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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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