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Short Story G – ‘Gramps and the No Good Busybodies’ Chapter II

Here’s the second chapter to ‘Gramps and the No Good Busybodies’. I know it’s a day early, but it’s my treat to you since I was already a few days late for my updates on Wound. If you haven’t already … Continue reading

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Short Story M – The Mouse Choir

THE MOUSE CHOIR By: Katya Szewczuk There once was a young church mouse named Eunice who dreamt about singing in the choir. She was a small mouse with brown-orange fur, a white tummy and long whiskers. She lived in a … Continue reading

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Short Story F – ‘Frog Boys’

This story was submitted for Scholastic’s Magazine in early 2014. It’s a miracle that I even found it. After rummaging through my files I found two more stories that will be added to my A-Z Short Story Collection. This is … Continue reading

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Short Story G – ‘Gramps and the No Good Busybodies’

If you follow me on Twitter you would see some of my posts focus on Japanese kinushi, or in other words the tree spirit of Okinawa. I found this story interesting to write about ever since I wrote a few of my … Continue reading

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Short Story I – ‘ICU’

ICU Written by: Katya Szewczuk Cars moved through the city streets like a grazing cattle on the prairie. As the summer’s heat smothered the passerby, a woman blared her horn within the sea of cars, her hands raised and voice … Continue reading

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A Soot Filled Life (Six Sentence Story)

Here’s another writing prompt provided by Six Sentences  about an old chimney-sweeper’s everyday life. A SOOT FILLED LIFE By: Katya Szewczuk A chimney-sweeper’s life was always filled with soot. Gregory Gutters swabbed the inside of Mrs. Marigold’s chimney until it shinned beneath … Continue reading

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Short Story S – ‘A SIMPLETON’S STONE’

Most of you have realized how my most recent short stories relate to survival of the fittest and being abandoned in the wilderness. All three stories were based on a writing prompt I was given in a workshop to define … Continue reading

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Short Story A – ‘Alvin O’Kricket’

For those of you who enjoyed reading Kid Island, you’ll also enjoy Alvin O’Kricket which serves as Kid Island’s prologue. ALVIN O’KRICKET Written by: Katya Szewczuk Old man Alvin O’Kricket was a cantankerous coot with a shaggy, white beard and … Continue reading

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Short Story Letter K – ‘Kid Island’

KID ISLAND Written by: Katya Szewczuk Motley children with buggy eyes, painted faces and raggedy clothing clambered up the sandy hills of Kid Island. They tumbled and crawled on their pudgy bellies as they headed for the beautiful, roaring ocean … Continue reading

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Short Story Letter “D”

A short while ago I came up with this wonderful idea to start writing stories A-Z to keep my mind brewing with fresh, new ideas while I focus on my job as a personal assistant/marketer. Yes, I have been quite … Continue reading

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