Michelle Stinson Ross
Castaway – Chapter 4 Treasure of the Sun Stone
On January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The bonfire immediately grew from sparks in the kindling to dancing flames in the parched fuel. Soon it overtook the waning sunset as the source of light on the beach. The crew of the Siren Song, 75 in all, brought crates, camp stools, and small casks to set up as seating around the bonfire. One […]

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Mischief Ashore – Chapter 3 Treasure of the Sun Stone
On January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Grace took a deep breath before taking up the looking glass. Ever since her fever broke and she had been awake, she had been running her fingers through the shortened hair. The lack of weight on her head was still strange. Now she would see if she deserved the pitying looks she received from Bartolo […]

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Queen of the Galleons – Chapter 2 Treasure of the Sun Stone
On November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The ample brim of his hat did little to shade his eyes from the dazzling sunlight. Images fo the chapel entrance still burned white in his vision as Captain Montoya slowly stepped down the center aisle toward the altar. Eventually his eyes adjusted to the candlelight of is favorite shrine in Manila. While the full […]

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Mermaid Dream – Chapter 1 Treasure of the Sun Stone
On November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Hot… Hot… Burning up inside. Smothering outside.” Whether she thought it or spoke it aloud, Captain Grace O’Malley could not be certain. She was certain, however, that she was unbearably hot and bound up in something steaming wet and heavy. All was darkness, silence, and discomfort. She had to get free. She had to get […]

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Dinner and Devotion — Part Two of Revenge of the Siren Song
On August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Liam’s stomach was growling by the time Jameson came below decks. Hew as wearing a scowl on his face and carrying a bucket and an armful of linens. “It’s about time someone remembered I was down here,” Liam growled. “What’s with the bucket?” “Captain says you have to clean up before dinner,” Jameson growled back. […]

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A Kidnapping – Part 1 of Revenge of the Siren Song
On August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Revenge of the Siren Song Danger and adventure await in this tale from the Golden Age of Piracy. As deadly as she is beautiful, Captain Grace O’Malley is not the only threat in the Caribbean. She must strike an alliance with an old flame in order to continue to ply her trade upon the tropical […]

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Abomination of the Merry Anne – FlashFictionChallenge
On July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

“I hope to God you brought one of those ice packages of yours up,” said Captain Smith as he stood in the gloom at the helm. Although the sun had mercifully set beyond the hills to the starboard, the breeze blowing downriver had yet to stir any real relief from the blazing summer heat. Captain […]

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Beyond the Veil for NYCmidnight Flash Fiction Challenge
On September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Maggie’s worries about her sister’s wedding seemed to be unfounded.  It looked as though they might make it through the day without incident, when a familiar voice whispered against the back of her neck. All of Gran’s tales of leprechauns and other wee folk had never prepared her for the likes of Aiden the Fair […]

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The Adie Sturm Mystery Series – Pleasure and Peril in Paradise
On September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you are at all like me, then you love to curl up on a rainy day with a book that will take you on an adventure   How about an escape to a tropical paradise, something truly exotic?  Ever wish you could dive crystal clear Caribbean waters and visit a coral reef?  How about dancing […]

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Letters to the Dead, A Salty Short Story
On September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The lamp on her desk was burning low.  Dinner had been cleared away hours ago.  The hypnotic flicker of the lamp’s wick was aiding sleep in its bid to overtake Grace’s efforts to work a while longer.  She rose from her seat to stretch and revive her sleepy mind.  As she took a turn about […]

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