The Last Post?


This is a must-read from Sue Vincent- beautiful, inspirational, and filled with love ❤

The Silent Eye

This may be the final post that I get chance to write for the Silent Eye… that decision has been taken out of my hands. I spent much of last week in hospital, having, as many of you know, been diagnosed with incurable small cell lung cancer last September. It has been an interesting and informative journey on so many levels as familiar things have been stripped away and a gift of love left in its place… rather like the tooth fairy leaving something of real value in place of a discarded incisor.

First to go was the illusion of near-immortality that gets us through life, one way or another. We know there is a certain inevitability about life leading to death, but we tend not to apply it to ourselves until we are forced to pay attention. Dealing with the situation that made me sit up and listen meant…

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #38 Entry Part 1) By John Howell @HowellWave and Entry Part 2) by Suzanne Burke @pursoot #IARTG #WritingPrompts #FlashFiction #WritingCommunity


A stunningly beautiful story from Suzanne Burke on Fiction in a Flash.

Welcome to the World of Suzanne Burke.

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Parts 1) and 2)of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge 2021.  Week #38.
Today I’m featuring contributions from entry 1)By John Howell and Entry 2) My own contribution.
Last week I set the following Challenge:
Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt.

dolphin-1679468_1920This one-line contribution by John Howell.

“Big shot TV tuna or no, you can’t do this, Charlie.”

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Here is my own contribution.

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SYNCHRONICITY.

Jeremy secured the beach canopy, then hurriedly spread out the blanket…

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#NewRelease- The Cowboy and His Sweet Spot by @LoreleaConfer #Romance #Reading


The Cowboy and His Sweet Spot Saddle Creek Series Book 8 by Lorelei Confer Genre: Romantic Suspense Janelle Franklin arrives in Saddle Creek, WY for a relaxing visit with her childhood friend and new mother. She also wants to fine-tune a secret passion, baking. But when she meets ranch manager, Carter Weaver, passion takes on …

Today Only: Myth and Magic by Mae Clair $1.99 #romanticsuspense #mystery


If you love Mae Clair’s writing as much as I do, now is the perfect time to pick up her bestselling novel Myth and Magic for only $1.99!

From the Pen of Mae Clair

Banner ad for Myth and Magic a romantic suspense/mystery novel by Mae Clair shows a Gothic looking home with varied roof peaks behind a hedge, gloomy setting

Happy Friday! I rarely do promotional posts on my catalog of back titles (note to self: do this more often) but I wanted to give a shout out on my romantic suspense / mystery novel, Myth and Magic. My publisher has placed it on sale today for $1.99, so if you’ve been on the fence about this one, now is the perfect time to snatch it up!

You’ve probably figured out by now that I have a “thing” for spooky old houses. In the case of Myth and Magic, the home in question has been converted to a retreat for corporate employees trying to “unplug” from the world. Naturally, it has a sordid and sinister past. Oh, and did I mention the book is set during October with a lavish Halloween party at the end? A Halloween party where something goes very wrong.

BLURB:
AS CHILDREN THEY PLAYED…

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#BookReview- Tidal Falls review by @JamesCudney4 #RomSuspense #Reading


I'm thrilled to share a wonderful review for Tidal Falls from James Cudney's awesome #blog! https://thisismytruthnow.com/2021/02/13/book-reviews-two-2-romantic-suspense-sinners-saints-anthology-jacquie-biggars-tidal-falls-week-ending-feb-13th/ Thank you so much, Jay!

Liminal


A stunningly beautiful short story from D. Wallace Peach- one of my very favorite writers!

Myths of the Mirror

Photo prompt “Hidden” by Sue Vincent

Liminal

Her sable brush roamed the canvas. Delicate strokes of umber and ochre for the barren branches. Burnt sienna for the dying autumn leaves.

She paused. Amused.

Had she painted autumn’s abandoned twigs? Or young buds, heralds of the coming green? She savored her newfound uncertainty. Fall or Spring? Snow a foretelling of what was to come or a last gust of cold breath before the skies turned blue?

Her lover leaned over her shoulder, adding bergamot to scents of oil and turpentine. “Why the gray skies?”

She angled a smile. “Because the liminal world is rarely black and white.”

~*~

I wrote (3) 99-word stories for the Sue Vincent Rodeo over at Carrot Ranch. Then, I read the fine print and discovered I could only submit (2). Uh oh. Decisions, decisions. Well, this is the one that I didn’t submit.

Remember that submissions…

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#NewRelease- Audrey’s Inn by @AycartElle #Romance


Today we have the release blitz for AUDREY’S INN by Elle Aycart! Check it out and be sure to order your copy today! Title: Audrey’s Inn Author: Elle Aycart Genre: Contemporary Romance About Audrey’s Inn: Audrey Fleming never had much of a family or place to call home, so when she gets the chance to …

Oops, I’ve Fallen- #SundayStills #Photography #BloggingCommunity


This week's photography challenge on Terri Webster Schrandt's blog is- Fallen. The photo above was taken by my daughter on their trek across Canada. This is Niagara Falls. My grandson looks as though he's fallen to the bottom of the ocean! “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than …

Cut yourself some slack


A wonderful post on the Word by Word​ #blog by Kathryn Jane​ on giving yourself a break.

Word by Word

On the first Tuesday of every month, I’m “supposed” to post a blog entry here on Word By Word.

But I’m running a bit late, because over the last week or so life got complicated and much sleep was missed.

Stuff piled up.

My emotional and creative wells hadn’t run dry, but I just couldn’t seem to concentrate. To get words to stick on the page.

My subject of choice had been “planning and goal setting.”

I began to write about how I’m not a planner, therefore don’t set goals. For me, there are lots of dreams that lead to looking at possibilities, and creating options in my mind.

  • If “A” happens, I’ll be able to do ____
  • If “B” happens, I’ll go to ___ instead
  • If “C” happens, I will have three more options

But all these ideas are simply “explored,” as opposed to being thought through in detail…

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Complex and Mysterious: A Woman of Intelligence #BookReview #WomensFic @KarinTanabe


Amazon Blurb From "a master of historical fiction" (NPR), Karin Tanabe's A Woman of Intelligence is an exhilarating tale of post-war New York City, and one remarkable woman’s journey from the United Nations, to the cloistered drawing rooms of Manhattan society, to the secretive ranks of the FBI. A Fifth Avenue address, parties at the Plaza, two …