Author Archives: Marion

About Marion

Blogger, editor, writer, builder of web stuff. I gave up my literal red pen for a virtual one. In my free time I have to make things with my hands to offset all the hours I stare at a computer screen and clack on the keyboard. That's why I knit.

Online Portfolio

I’ve been writing online content for years and most of my work doesn’t carry a byline. But if you want to see some of the business blog content I’ve produced in recent years, you can check here. Also launched a … Continue reading

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The Old Woman and Her Wool

Many years ago, in Scotland, on the Isle of Skye, at the foot of the Cuillin were two small towns. One was home to the Clan MacDonald of Sleat and the other belonged to the Clan MacLennen. These two clans … Continue reading

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Hurricane Season

Author’s note: This is a possible first chapter of a longer piece. She has turned off the music, finding it too distracting as she looks for some sign that she’s  on the right road. But the final notes of the … Continue reading

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Women Today

Those of us living in “first world” countries like the United States are aware enough of the privileged lives we lead to make fun of ourselves. When someone whines about her cell phone battery not lasting an entire day, and … Continue reading

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The Spoils of War

It wasn’t always like this. You would fairly fly through the house, chattering and light, filling each room with energy and youth. I remember days and nights, parties and holidays, family times, friends and would-be-suitors. You could always bring a … Continue reading

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The Book of Virago*

It came to pass that Jacob, son of Isaac and brother of Esau, was father to twelve sons by his wives, Leah and Rachel, and their handmaidens, Bilhah and Zilpah. And he also had a daughter, Dinah, by Leah, his … Continue reading

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The Helpmeet

She was singing along with the rest of the congregation, but Hope Miller’s eyes were locked on a family sitting in the front row. From the back she could tell that Jeffrey Persons and his two small boys had their … Continue reading

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Evidence

Author’s note: This is a possible first chapter of a longer piece. “What took you so long?” she asked with a smile. He was slightly flustered, having rushed right over when he got her message. “I’m sorry. I got here … Continue reading

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An Excellent Wife

Author’s note: This is a possible first chapter of a longer piece. I knew right away I’d said the wrong thing. It seems I do that every time I open my mouth in public nowadays. The dead giveaway? Melanie’s smile … Continue reading

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Time Out

Author’s note: This is a possible first chapter of a longer piece. “Mo-om! Chelsea turns it into two syllables, pleading. “You can whine all you want, I’m not changing my mind. I warned you. You can’t act like you didn’t … Continue reading

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