A Chapter a Day — 2

You’ll need to go HERE to read Chapter 1 first. Campus Crimes Series: Book 1 – Featuring Darcy Knight, Coed Detective CHAPTER TWO The professor was in the chair behind his desk, but he wasn’t sitting there the way he normally did. He looked more like he had fallen down into the chair, and itContinue reading “A Chapter a Day — 2”

Simon Stone Mystery – Daily Post Prompt

CHAPTER ONE Deanna Forbes sat straight in the uncomfortable wooden chair. She kept her shoulders back and her right leg crossed over her left knee, making sure to hold her foot perfectly still. That effort, along with the pleasant expression on her face, cost her considerable energy, but she was a strong-willed woman and hadContinue reading “Simon Stone Mystery – Daily Post Prompt”

Sail Away With This Mystery Romance

Well, naturally, I can’t pass up an opportunity like this. Today’s Daily Post Prompt is the word “sail.”  And it just so happens that the main character in my mystery novella Innocent Until Proven Guilty — Homicide Detective Simon Stone — loves to sail. And even though he suspects Deanna Forbes of murder, he can’tContinue reading “Sail Away With This Mystery Romance”

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”

‘SLATE’ now in Paperback on Amazon

` Okay, all you folks out there who — like me — want to read a “real” book instead of a digital device, I have good news. The wait is over. Amazon now has my newest inspirational novel, SLATE, in paperback. I do a lot of reading online for hours every day. But when I wantContinue reading “‘SLATE’ now in Paperback on Amazon”

Daily Post Prompt: Sound / ‘The Approaching Silence’

In response to today’s Daily Post Prompt (Sound), I’ve offered the first few pages of a story in progress. Just a little sci-fi to flavor your day. THE APPROACHING SILENCE “In other news today, Dr. Leopold Barnes, director of the U. S. Atmospheric and Meteorological Testing Center located inside the Arctic Circle, issued reports ofContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Sound / ‘The Approaching Silence’”

Prompt Nights – Glimpse Into the World of Edgar Allen Poe

This week on “Prompt Nights” Sanaa has challenged us to get our inspiration from Edgar Allen Poe. I’m super pressed with my regular teaching this week, so I don’t have time to write a brand new piece, but Sanaa assures us that previously written work is welcome. So since the theme immediately brought to mindContinue reading “Prompt Nights – Glimpse Into the World of Edgar Allen Poe”

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”

Where should this story go from here???

Kindergarten was a lot of fun. I made several friends there. I can’t say that I learned a whole lot because my parents had taught me to read books far beyond my age level and to add, subtract, and count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s long before I walked into the classroom at Harvard elementaryContinue reading “Where should this story go from here???”

Friday Fictioneers 6/8/16 –

To join the fun of Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge, just follow the link for the details. Photo by Jan Marler Morrill.  My story is below the picture.   Sebastian had said, “Follow the alley until it curves right. Stop at the blue door in the wall. Knock four times.” Okay, here was the turn. YesContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers 6/8/16 –”

The Secret of the Ribbon Tree

I’ve wondered round this earth for years, And known my share of joys and tears. I’ve laughed with love and cried for loss, And broken dreams like rubbish tossed. I’ve seen sights soaked in splendid sun And bathed by moon when day was done. But ’til today I’d not seen such A sight that stirredContinue reading “The Secret of the Ribbon Tree”

Five-Sentence Fiction — ‘The Next Page’

This week’s 5-Sentence-Fiction prompt is “Pages.” `   THE NEXT PAGE   He turned the crusty pages of the 100-year-old biography he’d found in his great-great grandfather’s library – his touch gentle – reverent even – and his eyes anxious. The title – The Exceptional Life of Benjamin Stonewheeler – had grabbed his attention immediatelyContinue reading “Five-Sentence Fiction — ‘The Next Page’”

Tell Me a Story Saturday Challenge: ‘Love Will Find A Way’

  I’m a couple hours past the deadline – on my own challenge – can you believe it? But, be that as it may, I have finally finished my story, so I’m ignoring the deadline. If anyone else out there still wants to write for this challenge, please feel free to do so any timeContinue reading “Tell Me a Story Saturday Challenge: ‘Love Will Find A Way’”