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Fiction: Helena Writes #48_On childhood fears and imaginings
In her 48th post, Helena shares a chapter from her favorite of her original works, Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn.
Nonfiction: Helena Writes #47--On mother-son writing and following your thoughts
In her 47th post, Helena offers a short piece of writing by her adult son, an example of stream of consciousness-style writing, plus a call to try it yourself.
Poetry and fiction: Helena Writes #46--Impressions and imagined endings
Helena offers some poetic “impressions” from her daily journaling practice, plus a requested and imagined end to the two-part monkey story from March and May.
Children's story: Helena Writes #45--Timmy Tooligan's Cow
Helena shares an original story about a boy who comes into his own through his relationship with a prize-winning but stubborn cow.
Memoir: Helena Writes #44--Part 2, On the departure from one's parents
In her 44th post, Helena Clare Pittman tells the second part of her March story of adolescent rebellion.
Memoir: Helena Writes #43--On the departure from one's parents
When I was fourteen and life had taken its hormonal turn, pushing me out of the childhood home that I thought was permanent, I bought a monkey...
Story: Helena Writes #42: On opening the images and memories we carry
[I began] opening the images I carried with me to find the experience, the meaning, the feeling, the story...As I wrote them, they became...the story of my first-generation American family...
Children's story: Helena Writes #41: On explaining the infinity of numbers through children’s stories
“Ticked Off!” captured my imagination. It felt like a title for a children’s book. I thought of a clock. Then the story opened to me...
Children's story: Helena Writes #40--On counting panes, counting stories, Counting Jennie
In her 40th post, Helena shares another original children’s story—a counting story—and creative process behind both writing and illustrating it.
Children's story: Helena Writes #39--On nursery rhymes as writing prompts
In her 39th post, Helena shares an original children’s story, and the writing exercise behind its inception.
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