Category Archives: Miranda’s Imaginary Life

If you don’t like it, change it

Courtesy Notice This is a courtesy notice from the City of Petoskey, Michigan, to inform you that your grass has exceeded the maximum height of 8 inches established by City Ordinance Section 11-1996. Please comply within 7 days to avoid … Continue reading

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Side effects

 Page 71… in a fiction series Headache… agitation… nausea… vomiting… Miranda was soaking in the tub contemplating the side effects of her new medication, her favorite recording of Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano # 2 in F, playing softly. … insomnia… weight … Continue reading

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Truth or consequences

Page 70… in a fiction series The man standing over her had a serious expression.  The couch she was resting on felt familiar.  Miranda recognized the squeeze of a blood pressure cuff and a stethoscope pressed to her chest.  She saw an IV bag hanging  over … Continue reading

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The cage

Page 68… in a fiction series It wasn’t the cab, it wasn’t the alcohol, and it wasn’t Miranda’s own desire that took her to Castle Rouge that dark night. A simultaneous race toward pain and pleasure, excitement and doom, was … Continue reading

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North by Northwest

Page 67… in a fiction series Drew Becker took a deep breath, tried Miranda’s cell phone again, trading his appetite for pizza with fear.  Judging by the number of empty bottles around the house, she would not be picking up her phone, … Continue reading

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Castle Rouge

Page 66…. in a fiction series From the sidewalk Miranda saw fire in the distance, the flaming stacks of the Ford River Rouge plant. The plumes rose high above the Detroit River and lit up the sky like demons in flight. She … Continue reading

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Drew Becker

Page 65… in a fiction series From the sidewalk in front of Miranda’s house in Petoskey, Drew Becker stood with a large pizza and a bag of Oreo cookies wondering why the place was so dark.  Of course it was late, and … Continue reading

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Descent

Page 64… in a fiction series Author’s note: A bipolar manic episode is bad. A bipolar mixed state is worse. The loss of Harry Stowe, Miranda’s one true love, combined with an already unstable mood, sets the stage for a devastating … Continue reading

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Today’s Headline

Page 63… in a fiction series “Traverse City Police have arrested a 22-year-old man on drunk driving and manslaughter charges in a crash that killed publishing magnate Harry Stowe and his wife Mandy Boyer Stowe, who was pregnant with the couple’s first child. Police … Continue reading

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A trickle of blood

Page 62…  in a fiction series Miranda felt the knife graze her skin, her warm blood seaping through a T-shirt already stained with red paint.  There was a loud crack as the blade crashed through her rib cage and into her heart. She asked again … Continue reading

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