Newsletter June 2021
'If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write' - Stephen King
The Strathcona Writers Muse is a newsletter to members of the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County. It also provides an opportunity for members to publish their works. Anything published in our newsletter is eligible to receive a publishing credit. Since very few, if any, submissions are refused, it is a wonderful way to publish your work. We accept poems and short stories of 1000 words or less. Longer pieces can be accommodated if they can be published in parts. Works can be essays and opinion pieces as well as short stories and poems. We are always in need of new items for each month so don't hesitate if you have something we can put into our publication.
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org care of Henry Martell, editor.
Virtual Sharing Meeting online
Next date June 1, 2021
RSVP on the website and the link will be emailed to you prior to the meeting.
Next Board Meeting: June 8, 2021
Newsletter Submission Deadline: June 25, 2021
Monthly online Creative Writing Workshops
Held last Saturday of every month at 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Go to the website to register - click the RSVP and the link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.
From a Breeze
A breeze gently tickles the water, as it moves along on its endless journey
The water giggles at the soft touch of the breeze, as it too travels endlessly onward
The breeze, enjoying this game, picks up speed as it dances across the water
Waves begin to form, laughing at the wind for being so playful on its never-ending flight
The wind begins howling with joy, and sends swirls and eddies over the water with its mirth
Waves grow larger, and begin to curl, as the wind pushes them along its random path
The wind begins to build, as clouds form from the moisture the wind draws from the water below
Waves begin to charge forth, shaking their frothy manes, as the wind pushes them with its building force
The sky grows darker, as the wind picks up speed, shrieking as it grows stronger
Waves grow larger, rolling along the surface, crashing, as they curl and toss in the wind
The wind builds to a rage, screaming at nothing at all, as it gains strength building into a cyclone
Waves grow larger and larger, as they try to keep up to the wind’s mounting fury
The clouds become darker and darker, as they take in more moisture from the ocean below
The thunderclaps, and the clouds burst, shedding their excess moisture in torrents of driving rain
Flashes of lightning shooting down from the dark skies above, like arrows from the God's
Illuminating the growing waves below with their eerie light, as the strong wind pushes them onward