SPIDER!–Big One–flash fiction story

SPIDER!–Big One–flash fiction story

My idea of flash fiction is a story under 300 words. Here goes:   Marta is cleaning her kitchen when she discovers a spider. She hates spiders, especially big ones. This one is BIG-BIG. It has spun a web across the back half of a lower cupboard where she keeps the pans she seldom uses–tube pan, mini-cupcake pan, etc. etc. Seeing the spider startles her enough she nearly spills her bucket of water. She’s engaged in a serious...

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Note to Fairy Godmother: Seven Things Better Than a Fancy Dress

Note to Fairy Godmother: Seven Things Better Than a Fancy Dress

My granddaughter wants to go to space camp. Not cheap, but I think we’ll make it happen. Made me think about Cinderella and that ball gown–those glass slippers. What else might have changed Cinderella’s life? books—they open the whole world airfare–travel broadens and leaves the traveler more likely to embrace different people and different ways lessons–music or dance or art or photography or sewing or...

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Video Storytelling

Video Storytelling

Video is everywhere. Before 1970s, it was rare. Now it’s ubiquitous and storytellers need to be aware of the power of this particular medium.   Here’s a slideshow/video I did for Women Work Together www.womenworktogether.org for their year end fundraising campaign.   I used some great photos, added a message, and a little music. See what you think . ....

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We Have Just Been Hit By Lightening

We Have Just Been Hit By Lightening

It happened so fast. I was on a commercial flight approaching Portland, Oregon when I heard a pop and all the lights in the plane went out. Before I could do more than wonder what happened, the pilot came on and announced that we’d been hit by lightening. He assured us that everything was fine. However, we’d been cleared for an immediate landing. That meant we were on the ground ahead of schedule which made me happy. I hurried home...

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Found–Diamond Ring

Found–Diamond Ring

I’ve challenged myself to write a series of short-short stories of less than 300 words each. Here’s FOUND–DIAMOND RING. Enjoy. Karin found a diamond ring in the dirt along the path where she hiked most mornings with her dog. It was a spot where engaged couples come to have their picture taken in front of Boulder, Colorado’s famous mountain backdrop. Karin would never have engagement pictures taken here. Too...

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Release the Flying Monkeys

Release the Flying Monkeys

“It’s a good day when you don’t have to release the flying monkeys.” Love that quote. On second thought, I’m not sure what loving the quote says about me. Of course, everyone knows the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz movie. The movie and the story have become a staple of American culture. Sadly, in the end, good, sweet Dorothy melts the wicked witch with the flying monkeys. I know, I’ve got the story...

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