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The Volunteer Part 4: A #Horror Story

Here’s the next part of my ongoing horror story, The Volunteer, the one about a father and husband trying to do his best, as always. He’s a people pleaser, and this comes with...

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The Night (after Ray Bradbury): An Original Short Story

I haven’t shared an original short story in quite a long time. This one, The Night, is complete as it is at almost 2,500 words. It took six days to write, and is...

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The Volunteer Part 3: A #horror Story

“Pick what you love and do it well.” That’s what our narrator of The Volunteer, the hapless husband and father of two budding teens, wants everyone to do by the end of the...

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The Volunteer Part 2—A #Horror Story

Eartha Kitt’n and Ajax The Gray wanted to share space with today’s chapter of The Volunteer . . . they patrol the perimeter. Hello all The Volunteer readers . . . this is...

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The Volunteer—Part 1 Of A New #Horror Story

So, here’s the beginning section of a horror story centered around a new volunteer coach for a girls’ high school tennis team in the Pacific Northwest. There’s something not right about him, but...

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Killer Horror Film Quotes: 20 To Grow On

There are so many lines from horror films that stick with me. After watching The Witch: A New-England Folktale, the best line stands above all others, and it’s already being used out in...

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My Top 5 Books & Why #LifeBooksWriting

Here is a post that is short and sweet. I hope. Lists of books intrigue me. I became a voracious reader in second grade, circa 1972, in the Granville Elementary School system, scolded...

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‘A Day In My Life’ #LifeBooksWriting

I worry a lot. That’s my current lot in life. Worry. There are dreams I had when younger, looking into a murky future, one with little skills beyond teaching, writing, remembering pop culture...

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Character Inspiration #LifeBooksWriting

Week four in the LifeBooksWriting author blog challenge unveils the best subject, the one I take the most care with: character inspiration. Of course, even this phrase has more than one definition. I...

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6 Book Marketing Tips #LifeBooksWriting

Here’s the skinny . . . it’s not a secret. I often describe things circuitously with lots of commas dividing thoughts. Even when pressed to be clear. I have to tell stories my...

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