Monday Fiction: A Morning with Mr. Moonshine

It was early morning in the middle of fall. The world was dark, as it tended to be on autumn mornings such as this, when the day was newly unfolded and still smudgy from whatever was left of the night. A hum, low but gentle, rumbled not far behind Peter Luck, who was speedily making his…

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Fiction Tuesday: The Tale of Astrid the Beautiful

Because everyone can use a little magic on a Tuesday afternoon … Somewhere in the untamed mountainside near Yosemite, on the California border of all that was good and evil, once sat a small patch of wild lavender, and just beyond, a smaller spring. An accidental journey brought Astrid to this spring, its water tumbling like wet…

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Monday Fiction: The Pizza Cat

The rumors are true. The Pizza Cat is real. 

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Fiction Monday: Whale-Talk

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 with cinnamon whiskey…

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Fiction Monday: The Disappearing Act

A short piece of fiction inspired by tonight’s sunset …  For the third week in a row, Janet forgot to shave her legs. The first time she forgot was on a Sunday when she was changing into her swimsuit for Joel’s picnic-basket dinner on the beach. Janet looked at her legs as she slipped on the…

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Pen on Fire Speaker Series at Lido Village Books: Feb. 6 Event

If you’ve ever been to Lido Village Books, you’d know it’s a magical, literary oasis catty-cornered among the elegant shops of Via Oporto in Newport Beach. The vibe is kind of like a tangible sigh, worry leaves your body, you’re among pages composed by masters of the written word. Tomorrow, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.…

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Have you seen the Little Free Library on Balboa Island?

“There is more treasure in books than all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney If you’ve ever taken a stroll around the path that twists along Balboa Island, you’ve probably passed a tiny blue structure sitting on the side of the way. Inside are no more than ten or twenty books, donated…

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