The Secrets the Land Kept

Chris and Sue had never been entirely sure who owned the field that ran beyond their back garden, but it had never been used for anything as far as they knew. Lately someone had been keeping a horse down there and when Sue was walking one afternoon and she stopped to pet the graceful beast,…

I wonder what you see…

#WonderFold is a monthly feature that includes a prompt-based writing challenge one month, followed by the publication of a winning response the next month.  INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to…

Resistance is Futile

We pull up outside the house and look over at this pale sandstone building in the corner. A For Sale sign leans to the right and trees bend in from the left. It’s an odd looking house. Small church-like windows dot the stone as the structure seems to taper off as it gets higher. The…

Wonderfold Winner

a response to February’s #Wonderfold Prompt Our winner this month is Marietta McGregor with her piece Clear-felled! Thank you to all who submitted, we had so many amazing pieces of work that is was very difficult to choose. Enjoy the reading and stay tuned for the next Wonderfold prompt! Clear-felled Red mud the colour of matted fur….

Where Do You Read?

This summer, we’ll be kicking off a campaign dreamed up by our Sarah that asks (and hopefully answers) the question: Where do you read? The column will run on Wednesdays with photos, live interviews, reader profiles, etc. that explore all the options modern readers have for getting their fix.

The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange in Leeds is a beautiful Victorian building, designed in 1861 by Cuthbert Brodrick and opened in 1863 as a trading floor for the sale of corn wheat, barley, hops, beans, pees, and seeds. This circular stone building has an unusual spherical roof that pokes out like a great grey spring shoot from…

I wonder what you see…

#WonderFold is a monthly feature that includes a prompt-based writing challenge one month, followed by the publication of a winning response the next month.  INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to…

Now Available: A YEAR UNFOLDING

A Year Unfolding is a haiku collection by Debbie Strange that celebrates the changing seasons in Canada, with each poem written in Carolingian hand by JS Graustein before digitizing.

(b)ring in the New Year

I would like to invite all our readers, team members, authors and anyone else interested to come together this year and create a community of people who can dream, write, encourage and love! Not just within our little world here on this blog, but out there in the real world. Folded Word is about bringing…

Wonderfold Winners

a response to January’s #WonderFold prompt So we have two winners to celebrate! Thank you to all who submitted, everyone’s work was wonderful and remember to keep submitting! Buzz-Sparkle-Shot buzz sparkle shot – rich dark sweet sweet – precious luxury – condensation of company – patina of burnished wood – smooth smooth cream froth – jangling…

The Workshop

Nikki stood at around twenty-five past twelve in the circle. That is if you took Patricia, who was leading the group, to be 12 o’clock and everyone else to be the numbers and times that followed her. And Nikki did. Twenty-five past twelve, she thought. It was a good place to stand because she was…