Author Archives: Marion

How my Day Went

My Tuesday started with my making a clever phone call to Spouse, sure I’d catch him at lunch. I caught him at midnight instead because I still hadn’t quite got the time change down right. There is no excuse for … Continue reading

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Pocket Knives and Plastic Horses

“… most of the objects form the secret constellations of our irrecoverable past, returning only in dreams where nothing but the dreamer is lost. They must still exist somewhere: pocket knives and plastic horses don’t exactly compost, but who knows … Continue reading

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From My Room

This was my room. This was my view. The captain’s house is set back on the bluff, away from Main Street. I stayed in the Pacific Suite. It meant I got no traffic noise from the village itself (my one … Continue reading

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Opening Lines: The First 3 Paragraphs of The Chimes by Anna Smaill

I’ve been standing here forever. My arms and legs and head and even my bones are heavy with sleep. Clothes heavy with the rain that won’t stop falling. Shoes heavy with mud. My roughcloth bag is slung over my shoulder … Continue reading

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Dorothea Lange; the Politics of Seeing

Dorothea Lange was born in 1895 and she lived in New York as a child. As a youngster, she survived polio, and then when she was six her father left the family. About photography, Lange once said, “I had a … Continue reading

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Strange Magic by Syd Moore

You had one job, Strange Magic. One job. That was the entertain me. And you nailed it. Strange Magic, by Syd Moore, is a British mystery – not a murder mystery. People were killed, but it was a long time … Continue reading

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Rachel Duncan: Seduced & Betrayed by Patriarchy

I predict that in a few years’ time there will be college courses in media studies devoted to Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and BBC America’s Orphan Black, studying their critiques of patriarchy. Both shows recognize that patriarchy is a system, … Continue reading

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Who Knew Euros Were So Pretty?

I didn’t, because I’d never seen one before.

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Short Story: Invasive Species

This is my original fiction. You have my permission to link to it. If you want to use any part or all of it, give me credit. * Speed Limit: 25 mph Your Speed:  32 Your Speed: 34 Your Speed: … Continue reading

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The 13th Doctor; The new, New Doctor Who

I’m jazzed about the new incarnation – er, regeneration – of the Doctor in BBC’s long running fantasy show Doctor Who. Jodie Whitaker is a great actor and it’ll be nice to have a female Doctor for a while.  I’m … Continue reading

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