Category Archives: Stories

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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The Ballad of the Lost Roomba

Ross Lockhart, publisher and editor-in-chief of Word Horde Publishing, takes street-photos of Petaluma and posts them on Twitter. Ross has a great eye, and frankly, Petaluma just has great graffiti, and great stuff on its streets. Anyway, about a week ago, … Continue reading

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The Blind Tattooist

(This is original fiction. You are welcome to link to it. If you quote it or cite it, give me credit. Marion) Science fiction and fantasy writer Chuck Wendig hosts the occasional flash fiction festival on his blog Terrible Minds. Wendig … Continue reading

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Hard Right

Here is a story I had a lot of fun writing. Ultimately, it’s not a successful story. I think the idea isn’t strong enough to carry the action — and I think the writing is clunky. And then there’s the … Continue reading

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One Thing About Earl; Part Two

(This is original fiction. You are welcome to link to it. If you quote it or cite it, give me credit. Marion) (Here’s Part One.) Hoang looks up for the cooktop where strips of meat sizzle. “Ru–” he says and … Continue reading

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One Thing About Earl; Part One

(This is original fiction. You are welcome to link to it. If you quote it or cite it, give me credit. Marion) I got the idea for this story at the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, the year I took a … Continue reading

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