Category Archives: short fiction

About Face

  Here’s a short piece I wrote in response to the prompt “About face.” I’m beginning to think this could be the start of a novel. What do you think? About Face Jenny never could say for sure why she … Continue reading

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Misperceptions

A short story about a family argument that started because one person’s perception of the other was wrong. The argument started simply enough. “Now don’t be mad at me,” she said. You know that whenever someone leads with that line, … Continue reading

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There was a Knock at the Door

  This month my writer’s group chose “there was a knock at the door” for our writing prompt. For some reason, my mind went to a foggy night. Enjoy!     The mist rose, slowly advancing, blotting out the shapes … Continue reading

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Between the Leaves and the Snowflakes

This month my writer’s group came up with the prompt “between the falling leaves and the first snowflakes.” Here is where my imagination took that: It happened in a blink of an eye, like the time between the last leaf … Continue reading

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The Secrets of the Mud Room

Not a true story. As long as I could remember, my great-aunt Sharon never used her back door, the one that led from her kitchen to the back yard. Summers, she’d fill that back yard with a massive vegetable garden, … Continue reading

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Mischief Part 2

Last week I shared Part 1 of “Mischief.” Read on for the conclusion: Karen’s roommate Judy was incensed over the way Jeff had treated Karen. He’d even been talking marriage, then came up with a lame reason to break things … Continue reading

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Mischief Part 1

When challenged to write a story on the theme of “mischief,” I didn’t have to think too hard. Here’s part 1.               Jeff dumped Karen, or so they told me. She, of course, was … Continue reading

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And Then the Rains Came

Community matters. This is a lesson I’m learning more and more. My writing group is a great example. Each month we write to a prompt. While some of our efforts are *ahem* unpolished, to be polite about it, I learn … Continue reading

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Standing in Line

A Piece of Short Fiction Standing in line, while not exactly the national sport, is an activity all Russians participate in. There is just no getting out of it, not in Russia of the 1990s, the land of no online … Continue reading

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Another Bright Idea Part 2

Part 2. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. This time, I was sure we’d have no problems. “Ben, just do it. The sooner you start, the sooner we’ll be done.” He shook his head and stomped … Continue reading

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