Featured Author: Brenda-Lee Ranta


Brenda-Lee Ranta composed her first poem at the age of seven.  Throughout her life, she used prose as a means of logging her experiences in a life which has been under ‘constant construction.’

Amazing to her, is that at the age of 58, CTU Publishing Group published her first book, “Myriad of Perceptions,” to be followed by “Allegories – a thirst for connection.”  It was for her, a life changing experience, taking her from journal writing to giving her words a life beyond herself.  Her two books also were awarded five-star reviews from Readers Favorite.

Brenda-Lee shares her journey with her soul mate, Hugh Dysart, also a published poet, lyricist and musician.  They are parents to their collective five children and grandchildren.  They live a life dedicated to each other, their kids, pets and their shared artforms.

Here is an excerpt from Brenda-Lee’s latest book A Soul Passenger

Chapter 4


Soul Prodding


After changing planes in Toronto, Brandi finally arrived home in Timmins, greeted by her son and a friend at the airport. It was wonderful reuniting with her son and daughter again, having truly missed one another. Brandi unpacked the gifts she had picked up, sharing a family dinner with them.  She was anxious however, to be alone and gather her thoughts. Brandi read a touching message from Drew, “glad you are home – I missed you,” which was slightly humorous since their relationship consisted of online communication, which could continue anywhere she lived. She was pleased to be back in close proximity to him; there was a certain comfort in knowing that he was only a few minutes away. She slept soundly in her own bed that night, recounting all the things she had learned from Sue while away, as she drifted off to sleep.

 Brandi returned to work and life as she once knew it; however, she was now devoting more time to meditation; her energetic connection to Drew having multiplied ten- fold. A very strange occurrence happened one night. While Drew and Brandi were online, his typing seemed unusually full of typing errors, repeating things that he had already shared with her earlier in the day. Brandi asked him if he was alright; replying that he had bad anxiety. He went off line suddenly; without a good night.  Brandi went to bed, troubled by the fact that he seemed to have just rudely blown her off. Just as she finally fell asleep, she awakened to the usual night-time occurrence of waking with him screaming in her head. She had a severe was aching in her solar plexus.  She got out of bed, heading to the washroom; except suddenly she had no balance, stumbling from wall to wall, as though she was very drunk and dizzy.  At first, she thought, “great – I have the flu!”  She felt such a strong sensation of being intoxicated, that she in a state of complete confusion. Stumbling to the computer, minutes later, she saw that he was also online. She could barely understand what he was typing, barely able to focus on the screen. She stumbled back into bed, falling into a drugged sleep. 

When the alarm woke her for work, she was amazed to discover that she felt totally normal, no symptoms of the flu, no dizziness.  Brandi actually questioned if the whole experience had been a dream. She got dressed for work and went on line for a few moments before leaving. She had a strong feeling that something was not right, feeling such a heaviness with an aching in her chest which lasted the entire day. Drew was generally home from his job by 3:30 p.m. She messaged him from work but he had he had little to say; finding him to be extremely withdrawn.

Continued in book . . .

A Soul Passenger

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