Category Archives: Fiction

  1. 1939: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Arrogance

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    November 12, 2014 by Melanie L.

    My father-in-law sent for us. “Education” and “opportunity,” he baited. My wife, mother of three, added “prosperity” and “please.” But, …
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  2. Formula for Failure

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    October 15, 2014 by Melanie L.

    The scale dipped when I courted my fear of judgment.  Charmed, I silenced instinct and succumbed. Pallor claimed his cheeks. Definition …
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  3. Irish Twins

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    September 1, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Silk raked against sore nipples as mom plodded back to bed.  Her lids crashed over bloodshot eyes. His uninvited advance elicited …
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  4. The Dream That Wasn’t (Fiction)

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    August 21, 2014 by Melanie L.

    “It was 1930 something, and I remember my shoes.” They were solid black, heeled, wing-tip Mary Janes.  Despite my best …
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  5. Redefining Dominion (Fiction)

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    July 31, 2014 by Melanie L.

    “Your husband passed out at the bar. Can you come pick him up?” the bartender asked.   “Oh, and be sure …
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  6. “Courage” (Fiction)

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    July 22, 2014 by Melanie L.

    “Wait. R.E.M. and waking stages combine? Sleep paralysis invades while supine causing visions of strangulating hags or threatening assailants while …
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  7. Discarded

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    July 15, 2014 by Melanie L.

    I, lovestruck, swooned upon receipt. He even remembered my favorites! But, I tossed them all, including those two-toned roses. They should …
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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

I'm a happily re-married, full-time lawyer, and full-time mom raising two adorable vilde chayas (Yiddish: wild things) named Monkey and Peanut (not their real names!). I am often seen in public counting to three. In addition to parenting and writing, I also love photography, cosmology, evolutionary anthropology, and all things Israel.

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