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Selfish to the end: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Seeing the steep drops close to the edge of the winding road my body tensed and my heart started to thump as though I’d just run a marathon. The now snake-like dirt road , punctuated with tight hairpin bends that … Continue reading

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“The Inaugural Meeting of Fairvale Ladies Book Club” – A Book Review and just a tad of jealousy

A long time friend gave me The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Bookclub  by Sophie Green for my birthday with a little trepidation. She knows I read a lot and was worried it may not have been a book … Continue reading

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A New Start: Fiction for the New Year

The shaft of light penetrated into the blue depths of the water below the man floating aimlessly, limbs spread to form the letter X. The water was warm. Bathtub warm. The amount of salt made floating an effortless pastime. Looking … Continue reading

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Times Past: What is Memoir

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Irene Waters I started off this series for Charli saying that I had already written about what memoir is and at the time I chose not to repeat it. However, in summing…

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Time in Memoir

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Irene Waters My almost ninety-year-old mother rings me every night. A habit that began many years ago both to ensure that she had someone to talk to every day and from a…

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January 2018: Times Past

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Irene Waters Unlike Charli scooping snow from her porch as the Lady of the Lake weaves her winter charm and C. Jai, holed up escaping the cold, I hail from the Sunshine…

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Buzz to Bang: 99 Word Flash Fiction

“Ugh! Tinnitus. Today it’s thrumming rather than clanging.  “I’ve got buzzing reverberating also.” Sheila cocked her head. ” It’s in the garage.” The hum intensifed as Peter entered the garage. “Hell! There’s a swarm of bees in here.” “Smoke subdues … Continue reading

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