Posts Tagged ‘nature’

Sunshine Blues on a Rainy Day

Posted by melissa kandel on April 9, 2016 in nature, Photography | 2 Comments

It’s raining today in Newport Beach. And not a romantic, heavy downpour kind of rain but a slow, lazy drizzle that makes you want to stay inside with a cup of coffee and watch Food Network marathons all day while wearing your pajamas. Random example. But from what I hear, this squidish weather has stretched its […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on January 31, 2016 in Fiction | No Comments

by Melissa Marni Yosemite My name is Yosemite. I’m five feet, six inches tall with a reddish tint to my hair, a long beard that I never comb and green-blue eyes that are noticeably two different sizes. I only shower on Thursdays, smoke at least five cigarettes a day and eat my cereal each morning […]

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Dear December

Posted by melissa kandel on December 19, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni “Uh oh.” “What?” “Nothing.” “Then why’d you say ‘uh oh.’” “No reason.” “No reason? You said ‘uh oh’ just because?” “Exactly. It’s a fun thing to say.” “It’s not.” “It is. Lighten up!” “Not cool, Josephine. You know I’m sensitive about being so damn yellow.”

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Featured Friday: Whim Magazine

Posted by melissa kandel on November 6, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview | No Comments

Keep writing. The more you write, the easier it’ll become to take an idea you have in your head and, with a whole lot of heart, craft it into something you can send out into the world … Browse the digital pages of Whim Magazine and you’ll find an ethereal collection of photos that appear as […]

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Sincerely And With Feeling

Posted by melissa kandel on September 10, 2015 in Fiction | 1 Comment

By Melissa Marni 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. He (let […]

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So Wild and Free

Posted by melissa kandel on August 1, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni There are, inside a deconstructed world, threads of life that must be sewn together in order to make sense. Even then, when the quilt of what is has been stitched, sense may elude the eyes, the ears, the nose, the mind, and only what might be shall remain … “This tea tastes like boiled rat droppings and […]

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The Big Secret

Posted by melissa kandel on June 25, 2015 in Fiction | 2 Comments

By Melissa Marni 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. He pushed a small piece of paper her way. “For you,” the man said. She scoffed. “A letter? This is the big […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on March 29, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

To be different in the town of Redistuo was to be an outsider, abolished from any place inside the shared opinion of the people and declared unworthy to belong. John was such a shunned man, though his name be plain enough and ambition to contradict small. It was the idea of what he wanted to […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on December 14, 2014 in Photography | No Comments

Check out little word studio on Instagram for more photos and come back to visit soon, something new and story-ish is coming your way …

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Posted by melissa kandel on December 6, 2014 in Photography | 2 Comments

For more photos, check out Little Word Studio on Instagram. And stay tuned for a new story, set to land tomorrow.

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