What You Found

Butter knife on edge of microwave
Chewed plastic cup in dishwasher
Drenched towel hanging over armchair
Butter knife in Motown CD stack
Greek coffee residue on foot stool
Dog shit next to toilet
Butter knife balanced on mesh lampshade
Sandy footprints on white-tiled wall
Faded brown bed sheet on clothes line
Butter knife on mouse pad
Marmalade flecks on fridge
Sticky fingerprints on remote
Butter knife by hairdryer
Butter knife in socket
Butter knife by my bath.

If Jessica Bell could choose only one creative mentor, she’d give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. This is not only because she currently resides in Athens, Greece, but because of her life as a thirty-something Australian native, contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs she’s written. She is the Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and runs the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca.

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