Tag Archives: short stories

Writin’ On …

It is great to be back in the blogging world, writing and catching up with all of you. My little hiatus really wasn’t lengthy at all. What’s a week? Five days at the office or of shuffling the kiddos off … Continue reading

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LLC Milestone Winners and Other News

Happy Friday, friends! No regular post today, but I do have a few updates and announcements to wind down this first week of our new year! 1. First and foremost, the winners of my Life List Club Milestone Giveaways are … Continue reading

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Writerly Update: Lessons Learned

It has been a little while since I updated on my writing ventures, so here we go.  I’ve been learning some interesting lessons recently as I’ve navigated this weird and wonderful writing world. 1. Go with the Flow I am … Continue reading

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Haunted Hawleyville #2: Norman and the Newcomers

He was always larger than life to me, even though I only knew him through his childrens’ stories and old family pictures. My Great-Grandad Norman Ruggles died before I was born. But when I visited my Great-Grandmother Katie in Tunnelton, WV, he … Continue reading

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Rocking and Waiting

Last week, Marcia Richards posted a series of wonderfully inspiring photos of abandoned buildings. She invited readers to pick the photo that most sparked their imagination and post at 200-1,000 word story inspired by the image. Below is my attempt. … Continue reading

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A Tulip In July

One thing I don’t always do enough of here at Hawleyville is share bits and pieces of my fiction.  I’m going to try to start doing a bit more of that. For starters, I’ve decided to post a piece I … Continue reading

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Around the Words in 365 Days

This coming Saturday is my 41st birthday, which also means I’ve hit the one-year mark on my writing journey. It was on my 40th birthday that I finally decided that I was a writer. I jokingly refer to that moment … Continue reading

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