A storm came through the other night. Things can move fast here. There’s one type of Florida storm that crops up in the afternoon, in the middle of a perfectly blue sky […]
Campbell, Rick, Sometimes the Light. Charlotte, NC: Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2022. If you’re a fan of travel narratives, I recommend the essays in Sometimes the Light by Rick Campbell, a […]
On the second to the last day of October it was finally chilly enough to light a fire and sit outside with my feet in fuzzy socks, crammed in their flip flops. […]
Here at The Gloria Sirens, we’re thrilled to share that our own Siren Susan Lilley has been chosen as the first Poet Laureate of Orlando, Florida. Here’s one of her gorgeous poems; […]
Tornadoes were the weather danger where I grew up. Illinois’ flat country is like that perfectly made bed that your dog just has to mess up—irresistible to tornadoes. When the sky turned […]
As my 30s came to an end I became anxious about this lack of constancy, and blamed it for my husband’s disappearance from my life. “To know who you are,” Carson McCullers once said. “You have to have a place to come from.” How could I expect someone else to know me if I didn’t know myself?
Here at The Gloria Sirens, we get to celebrate the successes of our sister writers. Today it’s Siren Susan Lilley’s turn. Her short-short story (essay? prose poem?), “Delmonicos,” won honorable mention in […]
Most tourists who visit Central Florida are seeking the quintessential, happy-go-lucky day with Mickey. But there’s another tourist mecca tucked away in the woods less than an hour northeast of Disney that […]