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Today She Needs to Write

  A short story about a short story. When I announced to my third grade class that one of my Harley stories was going to be included in an anthology coming out next month, a serious-looking girl in the second … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Trolls

  The past is a sidewalk chalk painting destroyed by a thundershower. Our lives storm with responsibilities, and urgent demands wash away our pleasant memories. To find ourselves again, we need to remember. One of my joys as a kid … Continue reading

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Why Rejection Makes You a Better Writer

After a few weeks querying agents for my YA book, I needed to take a break and consider my progress. One agent, who I met and worked with in a critique group, sent me a personal rejection the same day … Continue reading

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When it’s the end of the school year, and you’re tired

End of the school year deadlines binged on my phone, and I felt like it would be impossible to walk out in two weeks on May 30. I still had piles everywhere in my third grade classroom. This year had … Continue reading

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Teachers in Faerie: Part Four- The Secret of the Blight

A high-pitched yowl ended the light show, and a few moments later, two faerie guards emerged from the trees. As usual, their uniforms were spotless, although their faces looked worn. Meghan was glad that she couldn’t see the remains of … Continue reading

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Teachers in Faerie- Part Three: Sightseeing

Meghan’s mouth was bone dry and her bottom ached so badly she was ready to drop off the sturdy white mare that carried her. She could tell Debbie and Mary were feeling the same by the way both of them … Continue reading

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Erosion

This story is another assignment from my UCLA class. We had to write a magical realism story that incorporated a scientific process to reveal a character.    It started as a trickle down my cheek. I was changing a tire … Continue reading

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