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Loralee, Chapter Eleven, That Wears the Crown

Loralee, The Dimestore Novella Chapter Eleven, That Wears the Crown Originally published on September 6, 2012   The smell was enough that anyone driving by with their windows open or their air conditioner on would have noticed. Nevelle’s eyes seemed to glow in the dark as he glared at McCoy. […]

Loralee, Chapter Ten, Real Estate

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Ten, Real Estate Originally published on June 30, 2012   β€œHenry, I don’t think I can take it anymore.” Loralee was sitting on the bed, slumped. She eased herself to the floor, back against the mattresses. β€œGet off the floor, Loralee.” Henry had had about […]

Loralee, Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll Originally published on June 28, 2012   β€œMalcom, Hardy says you’re not telling him something.” Loralee looked at her hands. She couldn’t bring herself to look at her husband. Her throat was dry. Her chest hurt. Never in her life […]

Danielle Steel

Here’s a great write up/interview of author Danielle Steel at Glamour mag. How has Steel written 179 books? She writes/works twenty to twenty-two hours a day. If that sounds like b.s. to you, you might not be a writer, or at least not one who knows what it’s like to […]

Loralee, Chapter Three, Houston

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Three, Houston Originally Published on January 12, 2012   β€œI heard you, damn it. I know who I belong to.” Donna paced on the balcony. β€œThen what are you doing?” Malcom said. β€œDon’t you know it’s you? It’s a big world, I been sitting on […]

Loralee, Chapter Two, Oh Henry

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Two, Oh Henry Originally published on October 27, 2011   Static crackled through the radio’s old speakers mixed with the fading strains of β€œAll Shook Up,” part of the New Year’s Day Golden Hits of Rock and Roll countdown, the low volume created an odd […]

Loralee, Chapter One

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter One, A Name Like Loralee Originally published on October 26, 2011   Loralee had no illusions about herself. Her fingers caressed the edges of the jade rose around her neck, a beautifully carved stone, remembering the day he’d given it to her, before Malcom, before […]

Mr. Mercury

The other day someone shared this great quote from Freddie Mercury that really spoke to me. I’ve found several versions of the quote.         What that means […]

Gypsy

    Remember the “family vacation?” Not the high-end, modern, version so often depicted in television and films, matching luggage and airplanes, but the old-school, load everything in the car and driver there family vacation? Roadside rests, gas stations, fast food, or the deluxe meal at a chain restaurant, sleeping […]