Tag Archives: stories

Evening Post, February 15, 2018

Readers; Here is another draft chapter of my novel in progress.  The story is about a woman whose husband dies in mid life.  She, childless, inherits some money – not a fortune, but enough to make herself comfortable for the … Continue reading

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Evening Post, January 30, 2018

Here is a first draft of a chapter of my novel in progress.  Comments are appreciated.   It was a rare bright day in February and the bank parking lot was dry except for the six-foot-high pyramid of snow that … Continue reading

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afternoon post #2, January 12, 20178

Elizabeth knew it would come again.   There would be another conversation with Susan.  And Susan would be prepared this time.  Elizabeth would give the same answers to the same questions: it was an emotional decision, finally, to buy the … Continue reading

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afternoon post, January 12, 2018

          Standing, she cradled the curtain back with one hand and looked out the window into the falling snow.   She sipped fresh-brewed coffee from a fine cup and allowed herself to consider what an unmitigated … Continue reading

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Voices XXIII

    After dinner she left the house through the back door and walked to the alley and past the old apple trees and surveyed the pasture before her and found the old path.  There was only a whisper of … Continue reading

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Morning Post, January 5, 2018

Here is this morning’s work on the new novel.  To understand this you need to know that William Martin is a wealthy American industrialist (Coal and Timber) who finds himself in the castle of an Austrian nobleman in the year … Continue reading

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New Chapter

Here is another first draft of a chapter in the novel I’m working on.  The scene below takes place in a castle in Bavaria in about 1910, about four years before the outbreak of World War I which devastated the … Continue reading

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New Chapter

Readers; Some of you who have hung around this blog for some time will know that I started a couple of new novels early in 2017 and then just dropped them altogether.  That’s not an unusual thing for writers.  CS … Continue reading

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evening post, November 20, 2017

On that clear November afternoon the autumn sunlight held the last hint of summer.   As he stood on the lawn, rake in hand, the day changed with the wind.  When the breeze coming off the mountain stiffened he could … Continue reading

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Mid-day Post, October 23, 2017

            That night as he pondered his decision sleep would not come. He knew that there would be repercussions either way.  If she said no, word of that would get out.  Not that she would … Continue reading

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