Category Archives: Fiction

Book launch countdown for Kevin Brennon’s new novel!

Book launch countdown! Book launch countdown! — Read on kevinbrennanbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/book-launch-countdown/ Every so often a light shines during these dark times we live in. Today’s bright light is courtesy of Kevin Brennon. Kevin’s latest novel, Eternity Began Tomorrow, will be available as an ebook starting September 18, 2019. I know I’ll be in line for my […]
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More of the Same Publishing News #writingcommunity #ampublished

I don’t think anything warms a writer’s heart as much as seeing her story in print. Two stories, double the warmth. You could triple or even quadruple my warmth by clicking the links provided below and ordering a copy or two which will net me a small commission. Okay, I’m done marketing. First up in […]
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Short Short Story: Unraveling #Mondayblogs

Following is a bit of short of fiction that was published last year in The Paperbook Collective (Issue 7).  The issue itself is available here.  It contains plenty of good fiction, poetry, and photography for your reading pleasure. *** Maggie tossed the gray mess to the empty spot beside her. She rubbed at her eyes, […]
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A Brief “Happy Dance” Break from the Author of Clemency, A Novel in Progress

Enuf said.  Happy Turkey Day or Tofurkey Day, everyone! I finished at 50,132 words.  Thanks to everyone who hung in there with me!  And thanks to the team at NaNoWriMo! And, yeah, I’m getting me one of these:    

A Word from the Author of Clemency, A Novel in Progress

Hey, everybody, I feel like I’ve been so deep in NaNoWriMo land and posting the progress of my WIP, Clemency, that you all may have forgotten what I look like. Yes, I now have blue hair as well as pink.  In the right light, my husband says I look patriotic.  It’s just a streak of […]
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Experimental Poem/Prose: Bonita’s Song

This “experimental” “poem” (feel like I should put both words separated in quotes because I rarely write like this) was previously published on The Community Storyboard. * * * She called me her little Puerto Rican. I was too young to remember, she said.  Not until I was an adult, and she lay on her […]
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Short short story: Sunday Dinner

This short short story was originally published on The Community Storyboard in May 2013.  With some minor revisions, I’m reprinting it here.  Sunday Dinner The child’s cry pierced my ears, and I thanked God again that I was too blind to see her tear-soaked red face.  Every Sunday they put me through this.  As an […]
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The Knitter and Mashed Potatoes

This short story was inspired by a post on Jill Weatherholt‘s blog:  http://jillweatherholt.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/is-that-really-true/.  If you haven’t visited Jill’s blog yet, you should do so.  Like me, Jill is a writer who has to juggle a full-time job with her passion for writing.  Her posts are always entertaining, thoughtful, and generate a lot of comments.  And, […]
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Too Late for Tomorrow — Response to CSB Writing Prompt

In response to this week’s Community Storyboard writing prompt, Tomorrow, I wrote a short story that you can read here.  In the story, the characters are imaginary, but the memories, the places, and the flood are real.  The following pictures are of my childhood home which was damaged in the flood and is now condemned.  […]
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I Am a Debut Writer on We Poets Show It!

I’m very honored to have a story published on We Poets Show It:  http://wepoetsshowit.com/2013/10/31/debut-writer-love-letter-to-a-young-man-in-a-foreign-land-by-marie-ann-bailey/  Like so many of my story or poetry ideas, this one just slowly emerged and then wouldn’t leave my head until I wrote it down.  How I came about to write it reminded me that my writing muse is like Nature:  […]
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