Category Archives: Stories

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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The Throne of the Slacker Despot

(This is original fiction. You are welcome to link to it. If you quote it or cite it, give me credit. Marion) “Our roads are rutted. The books in the university library are older than us! There’s still no bridge … Continue reading

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