Author Archives: Catherine

Pierre et Marie Curie

Marya could not get out of the habit of talking to Pierre. Their conversation had spanned more than eleven years, after all – eleven years of sharing everything, their work and their passions so entwined with their domestic life that they could hardly be disentangled. In their bed at night,… Read more »

Porte Dorée

It was a sunny Friday in late summer, and Elaine had taken the day off work so that she could spend the afternoon at the zoo with her nephew while her sister rested.  Nadine was in the late stages of pregnancy, and was finding it increasingly difficult to keep up… Read more »

Jasmin

The roads should blossom, the roads should bloom, So fair a bride shall leave her home! Should blossom and bloom with garlands gay, So fair a bride shall pass to-day! It is Baptiste, and his affianced maiden, With garlands for the bridal laden! The sky was blue; without one cloud… Read more »

Bastille

    “Woman has the right to mount the scaffold; she must equally have the right to mount the rostrum.” Olympe de Gouges, 1791 Marie Antoinette I never said let them eat cake These accusations that you make Are false.  Could my extravagance Alone bankrupt the realm of France? No…. Read more »