Gleaming: a 100-word story

Here’s another 100-word story. I will welcome your feedback. Gleaming By Laura McHale Holland Day after day she winds blackberry vines around paperbacks, doorknobs, French fries, shoes—everything she can touch. It’s an effort; she concentrates. But the barbs...

In her pocket

I’m going to experiment with posting 100-word stories for a while. If you’d like to post your own 100-word story that riffs on this one, please do so in a comment. Other types of comments are always welcome, too. In Her Pocket By Laura McHale Holland On...

Every Imperfection

I found this little story on my hard drive. I suspect there are a fair number of other stories I’ve written, stuffed away and forgotten. How about you? Do you create things and then forget about them? Every Imperfection by Laura McHale Holland She tries on four...

Smokin’ story collections!

Short story collections have enriched my reading lately. What strikes me most about the books I’ve read is how creative the authors—or in the case of one anthology, the authors and editors—were in framing their projects. It’s not just writing style that distinguishes...

So Beautiful — Part 2

Here’s the second installment of So Beautiful. You can read the first installment at http://lauramchaleholland.com/fiction-2/so-beautiful/. Kelly spreads a blanket on the sand as her son, Jason, dashes barefoot to the shore. “Stay close,” she calls to him,...

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