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Not here (Friday Fictioneers)

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

 

I hate it here. It’s cold and damp and smells weird.

At home it will be hot. There’s the smell of BBQ on the air, the buzz of flies and ensuing arm flapping, and the sweet tang of rum custard. The scent of sweat and armpits and train BO… okay, so not everything is better. Christmas dinner is salads and cold meats, trifles and pavlova. Waiting for the sun to set so Santa can arrive means the kids are drooping where they sit but still they fight sleep. I miss it and I want to go back. I want home.

 

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

Word Count:100

 

Its ironic because this year they are saying it will be cold and damp! Today it’s raining buckets. 

 

 

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Exciting News – Books to be published 2018

I am so excited to announce that I will be published in 2018

Not once, but twice!! I am still pinching myself.

 

Incendia Books will publish Blood Fever, my adult science fiction.

About Incendia Books

Incendia Books is the newest publishing imprint by The McGannon Group, Ltd. Co., based in Tulsa, OK. Incendia Books is committed to quality adult and new adult fantasy, science fiction, folklore, and fiction and non-fiction for the general adult reading audience. “Start a fire. Read a book.” For more information, please visit IncendiaBooks.com

and Wyvern’s Peak Publishing will publish The Butterfly Stone, my YA fantasy

About Wyvern’s Peak Publishing

Wyvern’s Peak Publishing is a publisher of fine young adult and middle grade fantasy, science fiction, and adventure books. Born in Orlando, Florida, Wyvern’s Peak Publishing is now based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is actively involved with causes supporting libraries, bullying prevention programs, reading programs, and encouraging young authors to find their voice. For more information, please visit https://www.WyvernsPeak.com

more to come…

 

A new short story!!

Hi all
Very exciting

My new short story is out!!!

Read it now 

https://www.antisf.com.au/the-stories/the-numbers-danced

For Safe Keeping (Friday Fictioneers)

PHOTO PROMPT © What’s His Name

 

The sound of swearing exploded like a cacophony of birds escaping a snapping crocodile. It had been years since we’d been down the hill behind the old holiday house. My sister climbed out of the bushes and yanked her foot free from the clinging roots. I stifled a laugh. “Be careful.”

Her glare nearly set fire to my sweater. “Is it there?” she spat.

I hadn’t looked. I turned and climbed gingerly into the crumbling outhouse. “The toilet is.”

She laughed… “It would survive the apocalypse.”

I spied the dented, faded blue tin. “It’s here.”

 

And so were Pop’s medals.

 

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

word count: 100


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Tick Tock (Friday Fictioneers)

 

The noise. I couldn’t stand the noise. Constant, never ending pounding at my brain the way her words twisted metaphorical knives beneath my skin, (though her nasty utterances could cut as deep as an actual blade.)

Leaving me her beloved clock was a way to continue her harassment into perpetuity.

I don’t know why I bought it home. It went straight into the closet – to be forgotten, as I wished she could be.

Some nights, I could hear it though the walls, vibrating the floorboards, rattling the door.

 

I hope a blazing fire will bring an end to my anguish.

 

 

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

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Editing and other types of torture – Laurie Bell, Guest Blog Post

Hi All

I have done another guest blog post at the wonderful Kate Foster Editing Services Site

Read it at the link below

http://www.katejfoster.com/general-blog/editing-and-other-types-of-torture-by-laurie-bell

 

Cause and effect (Friday Fictioneers)

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

The sound had shaken the walls. Impact shattering… everything. Glass, cement sheets, steel frames and tiles. It all came apart with a rumble and a roar.

Then fire.

When the debris settled silence fell like a curtain.

A scream sounded from beneath the rumble.

Crying too.

The machine that caused the damage stuck out from the top of the pile. A ship of some sort. Not a plane that was for sure. Government goons in their dark suits and cropped hair appeared almost immediately. They admitted to a satellite.

I know that wasn’t true. I saw the arm. Green blood.

 

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

Word Count: 100

 

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