Wednesday, July 29, 2015

100 words

These flash fiction pieces really are fun.

This one, I really want to see what happens after the story stops at 100 words. Might have to consider going on with the idea, but I've got a couple different directions I could take it...

Here it is.  The prompt was:  When she opened the door, she wished for...

When she opened the door, she wished for him. She’d been gone for too long and everyone she knew was dead. That’s what happened when you traveled faster than the speed of light. For her, it had been five years. For Earth, it had been decades. And now that the debriefings, press conferences, and tests were done, she was finally free to return to her home.

The place she had once loved more than any other. But now that he was gone, it wouldn’t be the same.

The bright green eyes that met hers had to be a trick.


So where would you go with this?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Flash fiction

I've missed doing the 100 word Wednesdays for quite some time.

life got busy, and I got lazy, but now I've played with another.

The prompt was

She felt for the lock in the dark.

Sometimes I wonder where my mind wanders off to and what I'll find if I explore that.  Tonight I wrote this at 11pm and apparently I'm in a lost mood.

She felt for the lock in the dark. Her swollen fingers struggled to keep hold of the key. When she finally managed to push the key home, she didn’t have the strength to turn it.
It was just as well.
She didn’t want to see what was in the house anyway.
She left the key in the door and leaned her back against the door, sliding down against the rough wood until her butt hit the concrete step.
No one had thought her capable of surviving. At times she had wondered herself. But now she was here.

She’d shown them. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A new release!

I wrote a contemporary romance novella and had it as part of an anthology.

I'm now going to release it as an ebook and just wanted to share the cover and synopsis with you.

The second I got this cover in my email I was in love with it. Steve Novak did an awesome job and I'm really excited to have him do my other covers on some projects in the works. 

SO here's what Sink or Swim is about: 

Shelly can’t believe she’s fallen for another cheater. The last few weeks swimming at the pool next to Brandon had almost convinced her she could get over her ex-fiancĂ© and date again.
Brandon is excited to be back home with a career that can finally hold a candle to his twin brother’s success. But when Shelly suddenly turns cold, Brandon has to figure out why.

I had a lot of fun writing this and am looking forward to doing more romance novellas. They're a nice break from my usual genre of YA fantasy and sci-fi. and it's kinda fun to stretch my writing muscles and do something out of the norm for myself.