Alice Off the Grid

In which Alice exclaims “Off with her cell phone! Off with her wifi!” and finds herself off the grid for five wonder-full days in Maine. If you like Random Acts of Writing, you’ll love…LOOK UP! Buy it today! Photos ©2015, Jen Payne, at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and downtown Boothbay Harbor.

The Time Has Come, the Walrus Said, to Talk of Many Things

The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright — And this was odd, because it was The middle of the night. The moon was shining sulkily, Because she thought the sun Had got no business to be there After […]

In which Alice falls and we wonder…

Could she ever imagine this Adventure? In those love-dormant dreams, could she fathom what would become of her lost little heart waiting for the likes of him to take her someplace different? Did she stare into that Looking Glass in shock and disbelief, the whisper of wings at her back. Were they flying pigs or […]

In Which Alice Returns

Hard as she tried, she could no longer hear the waves, and the light from the Captain’s house was missing. The four ravens had ended their conversation, and she was sure, if she looked, there would be no seals. Photo & Words ©2014, Jen Payne

Dear Alice…

Oh Alice. There are some who would call us lewd, my kindred, for our admiration of these dome-capped sentinels, our arduous prostrations somehow deviant (or provocative). Oh Alice. Still others will point to dear Lewis’ penchant for their psychotropic disposition as reason for your very existence, and for my own fascination here, too. Oh Alice. […]