Dolly Named Story of the Week

I opened the home page of storystar.com this morning to find my fictional piece “Karen” has been named “Story of the day.” Scrolling down, I was more surprised to find my short memoir piece, “Dolly,” named story of the week.

When you’re ready for a break, this is a good source for short stories. Hundreds of options, easy to find one you like. I often read to Carol from here.

About StoryStar (Excerpted from the home page)

Storystar is a totally FREE site featuring one of the world’s largest collections of short stories, with many of the best stories online, written in English by writers of all ages around the world. Add your own story to Storystar today, then share it with friends and family!

New Flash Fiction

I needed another short break from my Historical Fiction: Goldlisters of Panama, so I ventured into the world of flash fiction (under 1000 words) with a revision of a piece I did a few years ago. It felt good to complete a project in a few days. Karen was inspired by Carol’s favorite movie of all time, Out of Africa. Hope you enjoy it.

A Friend Bearing Gifts of Memories

Had a pleasant, unexpected visit from a friend I shared the stage with twenty-five years ago––and she was bearing gifts.

Mel Woods, a beautiful and talented dancer, singer, and actress, and I had performed together in several Kiwanis Kapers (Bradford Kiwanis club annual charitable fundraising variety shows.) They were among my favorite shows. I knew they had been video-taped but have been unsuccessful locating a copy. My collection is now complete.

Yes, Mel’s gift was three DVD’s of the 1996,’97, and ’98 shows.

I so enjoyed reliving the moments watching them last night. Great memories. Thank you Mel!