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Yeah Write #30: Aren’t We All Machines? (#flashfiction)

From the protection of the doorway, Nana waited.  “What are you doing, Jaime?  Come inside.” The rain pelted then rebounded on the wood deck.   As the sun began to set, … Continue reading

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Writing on the Fly #3: Neuron Dance (A Haiku)

In my head words live. Neurons fire chemical pens. I dream; stories wake.  

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Writes and Wrongs #13: Supporting Math Curriculum That Scares You

I’ve discussed my math history in past posts and explained the importance of math sense .  Many of us adults can do steps without ever knowing how or why we … Continue reading

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Yeah Write #68: No More, I’m Done ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

The card-table desk wobbled. “Mimsy, you idiot.” Claire mumbled at the cat, peeling a stuck test from her forehead. The tabby had been chattering at pigeons and concussed itself on … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 6 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #12: Beginner Beta Reading (#writingtips)

When I first started reading others work to critique, I panicked. The best I could offer was dialogue pointers and tentative suggestions on run-on sentences. I convinced myself that I … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Yeah Write #67: Leaving ( #amwriting #microstory )

Empty mugs and cold coffee rings punctuated the tail of twenty years on a Thursday afternoon. “We’ll talk again soon,” he said. She muttered, “What for?” He kissed her temple, … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · 19 Comments

Yeah Write #66: Acceptance ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

Christopher’s broad shoulders filled the width of the door forcing him to angle before stepping inside. Without his high work boots, he’d lost inches and the familiar clomping gait. Because … Continue reading

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Protected: Yeah Write #65: Neither Here Nor There ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Protected: Yeah Write #64: The Tread Marks on Your Face ( #amwriting)

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Protected: Yeah Write #63: As Is ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Yeah Write #62: In Between the Blurred Lines ( #amwriting)

“What are you?” They first time I heard that question was on a schoolyard playground in the early eighties.  I’d been amusing myself on the rusty swings with the hard … Continue reading

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Protected: Yeah Write #61: Out the Other Side ( #amwriting)

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Protected: Yeah Write #60: The Other Beneath ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Yeah Write #59: Into the Light ( #amwriting #microstory )

We are star stuff borne into the cosmos and led astray by compulsions. Mother–the light of a billion billion infinities–calls her children home, and we chase flame and comet, seeking … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 6 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #58: Tides ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Writing on the Fly #21: The Interview (#amwriting)

Note:  Written for The Writer’s Workout: The 500 March Contest: Paint it Green Prompt: The leprechaun is tired of missing out on the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Interview a new … Continue reading

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Protected: What’s Up Doc #25: Mine — #NYCMidnight SSC Round 2 GR5

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Protected: Yeah Write #57: A Night Ride ( #flashfiction )

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