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Patricia Flaherty Pagan

Patricia Flaherty Pagan writes about women and children who find magic in the mundane and battle everyday demons.

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Patricia Flaherty Pagan writes about women who find magic and battle everyday demons. She is the author of "Enduring Spirit: Stories" and "Trail Ways Pilgrims: Stories," as well as the writer of award-winning short fiction. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the free spirits at Goddard College. She founded the feminist indie publisher Spider Road Press. She teaches short fiction writing at Writespace in Houston.

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Flying

Published Aug 22, 2020 · 555 words (3 minutes)

Literary Fiction siblings young adult Survivor coming of age

She can smell summer coming. Will Bluebird's semiformal dance be her dream, or a nightmare?

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Yes, I Killed Her Fish

Published Jul 6, 2020 · 101 words (1 minute) · 394 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction dystopian 100 word story child narrator

How would children fare if the United States were no longer united?

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Alone & Lost

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Captured

Published Jun 18, 2020 · 152 words (1 minute)

Horror Historical Gothic Historical horror "flash fiction" photography

This historical horror piece about a strange photographer will flash in your memory.

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Plunge

Published May 5, 2020 · 196 words (1 minute) · 201 views

Literary Fiction parenting flash fiction Magic in the mundane

Dive in and discover joy.

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Before storm

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Burning

Published Apr 11, 2020 · 263 words (1 minute)

Literary Fiction Romance strong women characters Love and marriage love and uncertainty

Love can balance precariously on the simplest of tools.

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Here is my friends house. People woke up and these two were preparing breakfast. This scene is so crowded I just waited for the right moment so that people were hidden behind the wall and no one was passing by.

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Mixtape Sunset

Published Apr 9, 2020 · 545 words (2 minutes) · 375 views

Literary Fiction nineteen eighties teen angst family drama Teenagers coming of age teenage girls family relations

Listen to the soundtrack of joy and tension in three teenage sisters' lives.

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Top view of audio cassette with tangled tape on bright yellow background with copy space, minimalistic composition

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Miles and Moss

Published Mar 27, 2020 · 96 words (1 minute) · 380 views

Literary Fiction flash fiction love and uncertainty moving abroad

Flash fiction about reaching out for love in times of change.

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Flowering garden bushes

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A Whiff of Clove Cigarettes

Published Nov 23, 2019 · 175 words (1 minute) · 2 likes · 383 views

Literary Fiction friendship memories "flash fiction"

When an old friend dies, how do you hold the memories of the free spirit with whom you laughed and competed?

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Proposals

Published Oct 5, 2019 · 341 words (2 minutes) · 2 likes · 377 views

Literary Fiction family stories Love and marriage

A glimpse into three generations risking love and marriage.

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Zenith

Published Dec 5, 2018 · 98 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 391 views

Literary Fiction Love

A modern wink at the passion of Abelard and Heloise.

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