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.

A Story for your Reading Pleasure

Crazy busy weekend, too many thoughts to share, none cohesive, so I’m cheating and sharing a story I wrote for The Prompt Club many years ago. The prompt was, “The First Time”. I hope you enjoy. The First Time I … Continue reading

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Resurrection Rosie

My story is kicking off this year’s SPOOKY SHOWCASE! “Oh my gosh, I loved your story!!!! I just finished it. I especially love the clever way you ended it. I love it so much it HAS to kick off the … Continue reading

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I want to Rock’n’Roll all night…

Rock’n’roll all nite… then hit up some orchards the next day. Perfect weekend plan for aging Gen Xers. Saturday, we drove to Mundelein to see a band called Liliac at the Original Sundance Saloon, a great little venue that I wish … Continue reading

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Dream a little dream of anxiety

It seems to me that everyone suffers from anxiety nowadays. Think you don’t? You should probably take some time and wonder about that. Just kidding. I had a dream the other night about going back to school. Being in school … Continue reading

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I’m writing!

But not a blog. Please forgive me. My mind is second novel focused. And I’m kicking butt. I’m on a writer’s retreat and even though when I left last week, I thought hey, I can knock out a craft blog … Continue reading

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Dating Game

Dating Myself: For some reason, Colorforms popped into my head the other day. Do you remember Colorforms? This is not my photo, but I did have this set! I had several sets. Because I loved them. I remember playing for … Continue reading

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Austin Weird

It’s time for another Travel Weird List! You know, when you’re out and about and experiencing a new location and find yourself saying, “Whoa, that was weird!” Because it’s a holiday and you probably have big plans, I’ll keep the … Continue reading

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