New #shortstory: GHOSTS OF LEATH LAKE @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! I took a little break from Vocal after the eight-stories-in-eight-weeks challenge. I was busy and a wee bit burned out. But I'm back to it! It's October, which means horror stories abound, and I couldn't miss an opportunity to stretch my scare muscles a bit. If you like that sort of thing, you … Continue reading New #shortstory: GHOSTS OF LEATH LAKE @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: OUT ON A LIMB @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! I did it. Eight stories in eight weeks. I wasn't sure I had it in me. This week's theme was to write a story featuring a pear tree. There were a few times during this challenge that ideas were sparse. The bull was one of those times. So was the green light. The … Continue reading New #shortstory: OUT ON A LIMB @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR DESTINATION @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! Well, the end is in sight. This is week seven of eight. One to go. This week's theme was to write a story featuring a frozen pond. I have to tell you, I had no ideas FOREVER. Then one popped into my head. If you liked the humorous banter of last week's story, … Continue reading New #shortstory: YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR DESTINATION @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: DAD’S ANNUAL LIGHT WAR @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! We're on week six of the eight-week challenge. The end is in sight! And I'm still keeping up with things, despite the topics getting more difficult for me. This week's theme was to write a story featuring a green light. Several options popped into mind, from Green Lantern (which I assumed would land … Continue reading New #shortstory: DAD’S ANNUAL LIGHT WAR @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: THAT’S A BUNCH OF BULL @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! We're on week five of the eight-week challenge. I'm more than halfway there, and I'm still on target. This week's theme was to write a story with some kind of bull in it. I was afraid I wasn't going to come up with anything. I was stumped for the longest time. I know … Continue reading New #shortstory: THAT’S A BUNCH OF BULL @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: ANGELS AND FAIRIES and AN ELITE GROUP @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! We're on week four of the eight-week challenge. I not only managed to get my story submitted on time, but I wrote one for the Shark Week challenge, as well. (You know, because the three WIPs I'm working on didn't need my attention.) Once again, a quick reminder: The entries are judged by … Continue reading New #shortstory: ANGELS AND FAIRIES and AN ELITE GROUP @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: A GIFT TO REMEMBER @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! We're on week three of the eight-week challenge. I've had my story ready to go since Friday, but I had technical issues with my Vocal account. FINALLY, at the last minute, they got resolved, and I got my story submitted in time. I'm three for three. Once again, a quick reminder: The entries … Continue reading New #shortstory: A GIFT TO REMEMBER @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: WHY ALWAYS CHOCOLATE, MOM? @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! Las time, I told you Vocal is running an eight-stories-in-eight-weeks challenge and I hoped to do all eight. Well, I'm two for two so far. Once again, a quick reminder: The entries are judged by a qualified panel, but if there's a tie, votes are the tie-breaker, so if you click the [♡] … Continue reading New #shortstory: WHY ALWAYS CHOCOLATE, MOM? @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: FAMILY LEGACY @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! Not long ago, I told you I (belatedly) discovered Vocal Media. So far, I've published four short stories on my page, some of which are part of challenges they offer (in which I might possibly win money and bragging rights). Other stories are just because I had something to say and wanted a … Continue reading New #shortstory: FAMILY LEGACY @vocal_creators

WIP Wednesday

Ciao, amici! I'm getting back into science fiction mode. Because of that, todays quote isn't so much from a work in progress as it is from a work in pre-publication. Some of you read this book when it went live last year, but my publisher pulled it down to do a binge drop (more about … Continue reading WIP Wednesday