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Bylines The Byline Writer's Desk Calendar:
Elephants are believed to possess phenomenal memories. Literary nonfiction often requires reaching back in time, resurrecting memories. There are unmistakable parallels...
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Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul
"So Long Lives This"
Ignoring the naysayers and believing all things are possible gives birth to a miracle - one chance in a trillion - and makes a lost dream a realty.
 
Living Image

Living Image
by Gladys S. Gallant, my mother and the inspiration for the Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul "So Long Lives This"

While Living Image was Gladys S. Gallant's first murder mystery novel, she authored several teleplays and original dramas for the major networks, in addition to writing for an advertising agency and magazines. Ms. Gallant died shortly after the completion of this novel, published posthumously.

 
Simple Pleasures of Friendship Simple Pleasures of Friendship
"Divine Rights"
"If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun."
Katherine Hepburn


 
Family Gatherings Family Gatherings
"Aftermath"
His face was a mirror, drawing me back. But who was this man? And why did I feel a sense of comfort and relief with him?
 
Things That Go Bump in the Night Things That Go Bump in the Night
"A Skeleton in the Closet"
Romance. Love. Is it just propaganda? - the Cinderella stories, the wonderful old movies? But what of those great moments - the ones that make it all worth it, the ones that perhaps transcend time...
 
Cup of Comfort for Christmas Cup of Comfort for Christmas
"Toy Soldiers"
Those wonderful days of believing in forevers...
 
Saturday Evening Post The Saturday Evening Post
"The Drive to Succeed"
I had forgotten one very important point....
 
Saturday Evening Post The Saturday Evening Post
"ABOUT FACE:
The Women's March "
"Extreme make-overs."
 
East Side - Our Town East Side - Our Town
"My Years in the White House"
People would race up to my mother, begging for her autograph. They'd get angry when she'd try to explain that she wasn't Jackie Kennedy.
 
Mystery Scene Magazine Mystery Scene Magazine
A version of the essay in the Winter 2005 issue of Mystery Scene Magazine appeared in Writer's Digest 1997 and was reprinted in Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul 2000.
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