Marilyn Holt

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Marilyn Holt

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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.


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I have a few publications and most of them are non-fiction. I don’t go there any more.  I have been published in, 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.