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Elizabeth’s Garden

April 23, 2020

I was standing in my new living room with my hair pulled up in a headscarf and strokes of paint marking my arms looking at blobs of paint options on the wall. Somehow I managed […]

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Clara’s chick flick

February 9, 2020

She rolled her eyes and turned to go, to leave him there standing alone in the woods like the brooding bad boy character from a chick flick. Except he wasn’t misunderstood and she wasn’t going […]

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Marla’s Martian Fashion

December 11, 2019

“Where do you think you are? The fashion capital of Mars?”  I identified the voice through the buzz of the school cafeteria before I had even turned around. Once I was looking him in the […]

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Becoming Aunt Lydia

October 8, 2019

It was dark and raining and my mind was going one thousand times faster than the car I was driving. I wasn’t in the mood to be in this kind of traffic, caused by late-night […]

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Betty Twillman’s Plot Twist

September 18, 2019

When I was young, at least one out of every three visits to my grandparents’ house involved me asking to hear their love story. My grandpa would smile softly and lean back in his chair. […]

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Dress Shopping with Melissa

September 6, 2019

My feet hurt. Words like blush and violet and chartreuse and sapphire were swirling around in my brain. We had been shopping for three hours. Melissa and I had been best friends since the 10th […]

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Playing Chess with Miss Smite

August 25, 2019

“But John… The rumors. They’re growing vicious.”  My voice carried in the open air like a wind chime. The rickety gazebo in which John insisted we held these late-night meetings was barely large enough to […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part VIII

May 6, 2019

This is the eighth and final installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part seven here. Briar was surprised when Aislinn returned to the […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part VII

April 28, 2019

This is the sixth installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part six here. Death did not show its face that first day. Well, correction. […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part VI

April 14, 2019

This is the sixth installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part five here. After exactly one minute of silence (Aislinn was counting the […]