Mind Games- #FictioninaFlash #amwriting #WritersCommunity


Week #32 of Suzanne Burke’s Fiction in a Flash Challenge. You can read the entries and join in here. I wrote this as a scene for my WIP and went over the 750 word limit by a bit- sorry! Mind Games Jessica and Chris had been trekking for what felt like forever, though when she […]

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Innocence- #FictioninaFlash Challenge #WritingCommunity #amwriting


This week’s Fiction in a Flash Challenge is provided by Suzanne Burke. You can read the entries and join in here. Innocence The snow fell softly, splattering against the windshield only to get brushed aside by the car’s wipers. It had been snowing for most of the three-hour drive and Vanessa was tired. If it […]

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Transformation- #FictioninaFlash Challenge #WritingCommunity #amwriting


Week #25 for Suzanne Burke’s Fiction in a Flash Challenge Read the entries and join in here. Each week she features an image and invites 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. Transformation Jenny pouted in the backseat of her mom’s […]

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The Long Road Home- #Fiction in a Flash #Challenge @amwriting


Suzanne Burke stimulates the imagination with her weekly Fiction in a Flash #Challenges! You can read the participants entries and join in here The Long Road Home The creak of saddle leather and gentle sway of Maggie’s horse lulled her toward a long overdo nap. Two weeks and still no sign of the men she […]

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The Land of the Free- Fiction in a Flash Challenge #amwriting #WritingCommunity @pursoot


Fiction in a Flash Challenge #16 Suzanne Burke came up with this beautiful photo for this week’s prompt. Read the entries and join in here: https://sooozburkeauthor.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/fiction-in-a-flash-challenge-week-16-new-image-prompt-join-in-the-fun-pursoot-iartg-asmsg-writingcommunity/ The full moon rode a crest of diaphanous clouds in the midnight sky, turning the snow into a diamond-encrusted field stretching as far as Luna could see. A soft […]

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The Stories These Walls Could Tell- #FictionInAFlash #WritingCommunity @pursoot


Soooz Burke has found a wonderful photo for this week’s challenge! You can read more and join in below: The wallpaper hangs in jagged strips from the walls, faded jacquard prints of a more dignified time. Cobwebs drap from the dilapidated ceiling, and I try not to imagine how big the spider is that created […]

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Saturday Satisfaction #amwriting #gardening


I Finished the Damn Book! May was such a messed up month for me, I was getting seriously worried whether I could finish the book I had up on pre-order in time to fulfill my obligations. It came down to the wire, but I got it done and feel good about the outcome 🙂 Now […]

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A Letter From Home- #FlashFictionChallenge #amwriting


February 13, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a sugar report. Use its original meaning of a letter from a sweetheart to a soldier, or invent a new use for it. Go where the prompt leads! Follow along or join in at Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch- here […]

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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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Series or Standalones- Does it Matter? #amwriting #Romance


Series or Standalones That was the question posed by a member of The Story Empire earlier last week. You can read his full thoughts here– well worth your time. I’ve read many great standalone books, (Cinderella anyone?) but have to admit I enjoy stories set in a series much more. There’s a deeper connection to a) the characters, […]

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A short Teaser from my upcoming #WomensFic #WIPWednesday


I’ve had heroes on my mind lately. From Dictionairy.com: noun, plural he·roes; for 5 also he·ros. a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character: He became a local hero when he saved the drowning child. a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal: My older sister is my hero. Entrepreneurs are our modern heroes. the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc. Classical Mythology. a being of godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity. (in the Homeric period) a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or ability. (in later antiquity) an immortal being; demigod. In my novels I try to create men/women who have many of the qualities above, along with vulnerabilities that create empathy in my readers. It’s a fine balance to […]

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Teaser Time #WIPWednesday #amwriting


I thought I’d give it a whirl and share a short teaser from my upcoming contemporary romance, My Girl. This will be the third book in the Gambling Hearts series. If you’ve read Hold ‘Em or Crazy Little Thing Called Love you’ll be happy to know this is Aaron’s story.

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#FreebieFriday #BeachRead Edition


Summer Reading I don’t know about you, but I find it extremely hard to concentrate on my writing in the summer. I’d much sooner be outside, in the garden, or lounging under the cherry tree reading all the amazing books on my TBR pile (which is ready to run away and hide, it’s so tall! […]

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