Flash Fiction: Bounty of Hamsters

Bounty of Hamsters   An unholy racket comes from the cage, where Nicole’s hamsters, Josh and John, are staying until she comes home from vacation. I never thought I’d be a hamster sitter. I peek into the cage, looking for my furry roommates. They have a big surprise for me. “Oh my God! You guys…

Cover Reveal – The Seventh Seed

Okay, this is super exciting. I’m having trouble forming words, and as a writer that’s kind of a problem. So I’ll keep this kinda brief. The editor has finished with The Seventh Seed and I’ll be spending this weekend furiously revising the final chapters. It will be ready for betas early next week, so be…

The First Thing I Wrote

I participate in a Twitter chat called #TweepWriter. It’s a community where writers answer a different question every day throughout the month. Today was day 20, so this was the question: What was the first thing (poem, short story, book, blog post, etc) you ever wrote about? I think I misunderstood the question because I…

Is Writer’s Block A Real Thing?

I saw an interesting image on Facebook this morning. I’ve been chewing on it all day and decided maybe “The Block” is reserved for creative pursuits – creating something from nothing can go off the rails sometimes. Are Painter’s Block and Quilter’s Block a thing? Allow me to offer my answer with a little story.…

Flash Fiction: The Real Job

Time for another round of flash fiction, courtesy of Charli over at Carrot Ranch. I was busy this morning chewing on the prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a busy character.  It reminded me of one of the busiest jobs I ever experienced. The Real Job The fryer beeps its…