Breathing life into your characters

I’ve been thinking a lot about role models and how they influence a writer’s work; the ways this translates to our readers. There’s a reason writers become invested in their characters, why they often refer to them as real; a living, breathing part of the world as they know it. They have a history, complex … Continue reading Breathing life into your characters

Consumed: A Short Story

Happy Halloween, everyone. I convinced Colleen to let me post a spooky story today, and hope you all enjoy it. Whatever you're doing; spending time with friends, attending a party, travelling across the country (we're thinking of you, Colleen), working, relaxing - have a great day and stay safe. Matthew I pressed my hand over Cindy’s mouth … Continue reading Consumed: A Short Story

NEW RELEASE: “Jaded Tides,” by P. S. Bartlett

Arrrgh, Me Matey's! Hop ABOARD the Pirate Blog Silver Threading to hear about P. S. Bartlett's new book – IF you DARE! Title: JADED TIDES Author: P.S. Bartlett Release Day: October 1, 2015 Genre: Historical Fiction/Adventure/Romance After finding love in the most unlikely of places, Ivory's life appears to at last be falling into place. … Continue reading NEW RELEASE: “Jaded Tides,” by P. S. Bartlett

The Elf Killer – Part III: The Witch of Timmoral Forest

Check out Melissa Barker Simpson's blog to learn more about the challenge. I chose Option 1: Sentence Starter – The first time I died, I was nineteen years old and resigned to my fate; the second time was a different story. I am continuing the story of the Elf Killer, using the prompts from Mel's … Continue reading The Elf Killer – Part III: The Witch of Timmoral Forest

One Word Photo Challenge – “Storm,” and “Clouds”

The lovely Jennifer Nichole Wells word for this week was "clouds." I missed last week's challenge which was "storm." I am going to use both words this week in my epic photo/fiction event. The Gulf of Mexico was balmy. Heat radiated from the reflection of the sun on the waves. Wispy clouds promised a hint … Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge – “Storm,” and “Clouds”

“The Last Laugh,” by Melissa Barker-Simpson

I want to introduce you to Melissa Barker-Simpson, who has written a bit of flash fiction for your enjoyment, while I am away. I've been writing since, well…since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. I often look back on those earlier stories, and apart from laughing at the heavy-handed drama, or cringing at my inexperience, … Continue reading “The Last Laugh,” by Melissa Barker-Simpson

The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale

  The sun slowly slipped behind the trees leaving a warm glow to the field. Night birds scattered in the branches of the trees while insects droned on in monotony. The air felt cooler now. Ground fog swirled around the grasses casting eerie shadows on the ground. The evening gloom was rapidly approaching. I shivered … Continue reading The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale

The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale

  The sun slowly slipped behind the trees leaving a warm glow to the field. Night birds scattered in the branches of the trees while insects droned on in monotony. The air felt cooler now. Ground fog swirled around the grasses casting eerie shadows on the ground. The evening gloom was rapidly approaching. I shivered … Continue reading The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale