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Have You Ever Sunk into a Seventeen Foot Deep Tar Pit? I have.

Just kidding. I did NOT actually roll back time, turn into a 20-30 year old Indian woman who lived 2000-3000 years ago, and fall into one of the La Brea tar pits currently located next to the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art. Only one human being has been excavated from the tar pits--and it wasn't me, thank God! I got to make the rounds a bit and see the Alexander Caulder exhibit before my annoying fellow travelers started whining about wanting food, and wanting to leave, and wanting to…See More
Jul 8
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California is Parched

Can't believe how dry the hills are. The narrow little streets of Hollywood Hills were pretty. Like a California version of Bucks County with the cozy nook and cranny feel. Turn a corner into shade and flower, up a hill to a million-dollar sun-room perched on a swan's neck of a post. No dashing single gentleman popped out of his art deco gate to invite me to his backyard barbecue. It will be hundred years of solitude for me, I suppose.
Jul 4
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Good Morning, Snobby Literary Journals

I wonder if their opinion of my writing would change if they knew one of my ancestors was tight w/Whitman? I like the letter online in which Whitman tells Dr.O.K. (my ancestor) that he can't help him get a govt job at his place of employ because of the financial situation there or whatever. That must have sucked for Dr. O.K. Just the way it sucks for me to have such a hard time finding a publisher for Enchantments and Dirty Words. It's funny too how I'd been selling Angels Carry the Sun a…See More
Jul 2
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Files, Files Everywhere

I'm a social worker so I have learned to document relentlessly. The #1 rule of casework is CYA. It's funny that as a caseworker it's direly important to write everything down--you basically live and die by the copier and scanner, but in writing, as a writer, some of the best work you do involves using the delete key. You can save a whole lot of needless editing misery by just hitting that key a couple times. You clean house and then move on to the joy of creating good stuff--you just gotta get…See More
May 30
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Wacky Pack

Nowadays I want--me who always scribbled everything down on paper like some kind of freak--now I want to keep everything off paper and just half-hitched in cyberspace. If it's not concrete, they (those dirty rotten human beings that can't be counted on for anything) can't use it against you later on! That being said,I actually had a really good day in NYC. Sometimes though I would stop and think as I looked at people, "Is that person a scoundrel? Would they sink very, very low at even the…See More
May 10
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Ongoing Obsession with Bed Frames

At bedtime I surf the net for the perfect bed instead of sleeping. Can't find it. Maybe I should start going to antique auctions like I used to. I once saw a wooden (oak, I think) frame carved w/flowers go for $500. That was a high-end auction. I remember the ravenous greed in everyone's eyes as they browsed the room before bidding. The niftiest antique I have from those days is a green coal-burning cook stove--Duchess Atlantic it says on it. Sometimes I picture it floating around in the…See More
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I should write a poem about overtime and bureaucratic blues, but I think I'll fix a sentence in my novel instead.Word of the day: frippery, as in, "I am not wearing my frippery today because we are having a SORT OF casual Friday at the office, and jeans are okay for anyone contributing a buck toward our FUN FUND."wwwphoebewilcox.comSee More
Mar 28
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Do Redheads. . . ?

Sometimes I like to google a word or phrase to see what people out there in the world are thinking about it. When one types, "Do redheads," into Google, one sees a list like this:1. Do redheads go gray?2. Do redheads have a higher tolerance for pain?3. Do redheads have a soul?4. Do redheads have a higher tolerance for drugs?Apparently redheads don't go gray, they go blond, and then white, and it supposedly takes a long time to progress. Also, they're more prone to Tourette's Syndrome than…See More
Mar 24
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Three Poems Written

Staying up way too late for someone who threw a lot of wood around in the rain today. It was:a.) exhilaratingb.) wetc.) a waste of time and just another dumb chored.) a mission from Gode.) all of the aboveAnd I wrote three new poems today. The first is all brand new and the two others were half-written a few years ago, but fixed up just now. I've started my bombardment process. Bombardment = Submission. I don't submit to literary mags. I bombard them. How else do you think you'll ever get…See More
Jan 11
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Give me what I want for X-mas

Am I:a. Selfish and greedyb. Too exhausted to care whose stocking gets stuffed w/whatc. Confused about what holiday it isd. Freaked out that my kids are calling me a witch and trying to kill me by slapping me with a cloth napkine. Looking like a psychotic elff. So glad no one broke his or her finger in the most recent sibling skirmishg. Ready for a six hour nap-a-thonh. Blessed with the manly hands of a logger, thanks woodstoveSee More
Dec 21, 2013
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Home Sick today--my own Private Thanksgiving

Had great plans for Thanksgiving that were completely foiled when I woke up dizzy and nauseated. Battled that for half the day, did manage to throw a turkey in the oven, drag wood in, keep fire going, nap, and--afterwards--get caught up on just the right amount of reading. Drinking fluids thinking maybe I was badly dehydrated? Now I'm having turkey, reheated leftover mashed potatoes and a cut-up apple in bed. It's a simple feast but very good; I roasted the turkey breast down, and it was…See More
Nov 28, 2013
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She Captures the Castle

 Here I am, age ten (?) in a collage with my cat, Brook. The Irish castle battlements are slightly obscuring my groovy knee patches. The island above is in the River Shannon and the soy sauce and candle sticking out of it are courtesy of my cousin's kitchen…See More
Nov 24, 2013
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Nov 12, 2013
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To Play or not to Play?

Should I spend a hundred dollars on lottery tickets like my friend with the fancy red Audi does?a.) Only if I enjoy feeling like a total jackass when someone in Idaho wins the Pennsylvania jackpot. (And by the way, I happen to drive cars until their once-luxurious accessories, like the sun roof, have to be opened with repeated hard jabs of a pen to the operating button--and then you have to cross your fingers that the thing will close when the rain starts.)b.) Only if I'm feeling very…See More
Nov 2, 2013
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Can that Joker Write a Book?

Once in a while I'll meet someone who says, "I should write a book about my life!", meaning that they've been through so much--had such ups and downs, twists and turns, joys and torments, that they feel they should put it all down on paper to entertain the rest of us and make a million bucks. If the person I'm talking to doesn't happen to know I'm a writer, I smile a little Mona Lisa smile and think whatever private thoughts I'm thinking--as to whether or not I believe they could pull off…See More
Oct 30, 2013

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Who I am:
twitter handle: phoebtastic
also on facebook, MySpace, Little Episodes
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Recidivist, poetry chapbook, April 2010 (Lilly Press)
Angels Carry the Sun, novel due out July, 2010 (Lilly Press).
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I've been published in The Chaffey Review, A cappella Zoo, Gloom Cupboard, Sixers Review, Glossolalia, The Northville Review, DeComp, Ascent Aspirations, Ginosko, Wild River Review, River Poets Journal, Blue Collar Review, Word Riot, Fiction at Work, Bartleby-Snopes, The Black Boot, Emprise, Calliope Nerve, The Linnet's Wings, Counterexample Poetics, Shoots and Vines and in various other literary magazines.
My writing is:
Fiction, Poetry
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Services I offer to other writers:
just my love and support!
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
River Poets Journal

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My Brother's Girlfriend will have the Baby Tomorrow

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 8:40pm 0 Comments

It's the moment we've all been waiting for. As long as it doesn't grow up to be a social worker, I will not have lived in vain.

I'm Going to be Just Fine

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:37pm 0 Comments

I've been through all kinds of hell in my life, and below you will find a link describing a certain flavor of some of it.

Narcissistic Relationship Hell in a Nutshell

My new mantra though, is "I would rather have no boyfriend than a bad boyfriend." I love myself. I don't like hurting people. I'm talented. I'm…


Dear Dairy

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 1:03am 0 Comments

Yeah, Dear Dairy Farmer, that's right.

For years and years I wrote, "Dear Diary." My diary was a great listener. I have these milk crates full of diaries in my closet. So much misery and mush in there it's unbelievable. Might as well not do that anymore. Didn't have time for it anyway after the kids.

Went thru an online list tonight trying to find a publisher for that damn poetry book of mine. Not that I try too hard. If I were trying hard I'd have gone thru the whole list LAST…


Movie Night

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 9:07pm 0 Comments

Stayed in to have a date with Red Box.

1st preview: The Invisible Woman
2nd preview: The Armstrong Lie

I should just keep a diary online. Censored, the type of diary that could never come back to haunt me in court! Ha ha ha ha ha, the crazy woman laughs.

The movie: it's that "kill your darlings" one, of course.

Just me, wine, and never-ending snacks.

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At 7:45am on September 7, 2011, Randi Fine said…

Hi Phoebe,

I just noticed your friend request from February!  So sorry I missed it.  I would love to be friends - just approved it.  Thanks

At 6:03pm on March 19, 2011, Kenya D. Williamson said…
LOL! Maybe my NEXT mansion will be in Beverly Hills. :) My mom worked all over -- Warrington, Doylestown... Bristol? I think she had some sort of training (as a caseworker) in Perkasie. Ah, PA... Don't ask me why. But, the old Pennsauken Mart and Cherry Hill mall (NJ) just leaped into my head. Get out!!
At 1:28pm on March 16, 2011, Kenya D. Williamson said…
I'm glad to call you a friend, Phoebe! Perkasie? I remember my mother going there for work. I'm enjoying your site and excerpts. Congratulations on all your success! I wish you more!
At 5:37am on March 9, 2011, Laila El-Sissi said…

Hello to All

I have been out of the country for a while. I was in Egypt.  I just started my blog.  If anyone is interested to know how the eRevolution started in Egypt, please visit my blog

I will be posting more.

Miss you all


At 12:45pm on February 21, 2011, Deborah Armstrong said…
Thank you for the invite - my first!
At 11:30am on February 21, 2011, Kelly Fitzpatrick said…
Hey, yes, Phoebe! Thanks for friending me. You barely got me first, just before I friend-requested you while reading your pages on your sites!  I love your webpages and can't wait to get your book. "A thousand Phoebes" back to you (heehee, am still laughing at that image...) Congratuations, keep writing, and enjoy...
At 10:37am on February 21, 2011, Meagan Frank said…

Warm fuzzies for a new friendship.  Thanks for the invite :)


Meagan Frank

At 5:12am on February 4, 2011, Lisa Martino said…
Hi Phoebe.  Thanks for the friendship add!
At 7:30pm on January 28, 2011, Ann Rodela said…
I visited your website.  It rocks!!!!!!!!! :)
At 6:39pm on January 28, 2011, Ann Rodela said…
Hello Pheobe!  I'm delighted to be your friend.  :)

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