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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 Infamous “Brief Description”

“Please include no more than 10 pages of your work, pt 12 font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins, and a separate cover page with a brief description of your work.” Those are words than make emerging writers shudder.  Not the manuscript … Continue reading

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In Which I Get Grammar-Snobby and Reality Immediately Smacks Me

I’m not an expert on English grammar but that doesn’t stop me from being a grammar snob. I cluck and tsk and roll my eyes as I  observe punctuation errors and other grammar errors, not just in the comments section … 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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Strange California; It’s Funded!

Strange California is the themed anthology (can you guess the theme? Can you?) that accepted a story of mine earlier in the year. Payment and publication were all dependent on a Kickstarter campaign, and getting enough backers.  The Kickstarter ends … 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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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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Whose Story is This, Anyway?

Two years ago I wrote a short fantasy story. It had a first-person narrator, in the person of a slackerish teenaged boy in a strange family. It started off with an almost-funny premise, and I tried to create pop-culture-weird family … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

Book of Lost Things, John Connolly; Washington Square Press, 2007  (Warning:  May contain spoilers.)  As she disappeared the creepers began to wither and die, and the remains of the dead knights fell clattering to the ground.  David ran to where … Continue reading

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Bones is Back, Baby!

Bones is back!  In the space that the Meza Grill had, it fills Main Street with the rich aroma of barbecue.  At noon on Friday its parking lot was packed.  Yeah, baby!  I’m not a barbecue expert.  I don’t even … Continue reading

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