Category Archives: Short Stories

Openings

Opening lines to unwritten stories. With a flourish, she produced the missing file and then clicked “send all.” Sleep eluded him like a dog at bath time. Rain and a broken umbrella made Margaret a prisoner of her condominium. Day … Continue reading

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Six Word O’clock

One ticket or two? Just one… Cat novelist writes. Egtekn873………absahog; 02shfxcmsl. Then what happens? No spoilers please. Beer with friends or whiskey alone. Inspiration arrives unannounced then Irish goodbye. Nature is beauty, mud and bugs. In love, don’t fuck it … Continue reading

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Half Dozen words per story

Move the chair, get a pratfall. Are you unhappy, only when awake. Too many good ideas, that’s rough. Here’s a mystery, find my keys. You can’t please everyone, even yourself. Footprints in snow, disappear by morning. Hear a noise, cat … Continue reading

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That Place, Part 19

Preparations were in full swing. In Druwich, for the Spring Flower Festival, and at “That Place”, for the event they had assembled for. What event is that, you might ask. That will be revealed in due time. No spoilers. Margery, … Continue reading

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That Place, Part 18

While Margery and Shrubsbury were traveling back to Druwich, something unexpected happened, Judy returned home. Barty, who had failed to mention their daughter’s disappearance to his wife, secretly hoped that she might just turn up, safe and sound. And that … Continue reading

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That Place, Part 17

It was the golden hour, and everything and everyone standing in the field to the west side “That Place” was warmed by a reddish glow. The trees looked as though they were made of bronze, and the sky was that … Continue reading

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That Place, Part 16

Shrubsbury had recommended several prospects to Margery. He did so with the caveat that she never reveal her plans to him. She agreed, knowing in her heart that he was a coward and he with the relief that comes from … Continue reading

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