Short Takes...# 4
Sunday, Sunday…off to a champagne brunch with friends; taking a leisurely walk to admire the fall foliage; watching all day and evening football games at home or at a neighborhood spot; catching up on the latest movie; going to a museum or two or three; raking and bagging leaves; strolling through neighborhoods and window shopping. Sunday…a very good day for an introduction to Michael, Rita, Unyierie and Ashley. Let’s get started.
|Michael D. Brown, PhD|
Michael D. Brown from Syracuse, New York is teaching and living in China, where he ventured off to from California. He is an award-winning author and recently discovered aaduna. Our gain. In the fall issue, he contributed two poems, “Edgar Allen Poe's advice” and “Lineage.” Here is a brief excerpt from ‘Lineage:”
Rita Friend joins aaduna with two contributions, a flash fiction piece and a creative non-fiction work. She is a financial manager with the U.S. Air Force, mother of three teenagers and part-time student but she still finds the time to write. Good for her!
Tying the brand new running shoes, her mind raced through the course. Lining up at the starting line. Thinking—you got this—just as before. On your mark, get set, go! The crowd takes off, some slower than others, as she weaves in and out of slower runners.
Unyierie Angela Idem makes a return visit to aaduna with “The New Scramble,” “Absurdity” and “Reflections.” She teaches at a community college in Massachusetts and is a frequent guest reader at libraries through out that state. We initially presented her poetry in the fall 2011 issue and we are pleased to have her in the fall 2012 issue.
Ashley Lane is a photography model and a photography student and in the fall 2012 issue, we give you both of her “faces.” She is still exploring her creative sensibilities and options, but aaduna is sure she will have a major presence on our consciousness as she spreads her wings and soars. Her work as a visual artist will be in the Kuta Gallery. As a photography model, well…you try to find her in the next issue. She has that presence too!