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Jenny Forrester and Jennifer Fendya

Jenny Forrester and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya “HIHOWRU” (Digital Photo, 2013) Inspiration piece   A Friend Flattened My Narrative ByJenny Forrester Response We’re walking along the creek. He’s just had chemo. He never complains, mid-western, older white man. …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard “Golda” Response Another walk, alone By Lisa Nielsen Inspiration piece  I saw a rose half buried in the sand and it still haunts me was this a love letter to …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard “Threadbare” Inspiration piece thoughts while twirling angel hair By Lisa Nielsen Response it’s been a long time since i’ve let anything marinate overnight soaked in garlic, parsley, lemon intoxicating the house is …

 

Marilyn Ackerman
and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Marilyn Ackerman
and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Marilyn Ackerman Response Flatten the Curve By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration Piece This dark and cloudy day in time of isolation Mimics the inward – outward silence As all stay in to …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Marilyn Ackerman

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Marilyn Ackerman

Marilyn Ackerman “Covid Cat” Inspiration piece Covid Cat By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Covid Cat – copiously churlish The haunting harmonies of the chanting birds and rustling trees Usually his music of the …

 

Dominic Mazzilli and Amy Souza

Dominic Mazzilli and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece Dominic Mazzilli Response Mad, Crazed, Insane, a hundred whispers surround the painter, but he does not listen, there is no time. He dashes and rubs …

 

Amy Souza and Dominic Mazzilli

Amy Souza and Dominic Mazzilli

Amy Souza Response Prologue By Dominic Mazzilli Inspiration piece “The Tinkerer made the Irons, at least, that’s what everyone says, but I’d reckon it’s the Irons that made the Tinkerer.” …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

“Gray’s Creek Disturbance” Matthew Levine Inspiration piece Doctor Feelgood By Robert Haydon Jones Response Eustace Trelawney was 22, married for two years and a red-hot advertising copywriter, when he first developed …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

“Worth Something Someday” Matthew Levine Response The Robinson Ball By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Robinson struck the baseball so savagely that it felt more like an execution swipe than a …

 

Diane Mayr and Shalini Rana

Diane Mayr and Shalini Rana

Diane Mayr “The Right Tool for the Job” Response Sister, the Fly That’s Never Near Walls, and Other Things We Are By Shalini Rana Inspiration piece She’s a splash of red …

 

Jonathan Ottke and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Jonathan Ottke and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Jonathan Ottke Spring Moondance Ink on Paper Response   Raining Paint Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration It’s raining paint on this dark February day As social media splashes me with photos of sea, dolphins, art and news Friends …

 

Anya Mayer and Amy Souza

Anya Mayer and Amy Souza

Anya Mayer Response You’re tough // You can handle it By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Blackberry brambles are impossible to kill But the fruit they bear hangs tender on the vine You’re tough someone told …

 

Jennifer Fendya and
Jenny Forrester

Jennifer Fendya and
Jenny Forrester

Jennifer Fendya “Jenny con mala“ Response Jenny Forrester Inspiration piece “Jimmy Si Malo” is at the mic. Gen-X. Claims he’s a millennial. White. CIS man. He says, “The black man on …

 

Amy Souza and Anya Mayer

Amy Souza and Anya Mayer

Anya Mayer Inspiration Piece Something Else By Amy Souza Response We used to be something else Jagged edges tucked together Beauty in the wear Lucky attachment I dreamed of more But needed to survive When you …

 

Amy Souza and
Lisa Kilhefner

Amy Souza and
Lisa Kilhefner

Lisa Kilhefner Inspiration Piece One Time or Another By Amy Souza Response Feathered energy Whirlwind of white sky Listen for what the page wants And then oblige What wasn’t there now exists Lonely anger, yellow …

 

Channie Greenberg
and Ash Martins

Channie Greenberg
and Ash Martins

Channie Greenberg Response Final Call By Ash Martins Inspiration piece “Oh, isn’t it divine?” Beatriz queried, her eyes bright as always, despite the perilous finality before them. “Why yes, yes it’s …

 

Jenny Forrester
and Jennifer Fendya

Jenny Forrester
and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya “And then…” Inspiration piece Jenny Forrester Response She had her way with me in ways I didn’t want but agreed to via silence and acceptance. Acquiescences. Resignations. You know. You’ve …

 

Susan B and Kamika Cooper

Susan B and Kamika Cooper

Susan B “Dreaming” digital photography Response   You Did By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece thank you for all the things you taught me for all the smiles you brought me stopping to say hello even though didn’t …

 

Kamika Cooper and Susan B

Kamika Cooper and Susan B

Susan B “Portal” digital photography Inspiration piece   Rendezvous By Kamika Cooper Response i never understood how love could be forbidden as if what exists between you and me is anyone else’s business or concern as …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Jonathan Ottke

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Jonathan Ottke

Sun and Flower Jonathan Ottke Inspiration Earthy Lapis Kathleen Finn Jordan Response The seeds sleep Closeted in cold, damp soil Recovering strength sapped by red-hot days Of summer sun snorting their fragrance, licking their …

 

Ash Martins and
Channie Greenburg

Ash Martins and
Channie Greenburg

Channie Greenberg “Bewildering Shopper” Inspiration piece Bewildered Shopper By Ash Martins Response Farm-fresh flowers and what else? Damn forgotten list. Ah! Bark, twigs and grass. —————————————— Note: All of the art, writing, and music on …

 

Rusty Lynn and Ray Sharp

Rusty Lynn and Ray Sharp

Love’s Journey Takes Me Thru a Dark Forest, Painting by Rusty Lynn Response   Barn Dance, Poem by Ray Sharp Inspiration Piece You told me Rilke described love as a winding path through …

 

Ray Sharp and Rusty Lynn

Ray Sharp and Rusty Lynn

High Tech Head, Painting by Rusty Lynn Inspiration Piece   Xavi at the Mall, Flash Fiction by Ray Sharp Response Xavi 248.655.ESP was seeing two Annas, Anna 176.323.RUS and Anna …

 

Elizabeth Steinglass and Elisabeth Mazzilli

Elizabeth Steinglass and Elisabeth Mazzilli

Elisabeth Mazzilli Inspiration Piece   night crossing fireflies signaling the moon   Elizabeth Steinglass Response   —————————————————— Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to the person who created it. Copying …

 

Dominic Mazzilli and Diane Mayr

Dominic Mazzilli and Diane Mayr

Dominic Mazzilli Response Diane Mayr “New England Beach” Inspiration piece New England Beach Icy waters steal one’s breath. Every surface shimmers. Pier fries in a paper cone splashed with cider vinegar. Sloshing cups of chunky …