Protests


Charli Mills challenged us to a flash fiction story with the theme PROTEST. Check out the many great takes on the topic!

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A protest can be small as the silence of a single person or big as a clamoring crowd. Social injustice, human rights, better conditions for workers can add to suppressed voices. Yet, objections can come from even the protested.

Writers gave much thought to the prompt and explored who and why what was the object of protests.

The following is based on the January 16, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a protest story.

PART I (10-minute read)

Remember the Revolution by Doug Jacquier

Remember causes
and affectations of effect on war
in cities now gone five-star?

Remember social action
sitting in smoke-filled rooms with Nescafe activists
and battered women with no teeth and less hope?

Remember death
when it belonged to rock stars
and people your mother your mother knew?

Remember money
and how it wasn’t going to concern you
until you learnt the golden…

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A Parent's Nightmare- #FlashFictionChallenge #amwriting


This week's challenge courtesy of Charli Mills Carrot Ranch: January 16, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a protest story. It can be about a protest, or you can investigate the word and expand the idea. Who is protesting, where, and why? Go where the prompt leads! I decided to take …

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Carried Wives


So many wonderful variations from the prompt ‘Carry your bride’ by Charli Mills and the Carrot Ranch

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Over the threshold, a mud puddle, or in a wife-carrying race, it’s a wonder to consider that wives are carried. But on a deeper dive, consider that partners carry each other in other ways, too — emotionally, in times of troubling circumstances, or with playfulness. What will the writers make of such ideas?

This week, writers explored the various reasons and situations wives could be carried.

The following is based on the January 9, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a carried wife.

PART I (10-minute read)

A Dream Home by Sally Cronin

As a girl she didn’t dream of fairy tale weddings or fancy white dresses. She was an orphan, in and out of foster homes, and all she wanted was a house of her own. They met at the local community centre; a carpenter, his hands worn and callused. He asked…

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#RRBC #Bookreview – Guest post by Teagan Geneviene


Robbie Cheadle interviews the always-interesting Teagan Geneviene on her #blog today!

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Teagan Riordain Geneviene

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Over to Teagan

Hi Robbie. Thanks so much for letting me visit your blog.

Many of your stories are written in the “pantser” way, Teagan. Could you tell my readers about that?

I’d love to, Robbie. A Ghost in the Kitchen – Three Ingredients 2 originally appeared on my blog, Teagan’s Books. As with the first two serials, The Three Things Serial Story, and Murder at the Bijou ― Three Ingredients 1, it was a spontaneously written, “by the seat of your pants” ( or pantser) tale.

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Skiing Mishap #FlashFictionChallenge #amwriting


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Well worth the buy!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Announcing my first non-fiction book! 

Well, not exactly. In my long career of writing and editing in the “Federal world,” I produced volumes and volumes of non-fiction.  However, I didn’t get the credit for that work.  So, I should say that this is my first independently published non-fiction book.

I hoped to release it close to the launch of the third of my Roaring Twenties novels about Pip and her friends, A Ghost in the Kitchen.  The launch for that, a trolley tour of haunted Savannah, was huge fun, and a great time was had by all. 

However, the actual book fell flat. So, I won’t be writing any new stories for Pip or Granny Phanny.  With that in mind, I almost didn’t make this new book available either… but then I thought, why not?  I’m not doing a full-on book launch, just…

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#BookReview- A Better Man by Louise Penny #Mystery


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