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Almost to summer!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! We’re almost to summer. In fact, today is the kids’ penultimate day of school. While having them home for a couple of months certainly poses a challenge for my writing and editing, conversely I appreciate the relaxed schedule. For the most part, then, we’re all looking forward to vacation.

It’s no vacation around here, though, from our regular schedule! I’ve posted my latest short fiction for you, and I had a lot of fun with this one. The prompt made me a think of our neighbor, a semi-retired professional landscaper. Here’s a quick excerpt:

“Turn around,” I hissed. My cheeks got hot, but I grinned. The weather didn’t really warrant Gerald taking his shirt off, but I certainly appreciated that he did.

Read the whole story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

It’s another week and another book review. This week I share my thoughts on the debut novel The Glitch by author Elisabeth Cohen. Check out the opening paragraph to my review:

A high-powered executive at a critical career juncture meets a young woman claiming to be her younger self. What follows is a series of events that makes the executive question everything she thought she knew about her identity. Author Elisabeth Cohen offers readers a powerful protagonist in a lackluster story in her debut The Glitch.

Find the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Lastly, this week’s parenting adventures. Regular readers know how much my younger child loves animals. Want to find out just how much? Read the excerpt:

“Leukemia,” Eleven replied, “in cats.”

“Where did you hear about those things?”

“In Animal Inn,” Nine explained. “There’s this dog that comes into Val’s dad’s clinic…”

And like that, we were back to the books and wishing they were real.

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Have a great day and week, readers!