"Tell Me A Story" was my first published non-Darkover story. Of course, it was inspired by living with Marion, and it was written for GREYHAVEN, an anthology of stories written by members of her extended family. Marion often said that she kept a time warp on her desk for losing important papers. She didn't really need one--when I first entered her office it was impossible to see the floor--but it was a running joke. That's what gave me the idea of writing a story about a time warp capable of swallowing her things.
"Tell Me a Story" is part of my collection MAGIC IN SUBURBIA, which is available in paperback and Kindle formats.