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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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February Flash Fiction: Gloria to God in the Highest

This month, I’ve decided to share some of my flash fiction with you from my book Destined for Greatness and Other Stories. Enjoy! Gloria to God in the Highest For the first time, Gloria felt free to wear a dress … Continue reading

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By Any Other Name, Would The Character Be The Same?

I’ve never really liked my name. When I was really young, I couldn’t pronounce it. Later, in elementary school, I had  a heck of a time spelling it. In secondary school, I got teased because of it. At that point, … Continue reading

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No Matter How You Try, You Can Never Go Back

Last year, my husband and I had this crazy idea that we would go to Europe for summer vacation. We wanted to visit several cities, mostly in Spain, and we wanted to take our child along. I studied in Spain … Continue reading

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Correctly Naming the Problem

Sometimes it’s difficult to speak honestly about one’s challenges. Recently, I attended a conference at school with one of my child’s teachers. She said that said child is doing very well academically. Assignments are handed in on time and usually … Continue reading

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Spending Quality Time With Those Troublesome Characters

Recently I have had a problem as I continue to write my first draft a novel I hope to put out in late Spring of 2012. Currently I am on page 220 or so, and I would say I probably … 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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