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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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Closing the Cottage – Part One

Closing the Cottage – Part One

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Short Stories | 1 comment

CLOSING THE COTTAGE A serial short story for your Fall reading pleasure… Part One of Six © Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour, your Writer on the Run It had been a long summer. Mom and dad were heading back to the city and their mundane jobs. She would be staying for another six weeks, being of age now; she’d been waiting for this opportunity for a long time....

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Sunday Morning Story Time – Blind Justice

Sunday Morning Story Time – Blind Justice

Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in Short Stories | 0 comments

BLIND JUSTICE A Short Story for your Sunday Morning reading pleasure! © Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour (If you enjoy this short story and would like to read more from a collection of shorts by me, click here and pick up a copy of one of my short story books! Thank you and have a wonderful day.) Karen groped around in the room. Someone had rearranged her...

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In From the Cold – A story to warm your heart…

In From the Cold – A story to warm your heart…

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 in Short Stories, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

© Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour  Frederick had lived on the streets for years. This past winter had been particularly difficult, for two reasons. One, there had been an over-abundance of snow, which had made it difficult for him to get around, the other––Tracey. He’d come upon Tracey one cold December night. She’d been curled up in his spot, sound asleep. At...

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Walk In Our Shoes – A 21st Century “Christmas Carol”

Walk In Our Shoes – A 21st Century “Christmas Carol”

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Short Stories, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

WALK IN OUR SHOES A Christmas Carol for the 21st Century © Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour Jack was ticked off with the hypocrisy of the world! He was angry and frustrated with all the different religions claiming they were the one and the only way to some higher order or afterlife. In his opinion, most people couldn’t manage the life they had now! It was...

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Grandma “D”

Grandma “D”

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Short Stories, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

© Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour Dorothy Marshall was her name, but everyone called her Grandma “D.” Jason had lived with her since he was ten––she was old then. He’d been told if he messed up there, it was the end of the line for him. Grandma “D” didn’t say much and didn’t have a lot of rules, but one thing she insisted on was respect. “You won’t get anywhere in...

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