Voices From The Herd: An Anthology For Buffalo, NY - Judith Frizlen

Voices from the Herd

An Anthology for Buffalo, NY

Voices From The Herd: An Anthology For Buffalo, NY is a not-for-profit anthology about the present day city of Buffalo. It is a compilation of flash fiction and nonfiction, as well as poetry. Topics include modern day Buffalo life, Buffalo landmarks, and Buffalonians in general.

“I bask in the lush green, the warmth of the sun, and the blue, blue sky. It’s a golden September day! When I come out of the shady, narrow, tree-lined section, the statue of David and the columns of the Art Gallery stand in their majesty. I look at the reflection of the clouds in the water and notice there is no wind making a ripple on the lake. Even the boats moored in a jagged line, sit quietly.”
(From Judith’s contribution, entitled “What I Saw on Nature Walks around Hoyt Lake”)

All royalties will go towards the betterment and continued success of the Just Buffalo Literary Center.

A Woman's Voice: The Judith Frizlen Blog

  • I experience days where fear is front and center, driving my thoughts, feelings and actions. Not my best days, time and energy spent worrying is time and energy invested in what I do not want. Those closest to me might ask, “What’s up with you?” Then I catch myself, take a breath and remember that I am free, free to choose. Then I choose love. It is a simple process, but not easy.

  • I think a lot about concepts like freedom. And obstacles to it. Like guilt. It’s in my nature to think a lot and I have enough experience with regret due to the repetition of unwanted behaviors to be motivated. In order to experience freedom, the goal is to align my thoughts, feelings and actions with what I want. When I do, I realize again and again that it is worth the effort. I continue doing the work, knowing it is a lifelong commitment.

  • When my daughter was young, she would ask questions at bedtime, hoping to postpone the lights out moment. One evening, this question came up: “Mommy, what is the saddest thing in your life?”.