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A Troublesome Muse


Muse, inspiration, The Drawing Lesson, The Trilogy of Remembrance, Alexander Wainwright, novels about artists and art, landscape painting, creativity, award winning novels, free short stories, Mary E. Martin,

Next morning, Alexander Wainwright stood in the cool dawn of the meadow. One thought from last night reverberated within him—what good is the truth unless it serves life and love. The sun cast a pale and eerie light upon the grasses and flowers bent with dew. Small animals skittered through the bush and about his […]

The Elusive Muse, Daphne


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Surrounded by the old-fashioned luxury of the Orient Express,  I sank into my seat and set out for Venice. But forgive me! I’ve not introduced myself. I’m Alexander Wainwright, a landscape painter from London, who is irrevocably wedded to chasing the muse.  I met my muse, Daphne. She was very much her own woman and […]

What’s Great Literature? #2]


Matisse, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, Ulysses, Shakespeare and Company, Lost generation, book publishing, patrons, literary criticism, Paris, publishing Ulysses, art criticism, radiance, harmony, conceptual art, representational art,

Sylvia Beach knew great literature! How wonderful for one of the twentieth century’s most famous authors to have met her in Paris that hot July day in 1920! She was the owner of a small English bookstore at 12 Rue Odéon, which was also a lending library and social gathering place for writers of the […]

The Ice House


                     THE ICE HOUSE                     By Mary E. Martin A short story just for you! “That’s an old photograph of me the summer I turned eight. Squinting at the camera, I look like I’m ready to run. You can’t see him but my brother, Paul, with dark […]

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