Author Archives: Art for Housewives

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Flash Fiction

Literary myth claimed that Hemingway, at lunch with fellow writers, bet $10 that he could write a six word short story. He then wrote, the legend goes, “For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn” on a paper napkin then passed it … Continue reading

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Wolf Bait

The year I started middle school, that song was always on the radio: Hey there, Little Red Riding Hood, You sure are lookin’ good, You’re everything a big, bad wolf could want… At the time, I was into bouncing around … Continue reading

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Slightly Off Track

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was born in Ft Worth, Texas, an only child. Her parents split 10 days before she was born. It was no secret that Patricia had been an unwanted child. Her mother had no problems telling everyone how … Continue reading

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Exiled by Choice

Her father was an IRA gunman dedicated to an independent Ireland. This meant that Maeve Brennan (1917-1993) was subjected to a rather unstable and tense childhood as her father was often arrested and jailed for his political activities. In fact, … Continue reading

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Gum, Grit, and Storytelling

She chewed gum while lecturing. It was a habit she picked up once when, while presenting her thoughts in front of an audience, the words got stuck in her throat. Chewing gum induced salivation and let the words flow once … Continue reading

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