You may still be asleep at the time I’m writing this letter and I think it’s pretty cool. I really like to settle down to write to you on Sunday morning. I wonder, what are you going to do with your day? I think I’ll continue reading La chute, by Albert Camus. After reading only a few dozen pages, I realize how much treasure I have in front of me. I decided this week to finally discover the pen of the writer who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1957. His novel L’Étranger is also waiting for me on my pile of books.
Last weekend, I announced the launch of a new fiction page on Scribe… and the writers responded! If you haven’t done it yet, I invite you to read the stories I published this week: Lost in Translation?, by Oon Ren, and June, 2001: A Drive, by Michael Ethan Gold. Michael’s story was even curated by Medium! I’d rather leave you in suspense, but I want you to know that I really liked the end of both stories…
There’s a piece that’s touched me a lot in the last few days. It’s written in French, by Maxime Der Nahabédian. Through songs, Maxime evokes childhood memories and talks about his mother and father, who has now passed away. The writing is light, poetic and it touches your heart.
Aujourd’hui, les voix ont resurgi, le vent de la montagne a soufflé mon corps tout entier quand la chanson est revenue jusqu’à moi. Je sens l’urgence des psaumes qui rugissent dans mes poumons, qui font écho sur les montagnes et s’abattent sur la roche de mon cœur. Je vois mon père au volant, ses yeux dans le rétroviseur, concentré sur la route sinueuse, et j’entends les arbres qui m’appellent, j’entends sa voix, j’entends le ciel qui me recouvre.
This week’s column was dedicated to Annie Bell. I hope you enjoyed discovering or re-reading her stories. For the next edition starting today, I chose to highlight Ash Sturg. Go to Scribe’s home page to read her poems!
Have a nice day… and see you next weekend for the monthly letter! ♥︎
Your weekly digest:
I am The Calm Water, by Agnes Louis. Lost in Translation?, by Oon Ren. It’s So Simple, by Jessica Lovejoy. Foreign Words Are Music To My Mind, by Farah Egby. Distance, by Sarah E Sturgis. Unsettling Conclusions, by Mark A. Schrader. Loosening, by Thomas Gaudex. The Unbroken Heart, by Marianna Saver. Nothing in Your Life Will Last Forever, by Thomas Plummer. 2019 Ade, by Sylvia Wohlfarth. Unanswered Questions, by Yardena Schwersky. Falling Stars, by J.W. Parr. June, 2001: A Drive, by Michael Ethan Gold. Le temps est assassin, by Maxime Der Nahabédian. Good Bones, by Ash Sturg. Finding Myself by Loving You, by John L Dahle. Siren’s Danger, by Pamela J. Nikodem, MS. When Will I Be Free, by Simran Kankas. Afterthoughts at 3 a.m., by Joseph M.