excerpt from a scene, family love memories, fiction, say it, writing

Jacqueline: Draft 8 “Write our story,” she says. The seasons cast differing light into the shoebox of her room. The ceiling is vaulted, the walls painted the palest shade of blue: ‘frost,’ as designer’s coo. If one looks up, one can imagine an open roof and paper-white clouds. The windows are long and rectangular to […]

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compassion, fiction, strong women

I could see she was weary, a shadow of her past. The light  that had once shone from her eyes, now dimmed. Words failed her. She had emptied out a million little broken pieces. It was sad. She had been hurt so much, she accepted it. Her voice, a mere whisper, spoke. “When will we understand? […]

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fiction

 The ticking of a clock on the wall was the only sound in the room. He was trapped like the dead fly positioned between the dusty glass and bulb. 

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excerpt from a scene, fiction, humanity, life, scene from a novel

A paragraph from a scene titled, Do Right. The setting is a  fictional locale – Ardua Pier- where things happen Truth lies in a dream.   The dull blast of a horn signaled a ship entering port. He listened as waves lapped against the pylons. The high-pitched sound of a woman’s laughter rang from the […]

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excerpt from a scene, fiction, grief, heart, life, love

It was over. The memory of tail lights lingered in his mind. She’s taunting me. Roy lit a smoke and stared across the water. Rain fell like tears and rolled over the pavement. The lonesome moan of a tug echoed in the distance. He felt his pulse pump like a bass line. As his forehead […]

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compassion, dialogue, excerpt from a scene, fiction, strong women, writing

Paper Dolls Chapter 23 Draft 5 1965 Summertime. From somewhere down the street, the drone of a lawn mower’s engine was overheard. A dog barked and played an early morning game of fetch. Birdsong filled the air.   Behind the sturdy beams that wrapped the walls of the Jacksons’ tidy house on 13th Street, two […]

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