Tag Archives: Gabrielle Burns

Bowens: An Elegy to a Village

When the annals of Jamaica are written the village of Bowens will be but a footnote; overwhelmed by the tide of time and relentless economic progress. As life emerges from death, so too did New Bowens, a housing scheme, supplant … Continue reading

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Giving thanks…

I suppose that it is a very good thing that I’m in a position to be startled by my lack of presence here at this website this month.  I began enthusiastically, and thought that things would grow from there, but … Continue reading

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Becoming a Leader

Take heed, but have hope, Myself; you are becoming a leader. Learn that dreams are fragile, and destiny, fluid. I witnessed at first hand the horror of my fear. I stared into the abyss of an uncertain future as my … Continue reading

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Croatian Translations

A page of Croatian translations? Can you believe that? Oddly enough, I can for as this site has evolved it has occurred to me that a major part of my enjoyment of this endeavour, and my life so far, has … Continue reading

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Letters from a Stalker

Letters from a Stalker – Gabrielle Burns “How long have you been receiving these letters?” Det. Anton Judge asked the distraught woman seated in the visitor chair in his office. “About three months,” she replied, clenching her fist and raising … Continue reading

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The Editor

The Editor – Gabrielle Burns “There are times in one’s life when one feels blessed to be less than perfect,” Marielle typed to the man whom she thought of as The Editor. “This is one such time; since, if my … Continue reading

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Life’s Wishes Questioned

I have dreamed the impossible, and it is happening. So why am I angry with life’s longed-for turns? Forgiving myself though I dropped the baton. Can’t immortality come in many subtle guises? Postponing my fix, despite the longing. Will I … Continue reading

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Fertile Ground

Fallow is the ground on which my anger lies. It is pointless to rage against the waves of regret. But I judge you, even as I forgive your fulsome praise of my most meaningless qualities, While ignoring my vast potential, … Continue reading

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Raising Her Voice

How can a woman with no face have a voice? When draped in silk or defaced by acid, she speaks to us of her man’s attempts to exert a mythical power. When distorted through blows she cries out for help … Continue reading

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Gallery IV – Orchid Studies

Detail from orchid planter.   Orchid study I Orchid study II Orchid study III Quirky! I think that flowers are beautiful, so this collection of orchid studies will grow in time… I can promise you that.  When I think of … Continue reading

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