Writing About Family: a new series

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I began writing Olive Branches Don’t Grow on Trees after a failed attempt to make peace in my family. I wanted the protagonist, Sylvia, to succeed at unifying her family so that I could experience her joy and gratification vicariously. Writing

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Something He Could See Himself In: free short fiction

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SOMETHING HE COULD SEE HIMSELF IN The empty spot on the bottom of Tattoo Tommy’s back was the only tattooless spot on his body, minus his face and head. It lived right below a tattoo of Mary that looked like one of those statues people put out

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A Final Picture from the Family Saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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This is the final drawing in my series on the artwork that inspired The Bird that Sang in Color. The words on this drawing are lyrics from a song by Robin Williamson of The Incredible String Band. This pictures is mentioned during chapter four

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Free Short Fiction: Blue Suede Clogs

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I hope you enjoy this free short story that I wrote a while back. For those of you who read “The Bird that Sang in Color,” you’ll see many similarities.   Blue Suede Clogs   Atlantic City was only twenty miles away but the

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The Albums From the Family Saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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The Bird that Sang in Color is filled with music! This post includes a few of the albums from the novel. The story opens in 1970 with Donna and Vincent listening to Let it Be by the Beatles.  While Vincent is sad that this is the band’s

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