Dina Leacock

Dina Leacock writing under the name Diane Arrelle has sold more than 200 short stories and two books including Just A Drop In The Cup, a collection of short-short stories. She recently retired from being director of a municipal senior citizen center and resides with her husband, her younger son and her cat on the edge of the Pine Barrens (home of the Jersey Devil).

Stories by Dina Leacock

Late Again

Illustrated by Terri Kelleher

Margaret Smith’s mother came into the bedroom and pulled back the curtains. “Margie, get up,” she called. Margaret covered her head with the pillow. “Margie, I said get out of that bed!” From under the pillow Margaret mumbled, “Don’t wanna get up.” Sighing, Mrs. Smith tucked some loose hair back under a roller and yelled, “Margaret Catherine Smith, you …