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'Tis the Season for Rain

It appears our rainy season has begun here in the central valley of California, but we’re still in the midst of a severe drought, so we’re always hoping for more rain. 416 more words


Savior Complex Part 1

“You have a messiah complex, got to save the world.” — Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

I’ve never been much for crowds. People huddled en masse tended to embrace a hive mind of boorishness, which was why I tended to do my shopping early on Tuesday mornings.

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Roly Sussex Short Story Award Success

Less than two weeks after the launch of my book, The Chalkies: Educating an army for independence, I received a phone call to tell me that I had won first prize in the… 386 more words


Short Story Sunday 138: Packing

Jen and her boyfriend, Rick, were going away on their very first week-long trip together. They were celebrating two years of dating and thought it was about time they start moving things forward.

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Being a Bold Type for #BookWeekScot

I had the pleasure of reading my short story Ellen’s 25th anniversary at the Bold Types Showcase at the Glasgow Women’s Library last week. The theme for all entries was ’25th anniversary’, in line with the Women’s Library’s momentous year, and submissions were invited in poetry or short story form. 347 more words


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“The Letter”

I decided to go up to my brother’s room after I ate dinner and before anyone else got home. I walked into the dimly lit room and sat on the unmade bed. 732 more words

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NaNoWriMo 2016: Week Two Recap

So, the second week of NaNo is over. That was a thing and it happened.

Word count

8. 2,402
9. 2,026
10. 10,095
11. 2,066… 433 more words