Author Archives: Lisa U

About Lisa U

Intensely interested in all kinds of things. Loving life. Looking closely. Always on duty.

The long dark

The silence is uneasy. Why don’t the birds don’t sing here? I can see tattered bits of sky above, but the sun doesn’t reach me. Have I always been so tiny? Has there ever been another way?

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The Inner Calm

…And all around the world carried on. There was noise and commotion and chaos. There were crimes and there were miracles, and the wind tore away. He did not know it.

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120 Haikus Part 2

At 11:00 on Sunday night I cranked out the last of my hourly haikus for the Twitter Fiction Festival. It was a lot of fun but by the end I was really looking forward to catching up on all the … Continue reading

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120 Haikus – part 1

My ongoing contribution to the Twitter Fiction Festival is a collection of 120 haikus; one for each hour (posted on the hour) of the five day festival. I’m a little over half-way through now and boy, am I tired! I’m … Continue reading

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The Mine

It’s -20C outside, but by the time I set my pack down I’m sweating and thirsty. I have to take a seat in the snow before I’m able to continue. A wall of thick white ice greets me at the … Continue reading

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The Sky at Night

Someone once told me “Set your sights on the stars!” At first I wasn’t entirely convinced that this was a wise idea. Then, someone else assured me that it was, indeed, sound advice. It may have been Oprah. I’m really … Continue reading

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The Road Behind

I left fresh tracks in the snow behind me as I walked down the old dirt road. The frigid air chewed at the tip of my nose with its tiny sharp teeth. The sun was just trying to push through … Continue reading

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Nothing is More Beautiful than Me.

  Nothing is more beautiful than me. My laughter rings out like a hundred tiny bells or blares like a fog horn, depending on my mood. Sometimes I do it when I’m nervous. You wish you had hair like mine. … Continue reading

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Looming

The first post!  How many times can you edit a piece before the whole exercise loses meaning?  At some point you have to push it out the door, cross your fingers, and hope it will make it in the world … Continue reading

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