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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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He’s Such a Nice Guy – for NYCMidnight’s Flash Fiction Challenge
On August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Good morning, gorgeous,” I could hear the familiar voice calling from the front of the shop. Steve always stopped by with something fresh from the farm to share before the day got busy. I sat the tea-pot on the hot plate and went out to say hello. “What’s fresh today, my friend? Tomatoes, cucumber, little […]

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Pilate’s Cross – A Smashing E-Book
On August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

“’The X-Files’ meets ‘The Prisoner’ when John Pilate, his sarcastic imaginary pal Simon and lovely instructor friend Kate investigate the mystery of a murdered college president–a mystery with loose ends more than 40 years later. In too deep to wash his hands of the mystery, he risks death to get to the truth of what […]

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Vicious Editing
On September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Challenge #2 did not come nearly so easily as the first one.  An idea popped into my head right away, but executing it was much more difficult. The first draft was over 2200 words.  More than twice the maximum allowed.  Granted, I had rambled my way through much of the story, but by the time […]

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Pondering the Prompt
On September 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

The NYCMidnight.com Flash Fiction Challenge continues this weekend.  After a month of waiting, the results of the first challenge are out and a new challenge is about to be issued.  Several of the writers I’ve gotten to know were very pleased with the way the first challenge went and are excited to get to writing […]

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