Short stories

It feels like a million years ago…

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Good evening, Write Edge readers! It definitely feels like a million years ago since I’ve posted regularly. So long ago, in fact, that even when I post things I forget to tell you all. For example, on Friday I posted new photos to Instagram but forgot to tell you all here! I wonder if it’s just the relaxed vibe of summer that’s making me so laid back or whether it’s all the books clamoring for my attention (including my own that is undergoing production!!)

In any case, yes, there were new Instagram photos to check out from last week. I’ve also got my latest short story for you, just posted. Here’s an excerpt:

He dug his fists deeper into his pockets just as his foot hit another tree root and he tripped again. This time the expletive that sprung from his lips hung in the air for a moment, charging the atmosphere around him with his frustration.

Read the whole thing now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

On Wednesday, I’ll share a new book review with you. I recently finished the new release Where It All Lands by YA author Jennie Wexler. Come back in the middle of the week to find out what I thought about this book. My review will be up on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Finally, at the end of the week, more Instagram pictures, and I promise this time I won’t forget to let you all know they’re up. Find out what I’m reading for next week in my #bookreviewpreview and what else is going on in my world both writing and non-writing related.

Get the vaccine; wash your hands.

Wear a mask when it’s needed.

Show a stranger some kindness.

Have a great week, readers!


Halfway through June — and the year!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! Are you ready for this — we’re halfway through the entire year! After 2020, which seemed to crawl slower than a sloth, this year feels like it’s moving along at a clip. I’m happy and a little anxious all at the same time, only because like everyone else I’m ready for life to be completely normal again. That takes a collective effort from everyone, so please get the vaccine and encourage others to do so.

In the meantime, we’re here with our regularly-scheduled “programming.” First up, this week’s short story. Here’s a quick excerpt:

Her chest pinched tight. Stella only had snatches of memories of Ben. They’d been so far apart in age that Ben had always remained a mystery. Until the night of the accident when it felt like he was always around, always a part of their lives. Always there but never present.

Read the whole piece now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

In the middle of the week, you’ll get to find out what I thought of A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams, which I previewed this past Friday on Instagram with my #bookreviewpreview. Come back for the full review on Wednesday on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Finally, at the end of the week, we’re going back to Instagram yet again. Find out what I’m reading for next week as well as other tidbits from my writing/non-writing life.

Oh, and an update on the novella: I’m sending back another round of edits to the publisher at Atmosphere Press. Everything is moving along on schedule. As soon as I get the go-ahead for a title and cover reveal and a release date, I’ll let you all know.

Again, find out about the vaccine and get it. Wash your hands.

Show a stranger some kindness today.

Have a fantastic day and week, readers!