Author Archives: Ann Isik

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Artist/Writer, Proofreader/Copy Editor

Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction Challenge: Parked and Hitched


Parked and Hitched

“Driver parked the truck and vanished.”
“Abducted by aliens.”
We roared with laughter. The waitress glared.
“My ancestor ran off to California – gold rush era. Just disappeared.” Continue reading

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Another Quote to Encourage Creatives: Rumi


As my broken shoulder mends (and the rate is ‘amazing’ and ‘astonishing’ to my consultant and physio respectively) and I am able to do more and more with my left hand and arm. (I’m a leftie, so it’s quite important!) I’m bit by bit picking up my creative threads. Spiritually and mentally, there are some exciting developments brewing.

Nonetheless, I’ve been feeling down in the dumps about my creative hiatus. My hands fell this morning on a little book I have* of extracts from the love poems of Rumi, described on the cover as, “The great Sufi saint who embraced God through the path of love.” I opened it upon words which resonated strongly with my present state of spirit – and body. Continue reading

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A Quote to Encourage Creatives


I come across encouraging quotes all the time. And I certainly need courage, as an artist. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of sharing them before now. Here’s a first one. Some might not, but I find it encouraging, a source for some of my angst. There’s comfort to be had just in a correct diagnosis. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: The Grand Tour


I went travelling. The Grand Tour, they called it. All the rich young men went and marvelled at ruins, as fashion dictated. Continue reading

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A Drawing and On Drawing


A Drawing and On Drawing.

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A Drawing and On Drawing


I began this drawing earlier in the year – before breaking my shoulder. I haven’t done much of this kind of drawing – in situ, in front of a subject, with just a pencil and a piece of paper, and for a long time. I am out of practice. Clearly, by all the alterations. But you have to get it right, no matter what it takes. Or how long. This took about 4 hours over 2 days. It’s of a group of plants on a pedestal table with a round metal top, in our garden. Continue reading

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Today we Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Beginning of the First World War


Today we Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Beginning of the First World War.

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World War I Memories Everywhere in this Part of France


Originally posted on redesigning49:
World War I memorial and cemetery for allied troops in Arras. You cannot travel far in this part of France without seeing World War I memorials large and small. The graveyard and memorial in Arras was…

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Fragile Communities On The Brink of War


Originally posted on Great War Photos:
Ypres 1914 A century ago today the cities, towns and villages that would fall in the path of war and the destruction of the Western Front went about their business as usual. The 1st…

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The Unintentional Honoring of World War One


Originally posted on Belgium and France by Bicycle:
Sometimes I feel that there is more at play in my life than I am aware of.  Through a series of seemingly random decisions, my husband and I will find ourselves touring through…

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