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…

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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…

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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…

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As the Year Ends


    My writing group holds a poetry contest each year. The rules are simple: write a poem on a given theme. This year’s theme is “Holidays.” This is what I came up with: As…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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