Single and over sixty: solitude or sorrow?

I've recently had the chance to speak with several over-60-year-old men, and women, about relationships, being single, loneliness. Well, okay, some of these were dates. Some were laughter over dates. Some were thought provoking, others broke my heart. We all handle being alone differently. Many of the women I know who are single seem happy…

“Read it and weep. I always do.”

Ah, Romancing the Stone, one of my all time favourite cheesy romantic movies, both for the Danny DeVito chase scene, and for the author's retort to her friend, who accuses her of being a hopeless romantic. "No," she says, "not hopeless. A hopeful romantic." Yep, I know how that goes. That whole hopeful romantic thing.…

Valentine’s Schmalentine’s

Yep. Here we go again. Another of those dreaded Feb 14ths tomorrow. Outside my window the rain is lashing about like some sky god is having a heartbreak. A sky god who also has an anger management problem and an unfortunate case of wind, that is. I'm sure everywhere all over the internet tomorrow people…

How will I know?

Oh, sometimes I hate being a grownup. See, when you're a kid, you can spend hours gazing off into the distance and dreaming romantic dreams of life with your dreamboat, think about hours spent together, laughing as you walk along some mountain trail or canoeing down some whitewater river together. I remember spending hours and…

Perfected by the Sixteen Men of Tain

Ah, Glenmorangie. Ahhhh, single malt. Like any fresh convert to its splendours, I'm a gusher. Unfortunately, I was introduced to Glenmorangie Nectar D'or, which spends the last two years of its life resting in Sauternes casks. It's extremely rare and difficult to find. I have been known to drag hapless family and recent friends around…

Now Accepting Submissions for our 2013-2014 Theme Issue: Love and Sex

Now Accepting Submissions for our 2013-2014 Theme Issue: Love and¬†SexPosted on July 2, 2013 by PRISM internationalDear writers,We are now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, and translation for our Love and Sex theme issue. By love we mean romantic love, unromantic love, familial love, unrequited love, lost love, love of a friend, love…

“Sex is a word count” Lilly Cain

Often, in a gathering of writers (what IS the proper collective noun? A scrawl of writers? A clattering of writers? A thesaurus of writers?), wisdoms shared expand to more global proportions. Yesterday I was thrilled to attend the Romantic Writers of Atlantic Canada's event on publishing your first novel. As with the mystery writers I…

Poetry published on OHForgery…

Learning again Sonnet¬† When I was just a tiny girl I used to want to find my boy But now that my whole life's awhirl I find that men, they do annoy. They want a gal to fill their tum And keep them warm and often touched Unless I cheer them, they are glum And…

Dangerously irresistible

Where are the heroes? Where are those wonderful people in the world? And on a more petty note, where is my individual hero, the fellah who will rescue me from myself, carry me off, love me? But I digress... Apparently there are quite a few heroes in Boston. I saw the videos. 1. Explosion and…

Non-negotiables in relationships…

It's almost the end of February, and I have to say I'm glad - I've been participating in NaBloPoMo on the theme of love and relationships and my friends, reading the posts, call me to ask if I'm okay, check in about my mood, etc. I think they think I am heartbroken - but I'm…