Saturday Shorts

I thought I'd try something new here. With NaNo fast approaching, in my prepping for the big event to begin, I realized I have a lot of short fiction and flash fiction squirreled away. I hope you enjoy these little nuggets as I begin to roll them out on Saturday mornings. Oh! Welcome and thank …

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Halloween the Early Years

A few years ago, I shared a series of three posts about Halloween. I’m re-sharing those starting today, with a slight modification as to my Grandma and her popcorn balls. She was still with us when this post originally went up. I miss her dearly, my friends. Enjoy the treat you’ll find at the end …

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The Art of Appreciation

Here we are just a few days away from November and I find myself wondering where in the world the year went. Granted, we’ve had a busy year around MarshFox Manor, but grits and gravy, friends, I truly cannot understand where the last ten months flew away to. That being said, with November will come …

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The Flower Gals

I can remember when I first started this writing gig many moons ago, long before the sabbatical took me into the quiet months, I found inspiration all around me. Much of that inspiration came from the people close to me in the form of Marines and their families. When the advice came down the pipe, …

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The Long and Short of Twenty-Three Years

Twenty-three years ago, yesterday, I met the man I knew instantly I would spend the rest of my life with. (It also happens yesterday my brother-in-law turned the big 5-0. Happy fiftieth, brother!) While we normally celebrate the anniversary of when we first laid eyes on each other in high fashion, this year things are …

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Happy National Handbag Day!

The women I grew up with didn't have a different purse to match all their outfits.—Rhea Seehorn This morning I woke up to the delightful news in my inbox that today is National Handbag Day. Thank you, Vera, for alerting me to this exciting tidbit of information! I’ve had to hide that email in an …

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Five Years On…And We Don’t Have a Cure Yet

Today, five years ago, our family lost my grandmother. I talked a bit about her the other day because I was missing her dreadfully. As I mentioned yesterday, it’s been a bit of a rough summer and missing her only served to exacerbate the situation and I had another day filled with tears. I may …

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