Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Really Weird Ways to Celebrate Summer

Posted by melissa kandel on June 21, 2016 in summer | No Comments

Saturday night in a crowded bar, standing betwixt desiccated beer droppings and sweaty bro-funk, the guy I’d spent 20 minutes talk-shouting to—there’s no other way to converse in a Bon Jovi-blasting pub—grabs my hand, tenderly and with both of his, looks right into my eyes and says, “You’re kind of weird, aren’t you?” Not the best way to […]

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Sunshine Envy? Make It a Summer-Inspired Movie Night

Posted by melissa kandel on May 28, 2016 in entertainment, Film, summer | No Comments

Excuse me Southern California but do you know you’re … Southern California? That means, as stated in the official Mother Nature’s Guide to SoCal Weekends, you must be ceaselessly sunny on Saturdays and also provide as good or better weather than all states along the Eastern coastline. (How can we possibly maintain our reputation as the “Best Coast” if my New York […]

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The Water Bends

Posted by melissa kandel on September 22, 2015 in Fiction | 1 Comment

As if to say ‘let’s start anew’ the water bends then breaks in two and all the while the girl walks through but if not her, well, why not you? Sasha hadn’t spoken to Bernardo in days. She didn’t want him to think her rude or impertinent or any of those things typically associated with […]

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Featured Friday: Girl Friday Paper Arts

Posted by melissa kandel on September 4, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview, On Writing | No Comments

In all the months since I started this blog – ten if you’re counting – the one thing that’s surprised me most is how supportive and encouraging the creative community can be. Take Lotus, for instance, the innovative designer behind Girl Friday Paper Arts. When we first spoke about a potential Q&A, she told me to keep […]

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Lost and Found on Flower Street

Posted by melissa kandel on September 3, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni They weren’t punctuated flickers of light after all, if such a phenomenon existed. Nor were they spotlights hinting at a faraway land where she’d find escape. They were beads (of course they were beads), hanging in strips of blue, green, yellow and some kind of magenta-orange from one end of the narrow […]

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Nothing But Mist

Posted by melissa kandel on August 7, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

The witch called upon the mist to wrap its arms tightly around the beachgoers, providing the shelter she needed to slip unseen along the wharf and onto the princess’ ship. She had, at this very moment, but one thought on her mind: Soon the princess would burn. In all fairness, it wasn’t the princess’ fault. […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on July 6, 2014 in Fiction | 3 Comments

The subway car came to an abrupt halt.      “Signal Street!”      With a polite nod to the plumpish redhead whose morose stares he had endured for the larger part of his 57-minute trip from Eagleshead to Signal Street (“So sorry miss, didn’t mean to bump you there”), Daniel Plinkers departed the car, […]

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