Minne Apple Girl

The (fictional) adventures of a single girl making it on her own in a new city. Come read a new chapter of Maddie`s story every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning!

Surprising Opportunity

I slunk into the office, praying against all hope that Minda wouldn’t see me.  Ever since the day I accidently overheard her conversation, things have been weird.  Really weird.  Minda had turned from the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde act

Kate’s Story: What Would Jane Eyre Do?

Hey everyone – a friend asked if she could guest post as she’s thinking of starting a blog of her own, featuring Kate, a slightly cynical-yet-hopeful girl.  I happily agreed because, well, to be honest I’ve always thought her writing



I pushed back in my chair, tired and irritated. It was almost 5, and I was nowhere close to being done for the day, partially because I couldn’t track invoices to the appropriate areas, and partially because I didn’t get

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“That must have been awkward!” Katy’s voice was so loud across the table that the person behind her quickly glanced over her shoulder, hoping to hear what as so embarrassing. “Shhhh!” My hiss was low. “I mean, it was…ok. I

Author’s Corner – Updates!

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Hi guys! Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve done this. Many apologies. Yeah, August was a bitch. Tbh, I sorta think when I started the consulting gig, it was reallllly bad timing. BUT, hey, I don’t always get to decide

Next Steps

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Downstairs! I texted Nic, hoping that I wouldn’t give away how nervous I was by my sweaty palms.  Call me crazy, but I swear I could read tones over texts, and Nic didn’t seem impressed I was hanging out with


I rolled my head in my hands, trying to figure out life.  School, problems at work, Jessie’s impending engagement….it was all so much. Is this what it’s like to be a ‘grown up’?  I asked myself.  The previous 3-4 years

Back to School

I hoisted my new messenger bag up on my shoulder and, biting my lip, walked through the door. An hour earlier, Nic and I were finishing up our pad thai at a cozy restaurant near campus – I had stayed


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