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How I ended up with an identical twin lost in Vietnam.

I ended up in Vietnam after meeting a guy at church with a strange name. It gave me the idea for a short story about a worship leader from a mega-church named, Glorious. He was going to get so caught … Continue reading

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Write what you know. Know what you write.

  Write what you know.—I have stumbled across this aphorism more times than I care to recount in writing advice articles. There is truth in it, but there is also a lie. The lie discourages writers from going outside of … Continue reading

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The Matryoshka Women: A Mother’s Day Story.

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Last Hope

So, I got a new job doing video production at The Woven Tale Press It is more like play for me than work. I got to work with acclaimed poet Richard Hoffman who has published six books and won numerous awards and the talented … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Flight

I wrote this short story about 15 years ago. It was based on my experience as a nanny for a wealthy family. There is a world that exists that only “hired help” knows about. I hope I did a good … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Pearls

  It sits inside the soft dipped U of her throat: “something white” pried loose from the mouth of the Australian South Sea and hung on a gold chain.   The alarm of clinking glasses forces another kiss. My mother whispers … Continue reading

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Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone

  Today, I read a short story that made me utter, “Damn that was good” at the end. I love finding strong voices that are completely unlike my own style in a setting I know nothing about.  Eli Cranor’s, “Don’t Know … Continue reading

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