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Marilyn Shie

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Marilyn Shie

I am a survivor of child abuse and, hopefully, cancer. I like people but also like to be alone. I have been working on a book about the effects of child abuse and hope to have the first draft done by January. In the meantime, I sometimes feel an irresistable urge to write either a short story or an article. I appreciate feedback from anyone who reads what I have written. Update: cancer delays things but it looks as though my book will be in print before this year ends.

Stories by Marilyn Shie

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ABUSED CHILDREN AND ABUSED ANIMALS Recently I heard about six pit bulldogs which had been removed from their owner’...
I passed the old weather-worn house many times and it always incited my curiosity. It had a generous porch and looked big enough for a small family,...
If you don't live in New Mexico or perhaps close to its borders, you may think of it as a foreign country, but don’t feel badly, many...
Sometimes life throws a curve which solicits laughter, even if the curve is named cancer.  The laughter may be delayed, but rest assured, it is...
The old man pushed open the mausoleum door.  He did not seem to notice the door’s resistance to being opened after nearly twenty-five...
The visitor settled his ship into a silent orbit above the clouds, invisible to radar, airplanes, and telescopes. A portal opened and a craft emerged...
Her living room window faced west and she loved to watch the sunset, especially after the rain. Nowhere on earth was the sunset more colorful than...
 A large sign was posted in the therapist’s office which read, “Happy Thanksgiving.  What are you thankful for?” ...
Okay, so I’m a tree hugger and use scraps of paper to write my grocery list. Send e-cards you say! Well, that is okay, but I’m really not...
When we speak of heroic actions, we usually think of military personnel, police, or firefighters. They are certainly deserving of the title because...
Okay, so I don’t work anymore. At least I don’t go to an office every day in return for a paycheck. Instead I go to my daughter...
At times, it seems we run in circles, chasing ourselves. We are on a merry-go-round. At other times, it seems that we climb one hill after...
Words have always fascinated me. They are sometimes funny, sometimes hurtful, sometimes smart, sometimes not smart enough, but they are...
Many people spend their lives seeking proof of God’s existence. Many others seem to have inborn faith that God does indeed exist. ...
I first gave up motherhood many decades ago when raising two small girls as a single parent seemed overwhelming. It was a passing thought, said...

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