Lazarus Syndrome inspires comic short story

Return from the dead: read a fictional short story about a true-life medical conditionANOTHER LAZARUSBelinda JanzDEAR Aunty Jo,This last fortnight has been such an emotional rollercoaster ride that I have decided to write this letter as we can hardly believe it. Really, it’s too much to relay to the Captain of your ship.As you know … Continue reading Lazarus Syndrome inspires comic short story

Autistic boy teaches colorful magic

Enjoy this illsutrated short story from the anthologyCan you believe it...BRILLIANT COLOURSKay CurranTHERE are many ways of experiencing colour! The artist and the poet express the colours around them in amazing ways. Some people see their feelings in colour from the golden joy of a parent when they hold their child for the first time … Continue reading Autistic boy teaches colorful magic

Community of Authors Shine

THIS anthology follows on from the critically acclaimed debut volume The Writing on the Wall.Writers from the Moreton Bay Region of Australia present 24 short stories, each one illustrated by an accomplished artist in Can you believe it...This is the middle volume of a three-year Arts Alliance Pine Rivers project to showcase the writing and … Continue reading Community of Authors Shine

9 ways art tells the story

THREE years ago, the not-so-magnificent seven of us were sitting around, drinking coffee and eating crackers laden with chili-cheese dip.We were gathered in the comfortable recreation room – actually a detached building – at the home of Arts Alliance president Ken Armstrong.It was one of monthly committee meetings of the alliance we had formed two … Continue reading 9 ways art tells the story

Poking fun at focus groups

I tried my hand at parody for our anthology Can you believe it...What better target  for satiric verse than politicians using focus groups to develop policy.You can buy Can you believe it... HEREIf you like this parody feel free to pass it on.CheersBernieHow they Brought the Good News from Focus GroupsBernard Browning Dowling(Gallup is one of … Continue reading Poking fun at focus groups