Author Archives: Manywoman

About Manywoman

I am an eclectic artist and writer, retired from a 35-year career as a PhD sex therapist and counselor at the University of MN Medical School, Program in Human Sexuality. Since retiring in 2005, I have devoted myself to hobbies and pursuits in various art forms and in writing. My art and writing both tend to focus on subjects of women's spirituality and occult mysteries, I read voraciously in most genres, but mainly Occult and urban fantasy, historical fiction, and non-fiction alternative history and religions from female perspective. In addition I am a lover of cats, with five at home with me; an avid collector of fashion dolls; a sewer and creator of art quilts and other fiber arts; a hap-hazard flower gardener; and a retired professional astrologer.

TWO OLD FRIENDS

A very short story written as an assignment for Story Cartel at The Write Practice. The assignment was to write with a specific person or audience in mind.  I wrote this and shared it with my good friend of over … Continue reading

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It’s all in the stitches

Originally posted on Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge:
“She put her good steed to the walls and leapt lightly over them” (USPD/Commons.wikimedia.org) There’s a tale – in myths or legends – Of women gathering before the departure of a traveler…

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SPRING SHORT STORY CONTEST LIST

THE WRITE PRACTICE and SHORT FICTION BREAK partnered to offer a fantastic contest experience.  Hundreds of writers joined and wrote their stories and exchanged critique and feedback online for about two weeks.  Then we submitted our efforts to the judges, … Continue reading

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WORD PLAY

  WORD PLAY I am posting a few exercises I did in an on-line writing class some years ago.  They are such fun to do and a great way to practice writing when the inspiration for more serious work-in-progress needs … Continue reading

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A WRITING COMMUNITY

I Wrote a Book in 100 Days! Can you believe it?  A whole entire complete novel!  In just One-Hundred Days!   That’s about three months… started in mid-October 2017 and ended in late January 2018.  I wrote a total of 92,465 … Continue reading

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MY MUSE HAS AWAKENED ONCE AGAIN

  At last, I found a reprieve from the tyranny of Facebook and the daily horror show of the Trump administration.  In mid-October I enrolled with an online writing program, “The Write Practice”, to take their “100 Day Book Challenge” … Continue reading

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THE EMPTY MIND

  THE EMPTY MIND January 2, 2018 The empty mind floats in space passing ideas, images, reflections, insights, inspirations, hopes and dreams, fears and nightmares… A New Year opens… an empty book without story, without plot, without theme or characters… … Continue reading

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HOLY DAYS 2017- 2018

  I hardly know where to begin. Nearly a full year lost in the mists of Unreality A nightmare in our nation With insanity ramped up daily past all logical imagining We are living in an upside-down world Where nearly … Continue reading

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My fellow white Americans.

Source: My fellow white Americans.

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SURVIVING WITHIN PANDEMONIUM

THE FIRST 100-DAYS The nation has survived the First 100-Days of the Despicable Orange Menace in Washington D.C.  The Fake Administration has managed to ram its way through the month of fiery Aries, tossing aside all manner of conventions and … Continue reading

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