Friday Fictioneers: 7/14/17

To participate in this week’s Friday Fictioneers, visit Rochelle’s site. The picture prompt below is the property of  Janet Webb.   BETRAYED BY TECHNOLOGY He’d done it. He smiled at the perfect job. He’d left her lying across the bed with the pill bottle in her hand. And she hadn’t even suspected that he’d doctoredContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers: 7/14/17”

Friday Fictioneers 6/9/17: ‘The Gardener’

It’s been a while since I’ve had opportunity to participate in Friday Fictioneers, but this week’s photo just pulled this little tale right out of me. If you’d like to join in the fun, visit Rochelle at the link above. This week’s photo is courtesy of Sarah Potter. There was no link for Sarah onContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers 6/9/17: ‘The Gardener’”

An ‘Innocent’ Crime & Romance Story

My newest release is a Crime & Romance Novella — Book 1 of the Simon Stone Detective Series. The series is  composed of ‘On Target, Quick-Read’ Novellas that should appeal to busy readers. Book 1 is a story that I originally wrote right here on this blog: INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY Here’s a peek atContinue reading “An ‘Innocent’ Crime & Romance Story”

Daily Post Prompt: Flee

I’ve shared this particular poem previously. Nevertheless, I’m serving it up again because as soon as I saw today’s prompt from the “Daily Post,” this poem popped into my mind.  There’s no way I could write something new today that would fit the theme better than this collection of limerick lines. ESCAPE Well, my journeyContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Flee”

Daily Post Prompt: Copycat

I admit I actually wrote this story last year, but it fits today’s prompt so perfectly that I’m using it anyway. THE CASE OF THE COPY-CAT CRIMES Detective Becker pressed his left hand against his temple. It was tender from the pain where a migraine was threatening, but he had to go over this listContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Copycat”

Daily Post Prompt: Witness

Today’s one-word prompt fits right in with the theme of the new novelette I’m currently working on. It is book number 2 in The Simon Stone Detective Trilogy. Some of you will remember Simon because I actually wrote the first book in the series (Innocent Until Proven Guilty) right here on this blog. That bookContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Witness”

Daily Post Prompt: Island

The fog’s especially heavy tonight. I can’t see three feet past the door, so I guess it’s a good time to stay inside and write this letter. The lighthouse on the island has sounded the foghorn every two minutes for hours now. I haven’t been back to the island since that night. In some ways,Continue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Island”

100-Word Challenge For Grown Ups – # 176

Visit Julia’s Place to get the details so you can participate with your own 100-word story. The prompt this week: “… but I thought we were friends …”   FRIENDS??? “But I thought we were friends, Trish.” “We are friends, Kara, and quit your whining. It isn’t going to help. I just choose not toContinue reading “100-Word Challenge For Grown Ups – # 176”

Wordle 219 Writing Challenge: ‘The Case of the Copy-Cat Crimes’

I just discovered a writing challenge called “Wordle,” which you will find at “The Sunday Whirl.”  It involves writing a poem or short piece of fiction that uses the words in a prescribed group for each week. Writers can use any form of the words that fit their stories/poems. Below, you’ll see the green boxContinue reading “Wordle 219 Writing Challenge: ‘The Case of the Copy-Cat Crimes’”

“All In A Night’s Work” — ‘Anybody Got a Story’ Writing Challenge

Here’s my story to meet the challenge from the picture below. I  had first thought we’d keep these stories pretty short but then the more I thought about it, the more I realized that a picture like this almost demands a good bit of detail. So I extended the rules to allow each writer toContinue reading ““All In A Night’s Work” — ‘Anybody Got a Story’ Writing Challenge”

100-Word Challenge For Grown-Ups, Week 67 — What’s It Worth?

Maybe I’m just in the mood to get into new challenges, but I really think it’s the chocolate that did it.  Anyway, I couldn’t seem to resist trying out Julia’s challenge this week.  Here’s the link to her site:  And the picture for the challenge is below — along with my “story.” WHAT’S ITContinue reading “100-Word Challenge For Grown-Ups, Week 67 — What’s It Worth?”