Behind Each Face

Bücher, III
Photo Credit: Irmgard Scheigets, Acrylic, Bücher, III.


…an introduction to a book honoring the story behind each face...



This project was born out of years of stories told, lived, heard.

Stories heard
on planes
in classrooms
in church basements
one-on-one in quiet places
after public events
over coffee
in parks
on the phone.

experienced personally or
along with friends
people next to me
conference participants
–all of whom I love and respect deeply.

You my think you see someone here–
recognize her–
but you will not
except in how she–
her story–
will mirror your own
or that of someone
you love and care about.

So many women’s and girls’ stories
would never see the light of day
(apart from the narrowly confined
context in which they were shared)
were it not for someone–
anyone with an open soul
and an active pen–
to give them life.
Their lives
encourage others’ lives.

So I’m stepping up
taking the leap

…publish a compilation of flash fiction stories dedicated to girls and women, and to those who wish to see them overcome, flourish and thrive…

What you read on this site under Flash Fiction
gives you a preview
a smattering of both pre-edited and edited stories
which will appear in the book

Behind Each Face

For truly,
there are priceless
excruciating and
exhilarating stories
Behind Each Face.

And stay tuned.

27 thoughts on “Behind Each Face

  1. “Behind every face” ~ I love the concept and I wish you all the very best for it! To think about the story which lurks behind every face and understanding and writing about the circumstances which sculpted it as such is a great task. I hope you excel at it 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Alex! I really appreciate the affirmation.
      Thank you for following. I see you’re a writer yourself! Who knows what projects you’ll tackle! All the best to you!


  2. This is a very beautiful entry. I’ve always wanted to tell my story, but I don’t know how. But after reading your post, I realized that it’s the heart that tells the story, neither the pen nor the keyboard. Now I’m inspired 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. Becoming convinced that our story deserves telling is the first hurdle.Once we’re there, we simply tell!
      Wishing you joy in your journeys… to different places in the world, and into the world of words and stories!


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