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Yeah Write #99: One Less ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

The nine-year-old planted her bottom on the end of a collapsed bridge, crossing her arms. Her crimson hair, filthy from travel, hung loose in wild knots and defiant tangles. The … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · 6 Comments

Yeah Write #98: Lights ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

  “Hah, look at this,” Uly said, holding his new phone up for Zoey to see while she fiddled with straws, fireproof sticks, and tape. “Come on, put that away.” … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · 6 Comments

Yeah Write #97: Realm of Experience ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

The enforcer’s headlamp beam scattered in the fog. I clung to the jagged rock just out of its sweep. Judging by the length of limbs and its use of clothing … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · 6 Comments

Yeah Write #96: The Cottage ( #amwriting #microstory )

“Witch,” men spat, clawing gingerbread, shattering spun-sugar, leaving slather and destruction. The horror wasn’t the invasion but knowing they’d return. She torched them alive. The Hansels and Grendals would endure … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · 6 Comments

What’s Up Doc #37: My Book Is Live Today (#selfpublishing #indiebookspromo #shortstories))

My love’s labor of pages speak between the lines. The book is out there. Enough of that… What’s really in my head right now? This: Mindful Things: Tales from a … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

Protected: What’s Up Doc #36: Emigration of Mind — #NYCMidnight SSC Round 1 GR96

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February 6, 2018 · Enter your password to view comments.

What’s Up Doc #35: My Book Proof is Here (#amwriting #selfpublishing)

Today I as walking the dog and picking my daughter up from school and what did I find in my mailbox? I am squealing.  My proof!  Is it real? There … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

Yeah Write #95: Life, Struck ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

9 An Erasure Poem — Excerpt from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson:  The Black Spot Life, Struck     Plainly hunched, tattered deformed. My life, a dreadful-looking figure.   … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · 2 Comments

Yeah Write #94: Follow Me ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

“Old King Glory on the mountain. The mountain reached so high, it nearly touched the sky…” a small voice wavered in the twilight. Eztli sniffed the misty air, peering between … Continue reading

January 23, 2018 · 15 Comments

Yeah Write #93: Failure to Conform ( #amwriting #flashfiction #writingonthefly)

Cedri sighed, opening the repair kit under the counter. “Something’s always missing,” she muttered and spun the autoclerk on its base. The old torso groaned on springs. It was one … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · 4 Comments

Make It Work #3: Designing Decisions Poll (#indieauthor #writinglife)

Originally posted on Tara Lee Davis — A story begins one word at a time:
? Hey friends and scribes, come take a poll and choose a cover design for Mindful…

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Protected: Yeah Write #92: Unspoken ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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January 9, 2018 · Enter your password to view comments.

Yeah Write #90: Butterfly and the Flycatcher ( #amwriting #microstory )

“Come be eaten. Your hue fools me not.” “Let’s wager, Flycatcher,” Butterfly challenged.  “If I make it to the yarrow you won’t catch me.” Flycatcher puffed her crest and attacked. … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 27 Comments

What’s Up Doc #34: Mindful Things Cover Reveal (#amwriting #selfpublishing)

Let the new year resolutions begin! Mindful Things is coming along and in the final stages of polish. Can you believe it? I’ve got plans in the works for 2018 … Continue reading

January 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #89: Coupled Moments ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Protected: Yeah Write #87: Transference ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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December 17, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

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