Category Archives: Fiction

My original creative writing.

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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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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The Bluebird and The Maiden – A Fable

A young woman named Melissa got an iPhone for her 18th birthday, and she was very excited. She was one of the last in her circle of friends to get such a “smart” phone, and she was overcome with a … Continue reading

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Going Home

It had nagged at her for a long time, this curiosity. It was mostly forgotten, like you can forget an ulcer. If the conditions are right, it doesn’t bother you, but when it flares up there’s no denying it’s been … Continue reading

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