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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!

Riding the Summer Wave

I am now 74 years old, It is hard to know how to surf the wild waves of this summer. I don’t really surf. I am speaking metaphysically. Today I feel very nostalgic for all the years that have ebbed … Continue reading

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Tidal Pools

The beauty of water is that it is an element we need, but one in which we cannot live. We stand ankle deep in tidal pools , feeling safe, or swimming in oceans where creatures beyond our comprehension dwell. In … Continue reading

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Rubber Truth

I always say I never write about myself when I pass something along as fiction. Of course all our writing comes out of what we observe and learn and feel of life. Therefore I am stretching the truth like a … Continue reading

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Stripping Away the Cliches

I am uninterested in syrupy expressions .  I do  not want to compose cheap cards to the world about the benefits of love and country when so much of the earth is in pain. We are afraid of raw words.  … Continue reading

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One Picture/A Thousand Words

People in wheelchairs being pulled and lifted out of the hallways of the Capitol —our house as well as the men with offices there!–is truly disturbing. The health bill which trashes the most vulnerable is being protested at great risk … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

My father was an angry sad man. He tried not to be, but he was bitter that his life did not go the way he wished. He said he loved us, but we always irritated him with our laughter and … Continue reading

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Sounds in the Dark

We live near a place where many people suffered and died. Sometimes in the night there are sighs that come to wake me or even screams. Many would say I was hearing ghosts or just losing my real hearing. What … Continue reading

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