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Prose & Poetry
  • Published
    March 2, 2012

    On being ‘laid low’

    This past weekend I caught a bug, or rather, it caught me. It really laid me down quite low, 'Twas never meant to be I couldn't really say 'How come?' That might cause a commotion. So best to suffer 'til I'm well, and take another potion.

  • Published
    March 2, 2012

    LiveCell, chapter three, section three

    This is the eighth installment of the novel "LiveCell" by Belfast author Eric Green. You can find the previous installments on VillageSoup.com (Soup Select subscribers only). LiveCell is also available in local stores or from online bookstores. To learn more about the LiveCell contest and win cash or artwork, go to cadentpublishing.com/contest. In the last installment, Mary and Garland drove to Jake's pool hall ...

  • Published
    February 24, 2012

    LiveCell, Chapter Three, Section Two

    This is the seventh installment of the novel "LiveCell" by Belfast author Eric Green. You can find the previous installments on VillageSoup.com (Soup Select subscribers only). "LiveCell" is also available in local stores or from online bookstores. To learn more about the "LiveCell" contest and win cash or artwork, go to cadentpublishing.com/contest. In the last installment, Mary found Garland, surrounded by ...

  • Published
    February 16, 2012

    LiveCell

    This is the fifth installment of the novel "LiveCell" by Belfast author Eric Green. You can find the previous installments on VillageSoup.com (Soup Select subscribers only). "LiveCell" is also available in local stores or from online bookstores. To learn more about the LiveCell contest and win cash or artwork, go to cadentpublishing.com/contest. In the last installment, Jay Chevalier had just led Wendell out of ...

  • Published
    February 16, 2012

    LiveCell, Chapter 3, Part 1

    This is the sixth installment of the novel "LiveCell" by Belfast author Eric Green. Find the previous installments on VillageSoup.com (Soup Select subscribers only). "LiveCell" is also available in local stores or from online bookstores. To learn more about the "LiveCell" contest and win cash or artwork, go to cadentpublishing.com/contest. In the last installment, Jay Chevalier demonstrated his radical invention ...

  • Published
    February 16, 2012

    Home again

    Home again, oh happy day! We say, "no more we'll go astray" But, months will pass and suddenly, we'll get that urge New places to see So, off again, perhaps who knows, far south Tis fun, tho' miss the winter's snows. Marion S. Hall, the Bard from the Base of Battie, lived the first part of her life in Camden, and then moved to Rockland, where she now resides at age 95.

  • Published
    January 22, 2012

    LiveCell

    This is the fourth installment of the thriller "LiveCell," written by Belfast author Eric Green. Find the previous installments on VillageSoup.com (Soup Select) or cadentpublishing.com. "LiveCell" is also available in local stores or from any online bookstore. To join the contest, go to cadentpublishing.com. Chapter Two, Part One Mary greeted Manuel at the front desk — that ever-present whiff of cologne or hair ...

  • Published
    December 30, 2011

    Writers talk

    Steven D. Powell, of Thomaston recently published his first novel via Maine Authors Publishing in Rockland, quite a coup for someone who is just now, in his 50s, working on his bachelor's degree in English. Q: What was your primary inspiration for "Patch Scratching" — it seems to have some autobiographical underpinnings? A: The prologue is a short story I wrote for a college English class a few years ago. The ...

  • Published
    December 17, 2011

    LiveCell (prologue, first half)

    Occasionally something that changes our world is discovered quietly, without reporters or cameras, without showing up on the Internet or in a newspaper, without being witnessed. The invention is even missed by the usual corporate radar and remains hidden for some time because the inventor isn't willing to share it. The inventor wants complete control. Jay Chevalier glanced around the room though no one else was ...

  • Published
    December 12, 2011

    LiveCell

    Prologue continued… There was a wood stove with chinks in the iron drum revealing hot ember, a dry sink with a galvanized pail of river water next to it, a yellow enameled breakfast table and two rusted chrome chairs with most of the rubber feet missing, a half-loft with a steep ladder and a mattress. A Pyrex pot steamed on the table. The old man poured the hot liquid into two thick mugs, gestured for Jay to ...

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