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February Flash Fiction Month: The Profession of Faith in Future Tense

Vigil Mass of St John the Baptist’s Nativity (Photo credit: Lawrence OP) Here is the second flash fiction story I wrote for my book of short stories, Destined for Greatness and Other Stories. I thought this would be appropriate for … Continue reading

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From Snarky to Compassionate With a Simple Change in Person

I am a super fan of the Olympics. Specifically, I adore the winter games. Even as a child, I would make it a point to watch every sport I could during that two-week span of Olympic coverage on television. Back … Continue reading

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On Releasing That Next Novel Into the Wild

Last year was the year I returned to writing fiction. Before that, the last time I wrote any stories was in the 80s, before college. I can’t remember any of the stories I wrote in my youth, except for the … Continue reading

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Even Wallflowers Get the Blues

When I was a kid, I grew up with a variety of people in my family. The ones who kept to themselves and behaved were biologically related to me. The others, the ones who wound up in jail or had … Continue reading

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