Fiddler’s Moon

I’m in the banquet room at the Rodd, sitting off by myself, alone, because I can’t trust my emotion not to give way in front of the others. Matilda Murdoch is playing the fiddle. I’m transported back in time to 1600’s Ireland. I’m moved to tears. I may […]

Irrational thoughts

I have this completely irrational fear that someone is watching me . . . that I’ll turn around and a strange man will be standing there . . . that he’ll have snuck into the house or he’ll appear in the picture window outside standing on the deck […]

On the subject of love . . .

I no longer believe. That is such a difficult revelation for me to make. I don’t mean to you, the unknown masses who have decided to follow my madness. I mean it’s very difficult for me to admit this to myself. No matter what has happened or how […]

Evil, a Pantoum

Experimenting with this form of poetry called a pantoum. Not very good at it. Here’s how you do it: Stanza 1: Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Stanza 2: Line 5 (repeat of line 2 in stanza 1) Line 6 (new line) Line 7 (repeat of […]

A Date

Last night I went on the first date with a boy that I’ve been on in four years. How crazy is that? I’m nothing if not extreme, when I do something, I really do it, and that includes swearing off men I guess πŸ™‚ Anyway, this guy is […]

And the Beat Moves On

I remember when I used to do these “I Remember” exercises every day. Every single day. And looking back on it now, I see I actually got a lot of work done. I wrote a lot. I found what I had written on my sad first attempt at […]

On this matter of commitment . . .

I fear. I have examined this from every possible angle and there is no other explanation. I am afraid to commit. In all my relationships (and there have been plenty) one of two things happens. Either I love too much and that love is not reciprocated. Or I […]

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Precise, Skilled & Reliable

Kellie Underhill’s editing skills are precise, skilled, and reliable. Along with her impressive writing skills, she was and continues to be, instrumental in the success of Words on Water, Miramichi, a reading and workshop group dedicated to promoting the books and works of local and national writers. We’ve worked well together in our projects. I am happy her great creative energy is moving in a new direction.

Judy Bowman
President, Words on Water (WoW)
Past President, Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB)

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