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One November, I Published Two Books

I’ve worked hard the last couple of years to get some books published, I’m thinking of them as there were “the first five,” and now there is “the magnificent seven.” I also have stories in three print anthologies, and I’m going to get those linked up with cover pictures, as well as having been published thirteen times various places online

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The Slick Furies.

I’m super tired. Is that the best time to write a blog post? Hopefully this won’t be too rambling. I have surpassed the sixty thousand word mark on the edits/re-write of the vampire novel. I have approximately sixty-six pages of the original text, about twenty thousand words, to finish, knowing that I’ll likely add a chapter or two. I’m right

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Temptation.

You tempt me with the words of others while it takes my every effort, every waking moment, to keep my own words from you. You tempt me with the words of others as though they were anything other than a poor substitute for your own tongue and the sound of your voice as it echoes through the chambers of my

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Rum Cherry Coke Cigarettes.

I finally caught her. Her feet were stuck to the floor, congealed and mired in honey. A sugar-coated, saccharin glue trap of fawning and people pleasing that felt like it might be the end of me and I thought… There’s got to be a way to get away from her and all of her don’t fidgets and sit on your

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All Aboard! Terror Train!

All aboard for a ride through the pages of “Terror Train.” This anthology from James Ward Kirk Fiction, edited by Krista Clark-Grabowski and A. Henry Keene, is careening down the tracks with enough action packed thrills and chills to keep readers spellbound from start to finish, including the story, “Lonely Train a Comin’ ” by author William F. Nolan! Inspired

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Roll Me Away.

  Roll Me Away We took to the road. The expanse of blacktop stretched out before us into the sparkling effervescence that we dared to think was the night sky back-lit with stars but was really a sideways look at a glass of Alka-Seltzer on the nightstand before we had to drag ourselves up and out through one more day of

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Neblina Verde

     “We thought someplace tropical, you know? Off the beaten path. We were thinking, umbrella drinks. But certainly not what happened. I mean, it was just that we hadn’t quite given up. There was something about the idea of really giving ourselves over to the hope of rebuilding right then, giving ourselves to that maybe. But maybe we couldn’t quite

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Our Lady of San Juan.

Our Lady of San Juan by Teri Skultety “It caught my eye, emblazoned on the side of a bus zooming by us in the streets of Guadalajara.  Our Lady of San Juan. But she didn’t look right. The advertisement was pasted over with what looked like a sale paper pushing bananas, plantains they called them. Really not bananas but does

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Scorpio Moon.

  Scorpio Moon She held her skirt up like she was about to curtsy, trying to keep the edges of it from getting muddy. The tall grass scraped her legs. It swished and snapped under their feet like dry waves. He tilted his head back, howled, chugged at the strawberry wine. “How can you drink this?” He said. He wiped

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