Human: an anthology exploring what it means

Human is an anthology of short stories and poems exploring the human condition, social mores and normative behaviors.

What does it mean to be Human? Scientists, psychologists, theologians and others have asked this question since the beginning. In this anthology, The Writing Journey offers a collection of creative reflections on the ever-changing prism we call the human experience.  What are the edges of being human? These stories and poems plumb those boundaries, some with the lightness of ironic humor and some with the heavy despair of reality.  Enjoy these writers as they explore the many facets of love, family, friendship, growing up, growing old, death and dying, our fears, our needs, our alienations, and our aspirations.  Or can we define human at the edges of our relationships between and among species, humans and technology?

The Writing Journey is publishing online this collection of flash fiction stories and poems, edited by Tim Yao, Mary O’Brien Glatz and Melinda Borucki and featuring stories and poems by Tanasha MartinArah KoMary O’Brien GlatzTodd HoganElaine FisherTim YaoKeshia Nowden, Melinda BoruckiAna KoulourisEd Pongklub, and Stephanie Ewing. An e-book form of the anthology will be made available this spring.


The 2016 Writing Journey

The 2016 Writing Journey is shaping up. We have about fifty active members and the framework for a strong year in 2016, having gained in November two new sponsors: the Woodridge Public Library and the Glen Ellyn Public Library. They will provide us with room resources for our workshops and events, all of which continue to be free and open to the public.

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Our general meetings:

Date Time Library What
January 23, 2016 Noon-4 pm Woodridge General meeting
February 27, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting
March 5, 2016 1-4 pm Glen Ellyn Shakespeare Reader’s  Theatre
March 19, 2016 Noon-4 pm Woodridge General meeting
April 23, 2016 Noon-4 pm Woodridge General meeting
May 21, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting
June 4, 2016 1:30-4:30 pm Woodridge Writer’s Voice Workshop (requires registration; limited to 18 participants)
June 18, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting
September 17, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting

It looks like we will do another short story anthology project (the Journey’s seventh) in 2016. Current front runner anthology themes are heroes and legends or fairy tales.

Sam McAdams will be leading our third annual Editing Path.

Voices from the Dark


The original release date for the latest Writing Journey anthology (I have a story in it!) was going to be today. It actually came out a couple of days ago, but either way, it’s available! In time for the holidays! Woohoo!

Here’s a little information about our anthology, Voices from the Dark:

Within each of us lies a darkness. A deep, unnerving essence that lurks at the fringes of our consciousness.

Eleven members of the Writing Journey set out to explore the darkness that lies in all of us. The Writing Journey beckons you to experience their darkness.

You can order the print book directly from CreateSpace here or from Amazon here.

There should eventually be an e-book available as well. If you’re waiting for that to happen, please let me know (comments below would be great!) so I can poke and prod the powers-that-be to make it happen.