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#FridayFlash #1

"A Study In Red"
The first thing after he left, I'd shower. It was the place I could be alone, and safe. I know how to circumscribe my own space, how to create lasting lines in the sand, stave off the erasing waves, construct boundaries, and be alone and okay. We were just stuck in this cycle of breaking each other up and breaking each other in. He would sneak like a thief casing the joint, my heart. My parts. He didn't have to sneak like that, he knows where the keys are. I only gave them to him a dozen times. But he likes the stealth, and to creep.  To tiptoe softly so as not to be obvious. 
The days I was alone, I kept myself alone. There were days I couldn't take any more isolation, and days I wanted me all for myself. I am the quiet girl with the boyfriend who treats me like a yo-yo. Come here, go away. Sneak, sneak.
He always used the shower first (to take all the hot water I suppose) and he was singing that song, something cutesy and teeny-boppy that wa…
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#ThursThreads #1

Rules Recap:

The prompt is a line from the previous week's winning tale. This is a Flash Fiction challenge, which means your story must be a minimum of 100 words, maximum of 250.Incorporate the prompt anywhere into your story (included in your word count).Post your story in the comments section of this postInclude your word count (or be excluded from judging)Include your Twitter handle or email (so we know how to find you)The challenge is open 7 AM to 7 PM Pacific TimeThe winner will be announced on Friday, depending on how early the judge gets up. ;) Responses to the challenge are listed at the The Weird, the Wild, and the Wicked
And, p.s., everything there is the copyright of the original owners! 

Here's mine:

Tuesday Tales Winner

I didn't get a chance to participate this time around, but I still would like to promote the winner. Read the entry here: #TuesdayTales 59 WINNER @davidAludwig - judged by @rrkovar #flashfiction

#WordlessWednesday #2

This week's theme is women and country music:

#TuesdayTales Prologue

It's #TuesdayTales and  I'm experimenting with my #blogger app on my Droid. While hiding from work in the bathroom. Which is what writing is all about, really... @Literarygrrrl @andrevr @AndreaWalpole @Emilia_Quill @Toni1777 @jocastalizzbeth @JemAtkins

#TenOnTuesday #2

Motivation Monday #2 Research

This whole past weekend has been about "Filling the Well" for me. I'm writing a story taking place in the mid-70's (around the time my character was a teenager and first listening to Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion"--if you were there, you know how completely powerful that was! Even now, music has its ways of getting into our souls and filling us with dreams.
So I got into my research. I was obsessed with it the way I'm obsessed with the story. Now, while I was alive in the 70's, I was just a baby. But that doesn't matter because I can immerse myself in the story, and the world my character lives in and get lost and run around. So to speak.
And this is the part where I can get really distracted. Go figure. But I've got a yellow legal pad filled with notes that will create the background for my character as she tries to make her way as a young adult poised at the end of the 20th century.
research can be invigorating, and inspiring. It certain…

Feature and Follow Friday #12

Q: What hyped up book do you think was worth all the talk? Yeah--I think Hunger Games is definitely on the short list, but I think the Sookie Stackhouse series deserves a nod as well. There things I absolutely love about this series, and things that kind of annoy me--but interestingly, the things that annoy me don't stop me from reading.  That's good writing!

Wordless Wednesday #1

I hold all the cards--#Wordless Wednesday

Ten on Tuesday #1