Posts Tagged ‘science fiction’

Night Flight of the Sheep

Posted by melissa kandel on December 5, 2017 in Fiction | No Comments

“ … and, should the symptoms of sleeplessness persist, a patient may attempt any number of psychologically soothing exercises … lulling the mind to a more restful state of being … the most popular and effective of these called ‘counting sheep,’ wherein the patient, with eyes closed, begins enumerating sheep as if the beasts were […]

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Pizza Cat

Posted by melissa kandel on February 14, 2017 in creativity, Fiction | No Comments

I did not feel very Monday Warbly tonight so instead here is a strange tale I wrote about a food kind of animal … enjoy? – Melis 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 […]

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The Big Secret

Posted by melissa kandel on February 11, 2017 in Fiction | 1 Comment

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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Night Flight of The Sheep

Posted by melissa kandel on February 7, 2017 in art, comedy, creativity, Fiction | No Comments

“ … and, should the symptoms of sleeplessness persist, a patient may attempt any number of psychologically soothing exercises … lulling the mind to a more restful state of being … the most popular and effective of these called ‘counting sheep,’ wherein the patient, with eyes closed, begins enumerating sheep as if the beasts were […]

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Whale-Talk

Posted by melissa kandel on February 5, 2017 in creativity, Fiction, travel | 5 Comments

By Melissa Kandel 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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Thank You WordPress

Posted by melissa kandel on February 3, 2017 in art, creativity, On Writing | 2 Comments

Just because you’re a needle in a haystack or a pea beneath a thick mattress doesn’t mean that needle-you won’t be found or pea-you can’t be felt. Here’s the proof: A few days ago I received a surprising email from Michelle, the self-proclaimed Chief Semicolon Advocate at WordPress; I use the site to host this very […]

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To The Birds

Posted by melissa kandel on December 29, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction | No Comments

TO THE BIRDS TO THE BIRDS AN AWAKENING SORROW TO THE BIRDS TO THE BIRDS MY SOUL SHALL BORROW UNTIL LITTLE REMAINS SAVE THEIR TROUBADOUR SONG TO THE BIRDS TO THE BIRDS OR TO ME ALL ALONG. “It’s a fabricated kind of love,” said Lucie Mayweather to no one. She lit a cigarette and tapped […]

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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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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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I Finally Did It

Posted by melissa kandel on May 26, 2016 in Fiction, literature, On Writing, Personal | 3 Comments

Dear Friends, Today is kind of epic in the history of little word studio. Why? I published a book. Well, an eBook but it’s there on Amazon.com, alive and well, like a literary embryo floating amid the goop of the Interwebs, ready to breath its first baby-book breath into your tablet, iPhone, Android or Kindle reader. […]

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