The Point Pleasant Writers Guild writes about many things.
How would you like it if your home were invaded by a very inconsiderate guest whose perfume left you feeling nauseous, whose late hours kept you awake, and whose company is best left untested? Members of the Point Pleasant Writers Guild will not be offended if Max Price does not introduce them to his house guest, Mr. P.U. Skunk.
In addition to hearing Max’s poem entitled “Late Sleeper”, a recent meeting of the Guild also included a rather comical poem by April Pyles entitled “Housework”, a necessary evil that one must perform if one is not to have other unwanted house guests; for example, roaches and rodents.
Marilyn Clarke read her essay entitled “Fiction?” in which she composes stories as she travels. At every turn during a trip, long or short, there is something to be curious about, so Marilyn makes up stories as she goes along. Because of this, she suffers the opposite of “writer’s block.” So many stories fill her mind, it’s hard to know the difference between fiction and non-fiction.
Feryle Lawrence read her essay “Before Integration” about the time she moved to Florida from her home in Kentucky. One day she took a bus to work, sat in the last row of seats and became absorbed in a book. Imagine her surprise when, at the end of the ride, she looked up to see herself surrounded by smiling, black faces. Unknowingly, she had taken one of their seats, but they weren’t upset. Quite the opposite.
Last but not least, Patrecia Gray read her essay entitled “A Time to Cry, a Time to Laugh.” After enduring excruciating pain which felt like near-death while giving birth to her first child, her suffering turned to joy at the sight of her newborn baby. As a result of her experience, Patrecia was able to relate in a small way to the excruciating pain that Jesus suffered as he died upon the cross.
For those who would enjoy listening to Patrecia via radio, she has a program entitled “Just Thinking” every Saturday morning on WEMM, 107.9 FM, from 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Her broadcast is taken from her book, “Jesus, Who Is He?” from the time of His conception to the time of His death and beyond.
Also attending the meeting were Sue Underwood, Joe Ingerick, and Carol Newberry.
The Point Pleasant Writers Guild meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mason County Library. If you have an interest in sharing your stories, songs, essays, poems, or plays, please feel free to join them. Contact information includes the Guild’s blog: ppwritersguild.blogspot.com. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Club Member April Pyles.