Little Decisions

Woman feeling regret

  Short Fiction Break has published my short story about redemption! You can read Little Decisions here. Make sure you leave me a comment to let me know what you think. Enjoy!


The Sacrifice

Businesswoman against backdrop of gears

What would you do if you were asked to fire someone unjustly? This piece of flash fiction explores that question.  Rachel stared at the phone in her hand, then let it drop into her lap….

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The Search for a Resentment-Free Gift

Wrapped gifts

  Choosing Christmas gifts for most people on my list is a joy. From time to time, though, I confess to a little resentment. Not at all the right spirit, I’m afraid. So for all…

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Falling Down to the Stars


In the spirit of not passing up an adventure, I entered The Write Practice’s Fall Writing Contest. Even though writing short stories is tough for me. Maybe my mind is just too complicated (or I…

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In the Valley

Short Fiction In the Valley

Just a short piece of fiction for your reading pleasure… Eric rolled down his window to spit his gum out and nearly ran over a rattlesnake. He swerved to miss the slithering reptile, clenching the…

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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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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 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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