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Complete Interview In HuffPO – Love and SCOTUS

Here is a link to Helen Eisenbach’s article in the Huffington Post that I was interviewed for     and below my complete answers.  Oh -la-la I am rubbing sentences with David Sedaris, MB Caschetta, Elana Dykewomon, Holly Hughes and many other great … Continue reading

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Here is my winning story from Saints and Sinners – thrilled to be included in this fine anthology -love feedback

Corset By Sally Bellerose “Hey, Mac.” Jackie has called the Hawaiian guy who owns China Express Mac for as long as she’s known him. It might be his name, but she doubts it. She has heard others call him Ho … Continue reading

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Agnostic Prayers

I am a raised-Catholic agnostic who prays, to who(m) or what I pray I can not say. Writing on my screen porch just now, two women with bibles drove up and spoke to me through the screen. “May we recite … Continue reading

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#MyWritingProcess Blog Tour

Originally posted on Bett Norris:
First, I must send a big thank you to Jess Wells for tagging me to join in this fascinating discussion about the writing process. I am a great admirer of Wells, and if you are unfamiliar…

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Old Ladies and Young Men – love – a different kind of valentine

A story for a stormy day. Here is a piece featuring the old woman, protagonists of my novel in progress, and their two young friends. This story may not appear in the novel, but these are four characters from the … Continue reading

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American Beauty

  Yikes. Word Press just informed me that I have 846 followers. Thanks to those of you who have hung in there with me in the absence of any word from me since June. I will try to be a … Continue reading

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A Call for Flash Fiction

Like my favorite songs, great flash fiction hits me in the gut and lingers in my mind. As in the best ballads, flash fiction gets to the essence of the story, reveals plot, conflict, character and resolution with brevity and … Continue reading

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In life and in writing it is brave to move away from known places and places where you are known. I also think it is brave to stay.

What follows is a short opening statement I was asked to prepare for a panel titled “Singular Women, Singular Worlds.” I never made it to Saints and Sinners Literary Conference in New Orleans due to thunderstorms and tornadoes and missing … Continue reading

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It’s good to cry in your mother’s arms – or the arms of anyone who loves you

Ballast Mom is no malingerer, but after Dad died she had a hard time getting up in the morning. She had gotten used to sleeping the hours Dad slept and couldn’t get back in the rhythm of staying awake during … Continue reading

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Happy (Belated) Poetry Month

Whee – just found out my poem (below) has been up at Sam’s Pizza on Main Street in my home town of Northampton MA since the beginning of April – as part of National Poetry week – which in Northampton … Continue reading

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