Check out this thought-provoking post from the Blonde Write More blog on the challenges of being an unpublished author and parent.
Check out this stream of consciousness writing from John Howell from this post on his Fiction Favorites blog.
It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This weeks prompt is “letter.” Linda Hill says we can use it any way we want.(The horror) If you would like to get involved, it is effortless. Take a big gulp of that margarita and go to Linda’s blog to read all about it. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2018/05/04/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-may-5-18/
Letter by John W. Howell ©2018
“This post is brought to you by the Letter C.”
“This is not Sesame Street.”
“I know. I just thought I would liven up the place a little.”
“By doing what?”
“Adding a little pizzazz with something fun.”
“Okay genius. Go ahead add some pizzazz.”
“Thank you. Hey there reader. Are you anxious, run down, have no energy? Do your friends and neighbors all think you’re a dud? Well if you are not a writer, we have the solution for you. Be the first ten…
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Dialogue is the best part of stories. (Yes, even better than Dickensian narratorial diatribes about crooked politics.) But it’s tough to write scintillating dialogue when you find yourself asking that fundamental question: “What should your characters talk about?” As writers, we’re familiar with the rant about “show, don’t tell.” We’re supposed to bring our stories…
Check out this free short story from author Nicholas Rossis from this post on his blog.
In April, I posted my thousandth post on this blog. To celebrate, I will share here all my short stories. Every couple of weeks, I’ll be posting one story from my celebrated Exciting Destinies series for you to enjoy. With over 30 stories so far, I hope you’ll have lots of fun in the coming months!
Today’s story is Shoot The Devil, one of my favorite stories from Infinite Waters.
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Shoot The Devil
I froze in my tracks. I thought I could sneak into my destination unseen at this late hour, but this city had more eyes than cobblestones. Act natural, my instructor’s voice whispered in my head. The same thing he had repeated daily during six months of ceaseless training.
I turned slowly around, one hand in the air, the…
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Check out Part 1 of the short story, Number One Suspect, by Rachel Poli from this post on her blog.
“I didn’t do it. I’m serious. I really didn’t do anything!”
Lilah stood behind a one-way mirror in a small room with George by her side along with two other police officers. They were at the police station watching Barney, George’s brother who also happened to be a detective at the station, interrogate a suspect.
She looked up at George wondering what he was thinking. She didn’t want to say anything out loud in case they missed what the suspect had to say. Still, she couldn’t tell whether the man was guilty or not.
Steven Bell was under the suspicion of murdering his wife. Of course he wasn’t going to say that he didn’t do it whether he did it or not. No one wanted to go to jail; no one wanted to get charges put against them for murder. However, to Lilah, he seemed as though he was…
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Check out part 1 of the short story, Butterfly Suicide, from this post on Kawanee Hamilton’s blog.
There will be a series of short stories in this book. This is just the start of one of them. 🙂 I hope you like it. I have the cover art all planned out in my mind already 🙂
Driving a bus was a dull job, but it kept the bills paid and allowed Carl Kindly with his middle-age paunch and bum knee to support his family. He had no complaints, for the most part. No one wanted to ride the poorly air-conditioned bus so they escaped back into their phones as soon as they could if they’d even bothered to look up from them at all. Today, they were running late, Carl swung the big bus wide to take a corner and sped down the street. Up ahead was the busy section of town, he could see people getting up from the benches as he approached, but a flutter of movement drew his…
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Check out this great interview with author Gigi Sedlmayer as featured in this post from Tina Frisco’s blog.
Gigi Sedlmayer is an author, architectural drafter, and maker of soft toys. Her Talon series has won several awards, including Book Excellence Awards Finalist.
Find Gigi’s books HERE
Please join me in welcoming Gigi to my blog.
Tell us a little about yourself. I was born on 19 May 1944 in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin, Germany. My family escaped to the West just before the infamous wall went up. We moved around a lot in Germany and I had to change Schools a lot. Have lost track about that. But it influenced me, not to make any friends anymore, because I would lose them anyway again. Finally settling in Munich where I studied architectural drafting. 1965 I met Albert in the drafting school. 1967, December, we got married. 1975, May, my husband and I moved to New Zealand. Here I made soft toys, because of language problems. Colorful…
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