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First Christmas

  It’s still dark out when Annie wakes. She didn’t mean to fall asleep. She meant to stay up all night, or at least long enough to hear reindeer hooves on the sloping roof of her house. The chimney is … Continue reading

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A Whisper of Wings, Part 3

No one answered the ad, and Nora felt glad about it. She discontinued the ad after three weeks, though part of her wondered what in heaven she thought she was doing. “You’re a hostage to fortune,” she told Rodolfo over … Continue reading

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A Whisper of Wings, Part 2

Author’s note: So I erred last time. Looks like there’ll be a Part 3 forthcoming, as soon as my subconscious tells me what it is. She hadn’t intended to keep the cat more than a couple of weeks, or however … Continue reading

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The Twelve Dollar Vera Wang, Part 3

“So where is he?” Eva asked Janey when their paths crossed in the industrial-sized gilt-and-marble ladies’ room of the swanky hotel where the reception was. Janey smudged an edge of her freshly applied lipstick with a delicate swipe of her … Continue reading

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Beloved

This little flash fiction drabble crawled out of my head a couple days ago… seemed like it might make a good post. Enjoy. 🙂 Until she saw him, she never believed in love at first sight. Everything about him draws … Continue reading

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Fun With Fiction

Writing-wise, we have one heck of a deep bench here in Greater Chicagoland. A source of pride brought home to me this past weekend at the Printers Row Flash Fiction Contest, sponsored by the Midwest Chapter of Mystery Writers of … Continue reading

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