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Hooligan’s Roost

Despite entreaties from family members, I did the worst. I bumped into a pretty face and brought him home with me. Finding a dog on the internet is kinda like online dating. It’s time consuming, and you don’t really know what the heck you’re gonna get. Nevertheless, I made an appointment to meet the guy, drove …Read the Rest…

Rescue Me!

For several months I’ve been periodically searching online rescue sites for a perfect furry playmate and companion. It is truly heartbreaking to see how many creatures large and small are waiting for forever homes. In California, Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls, both purebred and mixed breed are abundant. I however, vision a different dog for my new …Read the Rest…

Banishing The Troll

 Writers:  Amaze yourself. You can continue to grow, conquer new frontiers, and get over bogeyman fears. This summer I conquered a decades-old, handwringing panic, that kept me from standing before a group of strangers and sharing words aloud. I was motivated by my resolve to grow as a writer, become known as an author, and, …Read the Rest…

A fun contest site

Recently a writer friend alerted me to www.gutsyliving.com, a website that accepts submissions (up to 1000 words) for a “Gutsy Living” Contest. I liked the look and intent of the site so I sent my story off to the editor and website creator, Sonia Marsh. After I made suggested edits, which were right on the …Read the Rest…

The Rewrite Road

Words slipped, slick and easy, nearly effortlessly, from deep inside me to the outer banks of my mind. They rolled off my fingertips and onto the computer screen. I had achieved true Flash Fiction–a full, lush story, ripe with emotion, told with a poetic bent — and all under 500 words. Way under. Try word …Read the Rest…

Taking A Break

 I hit the ground hard—my head, my back, my shoulder, my breath knocked out of me. I lay on the sand trying to draw air into my lungs. This fall felt different. My horse was standing over me and seemed to be jumping back and forth over and over again. I could feel my eyes banging …Read the Rest…

My Moveable Beast

All’s write in my world … Below is my first posting on this blog page. It happens to be a true story. You’ll meet the “golden dun” American Quarter Horse who changed my life in so many ways. My Movable Beast     By Patrice Garrett Moving to a new barn, horse in tow—literally, is …Read the Rest…

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    My name is Patrice Garrett. I'm a writer harboring the soul of a cowgirl. I have a penchant for the Old West. I believe, as do many others, that I lived another life and experienced the California Gold Rush first hand. My first two novels reflect my connection with the era.
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