Category Archives: novel

Silence

“Do you want me to stop at the store on the way home?” her husband asked from the bathroom as he combed his hair. He waited for an answer and sighed. When would he remember? He walked out to the … Continue reading

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The Problem with Meghan

Another story from the world of The College of the Crones: “I don’t care if Mother forbids us to speak her name!” Bridgette snapped at her sister, Mary. “Meghan was our cousin! We played dolls with her. We played in … Continue reading

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Plain Old Lucy- Scene Four

Back in the buying offices one week after the New York trip. Susie, Candy, and David are on their phones. Sean is inputting orders on his computer. Lucy walks in. She looks upset. LUCY (Putting his call on hold immediately) … Continue reading

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Plain Old Lucy- Scene Three

Setting: In front of an elevator in the Fashion District in New York. The doors are closed. The doors open, and David and Lucy walk out. He’s carrying a briefcase, jean samples on hangers, and Lucy’s black buyer’s bag. LUCY … Continue reading

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Plain Old Lucy- Scene Two

Setting- O’Connell’s Pub in New York. The buyers, except Candy, are sitting at a long bar on stage left. There are a few tables stage center stage. Mr. Green is sitting by himself at one of the tables. There is … Continue reading

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Plain Old Lucy- A Modern Faery Tale

  Here is the first scene from my one act play about deals with faeries: Scene 1 Setting: the buying offices of Lucky 17. Grey cubicles, open side to the audience, separate the buyers from each other, but when they stand … Continue reading

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Rain in the Mirror (A College of the Crones short story)

Boom! Unexpected thunder caused Yvette to jump, resulting in a black line down her cheek. “Sunne, you’ve ruined my makeup!” she shouted at her crone servant who had been carefully outlining her eyes with a black stick. “So sorry, my … Continue reading

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The Dragon of Doubt

The hardest part of being an unpublished writer is the doubt. Even though you may try to surround yourself with your companions (spouse, coworkers, friends, writing groups) eventually you must face it alone. A writer must be as brave as … Continue reading

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Why aren’t there any happy endings anymore?

Reading into the wee hours by Kindle light, I finally reach the end, and close the book, unsatisfied. As writers strive in the most graphic fashion to portray the sadistic underbelly of our society, I find it difficult to keep … Continue reading

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