We publish writing by course participants on a regular basis in the spirit of sharing life experiences with others. Each piece is original work by Life Righting Collective course participants – from the pen and from the heart. We want to showcase authentic voices that we hope will inspire you to write your own stories and buy our anthology, This is How It Is, as well as other books by our members. Scroll down to read our stories.

AIDAN THE VANISHING CHILD

Having settled one-year-old Erik for his rest, I went to find Aidan. I unsuccessfully hunted the house, then into the garden I walked, calling and looking. In the middle of a newly-dug flower [...]

RONALD, THE GATE AND THE GUN

Ron and Phyllis are a struggling couple in their late 70s. Until recently they lived directly opposite me in our quiet, friendly suburban street. Well, mostly quiet and friendly during the twenty [...]

DEPRESSION | I AM A LEAKING BOTTLE

Depression refuses to be a pretty poem It bullies my lines and stanzas And gives my beautiful images the middle finger It doesn’t want to be subjected to any reflections or rhyme It won’t sit on [...]