Current Issue 1 Welcome to our first bimonthly literary/art journal. We hope you’ll enjoy our collection of short stories, a memoir and two serialized novels. Or take a chance and enter one of our contests — if your story is chosen, you’ll see it in the next issue. Sit back relax and enjoy a good read. THE WAY THINGS […]
Current Issue 1
Welcome to our first bimonthly literary/art journal. We hope you’ll enjoy our collection of short stories, a memoir and two serialized novels. Or take a chance and enter one of our contests — if your story is chosen, you’ll see it in the next issue. Sit back relax and enjoy a good read.
A collection of true short stories and essays about Maine’s past, by William and Tom Haviland. Click here for the first story.
For close to 100 years, from the 1840s until 1942, Deer Isle, an island off the coast of Maine, relied on steamboats for access to other parts of the state. During this era, the island was a place of small family farms with a strong seafaring tradition. In his final years, Tom Haviland penned a series of short stories and essays based on his early experiences and characters he had known. Enjoy discovering what island life was like in these bygone days. More
Between Two Rivers is a novel, by Ramona du Houx, about a young woman, Mia, coming to terms with her mother’s mysterious death, what she believes, and how she fits into the world. Stuck in dead-end jobs and burdened with college debt Mia, and an old college roommate travel to Mexico. The more they investigate the natural wonders, as well as the area’s history Mia understands she must confront her father about her mother. But that becomes the least of her challenges. When interacting with locals, the pair make dramatic discoveries that lead them into a web of intrigue, murder and environmental degradation. Read chapter 1 – Blue Heron – HERE.
Over the coming months Insights will serialize the vignettes in this art/literary book. The book was published with the help of the Maine Humanities Council. Through a contest writers had to create stories from art photographs. The result are unique pieces. This month we will highlight 4 of the 28 stories:
The climate crisis is evident everywhere. Write a 800-1,200 word story about the climate crisis with a solution to the topic you write about based on this image. If your story is chosen, it will be published in our July issue.
“Discover how it transpires that what connects us is more fundamental than anything else and indeed allows character to flourish and trees to breathe with the landscape, the oceans and the economy—just the sort of vision shared by so many cultures, regions and belief systems, past and present . . . ” Read some inspiring sutras HERE.
SEASONS by David Kroner and Ramona du Houx
Welcome to a wonderful book of 12 poems for children – and adults in the tradition of A.A.Milne. This month will highlight SPLISH SPLASH and KITTY’S SNOWFLAKE