Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Letter to the Editor

Posted by melissa kandel on December 27, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, creativity, Fiction | No Comments

HEREAFTER the subject of women’s underwear will not be treated in the letter-press of THE LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL. The editors have reached this conclusion for the following reasons: First, the changes in this part of a woman’s wardrobe are not either sufficient or material enough to justify extended chronicle. Second, the practical art of making […]

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Pizza Cat

Posted by melissa kandel on December 23, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction | No Comments

The rumors are true. The Pizza Cat is real. How do I know, you might ask, skeptical gleam in your eye, that such a creature exists? Have I seen this mystical, mozzarellical thing and lived to tell the tale? Did I run into one, many moons ago, stumbling out from a bar in those precarious, […]

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The Tale of Astrid the Beautiful

Posted by melissa kandel on December 22, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction, travel | No Comments

Somewhere in the untamed French countryside near Versailles, on the border of all that was good and evil, once sat a small patch of wild lavender, and just beyond, a smaller spring. An accidental journey brought Astrid to this spring, its water tumbling like wet poetry across flowering earth. She was in the shrubbiest part […]

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A Morning With Mr. Moonshine

Posted by melissa kandel on December 21, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction | No Comments

It was early morning in early fall. The world was dark, as it tended to be on autumn days such as this, newly unfolded and still smudgy from whatever was left of the night. A hum, low but gentle, rumbled not far behind Peter Luck, who was speedily making his way down a brick-paved road […]

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The Man With The Blue Shoes

Posted by melissa kandel on December 20, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, creativity, Fiction, travel | 2 Comments

The night my brother disappeared, I found a note underneath my pillow. It was written in pencil on a scrap of wide-ruled paper and said only this: Robert … When May 1 arrives you must go to Rue de Rivoli in Paris and find the man with the blue shoes. OK, I’m being dramatic. My […]

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Moonlight Serenade

Posted by melissa kandel on December 19, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, creativity, Fiction | No Comments

There was no way around it: Luna had lost the moon. The revelation was quick but biting and it happened last night around dusk. She had been sitting with her cat, Marama, on the hill overlooking a town fading to pale, evening blue and there assumed her usual moon-watching position: Luna tucked her legs behind […]

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Sincerely And With Feeling

Posted by melissa kandel on December 16, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction, nature | No Comments

As the black crow flies, so too does the luck of anyone brazen enough to steal from the Painted Desert for the sake of a vainglorious because I can. Such a creature of inordinate vanity cannot, by the laws of moonlight and the writs of sunshine, remain unpunished for very long.

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The Tale of Astrid The Beautiful

Posted by melissa kandel on December 15, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, creativity, Fiction | No Comments

Somewhere in the untamed French countryside near Versailles, on the border of all that was good and evil, once sat a small patch of wild lavender, and just beyond, a smaller spring. An accidental journey brought Astrid to this spring, its water tumbling like wet poetry across flowering earth.

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Revelation Underground

Posted by melissa kandel on December 13, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, creativity, Fiction | No Comments

Making its way toward 59th Street, the subway was but a metal serpent slinking beneath Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Moments before, the doors of the 1 Train had slid open and four or five sleepy passengers emerged, settling with their foil-wrapped deli lunches onto blue plastic seats. It was the dance of the morning commuter […]

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A Saturday Story: The Big Secret

Posted by melissa kandel on December 10, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, creativity, Fiction | No Comments

Rat-a-tat-tat went longish nails on old wood. She sat at the time-abandoned Rathskeller Pub, waiting. Three tall jack-and-cokes into her Sunday afternoon, the strange man finally arrived, a wiry figure dappled in late-day shadows. The man looked almost wizardly with a long, white beard and smooth, white hair woven into a single braid that reached […]

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