Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Light On Ice

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

Everything was ordinary when the morning in question appeared, new and bright with a faint layer of fallen snow. December days in Manhattan were sometimes like that though, routine at first glance then cold and tricky as the sun settled down.

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A Winter’s Mistake

Posted by melissa kandel on December 8, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction | No Comments

Here is the first thing Minerva Griffin thought when she stepped on the train at Koblenz Central Railway Station: This is a mistake.

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A Saturday Story: Night Flight of the Sheep

Posted by melissa kandel on December 4, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, comedy, Fiction | No Comments

It’s chilly tonight in California and all I want to do is crawl under my blanket and put some wood in my fireplace and drink spicy butternut squash soup but as it turns out, my friend is throwing a Griswold Family-themed ugly sweater party tonight. So, instead of sitting by the fire, I’m getting my […]

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Thanksgiving Tale: Whale-Talk

Posted by melissa kandel on November 24, 2016 in creativity, Fiction, travel | No Comments

This year on Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for my family, friends and all of you, my faithful readers who’ve stuck by my side as we build a little word studio community together. And though this tiny tale takes place floating atop the icy waters of Norway, I hope reading it finds you somewhere familiar, relaxing by a warm […]

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Halloween 2016: The Funhouse

Posted by melissa kandel on November 1, 2016 in creativity, Fiction | No Comments

To celebration Halloween, I’m posting a short story I wrote this time last year about a spooky, little funhouse with plenty of secrets to spare … Enjoy! – M There was nothing unusual about the way the coffee was poured. There was nothing unusual in the way it tumbled from the pot, dark as a […]

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Fall Fiction: An Interview Near Signal Street

Posted by melissa kandel on September 22, 2016 in Fiction | No Comments

It’s the official first day of fall and that means change is whistling through the air—from the snappy winds to the browning trees—and with change comes a distinct sense of newness blustering around town. Whether it’s a new school, a new job, a new shirt or just a new pumpkin spice latte Snapchat filter, the first day of […]

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Harry Potter’s Home At Four Privet Drive Is Up For Sale

Posted by melissa kandel on September 20, 2016 in Fiction, In the News | No Comments

“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” It seems to be Harry Potter week on little word studio but when the childhood home of Mr. Potter is up for sale, you can’t NOT write about it. I describe, of course, Four […]

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Fifty Shades Darker Might Be OK

Posted by melissa kandel on September 15, 2016 in entertainment, Fiction, Film, Hollywood | No Comments

The thing I remember most about reading Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James’ follow-up to the insanely successful Fifty Shades of Grey, was how trite and strange the story had become, as if James took the best of what she recalled from random Bond movies and Law & Order episodes to craft the central conflicts for her […]

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The Figaro

Posted by melissa kandel on September 7, 2016 in Fiction | No Comments

Here’s the truth: I’ve never considered myself a Writer. I’m a writer, sure, but a Writer? No. Because Writers are serious folks who wear berets (I’d image) and sit in corners of coffee shops or dimly lit bars, laptops aglow, notebooks ajar, scribbled papers askew, jotting down the brilliant thoughts that tumble from their brilliant minds. And […]

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Celebrity Cat Marries Wealthy Canadian Businessman

This article is part of a weekly series, “Untruth Tuesdays,” in which I take something completely, absurdly untrue then write about it as if it weren’t. BY MELISSA MARNI, senior staff writer, The civic cheetah press Trixie, a Japanese Bobtail cat with more than 500,000 followers on Instagram, is one of the most sought-after cats by […]

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