The Last Tea Party – A Short Story

The Last Tea Party By Cathy Marie Bown             She walks into the playroom, with its pastel pink walls and lavender carpet, toys lining all of the walls in haphazard arrays. In the center of the room, the woman sets up ivory ceramic teacups, saucers, silverware, a sugar bowl, and a creamer pitcher. She strugglesContinue reading “The Last Tea Party – A Short Story”

My First Novel is Done!

Introducing my first book baby! A Covid Christmas Story is finally finished. I’m in the final revision stages and currently seeking an agent for publication. I hope to have the book on the shelves before Christmas 2022! This book has been a passion project that grabbed a hold of me at the end of DecemberContinue reading “My First Novel is Done!”

Check out my short stories!

While on a break between undergraduate and graduate school, I’ve been doing quite a bit of writing. I’ve been exploring new platforms, new styles, and refining my normal writing methods. I’ve recently discovered a website called reedsyprompts. I’ve become a bit obsessed with the challenge of reading a prompt and writing a short story toContinue reading “Check out my short stories!”

A Little Ray of Sunshine

In my last post, I promised to update you all on the happiness that brightened our little sad world over the last month. On September 29, my fourth grandchild, a beautiful little girl, was born to my oldest daughter. After the devastating loss of Donovan, her successful birth was a joyous occasion for the family.Continue reading “A Little Ray of Sunshine”

Donovan Alexander Niman

On September 25, 2021 my third grandchild, Donovan Alexander Niman, was silently born. He was announced stillborn. On October 6, 2021 we held his funeral. It’s been a devastating and heartbreaking couple of weeks for the family, with quite a bit of beauty and happiness shining through. (More on that next time.) Today, I wantContinue reading “Donovan Alexander Niman”

Our faces of Autism

Being a guardian and primary caretaker of a toddler with autism is hard. No matter what anyone says or does, it is hard. Some days are really easy. Some days are hard. And some days are impossible. I love this little girl. She is absolutely amazing! Sometimes she is dramatic… …Sometimes she is happy… …SometimeContinue reading “Our faces of Autism”

Commencement 2021

Coronavirus interfered with many things this last year. One of the most important accomplishments for me was pushed to the side and forgotten. In February 2020 I was awarded my Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. While this may not seem like an important accomplishment to many, for me, it was a monumental stepping stone. InContinue reading “Commencement 2021”