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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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It Was a Picnic

Having been accused of writing depressing short stories, I tried one with a happy ending. What do you think? Or should I stick to the sad stuff? It was a picnic. Or at least that’s what my mother called it. … Continue reading

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They Could Not See the Sky

Joining a writing group is a great way to improve your writing. I know I’m learning a lot from mine. Each month, we all read something we’ve written. People write in different genres. Some are skilled, some just beginning. But … Continue reading

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