🍁LEAVES are here solely to entertain you.

They are perfect every morning with your coffee and All-Bran, and much better for your mental health than the daily newspaper. Guaranteed!

They will make you laugh, sigh and wonder … and maybe offer a little respite from this mad world for a few minutes each day.

🍁LEAVES will not help you get fit, or save the planet, or organize your closet, or make a great lasagna, but you will usually find:

  • short character-driven fiction and micro-fiction

  • evocative travel tales from a woman who takes to the road alone

  • family tales from a tribe possibly unlike your own

  • lightly snarky, humorous commentary on life and, … um … aging

Also included at 🍁Leaves is my full-length tale of Bartle Clunes. He is found HERE in the Bartle Clunes archive.

We have a lot in common, you and I — we are, after all, probably of the same species. Admittedly, I am slightly askew from having lived in Santa Cruz my whole life, but if you don’t fear rooting about inside my lightly demented, but invariably optimistic head, please stop in daily for a quick read.

🍁LEAVES are free for everyone. Subscribers receive a couple of short posts every Saturday and Wednesday via email. Stop by any time to catch up on what you’ve missed. It is all worthy. No kidding.

Find 🍁LEAVES at sharronbassano.substack.com or HERE

Click on the little red leaf on any 🍁Leaves page to find my archive of posts.

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Short character-driven fiction, evocative travel tales, memoirs and a lot of laughs. Always free. Receive a couple of 🍁LEAVES in your email twice a week. Guaranteed better for your mental health than the daily newspaper.


Sharron Bassano

I published 8 non-fiction books during my career, and am now finally able to play with fiction, travel tales and memoir. I am finding, inside my head, vast continents no one ever dared to explore, not even myself. I’ve always lived in Santa Cruz, CA