Category Archives: Micro Stories

  1. Tug of Love

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    February 15, 2015 by Melanie L.

    I felt a vague pull emanating from the dark folds of time just beyond my horizon. I circled closer curious. The …
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  2. Thine Own Self

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    December 17, 2014 by Melanie L.

    It drained from me at the pace air escapes knotted balloons: imperceptibly until the external pressure to grovel carved a wrinkled …
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  3. Reign of Fear

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    November 17, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Rainbows over arid land gave credence to His promise never again to flood the peaks. Mankind proliferated. But, infected floodwater …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. The New Anti-Semitism

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    September 17, 2014 by Melanie L.

    He chose us. You felt threatened. You decimated our numbers, banished our remainders. Stateless for centuries, we roamed, ever your scapegoat. We …
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  7. 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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  8. Summer Beckoned

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    August 5, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Summer beckoned. Outside we bounded. “Avoid the cornfield!” Mom hounded. Heather we joined. Others we summoned, including the boys. Kickball ensued …
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  9. “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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  10. 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.

Wanna-be writer, amateur oil painter, practicing law and motherhood with varied success.

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