What Does Anxiety Feel Like?

This post from Salma H on Niume shows photos depicting the feeling of anxiety. Photographer John William Keedy explores themes of anxiety and varied neuroses in his series titled It’s Hardly Noticeable. Examining his own struggles with anxiety over the past nine years and drawing from other mental disorders, the images present an insightful look at behaviors that are deemed “abnormal” while simult read more ...

The Essential Elements Of A Story

This is from the blog on my publishing site, birdcatcherbooks.com. A story is a distinct form of literature, different from a memoir, or an essay, or a descriptive piece. Essentially, a story is someone, somewhere, doing something. Without those three elements, it might be a wonderful piece of writing, but it isn’t a story. “Someone” refers to the character or characters: the ones the story is about. The cha read more ...

Cunningham Dax Exhibition

Barrier Breakers Inc, the charity for which I work, is staging an art exhibition over the next four days. The following is taken from the blog at Barrier Breakers web site, talking about the exhibition. We are delighted to be able to have part of the Cunningham Dax Collection coming to Traralgon for our Art – A Way Out Of The Darkness exhibition. Because of his world wide reputation as a leading psychiatrist and read more ...

Three Birthdays

A Short Story By Grace L. Sutherland   Although a stand-alone story, Three Birthdays is an excerpt from my upcoming novel, Next Year In Huntsville. Sarah, Melanie and Theresa are three very different girls, each in her own way a misfit. A shared birthday binds them together in a friendship that spans almost fifty years and three continents. Set mostly in a country town in Gippsland, Australia, and against a ba read more ...