Recent Reviews for Karen L Wilson
Recipes for Survival: Stories of Hope and Healing. (Book) - 8/9/2012 8:14:31 PM|
Sad, but interesting. Who would've known. I put it in my library.
Gaining a Sense of Self (Book) - 12/29/2011 5:37:51 PM
I enjoyed reading Theresa Potts'positive review of my book.She is the first reviewer to comment on the front cover. She accurately interpreted the sketch, which coincidentally was my own self portrait I had drawn in 1988 for an art class.
My reason for writing the memoir was to inform others who had lived similar lives that, on looking back, you notice the highs as well as the lows in life. Sixty years ago most people refused to report signs of child abuse, thinking 'It was not their business.'
Fortunately times have changed and people are becoming increasingly aware of their civic duty to report crimes against children. For child abuse victims the writing down of their story can be cathartic and frequently helps with long-term healing. it is also a reference for psychologists and counselors who treat adult victims of child abuse.
Incidentally I was so chuffed to read about my 'impeccable grammar'.
Thank you Theresa for your insightful review.
Karen Laura-Lee Wilson
Doggy Doings and Other Matters (Short Story) - 5/9/2013 2:22:47 AM
very cool story
Butt Out (Short Story) - 12/19/2012 5:19:02 AM
this one is well written and very interesting
Innocents Abroad in Tasmania (Short Story) - 4/20/2012 7:10:40 AM
A wonderful memory of quite an adventure for two friends. Thank you for sharing.
Perfect Day (Short Story) - 11/28/2011 1:18:57 PM
great story. glad he had his favorite breaky. well written
Perfect Day (Short Story) - 11/27/2011 3:18:09 PM
beautiful story. allowed for the sad, sweet memories of having my own friend "placed asleep"-dogs offer so much companionship and love and...laughs. ( the right side of your story was cut off, so missed a few words, but still knew what was being told) blessed are those wth a friend in four legs!
Reminiscences of Thedbo Village, New South Wales (Short Story) - 9/20/2011 6:55:41 PM
Great Story Karen. Almost felt like I was there on the slopes.
Life in the Fast Lane (Short Story) - 9/10/2011 8:24:01 AM
yikes, your story shifted from one interesting account to ...a kind of morbidly disgusting one-HOW FUN! what interesting memories of what sounds like a most interesting life. as to the murder?
Chokos, Draino and Survival (Short Story) - 9/3/2011 4:52:15 PM
I started reading this story and I could not stop, it made me more curious about how the children were going to get rid of that horrible vine."
Your stories are well written and I really enjoy them.
Ode to Rain (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 11:10:10 AM
Just think about it. Much of the pure, fresh water we get free from the sky––already purified by mother nature. While this precious life-giving source can be poisoned by chemicals in the air, it is still the only source of water for much of the planet's fauna and flora. Let it rain. Let it rain.
Ode to Rain (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 5:05:50 AM
O de rain :)
I do love how you have described this rain...
Here it isn't parched but it falls beautifully
both that throated song you describe and heaviness
which is lovely...
Love and Light
Ode to Rain (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 4:55:34 AM
I too, love the rain. I'm sure the birds and insects and all animals are glad to see rain after so many months without it.
Memento (Poetry) - 2/27/2013 8:35:29 AM
yes it does ignite my imagination-lovely
Memento (Poetry) - 2/6/2013 10:05:30 PM
A penetrating vision of time's transience illustrating the infinite value of every passing moment which flashes by and dies, settling into memory for a little while.
Memento (Poetry) - 2/6/2013 2:38:11 PM
Quite interesting and I must say one that piques the
Love and Light
Memento (Poetry) - 2/6/2013 11:09:28 AM
What a lovely story! It's too bad your husband didn't see the humor in his childhood fantasies.
Memento (Poetry) - 2/5/2013 8:23:35 PM
Ah, I see something here! I have such a box buried. I understand.
Destiny Beckons (Poetry) - 10/21/2012 11:11:26 AM
Destiny Beckons (Poetry) - 8/4/2012 2:11:05 PM
well Karen I liked your poem and I do hope you will write more
Destiny Beckons (Poetry) - 9/19/2011 9:50:33 AM
Very touching write.