Do You Read?

Do You Read?

By Melissa Marni Dixon knew the exact moment when he crossed the county line. The deflated tension, the automatic exhale. Cops in Desperado were slow as the town they rode through on old horses or rusted police cars. Here rock and roll meant windswept stones and lonely tumbleweeds. Here time

Fly Reimagined

Fly Reimagined

Elli, a Sweden-based graphic designer, recently created artwork inspired by my story “Fly.” I’m reposting the story here, along with her amazing illustration because … WOW! FLY By Melissa Marni To be different in the town of Redistuo was to be an outsider, abolished from any place inside the shared opinion

Featured Friday: The Unexpected Type

Featured Friday: The Unexpected Type

Well hello, Friday. In honor of this beautiful day of the week, I’m starting a new series called “Featured Friday.” Each Friday, I’ll be featuring one blogger/collaborator/publication that has shown little word studio some love. It’s been humbling (and incredible) to see the warm reception of my stories and it only

A Story in Words and Pictures

A Story in Words and Pictures

A few weeks ago, I was speaking with Editor/Founder of Whim Online Magazine, Melanie Doncas, about her thoughts on the relationship between visual storytelling and the art of writing prose. Whim, based in Sydney, Australia, is a digital publication using ethereal, dreamy photography to give whimsical life to posts about fashion, art and everything in

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