Short Pieces

A Muse Bouche Review

I am a contributor to A Muse Bouche Review. Each month I contribute a story based on a theme.

June 2022: The Beach: Evelyn on the Beach. This is a different perspective from a scene where two of my favorite characters, Bridget and Evelyn, meet on a beach in East Hampton, New York. Their story is told in my novella, Accidently in Love.

July 2022: Heat: It’s Always a Mistake. A story set with memories from living on West 85th Street, just off Central Park West.

August 2022: Natural Disasters: Somewhere Else. Many of my novels involve women forced to leave Ireland during the Famine or the Hunger that began in the late 1840s. This is a short item on one such refugee.

September 2022: Time: Delayed Departure. What would happen if time reversed yourself and you could change what you’d done–or not done–in the past?

October 2022: The Paranormal: 13th Floor. I don’t often write stories with anything paranormal about them, but for this issue I did something on a New York City apartment.

November 2022: Unrequited Love: The Tenth Anniversary. Something unusual: A two-person, one-act screenplay at a Queens cemetery.

December 2022: Frozen. I took a scene from A Studio on Bleecker Street and a couple with its immediate aftermath.

January 2023: Deception: This is another, earlier and crucial (for three characters) scene from last month’s from Studio.

March 2023: Anticipation: An excerpt from my novel Róisín Campbell.

April 2023: Expectations: An excerpt from Becoming Catherine Bennet.

May 2023: Regret: This is an alternative Pride and Prejudice imagining.

Other Stories

Lady With A Rose: A short piece inspired by a John Singer Sargent painting.

The illustration at the top is from the cover of my novel I Am Alex Locus.