Caribbean Thoughts

by Carol Mitchell

Archive for Carol Mitchell

The Red Fire Truck

I performed this piece in Trinidad at the Bocas Lit Fest April 2015.

 

And the Emmy Goes To …

As a writer honing the art of short-story writing, I was very pleased to hear that Alice Munro was selected as the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. In the past, the prize has generally been awarded to authors of novels and very often to authors of novels with a political slant. In Ms. Munro’s words, “I would really hope this would make people see the short story as an important art, not just something you played around with until you got a novel.” Read more

The Soup

Originally published in the April 2013 issue of the St. Somewhere online journal.

‘I hate him, I hate him, I hate him.’

As she stirred the soup, she imagined that she was hitting him with each turn of the spoon. She watched her hands move in the remnants of daylight seeped through the kitchen window. She was mesmerised by the dark lines that criss-crossed the back of her hands and wondered when those lines had appeared.

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The Third Day

Don’t try to hide, I know what you’re doing. Read the rest of this entry »

Portfolio Building

A few posts ago I dared to give some advice on short story writing and I am here to give a bit more. This is not about technique or marketing but back to the very basics that if you want to be a famous short story writer you have to write short stories. Read more

Five Gol’ Teet’

The letter lay on the worn wooden table. A single sheet of white paper, crisp and smooth except for the folds that allowed it to envelope a wad of US dollar notes. The notes gave off a rich scent that contrasted sharply with the dimly lit and sparsely furnished room. Read the rest of this entry »

Birth of Love

The events in Connecticut last week made me just want to hold my kids close and reminded me of this little note I jotted down several years ago.

I held him in my arms and I knew that I would never again be the person I was just seconds before. Read the rest of this entry »

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Produced for WinnFM 2008

(Usual disclaimer – I don’t do poetry!)

From the moment your baby is born from perfect planning or tragic strife,

One pain ends, but another begins, they are our responsibility for life Read the rest of this entry »

My Front Porch

Girl, is so nice of you to come and visit an old lady. Don’t sit down here, the heat in here is something else. Let’s sit on the front porch and catch some sea breeze. Read more

I’m so vain

A friend of mine picked up the proof of my soon-to-be released children’s book, Trapped in Dunston’s Cave, Book 3 of the Caribbean Adventure Series. She read the back and spotted the line that read “Published by CaribbeanReads Publishing”. Read the rest of this entry »