The Inspirational Portrait of Madame X

My fascination for John Singer Sargent, the 19th century American portraitist, started in the fall of 2018, on a rainy day. The Manhattan gloomy sky and the chilly temperatures were the perfect excuse to meander the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum. Upon arrival, I checked the docent guided tours on offer that day and opted … Continue reading The Inspirational Portrait of Madame X

The Seagull

The white-winged seagulls hovering over our neighborhood rooftops never fail to surprise me. Their characteristic, shrilly ha-ha-ha alarm call are a daily reminder that the ocean is close by. After his first and only trip to New York City, in 1946, Albert Camus wrote: 'Parfois, au-delĂ  des gratte-ciels, le cri d'un remorqueur vous surprend dans votre … Continue reading The Seagull

Vignettes of Life

I am happy to announce that Vignettes of Life, my third book, a collection of short and flash fiction stories is now available in digital and paperback formats. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CD4X9BL Happy reading, Grateful to all my readers, Evelyne

Where does your inspiration come from?

I've been asked that question many times. My friend and mentor Deanna wonders if I am a writer or a Chameleon. My friend Arthur and I can't have a decent conversation without coming up with some story outline. My friend Justin calls me 'the idea generator' and my husband encourages me to work on one … Continue reading Where does your inspiration come from?

Blindly Outraged

Left eye. Blindness, acquired. These four words, stamped on my medical records and nonchalantly tossed around by doctors and nurses never fail to tick me off. These four, plain little words don't do me or my eye justice. And one, in particular, is used erroneously. Acquired. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary (around since 1828), to … Continue reading Blindly Outraged