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
More short stories and a serialized novel:
CONVERSATIONS WITH QUETZALCOATL and other stories
We are honored to serialize Esther Pasztory’s collection of short stories starting with Conversations with Quetzalcoatl.
When Quetzalcoatl, a pre-Columbian deity, speaks to Anna a love story commences which challenges, yet enhances her marriage. Humor and challenging conversations take place. Click 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.
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Philosophy, poetry and coastal Maine short stories all paired with art
THE SHIP OSPREY, by Rosemarie Nervelle.
A haunting tale of sailing off the coast of Maine. READ IT HERE.
From Coastal Maine in Words and Art: Gallery Fukurou’s Reflections by Maine Writers, 2019
It is our hope that these these unique coastal stories and the art that accompanies each one will inspire and spark your imagination.