Literally Speaking

Literally Speaking

by Patricia Crandall.


I had a terrific idea

and wrote it down on paper.

I honed and polished

this masterpiece

taking pains to type

a neat final copy

when on page three

of the Daily Herald

there was my story

translated literally!



Patricia Crandall has published numerous articles and short stories in various magazines and newspapers. She has five books in print, Melrose, Then And Now, a historical volume, I Passed This Way, a poetry collection, The Dog Men, a thriller, and Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner, non-fiction, and Pat’s Collectibles, a collection of short stories. She lives with her husband, Art, at Babcock Lake in the Grafton Mountains near Petersburgh, New York. Visit her at

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