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Fredricka R. Maister

Prompted to Remember

By Fredricka R. Maister

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Slips of paper with writing prompts to get our creative juices flowing lay face-down, strewn across the table in my writing class. With eyes shut, I picked up the paper with the following words: “It’s hard to meditate because you taught me. You both blazed and blocked my path to peace.” As I would later […]

An Unexpected Gift

By Fredricka R. Maister

An Unexpected Gift

My behavior was inexplicable that day when I went shopping and bought Richard a gift for no apparent reason. Richard was the man with whom I had shared my life. For 14 years we had been best friends, co-writers, lovers and soul mates. We meditated together, liked the same movies and restaurants, held similar political […]