“Nothing holds attention like a great story.” Smudgy Notes is a website and blog for those who love a great story, whether it’s fictional or about the daily life of the author, Denise. Here you will find the short stories, novels, artworks, book reviews, and inspirations. Why Smudgy Notes? Well that is because Denise writes and draws with her left-hand, and ink tends to smudge! Disclaimer: My stories are works of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.