Hello, everybody, and welcome back to Quote, Unquote! I’m back this week with part three of Christine Smith’s NaNo linkup! Although I didn’t win NaNoWriMo this year, I definitely made enormous leaps and bounds in my story and overall mentality. The lessons I learned during NaNo are helping me now, and I’m so glad I … Continue reading Know the Novel – Part Three: Words Written
Today is April 18. 109 years ago, the Carpathia, laden with passengers from the sunken Titanic, docked in the New York harbour. My Titanic story, Shadows of Dreams, begins on this day, so I thought I’d share the (short) prologue. Enjoy. April 18, 19129:25 PM (2125) It is a dark and stormy night. Huddled on … Continue reading Prologue: Shadows of Dreams
Head down, hood up, I recite in my head. Act casual, look casual. This isn’t out of the ordinary. Carrying a bouquet of daisies and forget-me-nots, I walk out of the store. I haven’t paid for them, of course; if I paid for every bouquet I took, I would have been bankrupt long before now. … Continue reading Callie: A Short Story
Merry Christmas, readers! As my gift, I present (heh, get it?) an original Christmas-themed short story. Enjoy! “Kiki!” Kimberly hollered, tying the apron on around her waist. “Taylor!” Silence from upstairs. Kimberly heaved a sigh and trudged up the steps, calling, “Get your butts down here!” Kiki reluctantly cracked open her bedroom door. “Just one … Continue reading Kimberly’s Cookies: A Short Story
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