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Seeing The World

Joe Malone | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Joe Malone

Joe Malone, technical writer, was laboring over a novel when his shrink suggested sticking to pieces that could be read in minutes. The rest is histor...

LOOK: Find Out The Inspiration Behind This Gorgeous Painting

Blanca Botero-Fuentes | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Blanca Botero-Fuentes

Born in Pamplona, Spain and educated in Canada, I have been painting for over 30 years, using oils, acrylics and mixed media. My current body of work ...

Second Amendment Rites

Bob Blau | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Bob Blau

Author Bob Blau describes himself as a long-time toiler in the mines of state government and resident of the little blue heart of Texas, as well as th...

LOOK: You'll Love This Amateur's Incredible Cat Photo

Kitty Griffin Lagorio | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Kitty Griffin Lagorio

Kitty Griffin Lagorio was born in Germany and adopted by an American family. So for most of her young life she thought she was Irish, to which she att...

No Second Chances

Karen Keltz | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Karen Keltz

Karen Keltz is both a former secondary language arts educator of 33 years and freelance journalist. Her work and photography have been published in US...

How One Man Uses Art To Make Sense Of The World

Mark L. Smith | Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty
Mark L. Smith

I made Arabic as part of my "Hope Suite" of 44 works on paper. In 2008, I found myself surprised by a newfound hope for our country and wanted to memo...


R.E. Hayes | Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty
R.E. Hayes

R.E. Hayes lives near St. Charles, Illinois. He is a labor lawyer and, in an earlier life, was a machine gunner in the Marines. He is currently workin...

LOOK: Check Out This Photo From A 54-Year-Old Nature Lover

Dorothy Labe | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Dorothy Labe

Dorothy Labe, 54, is a mother of four grown children. Originally from Upstate New York, she has lived in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania for 23 years. For ...

The Silver Twinkie

Nancy Klann-Moren | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Klann-Moren

It'd been three decades since I last saw Yvonne Carter, and never would I have made the drive if she hadn't needed me. After five hours the highway b...

Check Out A Painting That's A Lot More Than Meets The Eye

Iain Maclean | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Iain Maclean

Iain Maclean was born in a town and country that no longer exist, but that are now known as Kabwe, Zambia. His father was Scottish and his mother Poli...

It Can't Be This Way Everywhere

Carla Panciera | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Carla Panciera

"It will come about gradually," the doctor had said. "You remember, Daniel, what it was like with your mother?" "We thought it was her accident," he...

Check Out The Shot From This Post-50 Amateur Photographer

Shannon O'Shea | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Shannon O'Shea

My name is Shannon O'Shea and I am an amateur photographer from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I discovered photography in 2011 at the age of 58. My husba...

Cold Awakening

James Minter | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
James Minter

He wasn't sure if it was the cold or the worry, either way Colin was denied sleep. Fitful, he tossed one way then the other. Beside him Izzy slept. ...

Check Out The Painting By This 53-Year-Old Graphic Designer

Eileen Murphy | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty
Eileen Murphy

I am 53 years old and have been a freelance graphic designer for the past 25 years. I live in Gloucester, Massachusetts with my wonderful husband and ...

When The Past Peeks Into The Present

Patricia Daly-Lipe | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Daly-Lipe

He walked through the doorway. I was sure it was he. The light from the street silhouetted his form, but yes, it was Sam. I was dining with my husband...

The Song Of Minnehaha

Larry Buege | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty
Larry Buege

"Sean, I got up early and went to town for groceries. There's a breakfast burrito in the freezer. Nuke it for two minutes. And don't forget your in...

The Long Pig

Stephanie Zia | Posted 07.30.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Zia

I lie here contemplating a problem. It whirrs and clacks above my head. Thanks to my fan, this couch is the most comfortable, and certainly the cooles...

Huff/Post50 Fine Arts: We're Seeking Your Photos, Art Work

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 05.29.2013 | Fifty

Dear Readers, Since we launched Featured Fifty Fiction we have had enormous success uncovering abundantly talented people who write beautifully and...

Bed Five

Carole Fowkes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Fifty
Carole Fowkes

Eastern France, Thursday, Sept. 12, 1918 Six soldiers died this morning. No preventing it. I provided comfort as best I could. It was so little to ...

The Single Most Romantic Thing

Monica Sanford | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Monica Sanford

Apparently the honey roasted peanuts from the plane had made her fingers just sticky enough to jam the keys on her Blackberry. As she struggled with a...

Kudzu Café

KC Reedy | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
KC Reedy

The calendar on the wall near the front door said it was late May. The kudzu on the mountain behind the café was as thick and as luxurious as could ...

The Great Foot Race

Eric A. Mann | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Eric A. Mann

Every kid in the neighborhood wanted this new squirt gun. It was definitely cool. It was green plastic, in the shape of brass knuckles. The water sup...

Wanted: Post 50 Arts Judges For Huff/Post Board

Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty

Last month, Rita Wilson, Huff/Post50's editor at large, launched a new Featured Fifty Fiction initiative aimed at discovering the hidden writing talen...

Just One Night

Caryn Coyle | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Caryn Coyle

She sits crossed legged; her camel hair slacks have stains on them. Her hair floats in old lady wisps on her skull, which is prominent. My mother we...

Getting Lucky With Tom Hanks

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
Lonna Saunders

So, how did I get the best seat in the house, an upper box hanging over the front of the stage? Just lucky, I guess.