Last full week of January!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! It’s the last full week of January, and it’s a blustery one here in Central Illinois. I think the man on the radio said our low tonight would be a “balmy” 9 degrees. That might mean an extra blanket tonight.

In the meantime, I’m writing and reading and sharing all of that with you. First, my latest short story for the week. In a slight departure from other things I’ve posted recently, I decided to go with a sweet little scene. Life doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom all the time, right? We can also agonize over the more “commonplace” situations too, because we all know that when we’re in the middle of those moments those circumstances don’t feel so common after all.

To that end, here’s the once-sentence excerpt for this week’s story.

“Shhh! The baby only just went to sleep, and Ritu is finally sleeping as well.”

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

This past Friday on Instagram, I teased the book I’m reviewing for this week. Tomorrow sees the release of The Appeal by Janice Hallett. Find out on Wednesday what I thought of the novel on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

And, finally, Friday brings more Instagram posts and an introspective Growth Chart about — what else? — kids growing up. :>

Before everything else, of course, take care of each other and then yourselves.

Have a great week, readers!


Happy Instagram Friday!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! Another Friday and more Instagram posts for you. Find out what I’m reading for next week’s review by checking out my #bookreviewpreview, get a sneak peek at what I’m writing, and more. Head on over to the app/site now and use my handle, @EktaRGarg, to find me. You can see previews of the photos here on the home page, and you can also find the pictures on my Facebook author page.

Have a good weekend, readers. Stay warm, and remember to take care of each other and then yourselves.


Midweek bonus!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! Apologies for not posting on Monday. It was a day off for the kids, as many of you probably already know with your own families, which makes it a little harder to dedicate whole swaths of my day to writing/posting. However, I did get to this week’s flash fiction, which I’ve had time to polish and now post for you. Here’s the one-sentence excerpt:

A last memory clicked into place, and when her eyes popped open sweat beaded her brow.

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

Next, this week’s book review. As promised on Instagram last week, this week I’m giving you my thoughts on A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham. Here’s the opening to my post:

A woman is forced to relive the memories of a horrific crime from her childhood when similar crimes begin happening again. As she fights to maintain some normalcy, she begins to suspect that the new crime wave is connected to her. Author Stacy Willingham gives readers a solid debut in the mostly compelling but sometimes problematic novel A Flicker in the Dark.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

On Friday I’ll share what I’m reviewing for next week (look for it on my posts with #bookreviewpreview) as well as other fun things from my corner of the world. Check out older posts using my handle, @EktaRGarg, or check them out on my Facebook author page.

Don’t forget to take care of each other and then yourselves, readers!