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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 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 […]

Remembrance Day, Nineteen Seventeen


A century has passed since the events in this story took place in a little town—Belleville, Ontario. It’s the way I like to remember wars—all wars on Remembrance Day. My father told us this story many times about his own father. It’s the best “anti-war” story I’ve ever heard. With great respect to all those […]

THE WONDROUS APOTHECARY


Suspense, mystery, art, collaboration, apothecary, alchemist, allegory, symbolism, authoritarianism, creativity, dictatorship, free speech, friendship, holograph, holographic art, love, medical experiments, passion, philosophic, spiritual, trust, vision, painting, conceptual art

Something new! A Tale of art, passion and liberation.  I have a beginning, middle and end of this my seventh novel, but much editing lies ahead. A publication date isn’t set yet. What I really like about posting a chapter on my blog is that I get to dress it up with images. Please keep […]

The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance


The Drawing Lesson, The Trilogy of Remembrance, Alexander Wainwright, fictional characters, literary suspense, novels about artists, creativity, inspiration, muse, landscape painting.

The Drawing Lesson: I am greatly honoured to have The Trilogy of Remembrance [The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing] included in a list of fifteen other novels which contain mythic themes. The list is prepared by the Joseph Campbell Foundation and may be found right here. Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman and JRR […]

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