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A short story to warm your heart! – Dear Patch

A short story to warm your heart! – Dear Patch

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Short Stories | 0 comments

The Christmas season is a time for reflection … a friend of mine, who has since passed, gave me a letter he’d received from his mom in England, and he told me it would make a great short story … I was honoured to be able to turn the letter into a short story. I hope you enjoy it, and if you are so inclined, share a special moment with me!...

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Closing the Cottage – Conclusion

Closing the Cottage – Conclusion

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Short Stories | 0 comments

CLOSING THE COTTAGE Conclusion © Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour, your Writer on the Run   Gerry had decided to head up to the cottage early and surprise his daughter. He got an eerie feeling when he saw the front door was ajar. Princess was meowing by the cellar door. When she saw him, she slipped through the door, stood on the landing, and meowed again....

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Closing the Cottage – Part 5 of Six

Closing the Cottage – Part 5 of Six

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Short Stories | 0 comments

Closing the Cottage Part 5 of 6 © Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour   “Hello Caroline,” the voice was vaguely familiar. “Mr. Malcolm?” Caroline held up the knife. “There’s no need for the knife Caroline,” he said, standing and stepping out of the shadows. “I noticed someone skulking around your cottage earlier, so I came over to make sure you were okay.” “You...

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Closing the Cottage – Part Four of Six

Closing the Cottage – Part Four of Six

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Short Stories | 0 comments

CLOSING THE COTTAGE Part Four of Six © Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour, your Writer on the Run   Princess was pacing at the back door when Caroline reached the top of the stairs. The knocking had ceased, but as she stepped into the kitchen, Caroline noticed a shadowy figure disappearing toward the lake. It looked like a woman. “Should I go after her?”...

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Closing the Cottage – Part three of six

Closing the Cottage – Part three of six

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Short Stories | 0 comments

CLOSING THE COTTAGE (Part 3 of six) © Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour, your Writer on the Run   Caroline pushed her chair back as she noticed the time at the bottom of the computer screen––11:55. Her throat felt slightly scratchy. Another pot of tea would be in order, she thought as she stood up and headed downstairs. “Come on, Princess,” she called to her...

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Closing the Cottage – Part two of six

Closing the Cottage – Part two of six

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Short Stories | 0 comments

CLOSING THE COTTAGE (Part Two of Six) © Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour, your Writer on the Run   Caroline opened the fridge, pulled out some leftover lasagne, popped it in the oven, and then went down to the basement. Her father had purchased some steel traps a couple of summers ago because they’d had an infestation of raccoons. Her mother had protested, so...

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