Author Archives: Mary Fran Says

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.

Social Media and Photos

I have several ideas for posts about Social Media and how they impact our daily lives. Today I want to focus on photographs. Scrolling through my Facebook stream this morning, as I do every morning (full disclosure–as I do every … Continue reading

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Donut Fire

It’s no surprise that WORDS fascinate me. As a writer, sure, but also as a reader–and especially as a speaker–their origins and usage are of interest. Did you know that Merriam-Webster, America’s most trusted dictionary for English word definitions, meanings, and … Continue reading

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It’s officially the season of pending plans. My calendar is slow to load…                       That’s right, it’s the *WEATHER PERMITTING time of year. No matter the question, the answer will … Continue reading

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And we’re off…!

It’s a new year. A fresh start. A brand-new beginning. Thank goodness, right? Last year was…an emotional challenge. Now I know, just like everyone knows, that a year is only a word to represent the turning of the planet around … Continue reading

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Wrapping up 2019

The last blog post of the year highlights the BEST blog posts of the year! This list includes the stories and updates that were most read, liked, and shared during 2019. TOP 10: 10. Art Loss – This post actually … Continue reading

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So close to Christmas…

December 23rd. Two days before Christmas. Which is generous when you consider Christmas Eve. One and a half days to get things done. And in three days it will be over. If you haven’t started enjoying the season, please do … Continue reading

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We Wish You a Memory Christmas!

My son-in-law recently sent me a video of my kindergarten-age grandson singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas”. As you can imagine, it’s very cute. The abandon with which he sings took me back to my grade school music classes. … Continue reading

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