Marilyn Holt


Change Display Name

Display Name

Marilyn Holt

About Me

Writing Sample

Mourning a Dying Child
Life Scenario 667
By M. J. Holt
.
The donuts were good
even ten hours old.  Donut man
gave me burned coffee and
wiped the table like he cared. The
cops followed a boy in. He
.
sat behind me. Our coats
touched. Burned coffee smell cut his
stink. In the window
I saw him pick the speed sores
on his face. I didn’t move
.
for fear of hurting
him.  Donut man gave the cops
black fuel from the new
pot. He fried an egg and put
it on a donut, brought the
.
old pot to me and
refilled my cup. “Eat this,”
Donut man told the
boy putting the egg donut
plate in front of him. “We, she
.
and me want you to.”
He topped my cup. “It helps.”
.
Gutter Eloquence Magazine ~ Issue #28 ~ October 2013

What I Write

I’m working on the second book of a mystery/thriller series. The first book is getting it final editing from a professional editor before it seeks an agent. The first draft of second book is nearly done, so it will go through a few more drafts.  The third book is sketched out.
I write poetry and short stories, also.

Website

http://www.abundantlygreen.com

Twitter Handle

mjholt

Publications

I have a few publications and most of them are non-fiction. I don’t go there any more.  I have been published in Short-Story.me, Gutter Eloquence, Big Beautiful Woman, Timeless Love, and other fiction, non-fiction publications, and poetry.  I am a member of SFWA and MWA.

Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

I will provide updates, which probably will be word counts. When I am writing I usually write between 1,000 and 5,000 words a day. Soon I will be editing. I’ll update you on this, too. I also may report how many people are hurt, killed, and rescued. You never know.

Fundraising Goals

I have an offer for you. Give $100 to Clarion West and I’ll Tuckerize (use your name for a character’s name) you in the second book. Can’t afford that (I can’t), please give what you can. If you want a taste of what I’m working on, let me know.
I encourage you to sent Clarion West at least $25. If you can afford more, please send more. Feel free to send less. Every dollar helps. This is a wonderful program.