Falling Down to the Stars

Starry Night Sky

  Here’s a short story I wrote that was originally published in Short Fiction Break. Enjoy! Gritting her teeth, Nadia seized her knife and viciously swung it, chopping down hard. Another potato fell apart in…

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The Significance of Snapdragons


  I took a chance and entered a fantasy story in The Write Practice’s spring contest. You can read The Significance of Snapdragons over at Short Fiction Break, where all the contest stories were published….

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Death of an Alien


  A short sci-fi story for your reading pleasure. The windshield wipers barely kept up with the downpour. Natalie leaned over the steering wheel to peer into the darkness. She strained to see the faint…

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The Alarm Jarred Me Awake

Line of Alarm Clocks

Ever feel like you’re behind and can never catch up? Here’s a short story you may relate to. I let out a sigh when I see the flashing lights in my rear-view mirror. Seriously? I…

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Attack of the Mosquitoes

Trail in Newport State Park

  How to entertain a 16-year-old? That’s the question that faced me last summer. Middle Grandson had come to visit, and I determined to make sure he enjoyed himself. One sunny morning we decided a…

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The Secrets of the Mud Room Part 2


This week I’ve got the conclusion of The Secrets of the Mud Room. Enjoy! The neighbor kids had their own ideas. When we were small, their thoughts centered on toys. One thought she kept all…

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The Secrets of the Mud Room Part 1


This week I’m sharing with you the first installment of a short story I wrote for my writer’s group. They got a chuckle out of it. Hope you do, too! The Secrets of the Mud…

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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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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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