Gumballs by Michelle Foster (Inspired by Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

  Hills like White Elephants is a short story by Ernest Hemingway, first published in 1927.  It details a seemingly simple conversation between an American man and a woman, taking a drink at a quiet rail station near the great Ebro river in Spain.  As they wait for a train to Madrid, their conversation reveals … More Gumballs by Michelle Foster (Inspired by Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

Short Fiction: How Soon Is Now? Pt2 by Michelle Foster

Part Two I was aware of a presence as I awoke.  A comforting atmosphere that reminded me of my mother. The smell of soap and water.  Freshly laundered cotton.  I was far too comfortable to be in my bunk at the dorm.  I opened my eyes slowly, not wanting the illusion to disappear.  My eyes … More Short Fiction: How Soon Is Now? Pt2 by Michelle Foster

Short Fiction: How Soon Is Now? Pt 1 by Michelle Foster

  How Soon is Now? ‘…the essential significance of a pea is not, that I know, greatly affected by the fact that it lies in a row of similar peas. But each swing of the pendulum owes the extent of its movement to the previous swing.’ John William Dunne, An Experiment with Time     … More Short Fiction: How Soon Is Now? Pt 1 by Michelle Foster

Women Writers You Should Know About #4 Nadezhda Teffi

Nadezhda Teffi “Samosov stood there gloomily, watching the deacon with the incense and thinking, ‘Go on, swing that incense, swing that incense! Think you can swing yourself into a bishopric? Some hope!”” A Radiant Easter, Nadezhda Teffi Nadezhda Alexandrovna Lokhvitskaya known as Nadezhda Teffi was a Russian humorist writer. She was born on the 21 … More Women Writers You Should Know About #4 Nadezhda Teffi

Feminist club sparks conversation about everyday sexism in Nigeria

Feminist club sparks conversation about everyday sexism in Nigeria by WITW STAFF Via Women in the World A book club in the Nigerian capital of Abuja recently sparked an international conversation about the sexism women face every day in Nigeria. http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2015/07/05/feminist-club-sparks-conversation-about-everyday-sexism-in-nigeria/

MW’s Night Stand

I inhale books.  Not literally, that would be stupid and probably fatal. Last year, I went through a period where I would dither about with one book for ages, despite it not being particularly enthralling but still, I was determined to finish it out of stubbornness.  That was a bad move. It slowed down my … More MW’s Night Stand