Category Archives: Literary Fiction

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Essence Churning post….

I got a comment from Russel Ray that  pointed out the unseasonal character of my last story excerpt post, ‘One Bright Snow-Day’.  (He doesn’t live down under.)  My apologies for making you shiver with cold on a sunny afternoon, Russel!  … Continue reading

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Essence Churning – One Bright Snow-Day

Quotes from Essence Churning short-story collection with The Companion Book sketchbook project – Post 20: The snow was stacked on the skylight when Clarence stumbled out of bed into the kitchen for some water.  He leaned across the sink and … Continue reading

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Essence Churning – Center of Hope

Quotes from Essence Churning short-story collection with The Companion Book sketchbook project – Post 19: The rain poured incessantly from the ubiquitous dark clouds and the water’s rise within the walls pushed at her already brimming psyche.  She could take … Continue reading

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THE Companion BOOK – Palms Outward

Images from THE Companion BOOK sketchbook project with excerpts from Essence Churning short-story collection- Post 18:

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Essence Churning – Palms Outward

Quotes from Essence Churning short-story collection with The Companion Book sketchbook project – Post 18: He walked the roadway to another town, dust rising to meet his sorrow.  He knew it would come to this.  Though their hands had given … Continue reading

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Essence Churning – Like Wild Fire

Quotes from Essence Churning short-story collection with The Companion Book sketchbook project – Post 17:  Deana and Kenny left their honeymoon cottage after their week of precious solitude.  Their friends thought they were crazy to stay in the small cabin … Continue reading

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