Author Archives: Noreen Lace

About Noreen Lace

Originally from the Midwest, Noreen Lace received an MFA from California State University where she now teaches. She believes in the beauty of language to express the darkness in life. She is the author of two novellas, West End and Life of Clouds, as well as a book of short stories. Here in the Silence. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in national as well as international journals, including The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal, The Oleander Review, Vine Leaves Press (Australia), Silver Stream Journal (Ireland), Pilcrow and Dagger, Fishfood, and others. "Memorial Day Death Watch," a memoir of her father's passing, placed as a finalist in Writer Advice, while her poem, "All at Once," was published as a finalist in Medusa's Laugh Contest issue. More work is always in progress.

Word Problems – a poem by Noreen Lace

Word Problems   I hate when men write soft poetry about their ex’s. It’s easier to read the hate than to let your mind wonder “what went wrong?”   It’s easier to hear, I don’t love you anymore, than to … Continue reading

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Friday Feature: Facing Challenges

My Name is Vicky Mclellan, since I was young I have always wanted to be an author.  But I have also faced many challenges in my life, I am Physically Disabled; my mother gave me up at the age of … Continue reading

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Friday Feature: Kerrie Flanagan’s Two are Better Than One.

Two are Better Than One; Tips for a Successful Co-Author Partnership When you meet the one, it all falls into place. You no longer have to carry the burden alone. The workload is shared, you encourage each other through the … Continue reading

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Food Crimes: Gifting Times Two – Ethnic Recipes from my Friends.

Some years ago, John Voso Jr. put together a cookbook, Italian Recipes from my friends; the proceeds from which went to the Richie White Fund. Richie White was a young boy who spent most of his young life in the … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesday: Can the Can’t!

I don’t like the word “can’t.” I don’t like people telling me I can’t do something. I’ve experienced some person  or another throughout my whole life telling me I can’t do this or I can’t do that. For too many … Continue reading

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Food Crimes: Something’s amiss at the Farmers’ Market

I both love and hate the Farmers’ Markets. I like the samples or, at least, I used to. Some time ago, I witnessed a man reach his fleshy hand in a bowl, dig out some cut up apricots with his … Continue reading

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Friday Feature: Timothy Savage on Going Places

When people ask where I’m from, I give my prepared answer. ‘Not really from anywhere. Seems like I’ve lived everywhere.’ And that’s true. Over my half-century of time, I’ve lived in Nebraska, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Kansas (Overland Park and Lawrence), … Continue reading

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