Thursday, November 29, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Joy

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea:
Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week, Lillie chose the word "Joy," something which we all crave.

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Surrounded by her loving arms, he warmed and smiled.

Touched by her heart, he longed for more.

Entwined, their embrace became a moment of forever.

The ring, neatly prepared, rested regal upon her finger.

"You, and no other, my love!"

Friday, November 23, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Feast

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea:
Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week, Lillie chose the word "Feast," and with my prediliction toward the odd, I bring you this vision. Enjoy.

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Upon your flesh shall I allay my hunger.

From your blood my thirst is sated.

Rise! Rise up, thou, my dearest bride!

Taste upon the lips my immortal soul.

Together we shall feed upon the masses.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Me, My Shelf, and I has an Amazon store!

I am tickled and thrilled to be listed among the great authors listed in Me, My Shelf, and I's new Amazon.com store. Here you can pick up any of the books they've hyped, reviewed, liked, and loved. It's a one-stop shop that worth taking a peek at! And, hey! If you haven't been to their wonderful blog...click the big button on the right side of this page. It will take you right there. It won't hurt, and you'll be glad you did.
Me, My Shelf and I

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Business

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea:
Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week, Lillie chose the word "Business." Enjoy.

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When you deal with these "men of honor," you endanger yourself and your loved-ones.

For a profession they lie, cheat, steal, kill -- and do much, much worse.

They call themselves a family, but they are not always related.

With a smile they will assault you, perhaps breaking your legs, over the pettiest of debts.

And when asked "Why?", they'll tell you that it's not personal...it's just business.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Amazon UK review: 5-Stars!

Amazon.co.uk not only has the first UK review of "Memories of the Dead" up, but it's a stellar, 5-Star review! The good news just keeps on keepin' on!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Character

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea:
Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week, Lillie chose the word "Character," and I don't know where this came from, it just sort of popped out. It's far more poetic than I had thought, a happy accident. Enjoy.

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Character is what a person has when you strip away forced charisma and the bright lights of an audience.

Beneath the skin is where it resides, inside the soul.

It is an innate thing that one either possesses or does not--it cannot be taught, bought, or stolen.

The measure of a man is more than his span.

Character is what a man displays when nobody is watching.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Candidate

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea:
Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week, Lillie chose the word "Candidate," which is appropriate for this time of year, but I chose to go a non-political path. Enjoy.

***
Of all of them in the room, he needed to choose wisely; then, from across the room, he saw her.

Downing his drink, he mustered the courage to walk toward her table -- a lifetime away, past the gawkers and schmoozers drowning in booze.

She played coy, flipping her long hair to the side with her fingers.

When their gaze finally met: "Hello," he said, "can I buy you a drink?"

She smiled welcomingly; he had chosen well.