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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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I Really Should Be Writing, But …

“But a good writing day ought to be simply any day you worked. … The hell with all that anxiety about what may or may not come when you do work. Quit expecting it to dance for you. It’s not about you, finally. It’s about itself.”  Richard Bausch, The Writer’s Chronicle, March/April 2014, p. 20

Party Time: The Community Storyboard Is Back!

The Community Storyboard is back and ready for submissions!  Read the guidelines below or click here. ***************************************************************************************************** We’re back!!! After careful consideration and discussions with a panel of experts (we hear voices), we are implementing some not so drastic changes.  In the spirit of keeping this a fair and fun community for everyone, we have […]
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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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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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A Date with the Druid, Part 1

After much discussion, A of The D/A Dialogues and 1WriteWay (yours truly) decided to let their characters, D and Mary, meet for a date.  For those readers new to this blog or The D/A Dialogues, Mary is a contemporary woman in a series about three widowed cousins who start a private investigation firm.  D is […]
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Friday Feature: An Interview with John W. Howell

Welcome to an interview with John W. Howell, author of a new novel (working title:  My GRL) soon to be published by Martin Sisters Publishing.  John is also an editor at The Community Storyboard, a student of the haiku, a short story writer when he is not writing haikus or working on his next novel, […]
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Short Story: Rachel Comes of Age

A short story by moi on The Community Storyboard (and my 10th post there)!

Honorable Mention is as Honorable Mention Does Part III

Part III (and conclusion) of John W. Howell’s short story, Cold Night Out. It will have you on the edge of your seat!

Honorable Mention is as Honorable Mention Does Part II

Part II of John W. Howell’s short story, Cold Night Out. The mystery continues …