Category Archives: Stories

Second Snippet of The New Prophet

Here’s a bit more of the desert story: The plant men wore their bright green armor and their black face masks and carried short staffs that spat lightning. They lined up the workers, the elders, the young ones who hadn’t … Continue reading

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A Snippet

Here is the opening of short story I wrote at our writers retreat in September. This story came from two writing prompts. One was given to us by Marta, but the other one had stuck in my head earlier in … Continue reading

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Between the Lines: A Thought Exercise

Scene One: The bulrushes along the banks of a wide, placid river. The land beyond it is flat and green. Egyptian Princess: (Falls back, panting. She is sweating.) By all the gods! Body Slave: (Holds a newborn infant.) It’s a … Continue reading

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Ragged

This is my original work. You are welcome to link to it. If you quote from it, give me credit. Commentary:  I think I do achieve the illusion of a non-human main character in this fantasy story. It’s one of … Continue reading

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Fiction: Counting the Ripples

[This is original fiction by Marion Deeds. If you want to link to it, fine. If you quote it, give me credit.] “I can’t talk to you right now,” Shillaylee said as the volunteer brought Heather into the empty garage. … Continue reading

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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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Protected by Unicorns

This is a silly little story that isn’t very strong. I didn’t spend too much time on it, but I had fun writing it. Brian’s Comics in Petaluma was the inspiration, because of it’s location and unusual floor space. (I’m … Continue reading

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Littoral Zone

This is original fiction. You may link to it if you want. If you cite it or quote it, give me credit. Nina was right on Tim’s heels, striding effortlessly through the horsetail reeds. When they parked in the turnout … Continue reading

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Morning at the Lake (A Writing Exercise)

(This is original fiction by me. It’s okay it you want to link to it. If you quote it, give me credit for it and cite this post.) This is my version of the Contentless Dialogue exercise. I didn’t include … Continue reading

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Room

(This is original fiction. If you use it, give me credit.  The artwork is (c) Edward Hopper, Room in New York, 1932. If you use it, give him credit.) In the “Brevity” workshop we did some flash fiction writing exercises … Continue reading

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