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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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You Write What You Read

  My goal this year is to read a good short story every day. I firmly believe the quality of your writing is only as good as the stories you read. The brain is a machine and when you read, … Continue reading

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The Happiest Place on Earth

    As my college friends and I hit our forties, an alarming theme has surfaced. Spouses leaving, many times for a younger model. My friends,  who have beeen married almost a century, suddenly lose their spouse without a warning, … Continue reading

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