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Shell Game

Inspired by a writing exercise I recently did  … Lucinda picked the seashell up from the sand at her feet. It was fairly small, and felt warm and comforting in her hand. Perhaps this would help her hang on to … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Comfort Food

I’ve created a new category: The Writer’s Kitchen, featuring a) foods connected to, or known to be a favorite of a particular author or poet, b) foods associated with the writer’s era and culture, or c) food mentioned in a … Continue reading

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Memory

”That is not how it happened!” Miriam interjected. I was taken aback. It was Jake Palmer again. Jake Palmer, who sat next to me in study hall, who was forever passing me notes when he wasn’t called out by the … Continue reading

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The Break

Pauletta set her cup of tea on the little walnut end table and settled herself carefully into the wingback chair. She mumbled the most trivial of small talk – a frayed edge on the Persian rug, and something about the … Continue reading

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Perspective

Another experiment with fast fiction. Perspective Francine started the treadmill, blinking back tears.

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Protégé

My first attempt at fiction in quite some time. Lately I’ve been toying with the idea of writing whole stories in 55 words or less. Protégé Joanna felt responsible for her students, but they ignored her, like everyone else. She … Continue reading

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