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Short Story Written By Laura Holian

The Picnic is a short story included in the anthology, Create An Illusion: Florida Writers Association Collection, Volume 12.



Written By Laura Holian

A triathlete husband’s duty to home and self is challenged by the juggernaut of work, a distressed wife and a world without sick days.

Creative Non-Fiction Short Story



Written By Laura Holian

-Honorable Mention Winner in Word Weaver Contest

Danger creeps around a mother and her young daughter as they go about their days, unaware that evil is only a dream away.

Suspense Short Story


Does Twenty Dollars Mean I Don't Care?

Does twenty dollars mean I don’t care about you? We once found money floating in the ocean, the kids and I were elated...

Retirement Living and HOAs

Retirement living and HOAs. These have been on my mind a lot. It’s sort of giving away my age...

Chipping at it a little at a time

Sometimes it takes exhausting one’s body to slow us down and re-evaluate our process. A long walk was a good idea, until...

More or Less

When my child excelled, he felt worse. A life of leisure was stressful. What if we're misled into a happiness that makes us sad?

Minimizer Challenge: Take 2 (or is it 3?)

New year. New start. This time with a little motivation from Netflix and an humorous and slightly ludicrous challenge.

Aspirational Piece

I scream at the cosmos, “Enough!” But it falls on the deaf ears of a vacuum. Against my will, my thoughts retract into dark places.


A friend’s generosity, triggered a new line of thinking. FUN FIRST! After all, the work will always get done, eventually.


It should have been all peaches and rainbows...till I walked into an office today.

Life Provides

Life is amazing and it shows us what we need in exactly the moment that we need it. The question is, are we going to be open to receive it?

What if it was Easy?

Five little words holding so much power. They don’t even require a dictionary and the longest words contain only for letters.

The Hyper Nutrition Smoothie Challenge is Over!

Wow. It’s day forty-two. I had never done a challenge like this before and I did it! Was I perfect? Nope, but I did better than I imagined.

Choose Joy

In addition to the Hyper-Smoothie, I’ve incorporated other happy aspects into my life to reduce stress. Life feels nice. Calmer.

The Picnic with Chicken and Stars

We went to dinner to celebrate, uh oh…can you tell what I am getting at? Did my jubilation cause me to fall off the Hyper-Nourishment wagon?

Writing Prompt Day 04/09/20

Belinda was a perfect match for Hank, easily ignitable by both anger and passion. He wanted nothing more than to smooth her wrinkled brow.

Tough Love

If you want to do something, you have to want it bad enough that you do it regardless of all the interruptions life throws at you.

Abandon Your Writing, Sage or Folly?

Some of the best inspirations are discovered by accident. Is abandoning your writing, sage or folly?

Yellow Pavers

Yesterday morning brought disillusionment, but the evening ended with hope. Every step I take gets me closer to my goal.



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