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!”

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”

My First Nonfiction Publication is Live!

My first creative non-fiction collaboration has been published! My team won the W.R.I.T.E. Challenge this year! You can read the article at: https://penmenreview.com/writing-resources/6-dos-and-donts-for-starting-a-new-writing-career/ I am super proud of my group for pulling this article off! Due to COVID-19 complications, my involvement was more limited than I intended, however I did pick out the author andContinue reading “My First Nonfiction Publication is Live!”

Second Chance Progress Check-In

Good morning and Happy New Year! It’s 2021 now, and things aren’t looking any better than last year. As such, I’ve decided to just focus on college, writing, and family. The world is chaos and I don’t like it. I lost my job, so I have some free time. Time to write. New medications areContinue reading “Second Chance Progress Check-In”

P.S. I Love You – A Poem

Going through the pictures Of what used to be, I stumbled on the feelings Of what I used to see. I hid what I couldnt say, Afraid of what I’d hear. Now I’m filled with regrets That I could have held you near. I don’t think you’d remember We almost had something there, Long forgottenContinue reading “P.S. I Love You – A Poem”