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Good Thing – Flash Fiction Friday

Hi, creatives! Hope everyone has had a great and productive week. Mine has been slow going and exhausting. Lots of mental stimulation that has left me feeling drained, and also lent itself to the mood of this flash fiction. I’m participating in a flash fiction contest hosted by @gwenmitchellauthor and @pagesandpassages over on Insta. This is the final week.… Continue reading Good Thing – Flash Fiction Friday

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Mrs. Daniels – Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives. Another flash fiction for you today. This one is short, and so inspired by a random fact I came across. That ancient central American rulers may have worn cloaks made of hummingbird's wings! How many hummingbirds were killed to make a cloak that large? Crazy! I’m also participating in a flash fiction contest… Continue reading Mrs. Daniels – Flash Fiction Friday

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Pizza and Beer- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives. I’m participating in a flash fiction contest hosted by @gwenmitchellauthor and @pagesandpassages over on Insta. This is week two. Something quick and fun for you today. I always find my favorite ideas are made under pressure and deadlines, having written this in the last thirty minutes. That's not to say my best prose is accomplished in the… Continue reading Pizza and Beer- Flash Fiction Friday

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Three Quotes, Three Days, One Challenge: Day Two

Hello, there! Day two of this three-day challenge. I was nominated by Jade over at JadeLMWrites   Benjamin Franklin's words ring true today as much as when he first spoke them. For me, this quote does not mean we must pour excessive amounts of money into our education but we must school ourselves in the… Continue reading Three Quotes, Three Days, One Challenge: Day Two

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Three Quotes, Three Days, One Challange: Day One

Hello, creatives! I was nominated by the lovely Jade over at JadeLMWrites Be sure to check out her blog for some great content and inspiration for those on their writing journey. I'm so glad to participate in this challenge, as I've been neglecting my blog for some time. Other than flash fiction, its been pretty much… Continue reading Three Quotes, Three Days, One Challange: Day One

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Soledad and the Lost Priestess

Hello, creatives! I'm participating in a flash fiction contest hosted by @gwenmitchellauthor and @pagesandpassages over on Insta. Check out their feed for full rules. I chose their word prompt 'wicked' for this weeks flash fiction Friday. Also using the immensely talented @ilustralia work of art as visual inspiration. As always, these are not perfectly edited. They… Continue reading Soledad and the Lost Priestess

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Larger Beasts – Friday Flash Fiction

Hello, creatives! How is everyone? Hope you had a productive week. Friday means flash fiction! Today's prompt was taken from Pinterest, and I wish I could credit the artist but it's so hard to find the original when it is pinned and pinned again. If you happen to know who it is, please let me… Continue reading Larger Beasts – Friday Flash Fiction

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Until We Meet Again – Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives. I hope your week has proven productive, and your weekend will be refreshing. I have pushed through two chapters in my wip and although the writing is not strong, the story is being told. I had hoped to have the first draft finished by now, but other projects have slowed that progress. The… Continue reading Until We Meet Again – Flash Fiction Friday

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Retribution Rails – Book Review

Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman My rating: 5 of 5 stars For Reese Murphy, an act of kindness bestowed upon him doubles as a curse when the Rose Riders force him to join their infamous gang of outlaws after they find a mysterious gold coin in Murphy's possession. Only when Murphy produces the man that… Continue reading Retribution Rails – Book Review

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Hex – Book Review

Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt My rating: 3 of 5 stars Told in multiple perspectives, Hex depicts the daily life of those living in Black Spring. Cursed. Trapped. Suicidal. This is the norm for those ill-fated to call Black Spring, home. Katherine Van Wyler, known as the Black Rock Witch, has roamed the town for… Continue reading Hex – Book Review

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Midnight – Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday. I miss doing flash fiction. I have no excuse other than I just don't buckle down and do it. This one was fun. I like unique perspectives and tried my hand at one. Today's picture prompt was stolen from Pinterest. No idea who the original artist is. But, thank you to… Continue reading Midnight – Flash Fiction Friday

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The Strings of Murder – Book Review

The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel My rating: 5 of 5 stars The year is 1888, Jack the Ripper wreaks havoc, and Ian Frey has just been discharged from his position as Inspector. To secure back his position, and hopefully the affections of his former fiancé, he must accept a classified case in… Continue reading The Strings of Murder – Book Review

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Eliza And Her Monsters – Book Review

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia My rating: 5 of 5 stars Eliza And Her Monsters is a book that when you finish, you need a long moment to let the impact of the story truly seep in. I could relate to Eliza on many levels, some of which I did not wholly grasp… Continue reading Eliza And Her Monsters – Book Review

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The Only Thing Left – Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Friday is here and I am so happy. I loved how this piece turned out, totally surprised myself. This one is inspired by unispiredwriters Insta page. She is totally awesome and always comes up with the best prompts to keep my imagination churning out flash fiction for you. These flash fictions are solely… Continue reading The Only Thing Left – Flash Fiction Friday

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Hearts Are Like Balloons – Book Review

Hearts Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Hearts Are Like Balloons is a book about love and loss, loss, and love. Robinson captures very poignant moments in the life of adolescent May that will undoubtedly relate in various ways to all readers. I know it did for me. Grief… Continue reading Hearts Are Like Balloons – Book Review

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The Current

Hello, creatives! Hope you all had a fantastic holiday season, filled with laughter and warmth and love. It is Friday. So yay for flash fiction. I was so inspired by this picture; selfless acts that impact the prospect of a greater future. As always, these flash fictions are meant as personal inspiration and are not… Continue reading The Current

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The Winter People – Book Review

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Winter People is a story that clings to your unconscious mind and will periodically peek it’s head out in unwanted moments. For me, it mostly happens when I consider a dark closet. The year is 1908. We meet Sara through her personal… Continue reading The Winter People – Book Review

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Mrs. Nichols? – Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Another flash fiction for you today. I am working on my suspense, trying to add tension and unease to my scenes. K.M. Allan offered the perfect prompt on her Insta page to practice on. Check out her blog too. She has some great content on there. https://kmallanblog.wordpress.com/ As always, these flash fictions are meant… Continue reading Mrs. Nichols? – Flash Fiction Friday

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Broken Moon – Book Review

Broken Moon by Sarah Beth Moore My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was given an ARC of Broken Moon by Sarah Beth Moore in exchange for an honest review, and I am so glad I accepted. This book was 347 pages of nonstop intrigue! Looking at the page count after receiving the file, it… Continue reading Broken Moon – Book Review

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Two Boys- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives. Hope everyone had a great week. I am battling a cold and have not written much but managed these few paragraphs. Inspired by the fantastic Uninspiredwriters Instagram page, here is a bit of flash fiction for you. Check out her Insta page for some great inspiration and story prompts. Again, these flash fictions are… Continue reading Two Boys- Flash Fiction Friday

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Against Grey Skies- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy, happy Friday. And yay for flash fiction. I was so inspired by uninspiredwriters picture prompt on her Insta page. Check her out! She posts amazing picture and word prompts all the time. I really liked how this one turned out. So much mystery and emotion. Although these flash fictions are primarily for an… Continue reading Against Grey Skies- Flash Fiction Friday

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It Sounded Better In My Head

Hello, creatives! We're over the hump now. Hope your week has been productive. Only two more days until the weekend. And only one more day until Stranger Things season 2. *throws fists into the air* I am so excited to go back to those characters. Anywho, I am running off topic here. Today I would… Continue reading It Sounded Better In My Head

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Party Games- Book Review

Party Games by R.L. Stine My rating: 3 of 5 stars Party Games is a thriller that will have your brain urging your eyes to read faster. This was my first R.L. Stine book to read, and I can’t believe it took me so long to discover a genius writer suck as Stine. His storytelling… Continue reading Party Games- Book Review

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Louisa of Earth- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Another Flash Fiction Friday for you. I have been so lazy getting these done. I have focused a lot of my attention on my WIP. It is going well, but I'm feeling the lack of inspiration that these pieces bring me. I need to start actively adding flash fiction back into my writing… Continue reading Louisa of Earth- Flash Fiction Friday

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To The Trees, Mommy – Flash (Non)Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! It has been too long since I shared a flash fiction. Sorry, but the fiction part will have to wait until next week. Today, I have a bit of non fiction to share with you. Inspired by my son's sweet pleas for me to push him faster in his swing. It is a… Continue reading To The Trees, Mommy – Flash (Non)Fiction Friday

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Knowing Your Character’s Personality

Ever wonder why people act and react the way they do? People have unique outlooks, unique backgrounds that mold their personalities. However, there have been multiple studies that break down and offer a glimpse into the building blocks of the four personality types. Maybe you don’t agree with this assessment. Maybe, you believe personalities cannot… Continue reading Knowing Your Character’s Personality

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Heart-Shaped Box- Book Review

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill My rating: 3 of 5 stars Heart-Shaped Box has all the elements of a classic ghost story, and all the suspense to give you shivers. When Jude Coyne, a retired rock star, is emailed about a ghost for sale, his curiosity piques and he insists on buying the tailored made… Continue reading Heart-Shaped Box- Book Review

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Knowing Your Character’s Love Language

Hello, creatives! I want to share with you a self-awareness book. It helped me understand my characters and helped flesh out the relationships building between them. ** Humans are complex beings, so our characters must be too. You probably know the ins and outs of your characters’ personalities, what makes them angry, scared, happy. But,… Continue reading Knowing Your Character’s Love Language

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Vengeance Road – Book Review

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Vengeance Road is a book brimming with secrets, revenge, and gunfire. A fun, well-rounded story that kept me turning the page until the end. Kate comes home to find her Pa hanging from a tree, beaten, a corkscrew shape carved into his forehead, and… Continue reading Vengeance Road – Book Review

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Wardens of Archos (The Relics of Ar’Zac Book Two) – Book Review

Wardens of Archos by Sarina Langer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was overjoyed when Langer asked me to be part of her ARC team. Rise of the Sparrows was an epic set up to her series, and I was eager to know how the second novel faired. Wardens of Archos was everything I… Continue reading Wardens of Archos (The Relics of Ar’Zac Book Two) – Book Review

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My Five Writing Strengths

Hello, creatives! We all have weaknesses, and they are always the easier to focus on, but it is equally important to recognize our strengths. Today, I want to share five of my writing strengths. I would love to know your strengths, where you feel most confident. Let's chat, leave a comment. The quality of strength… Continue reading My Five Writing Strengths

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Dreaming Beyond Gaia- Book Review

Dreaming Beyond Gaia by Adam J. Osterkamp My rating: 4 of 5 stars It is rare to find a book that pulls you straight into the plot within the first few sentences, but Dreaming Beyond Gaia was one those rarities, an undiscovered gem of a book. This is an apocalyptic story that takes place centuries… Continue reading Dreaming Beyond Gaia- Book Review

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A Harmonious Life- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday and that means another Flash Fiction. I absolutely loved how this story turned out. Ever just contemplate life in its enormity? Well, here is the product of one of those contemplations. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did while writing it. The picture comes from fleetfoot Instagram page.… Continue reading A Harmonious Life- Flash Fiction Friday

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My Five Writing Weaknesses

Hello, creatives! Today I want to address five of my writing weaknesses. This is not to put myself down or to wallow in the things that I need progress in. This was inspired by Kristen Kieffer's youtube channel series where she shared her writing insecurities, and also her strengths. I chose to do this so… Continue reading My Five Writing Weaknesses

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And I Darken- Book Review

And I Darken by Kiersten White My rating: 5 of 5 stars And I Darken is impressive, to say the least. White’s writing swept me away and transformed her work of fiction to reality as it played out in my mind. Her ability to write so poetically counters the ferocity of White’s main character, Ladislav,… Continue reading And I Darken- Book Review

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A Shepherd To His Flock- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Flash Fiction Friday is here again. This one is a bit dark but it was so much fun to dive into this guy's p.o.v. This one is relatively short. Today's picture prompt comes from uninspiredwriters Instagram page. She posts daily prompts that are fantastic and so inspiring. Please remember that these flash fictions serve… Continue reading A Shepherd To His Flock- Flash Fiction Friday

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Bride of Glass- Book Review

The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson My rating: 4 of 5 stars First, just look at that cover! Gorgeous. It is hard to determine if Bride of Glass is a horror story with a splash of romance, or if it a romance within a horrific setting. Either way, it is all around entertaining! Bride… Continue reading Bride of Glass- Book Review

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A World Worth Saving- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Yay for Flash Fiction Friday. Today's picture prompt comes from surfing Pinterest. I hope you enjoy. Please keep in mind, these flash fictions are meant for personal inspiration. But any and all critique is appreciated. Thanks for reading!     The numbers on the clock change from 11:58 to 11:59. I feel like… Continue reading A World Worth Saving- Flash Fiction Friday

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Plot Picker (Reading With Purpose)

Hello, creatives! I was wondering the other day, how do my fellow writers read? I read all the time. But not just read. I engulf myself in the technical craft of the story. This post is all about how I read with purpose. ** It is known that writers are also readers. But is it enough… Continue reading Plot Picker (Reading With Purpose)

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Bunnicula (A Rabbit Tale of Mystery)- Book Review

Bunnicula by James Howe My rating: 4 of 5 stars Harold the dog and Chester the cat enjoy intelligent conversation, warm milk, and the occasional belly rub at the hands of their human family, the Monroe's. Their quiet lives are turned inside out when the Monroe family brings home a small, white bunny with red… Continue reading Bunnicula (A Rabbit Tale of Mystery)- Book Review

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Flames and Teeth- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday. Time for another flash fiction. Today's piece is very short. I am currently on vacation but still wanted to share my weekly writing. Picture prompt comes from writing_is_my_anchor Instagram page. Need inspiration? Check out her page and take your pick! Please remember, these flash fictions serve as personal inspiration and not… Continue reading Flames and Teeth- Flash Fiction Friday

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Story Spin

Hello, creatives! I want to share something that I have recently been thinking about. A time when my muse was young and we were still only acquaintances. When I mistrusted her and myself. ** I can recall the first time I realized how similar one of my stories was to another. It was heartache. To… Continue reading Story Spin

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The Eye of Fate- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Another Friday, another Flash Fiction. Today's picture prompt comes from Pinterest. I'm sorry, I do not know who the original photo is of or who took it. But how awesome is that makeup? This is a future scene of my WIP after the book takes place. Not that I am planning on a… Continue reading The Eye of Fate- Flash Fiction Friday

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No Ordinary Star- Book Review

No Ordinary Star by M.C. Frank My rating: 5 of 5 stars They say, 'don't judge a book by its cover'. But in the case of No Ordinary Star, please do! M.C. Frank has written an astounding dystopian fantasy that immerses you completely, but instead of drowning in her words, you swim amongst this futuristic… Continue reading No Ordinary Star- Book Review

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The Silver Bullet- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday. I am so excited to share today's flash fiction with you. I was so pleased and surprised at how this one turned out. Honestly, I did not see that coming. Today's picture prompt comes from uninspiredwriters Instagram page. She seriously knows how to inspire me, so thanks M for helping out… Continue reading The Silver Bullet- Flash Fiction Friday

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The Lonely Writer Needs a Friend

Writing is many forms of release, each one dependent upon the writer. We often write to feel connected to others, but writing is also a lonely art. We want to jump for joy and shout when we burst through writer's block and come out triumphant. We want to celebrate the proud moment we fill those… Continue reading The Lonely Writer Needs a Friend

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Rise of the Sparrows – Book Review

Rise of the Sparrows by Sarina Langer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sarina Langer’s Rise of the Sparrows drew me in and demanded my attention until the final word. Her prologue alone is enough to secure her a fan of her fantasy trilogy. It is the perfect blend of ‘what the hell did I… Continue reading Rise of the Sparrows – Book Review

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Letter To My Protagonist

I saw M.A. Ryan do a letter to my protag on her blog and thought it was a great idea. Dearest, Aela, You must feel lonely and different. You wonder why you’ve been abandoned by the people who were supposed to love you the most. You choose to hide your feelings from those who truly… Continue reading Letter To My Protagonist

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Horns- Book Review

Horns by Joe Hill My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is my first book to read by Joe Hill and I already have him back on my ‘to be read’ list. His words are fluid, and I was quickly immersed in Iggy Perish’s life. Which, in the case of Horns, is equal parts good… Continue reading Horns- Book Review

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Winchester Manor- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! So excited to share today's flash fiction with you. I am trying to hone my suspense writing skills and hope I was able to capture it in this piece. Please, drop me a comment and let me know what you think. Keep in mind, my flash fiction is meant as personal inspiration and… Continue reading Winchester Manor- Flash Fiction Friday

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Three Quotes, Three Days, One Challenge: Day Three

Hi. Happy Friday. Sorry about the double posts. Last day of this challenge and I've had so much fun sharing these quotes with you. So this isn't necessarily a quote but a line from one of my favorite poems, Auguries of Innocence by William Blake. It reminds me to take a moment each day to… Continue reading Three Quotes, Three Days, One Challenge: Day Three

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The Boat – Friday Flash Fiction

Hello, creatives. Late Friday post, but here is my latest flash fiction. So many pictures and captions have inspired me lately. I rode that wave and created the next few flash fiction Friday's to share. Anywho, today's prompt comes from emmathewriter over on Instagram. She posts creative prompts and Friday contests, some great and inspirational content,… Continue reading The Boat – Friday Flash Fiction

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The Hunter: Monster Within -Book Review

The Hunter: Monster Within by L. A. Vockins My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Hunter was a monster story through and through. I loved the gore and the dark material Vockins spread out, but was more fantastic was the humanity he brought to the surface as well. These characters were not just monstrous, although… Continue reading The Hunter: Monster Within -Book Review