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Annie McMahon

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I'm a middle grade writer originally from Canada, now living in New Jersey. My multi-cultural adventure novel, ADVENTURE ON NEMESIS MOUNTAIN, is now available on Amazon. My children have been the inspiration behind many of my short stories, over 40 in total. One of my short stories, Paradoxical Neighbor, has been published by Nelson Education in a book for 10th graders, NELSON LITERACY 10. My shortest story, Secret Mission, has only 97 words.

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  • Goal Setting - A Beginner's Guide

    Goal Setting - A Beginner's Guide

    12 months ago

    This guide is a collection of tips, exercises, and advice I've come across throughout the years, along with some realizations of my own.

  • Short Story:  Masquerade Ball

    Short Story: Masquerade Ball

    12 months ago

    This is a short story I wrote for an online contest, that won 3rd prize. If you love stories with a hint of mystery, a lot of suspense, masks, owls and other spooky things, this is for you. This is a story both adults...

  • Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking (O. Henry)

    Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking (O. Henry)

    6 years ago

    This story appeared in the December 1899 issue of McClure's Magazine and is said to be the first piece William Sydney Porter published under the pseudonym O. Henry. Some say it was the very first short story he ever...

  • A Retrieved Reformation (O. Henry)

    A Retrieved Reformation (O. Henry)

    12 months ago

    A Retrieved Reformation is the story of Jimmy Valentine, a safe cracker who turns his life around. This story is based on a real person O. Henry met while serving three years at the Ohio Penitentiary. The main...

  • Witches' Loaves (O. Henry)

    Witches' Loaves (O. Henry)

    12 months ago

    When I first read Witches' Loaves, I was so stunned by the ending I had to read the entire story again. This is such a sweet story, and the characters portrayed are so vivid they appear clearly in the reader's mind. O....

  • My Flash Fiction Stories: 300 Words Max.

    My Flash Fiction Stories: 300 Words Max.

    8 weeks ago

    Here is a collection of my very short stories, suitable for all ages. Each story has a maximum of 300 words and was written for a flash fiction contest.

  • O. Henry Short Story of the Month

    O. Henry Short Story of the Month

    12 months ago

    O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) wrote over 600 stories in his short writing career. He is said to have popularized the "twist ending" and is sometimes called the American DeMaupassant. You may have read or heard about...

  • William Sydney Porter (O. Henry)

    William Sydney Porter (O. Henry)

    8 months ago

    Interesting facts, bibliography, websites, recommended reading, and museum items about O. Henry.