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Author : Alma Alexander

Alma Alexander is a novelist, anthologist and short story writer who currently shares her life between the Pacific Northwest of the USA (where she lives with her husband and two cats) and the wonderful fantasy worlds of her own imagination. Born in a country which no longer exists on the maps, she has lived and worked in seven countries on four continents (and in cyberspace!), and the story of her life so far has included climbing mountains, diving in coral reefs, flying small planes, swimming with dolphins, touching two-thousand-year-old tiles in a gate out of Babylon.

My Mother’s Salt

      Two years ago or so, my mother, who was already mostly blind from macular degeneration and was suffering from increasing physical frailty

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The Mystery of Spoons

We all have a cutlery drawer in the kitchen, right? Well, mine is weird. The forks partition has the six forks that came as the

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An Exclusive Club

So, I just joined a very exclusive club – one which I never thought anything I wrote would get anywhere near. People, a county in

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The January Read 2024

So another year has rolled by.  If you haven’t strolled past here before there’s a tiny bit of backstory to get through. Mysteries are so

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The Month of Cats

For the last four feline residents of this house, December has been the Coming Home month. The Month of Cats began when I fell in

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Time enough…

oh lord, it’s time to go running around changing all the clocks again. Look some people are afraid of the dark. I get it. That

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The Five Levels of Grief

Photo by Marek Studzinski on Unsplash There are levels of looking into that void, the emptiness when you have lost somebody — something — that

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Re-pair…

  A friend recently and relatively artlessly started talking to me about this OTHER firend that she has – he’s in his early seventies, he’s

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The Naming of Cars

Look, I name EVERYTHING. OK?I have nicknames for gadgets in the house, all the time. I’m in line with the “Naming of Cats” thing from

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The Croning

So, I just has a birthday. A big on the big six-oh. It may or may not have been an official gateway to Cronehood but

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The Nature of Grief

You can have many kinds of grief. You can grieve the loss of a job, a dream, even things (accidentally dropping and smashing a favourite

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