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An Aunt Truly’s Tale: Taken

An Aunt Truly’s Tale: Taken

Years ago, when I was involved in the San Francisco Bay Area's vibrant storytelling community, and by that I mean a group of people dedicated to the ancient art of telling tales live to an audience, I used to tell this story. It's one of my favorites, and I felt like...

Help! Does this introduction work?

Help! Does this introduction work?

The ten stories for Aunt Truly's Tales are coming together well, and I'm now preparing an introduction for the collection. It's one of the last things to do before sending the manuscript to a few beta readers. I'm going to paste in the intro's draft and would very...

Redwoods, a lament

Redwoods, a lament

We are all on edge in Sonoma County and other California locales contending with raging wildfires amid COVID-19. The news this week that Big Basin, California's first state park, was consumed by flames hit me hard. It was the first place my husband, Jim, and I took...

An Aunt Truly’s Tale: The Diamond

An Aunt Truly’s Tale: The Diamond

I'm getting closer to having a final ten stories for Aunt Truly's Tales. This new story might replace "The Indomitable Husky-Sheltie Cross," which might not have enough resonance for people who haven't read my novel, The Kiminee Dream. This new story, which is in...

A drastic summer’s day for Carly Mae

A drastic summer’s day for Carly Mae

I have fond childhood memories of summertime. Unlike children today, who have been prevented from attending school due to the COVID-19 pandemic and thus are missing the good parts of the experience and are not growing weary of the negatives, the biggest thing back in...

An Aunt Truly’s Tale: The wee woman who lived in a teapot

An Aunt Truly’s Tale: The wee woman who lived in a teapot

This is the seventh story I'm posting that might be part of Aunt Truly's Tales, a book of stories I imagine Aunt Truly, an enigmatic character in The Kiminee Dream, would have told. This is my version of a traditional folk tale, The Little Old Woman Who Lived in a...

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