I’m English by birth, Italian by childhood, and American by adoption. After a career at a major corporation, I’m raising my children and writing in Philadelphia. Love, War and Ice Cream is my first novel. I‘m working on the sequel, Romans and Dragons, based in Rome between 1965 and 1990. In parallel, I’m writing a partly historical science fiction novel on dreams and inheritance. I have also written several stories for children about the emergence of holiday traditions.
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The inimitable W.B. Yeats said: “Only that which does not teach, which does not cry out, which does not condescend, which does not explain, is irresistible.” Easier said than done.
It’s Mother’s Day, in England at least, and so here is a prompt that rarely fails. Write 500 words beginning with: “My mother always… .”
Mark Twain said, “Reality is stranger than fiction.” Well, take a look below at the picture of a CNN news story. Also found in the motel room by the police was “an incoherent man.” So, here is the prompt: what happened before the police arrived?