Meet the author and much-in-demand editor, David Antrobus.… Read More INTERVIEW: DAVID ANTROBUS
by Kyrian Lyndon
“It is those of us who have been broken that become experts at mending.”
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual.” —HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Feature photo credit: Carodean Road Designs… Read More HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM BRAVE WINGS MAGAZINE!
Meet delightful children’s author, Kimberly Hoffman, as she shares her magical joy with the world!
by David Antrobus
Photo credit: David Antrobus
Hallowed be her name.
When she first came here—the skin beneath her hazel eyes smeared as if an artist had been learning charcoal, the eyes themselves almost pitiless—we called her Trashy, soon shortened to Trash. We meant nothing bad by that. “Trash panda” was a nickname for raccoons, and that was all we meant. But Trash—Raylene—heard only bad. Today we’d call it slut-shaming, only we weren’t slut-shaming anyone. Yet she felt slut-shamed.… Read More MIGHT NEVER HAPPEN
by Amy Henry Photo credit: izzyplante
“What people call serendipity sometimes is just having your eyes open.”—Jose Manuel Barroso
Since college days, my life has been filled with cats. There’s Phoebe, a tortoiseshell cat who napped atop my turntable; StarBaby, a calico who cleaned out the bottom of my yogurt cartons and then lined up the empties in the bathroom; Maggie, a stray I “adopted” from the Boston pizzeria that fed her; Tia Maria, an opinionated, affectionate gray with a “hint of beige”—also mother of Brutus and Jasmine, both brown tigers. And Francesca, a tiny, gray long-haired kitten who was terrified of most everything, but loved Brutus and followed him everywhere.… Read More I ALWAYS WANTED AN ORANGE KITTEN
by Kyrian Lyndon Photo by Carli Jeen
Years ago, I thought I had accepted that life was unfair. Coming to terms with that somehow unburdened me. It cured me forever of the “why me’s.” What it didn’t seem to cure me of, however, is the “why anyone?” With countless people suffering all over the world, I have spent the past couple of years feeling anxious, feeling frustrated.… Read More I CAN NEVER AGAIN FORGET TO BE GRATEFUL
Photo credit: Victoria Smith
Note – These photos, from the photographer’s recent travels, have been kindly shared with Brave Wings Magazine. All rights reserved.… Read More BEAUTIFUL PLACES
by James Gault Even though I am male, I like to think of myself as a feminist. That is not to say that I believe men and women are equal. Everyone is different so the idea of equality cannot be anything but a false premise. But I cannot avoid the fact that, in our world,… Read More WOMEN IN LITERATURE – A QUESTION OF POWER
by David Antrobus Is this at all ghostable? Let’s see. We came here after fighting through a swarm of mouths. I met you in the parking lot of a Walmart. Saw you struggling and offered to help and of course you were suspicious and declined. “I just have to do two things and get home,”… Read More EMPTIED