Category Archives: Welcome!

The Red Satin Box

Things got spiritually rocky after I defied a parochial girls’ school dress code to force attention to church hypocrisies after receiving less-than-satisfactory answers to questions about God and Biblical penalties. The Red Satin Box by BETTY L. MARTIN Glancing neither … Continue reading

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The Dumpster King

Daniel Winters was the most vulgar man I was unfortunate enough to meet.  That he was a homeless veteran made it that much harder for me to simply ignore his barbs. The Dumpster King by BETTY L. MARTIN Daniel Winters … Continue reading

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Praying for High Stakes: A Funeral in East Texas

The traditions of the East Texas funeral are in full force at Harvey Lee’s final farewell. Praying for High Stakes: A Funeral in East Texas by BETTY L. MARTIN Individually, in pairs, filling cars, trucks and caravans, the mourners descended … Continue reading

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Swimming with the Tide

Fledgling steps of integration in the 1960s weren’t easy — not for minorities, not for bigots and not for those on the fence who could never retract their do-nothing stance. Swimming with the Tide by BETTY L. MARTIN “Do you … Continue reading

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Rhinestones and the Pursuit of Happiness

My life alters completely after deciding on the hottest day of July 1969 to stop at the first place that serves anything with ice. Rhinestones and the Pursuit of Happiness by BETTY L. MARTIN On one of Houston’s hottest days … Continue reading

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Welcome to Write the World

That you are able to read my words in this format means I’ve come, albeit kicking and screaming, into the 21st century. This website is my professional showcase of my short fiction and a few of the feature stories I’ve … Continue reading

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Is it art or exploitation?

This story I wrote for editor Charlotte Aguilar at The Leader newspaper in Houston.  It’s about a convicted felon (the guy that defaced a Picasso at the Menil museum), still wanted by police, who now has a showing of his … Continue reading

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