There is something about stories…

Mar 9th, 2016 Micro Fiction, Musings Alison.Strachan 3 min read

There is something about stories that entwine us together In knots that can hold us in comfort, With bows that can be too hard to undo, that might strangle us, Until we are fighting against them.   Our stories are fragments of a much larger story; One of this planet, this race, this generation, this community, this person. Our friendships are made up of stories…

Dreaming is Essential

Jun 13th, 2015 Inspiration, Musings, Uncategorized, Writing and Creativity Alison.Strachan 2 min read

This blog was originally designed to lead my readers through the rough waters of writing, when I was wading knee deep in words that were swimming gleefully around me ready for me to pluck from the shallows, and when I was battling storms where the way ahead was so dark and full of fury that it didn’t seem like I would see it through to…

Some musings on truth

Mar 17th, 2015 Musings, Writing and Creativity Alison.Strachan 5 min read

Truth. Such a loaded term. At first it conjures the idea of a younger version of ourselves, at a time in our life when we are learning what it means to be honest, roiling between admitting fault and standing up for ourselves, about finding out we are fallible. It brings back the little decisions we’d made as children (there are always a few that stand…