A new issue is published! Word Catalyst Magazine! It's chock full of stories, poems, photographs, and artwork and it's free! You won't find a better evening's diversion than when snuggling up with Word Catalyst...well, I know it's hard to snuggle up with a computer, but you'll manage, won't you?
A snippet from my column:
To be a window washer is to be a shadow. You hover on the edge looking in, taken for granted. A dumb animation on the other side of a glass pane, you are there for unguarded moments, moments people would never speak about or reveal to you normally. Yet there you are, seeing all. Soon you disappear, never be thought of again...carrying precious observations with you in the folds of your drying cloth, a glimpse into lives and secrets, elusive and ephemeral as the air itself. That was how it was for Tom Brady the day he saw Brenda Farley turn into Sarah Thompson.
He didn't know her by those names, of course. But he saw the brunette secretary slip into the powder room and emerge again as a blond. Running his squeegee down the glass, he stared between quick swipes as the woman changed her pale pink lipstick to blood red and pulled open her top buttons to give more exposure to her breasts. She kicked off flat pumps and squeezed her feet into spike heels, next hiking up her skirt to halfway up her shapely thigh.