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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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Another Bright Idea

My writing group held a contest, and I won Second Prize! Here’s Part I of my story. I leaned back in the kayak, shutting my eyes, letting the sun warm my face. The soft rocking of the waves lulled me … Continue reading

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One Moment of Folly

Another short piece of fiction for your reading pleasure: Enjoy! I’m not even sure how to explain to myself how I ended up in a smoke-filled filthy tattoo parlor in Bangkok at eight in the morning. If I wanted to … Continue reading

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And Then it Broke

A little short fiction for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! And Then it Broke He was doing it all wrong, I could tell from the grunts and groans coming from the basement. My brother Ben was helping my uncle clean out … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient

Ever wonder just what they put in your food? Here’s a piece of short fiction based on a piece of trivia I learned researching something else. Enjoy! Larry wanted to tour a cheese factory. I wanted to see the sands … Continue reading

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Weather

This month my writing group used “weather” as our prompt. It’s always fascinating to hear what others come up with. One person wrote a rather twisted poem about weather the punishment capricious gods use to torture us measly humans. I … Continue reading

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A Tile Tale

Just for fun, here’s a short story with a moral I wrote. Enjoy! A Tile Tale Once upon a time there was a young man named Alexei. He had a problem. He couldn’t find a job. The year was 1994, … Continue reading

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Go Home and Start a Fire

This is a short piece I wrote looking for a positive side to this long and brutal winter. Enjoy! He fell to the ground and waved his arms and legs back and forth. Laughing, he stood up, admiring the perfect … Continue reading

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I Wasn’t at All Sure

Between my husband’s bunion surgery and a host of other family responsibilities, I didn’t make it to my writers’ group meeting this month. For each meeting, we write a few hundred words from a given prompt. This month’s was “I … Continue reading

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