Emily Conyngham

Emily Conyngham
Location
Homey Airport, Nevada,
Birthday
December 31
Title
HRM
Company
I Enjoy It
Bio
I couldn't make this stuff up! © Emily Conyngham All Rights Reserved

MY RECENT POSTS

FEBRUARY 5, 2014 12:18PM

Packing for My Adventure in Under France

lauzerte

 

The clock over the fridge, the one I got at Goodwill for a couple bucks, like the one in my grandma’s kitchen, has such a pleasant, loud tick. The strangest thing though, its face cracked after I hung it up there. We don’t have earthquakes here inRead full post »

 

 

1.             If at all possible, arrange to be born in a small town, raised with traditional values, which you can laud as building your backbone. The insular environment can be reworked to other purposes; you escaped in theRead full post »

NOVEMBER 9, 2013 4:15PM

My Life in Shoes

oxford shoes

The first day of first grade is full of anticipation. We are new to the group. Unlike later years, when we might worry about what we're wearing to fit in, off we trot from the nest adorned by someone else. So it was with me, at the Lodge Preparatory School… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2013 7:13PM

The Boat

The boat, yes, the boat will deliver us, Beloved

Refugee boat 

We will not speak

My treasure, of what is behind us, the dust and dysentery cramps

The tense stench in the lorry , three days from Asmara to Misrata

lorry 

You remain the diamond of my life

wife

Yes, I grieve… Read full post »

 

Bakst - Njinsky as the Faun

 Bakst, Afternoon of a Faun, for Diaghilev, music by Debussy, choreographed by Njinsky.

 

The faun, appearing half naked, cavorts in cobalt swirls highlit with sea foam and gilded accents. Overwhelmed by the motion, color and force of the immense image, I'm inhaled into the ERead full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 10:49AM

The Circle of Light

Latifah Subud

 

They circled around her chanting, "Ibu, Ibu, Ibu, Ibu" which means Mother, or is a term of respect for an older woman. She glowed, silver white hair and bright eyes in the center of the stage, absorbing the good energies of the improv actors. Latifah shone there, right in… Read full post »

Yesterday I walked into the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. I'm not working right now, so I couldn't afford to pay the fee to view its current exhibits, but I marveled at the fireproof brick structure with its soaring columns and light-filled space. It was built in the late 1800s… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 12, 2013 8:34AM

Make Art, Be Rich

Palimpsest.

 

I've seen the word around, but never really knew what it meant. Here are some definitions: 

  1. A manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing.
  2. Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of
  3. Read full post »
JULY 13, 2013 10:10AM

From Your Mother in Texas

standwithtxwomen

Dear Kids,

 

It's Saturday morning here in Austin. I know you're busy and happy with your lives, and that makes ME happy. I'm a little tired, but it was important to stand up last night.

 

I went down to the Texas State Capitol with thousands of other people… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JUNE 12, 2013 9:27AM

Down from the Mountain with my Father

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with my Father

Three days down from the Canadian border, the rains began.  Things were not looking good.

suiattle river rain 

 

I was twenty-three and hiking the Washington portion of the Pacific Crest Trail with my father in September. I was excited to have an adven… Read full post »

JUNE 10, 2013 3:53PM

Eros in the Twenty-first Century

Cyber_Love__by_BeatingDarkness

 

What odd encounters I had in my two days in the online dating world this past week. They prompted me to quicky hop back off the internet and also to re-visit  and amend this idea I wrote about last summer.

In the message right after he introduced himself, one… Read full post »

JUNE 4, 2013 1:58PM

The Field of Stars

field of stars

 

 Was it yesterday?

We jumped the fence

To lay in that twilit field

Bonding the curvature of our spines to Earth’s arc

The crepuscular crickets paused their clicking

On this timepiece, my feet at twelve and yours at six

Ears pressed in a vacuum

Signals clear

Hush, hush holdinRead full post »

film noir big combo

The woman lures men into shackled sex scenes involving knives, which leads to a great deal of blood loss, their hearts, and their lives. She cuts their hearts out of their chests. A brusque detective has been hired by a rich woman to locate the killer. Yours truly finds herself… Read full post »

JUNE 2, 2013 2:16PM

Ballet in the Park

balletThe young ladies' thighs glowed so white in the lights, flickering open and shut like moth wings. The heat of the day subsided into the diaphanous swath of twilight. Splayed on the hillside, the audience had spread out their blankets, folding chairs, charcuterie, and plastic wine glasses to en… Read full post »

Part Two – The Joke, The Debriefing, and The Departure.

Continued from Part One in which Narrator Catches a Glimpse of Flesh

“Well! That reminds me of a joke. Do you like jokes?” She pivoted her torso towards me, and I could see her pulse throbbing at the base ofRead full post »

 Part One: The Arrival

 

 beer tap

The tap leaked, but the absentminded barkeep didn’t seem to notice precious foam fizzling down the stem. He polished the glassware and kept his eyes on the soccer match on the TV in the corner. I was tempted to say something so that other passengRead full post »

APRIL 5, 2013 11:50AM

Ho Hey - How to Get Laid

A lite verse guide on how to woo women.

Old-fashioned-wooing-007

 

Ho, a dear, a female dear

pic

 

Hay, a place to roll and play

wanna roll

 

She, the one you need to please

Mona

 

Ha, some laughs to spread the knees

laughing-girl-nan-wright

 

So, your plan should start… Read full post »

739mandrell

Earl, darlin, it ain’t you

Makes me wanna dance all night

It ain’t you darlin makes me feel alright

Earl, darlin, it ain’t you

Earl, darlin, you shoulda loved me up and down

You coulda drove me into town

Honky-tonk-logo

 

You shoulda whispered in my… Read full post »

gate

Her hips swayed freely beneath her silk skirt as she breezed out the door after our lovemaking. Watching her sashay down the front walk and out the iron gate, off to the grocery store for some pasta and wine, I could see the energy course off her like the ripplesRead full post »

FEBRUARY 9, 2013 11:37AM

Fanny Shenanigan's Big O

happy place

 

She left the big city and headed out West

My Fanny Shenanigan was looking to test

Her mettle and fettle and jingles and wrangles

So she packed ropers, and blue jeans, perfume, and bangles

She dropped outta touch for what seemed quite a… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 5, 2013 1:14PM

The Flock

 

Hey, Grace, didja see the flyers all over the place about the Reynolds girl gone missing?” Duke flipped his brim to the back and adjusted his belt below his belly before straddling the stool at the corner of the counter.

“Yeah, Phil said him and the other guys over’t tRead full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 10:27AM

In Which the Lady Finds a Frenchman

It had been way too long, and I’d made up my mind to pay a Frenchman to give me what I needed so badly. 

That morning I ran early, not for health’s sake, but to put some color in my cheeks, vain, silly girl. Later, in the bath, I shavedRead full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 9:47AM

The Bodies by the Lake

 

 

They stream towards me, down there by Town Lake. Phew! Hot bods.  I mean, it’s hot in Austin in the summer! The carousel undulates in both directions, round and round in a daze. In the middle is Town Lake, shimmering like a mirage, made barely real byRead full post »

FEBRUARY 3, 2013 1:05PM

License to Laugh

angel boy

Vertebrae twitched

As he examined the parchment in his hands

How still

Beautiful he stayed

Looking at my letters

With paper, ink and string

I unknotted

His gravity

Bestowing a license to laugh

For the flight ahead…

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JANUARY 28, 2013 8:11PM

Stalking a Beautiful Writer

 

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Was it the firstRead full post »