Circa 1973 (age thirteen) © Elsa Wolf

Lost All alone, standing in the meadow, in the wind, thinking of times past and times to come. As she stood there, she started to think of the surrounding nature. It seemed so free, not having to wonder about anything. But this was not true.

Short Story – The Babies, 1950 ©Elsa Wolf

*This short story helped me formulate aspects of my published novel. It was originally a version of the prologue, but I changed in the final version. Please enjoy this rendition and find my completed novel on Amazon: Buried Truths, A Daughter’s Tale…

The Handmaid’s Tale, Thoughts…

My first experience with Margaret Atwood (Canadian) was the film of The Handmaid’s Tale in 1990, and more recently through a MasterClass.com lecture series and the remake in a series on Hulu (2017). It’s amazing the number of written works she’s produced; fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s stories (over 40 since 1961). Some publisher/instructors say to…

A Short Story – Memories Of Mommy Dee © Elsa Wolf

Elaine drove down a residential road lined with aspen trees, their leaves had turned into the orange and yellow of autumn. As a child she didn’t know the road’s name, but now she knew it to be called Bryce Street. Memories flooded into the front of her consciousness. The events of these memories shaped her…

Téa Obreht

Téa Obreht’s personal journey really impressed me on a U-Tube video during the Library of Congress 2020 National Book Festival. The connection I felt brought tears to my eyes. She’s a novelist who was born in the former Yugoslavia and had to move to Syria with her family. She learned how to speak English by…

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

A very difficult subject to tackle; abortion from the point of view of many characters. I created a chart to keep track of everyone. The author did a great job with the individual stories and their reasoning for having or not having an abortion. I hadn’t selected this book on my own, it was part…