Artwork of a fair woman with wavy brown hair and blue eyes. She is wearing a white blouse and pearls. She is surrounded by lilies of the valley.

This is the home page of Eliza Bowen-Smyth, linguist and writer. Eliza occasionally writes short pieces for literary and community magazines.

Artwork by Alice M. @itsbabypears

She always pounds on the front door, he says, as if she’s attempting to summon all the armies of — and this is his word — Hell.

Effie Saffron, 1925