Trick-or-Treat Book Blog Hop

The lovely Patricia Lynne, author of the Path of Angels series, is running a book blog hop today. Basically, we're handing out treats in the virtual world too. Only, instead of candy, it's literature! From today until the 5th of November, my book - The Fallen - will be free on Smashwords as a Halloween … Continue reading Trick-or-Treat Book Blog Hop

Trick or Treat: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge 67

This week, the prompt words for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge are CHEER and CALL. If you’ve never tried out a haiku before, and you’d like to learn more, click here to read Ronovan’s article on how to write a haiku poem in English form. In respect of the month, my haiku this week relates to Halloween. It … Continue reading Trick or Treat: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge 67

Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #17

Welcome to my biweekly writing prompt series. The rules of the challenge are simple. Paste a link to your story in the comments or create a pingback so I can read and share your contribution. You have until the 28th of October to submit, before the next round begins. Here is the hashtag, should you wish to use it – … Continue reading Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #17

Author Spotlight: PS Bartlett

It's my pleasure to introduce PS Bartlett and her series - The Razor's Adventures Pirate Tales. Below you will find details on the series, more information about Peggy, and a sneak peak of Chapter One from Jaded Tides. Enjoy! The Razor’s Adventures Pirate Tales: The Series to Date IVORY DAWN: Prequel Novella Ivory Shepard didn’t want to … Continue reading Author Spotlight: PS Bartlett

The First Seven ’79 Words Story’ Entrants…

I loved this 79 word story challenge. Thanks to Andrew Joyce for throwing down the gauntlet (so to speak), and Chris for gathering all the stories together and sharing them. It was a huge thrill to be part of this first group – all such talented women. Don’t miss their stories and, don’t forget, it’s not too late to take part 🙂

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

79 WSC

Further to the fun 79 word challenge set byAuthor Andrew Joyce– clickHEREto check out HIS story.

I’m delighted to post the first seven entries received (to visit the writers blogs, click on their names or photos) as follows:


The Scent‘ by Emily Gmitter

Emily Gmitter

She stood at the stove, wearing one of his white business shirts over her birthday suit. Maple-flavored bacon sizzled in the pan.

The scent must have awakened him; she felt his arms encircle her waist. She did not turn around. They stood in silence for a moment before he whispered in her ear.

That was a great fight last night.”

With her back still to him, she said softly, “I hate you.”

He stroked her hair gently. “I know.”


Change by Gigi Sedimayer

Gigi Sedlmayer

I wandered aimlessly, as I did so many times before, around the outback of Australia…

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Honouring the work: IWSG

I'm sure most people have heard of the Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG), but this is the first time I've taken part. The purpose, as stated in the IWSG website, is: to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance … Continue reading Honouring the work: IWSG

Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #16

Welcome to my biweekly writing prompt series. The rules of the challenge are simple. I’ve provided two options below, and there’s a handy link-up button at the end of the post, so you can upload your contribution and share it with others. You have until the 14th of October to submit, before the next round begins. If you … Continue reading Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #16