A Worm Tale, Published by Longshot Island

Hey, I’ve got some good news. Longshot Island has published my flash memoir “A Worm Tale” in their latest issue.


Apparently, I need to write more of these things because they seem to do very well in terms of blog stats. And I get that. I enjoy reading personal stories by fellow bloggers. I feel like I know them better as people when I’m done.

It’s just…I was taught to be modest, so it’s difficult to talk about myself. I’m trying to get over that, but it’s very much a work in progress. Still, I have another flash memoir coming up about catamaran racing, so that’s a step in the right direction.

If you’d like to read my worm story, you can find it here: http://www.longshotisland.com/2017/07/18/a-worm-tale/.

Happy reading! 🙂

Avid writer and reader of Faerie tales and noblebright fantasy.

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22 comments on “A Worm Tale, Published by Longshot Island
  1. Mike says:


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  2. Congratulations, Cathleen. Well done.

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  3. Oh my goodness, that is so funny and totally precious, Cathleen.

    My daughter used to play with the worm-families while I gardened. They were completely limp by the time she was done, but she grew up into a good person anyway. Ha ha.

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  4. Lynda Lee/@LadyQuixote says:

    What a delightful story!

    I’m like you, with the over abundance of empathy. It made being a nurse quite a challenge, at times.

    When I was a little girl, I often saw my dad step on pests, like spiders and other creepy crawlies. One day I was playing in the back yard, when a little brown mouse came running toward me. My dad had taught me that mice were pests and carried dangerous diseases. So, without thinking, I stepped on it with my little Buster Brown shoe.

    That was more than sixty years ago. I am still not over it.

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  5. Yay Cathleen!! Heading over to check it out!

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  6. Ann Coleman says:


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  7. Christy B says:

    Oh I love it! The end of the story reveals that we need the little one’s guidance as much as they need ours xx

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  8. That is a great memory, Cathleen! I left a comment on the blog. And toot that horn a little harder–it’s OK!!

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