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.

Yes, Virginia, there is a THIRD post of Thanks, Gifts, and Giving!

I’ve paced these stories for you because I want each to be read and savored. I was fearful that one singular long post would have gotten glossed over. Please do not gloss. These stories are very special to the people … Continue reading

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T, G, and G Part 2

Welcome back! I hope you had a chance to read through the first post, if not, you can access it here. Continuing with the theme of most cherished gifts… *** One of my favorite gifts was a bud vase with … Continue reading

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The Thanks, Gifts, and Giving Post pt.1

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in my “gift” story request. I was pleased with how many of you wanted to share, and surprised by those who submitted. I expected many of my writer friends and family members to provide … Continue reading

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One Cherished Gift

I want to say thank you to everyone who has shared a “Thanks, Gifts, and Giving” story with me. I hope to run them next Monday. Consider this your tissue warning. To kick off the story sharing, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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TILT

I was introduced to Things I Love Thursday (TILT) by a friend through Facebook but when I looked it up online, I found many sources for the quick little lists of things folks are grateful for. In honor of Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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On Thanks, Gifts, and Giving

I read an article in the Chicago Tribune this past Sunday that literally moved me to tears. Full disclosure, that’s not actually saying much, I’m kind of a crybaby. BUT STILL. The article, titled “The Gifts that Stay with us … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Veterans Day. Yes, that’s right, the annual national holiday celebrating those who have served in the military. Trivia tidbit, did you know that it is “Veterans Day”, plural, no apostrophe? Because it’s inclusive, not possessive. Veterans Day honors all those … Continue reading

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