunking away at the keyboard with two fingers. But I remember Sarah. She was my best friend’s… Continue Reading →

The Saga of the Damned Tree

  Iron Tree Service is a local company, tasked with providing service throughout the area—that’s the east coast of Massachusetts. They came to my rescue as a result of the circumstances outlined in my story, Adieu, Dear Tree. My neighbors were up… Continue Reading →

John Nelson

  John just sent me an email about this.  I’m hoping he will join us here on bebee.com.  John was my favorite writing instructor. “Antioch Review Author to Appear in “Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses (2018 edition) “Author John R…. Continue Reading →

The Travails of Ghostwriting

  I am learning the ropes of ghostwriting. We have some wonderful writers here on  bebee.com, so the path is easier. Some of the realizations that have smacked me in the head have come hard. It has given me the… Continue Reading →

GhostWriting and Other AdVentures

I’m in business. I’ve landed my first client for ghostwriting blog posts. If I do well, I hope this will translate into more. Thank you, Javier 🐝 beBee, for giving me a chance to showcase my writing. My first client is a lawyer…. Continue Reading →

Hearth Home Part 1

You would think a writer would sit in front of a blank piece of paper and the words would pour out. They often do, but it is the organization of those words that comes into play. Thoughts are a jumble… Continue Reading →

The Price of Compassion

  Compassion. What’s it worth? How much do we charge for it? Foreign concepts? Not so. The monetizing of compassion is well under way. When did it start? Was it always so? Whooaaaa—so many questions. Time to slow down and… Continue Reading →