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Friday Flash Fiction

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Hello Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to FFF, the Friday Flash Fiction series. Where my friends and I have one photo prompt and write exactly 100 words to describe what we see.  I grew up on a farm, so, all sorts of stories came to my mind this week, but, the rule is share only one and just 100 words.  Peek inside the thought I chose for this week ;)

Should I go easy on this city boy? Ruthie debated throwing the match intentionally to save his overinflated ego. Don’t you dare, sis. The words reverberated in her brain. Startled, she briefly looked toward her brother holding his camera, taping the match. Video proof that even this black belt visiting their ranch couldn’t bring her down. We can read each other’s minds? She marveled telepathically toward her brother. He smiled as he replied in kind. Yes, we can- Imagine everything we will do with these powers. Now, take this chump out, we have animals to feed and supper to cook.  The End....or is it?
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Friday Flash Fiction

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Merry Christmas!  Hello Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to FFF, the Friday Flash Fiction series. Where my friends and I have one photo prompt and write exactly 100 words to describe what we see.   The beauty of the couple surrounded by the snow put me in a seriously romantic mood. Enjoy my interpretation.
As she saw him coming toward the vestibule, she rushed outside without her cloak. She did not feel the cold against her skin, only the warmth of his arms around her and his lips pressing deliciously into her own.The snow fell magically on their sweet reunion, setting the perfect stage for their first embrace in almost two years. As he held her closely, it reminded him how much he missed her sweet breath against his face.He vowed never to leave her again; the riches weren’t worth the misery living without her. He only hoped she felt the same. Please now take the opportunity to visit my friends' pages and their interpretations.  Caution--Some of the other pages are hotter and the image…

Does Your Opinion Matter? Why, Yes! It does.

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Hello Fellow Fathomers
Today in The Locker I address the sometimes sensitive topic of book reviews.One heavily heated banter exchange today on Facebook revolved around how and when someone should express their opinions about a book.I realize as an author, if I have signed a publishing contract, I believe that book is worthwhile of anyone’s time.However, as a logical human, I must also believe not everyone shares my tastes, visions, or opinions.(Yes, I admitted to not always being right-and did so in writing.)

I believe a few things must be considered before you put ink or electronic signature to your voice: ·Is this a genre you typically enjoy reading?If you do not enjoy Steampunk, chances are you will not give the book a fair chance at entertaining you. If you decide to venture into a new genre to challenge your senses, think about your opinion before you put it out there.Could a bad opinion be simply because you gave it a shot and truly do not enjoy the genre?Or, on the other hand, cou…

To Genre or Not to Genre...What is the Answer?

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Hello Fellow Fathomers!Today in The Locker I discuss the issue of “genre”.Many of my new friends have specific genres they adhere to in their books.When I began this career as author, I thought I only had one basis to draw creativity from.I now find I have several, much like Forrest Gump’s proverbial box of chocolates-I never know what I’m gonna get…from my muse that is.  Although for purposes of marketing and sales, it may be best for me to trend down one realm, I just have too many thoughts going on in my mind to stay on one path.Like the classic indigo child, AKA-A.D.D. for any clinicians out there, I stroll along my beautiful garden path, watching the butterflies, writing a grocery list, stringing fishing line, while riding rollercoasters.My mind is a beautiful, eccentric place; you join me on occasion when you stumble into The Locker. Each book I create comes from the recesses in my mind clamoring more loudly than the others at that particular moment. 


 People, I’m a hippie, for g…

FFF--This Corset is Cutting Me in Half!

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Hello Fellow Fathomers!  Welcome to FFF, the Flash Fiction Friday series.  Where my friends and I have one photo prompt and write exactly 100 words to describe what we see.  Please settle back, enjoy the lovely woman in this photo and soak in my interpretation.  This picture was a bit more difficult for me this week.  She looks aloof, bored, self-centered, pensive, stiff, wow, so many things.  But, I finally came up with something. If you are feeling saucy, write you own interpretation in comments, I would LOVE to read your take on this one! 



Is it really worth the money? As I sit here under the photographer’s careful lighting, I consider my growling stomach and daydream about pizza.The corset cutting into my waist and abdomen reminds me there is not enough room in my life for food and money. I made that choice a long time ago. I almost hated it now. How long had it been since I held piping-hot, gooey slices of Heaven in my hands?Tonight I will do just that--after I purchase the syrup…

Don't Call Me a Cougar!

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Happy Tuesday Depth Explorers!  Today we have the special privilege of talking with Cassie Stewart, the female protagonist in my upcoming book.  Cassie Stewart’s story will be revealed in the upcoming release, “On Ellicott Street”.Cassie lived her life blandly until she met Eli. What she wants you to know about dating a younger man and why she refuses to be stereotyped. Hi Cassie, your story is about to hit the world in February 2012, are you nervous? Yes, a bit nervous, not every girl wants their love story told for the world to critique.However, I wanted my fellow women to know that living life to the fullest is about taking risks.I know I’m certainly not the first person to say that. What kind of risks do you mean? I re-invented my life script at almost fifty years of age. That is daunting, congratulations!How did you find the strength to be successful? Although I love Eli deeply, I must admit he was not the strength, he was only the catalyst.I had to reach deep inside and pull my innerm…

FFF--December 2, 2011

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Hello Explorers, Today is the happiest day of the week for me- Friday!  To add to the excitement, my friends and I present to you, the Friday Flash Fiction.  100 words based on the intriguing photo below:
My interpretation of this saucy picture is as follows: Her sweaty palms indicate nervous anticipation as she plays the role of voyeur from just outside the door.She has never seen a sexier scene and still wonders if they will welcome her unashamedly to their intimate domain, or will their movements stiffen in trepidation?She holds her camera tightly to her chest and inhales deeply the scent of lavender wafting through the small openings of the door. She knocks softly before quietly entering the boudoir.They only briefly acknowledge her presence before he returns to stroking his lover’s hair again.“Just pretend I am not even here.” She whispers.
Now, that you have indulged your senses with my rendition, please take a moment to comment your thoughts, or even share you own version.  Please…

Santa in an Outhouse?????

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Hello Depth Explorers....

I've been MIA from the blog for time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with my beautiful family.  I hope you all had an amazing weekend, and for my friends abroad and beyond the contiguous US who do not celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope the upcoming holiday season fills you with warmth however you celebrate.

Each year The Husband dwells on how to up the stakes for the outdoor spectacle otherwise known as the Christmas lights display. I think he purposefully waits for well after Thanksgiving weekend to size up the competition and see who on the block he will out-shine.
Yes, I add the stereotypical Clark Griswold image into the post at this time.  IMHO, it isn't the lighter side of Christmas without this classic. 
However, we also decided to represent the REAL reason for Christmas, by constructing a Nativity scene. The Great White Hunter--AKA, my son, Aaron, brought down some old wood and tin from an "antique" shed from the Ranch in Oklahoma t…

It's Only 600 Words and I Need Your Help! :)

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Hello Everyone!

Today in The Locker, I promote my 600 word short, Barren Lands. Yes, just 600 words.  It's a flash fiction inspired by my courageous son. 



This truly is NOT a tale about infertile women

but, a serious look at how a young man deals with loss.


Right now, I have it published on Lulu and it is downloadable for FREE, yep, FREE. 

I really need reviews and candid critique.  I know you, all my friends, will be happy to oblige.  So, please take just a few minutes to check it out.  The piece is G rated, and suitable for just about anyone.  Especially anyone who has experienced loss, and not sure how to move forward from it.  Thank you everyone! 

http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/barren-lands/18636656

Author Sara York Writes-How I Lick My Balls - A Story of Schweddy Balls and One Million Angry Moms

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Ok, today, I had to pimp my friend, Sara, on my blog.  She writes an excellent post about ice cream, overreacting, opening the doors of communication about sex, and why we should all take ourselves a little less seriously sometimes and just have FUN with life....take a look

http://sarayork.blogspot.com/

How I Lick My Balls - A Story of Schweddy Balls and One Million Angry Moms
Have you heard? Schweddy Balls is out in...Well some stores are carrying the delightful treat, Schweddy Balls, but because One Million Moms got all pissy about the name of the ice cream most stores aren't. I went to the Angry Moms site and read their claim about why they didn't want Schweddy Balls in the stores and their answer was -
The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive. Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket." - One Million Moms.com  Have to say that the flavor is not vulgar, rather good if you like rum.


Seriously, there a…

Author Bonni Sansom is Here for a Visit!

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Today in The Locker, we have author Bonni Sansom.  Her recent release, Jack's Christmas Wish, is now out for purchase.  It's a sweet tale with enough heat to turn this sizzler from heart-warming to heart-throbbing.  Bonni obliged me and stopped by to share a few words with me.  Thank you Bonni for visiting me.  Now, let's settle in with peppermint mocha coffee and get down to talking!

Hi Davee thanks for having me. First, I would like to start by introducing myself to everyone. I’m Bonni Sansom a full time mom, author and domestic goddess. I love to write hot steamy romance novels and my first release was on 11/11/11.
Jack’s Christmas Wish was originally a short story that ran amok. The characters took me on a journey (Yes, they talk to me) that led me from a short sweet love story to a BD/SM steamy romance. They were quite adamant about their desires. But the gist of the story is Lissa is a woman that’s hit hard times and takes a job as Santa’s sexy helper in a department s…

Charlie Sheen Got Nothin on Us

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Wow, what a day.  We celebrated Veteran's Day one more day by running a 5k race this morning.  I very much enjoy the competition.  The Husband and I both received 3rd place medals for our age divisons.  I admit, running, cycling, and triathlons tend to be more competitive the further up in age I get.  But, the recovery period also becomes vital the older I become.  LOL
What a day, I don't even have the energy to write a decent blog today.  But, I'll make up for it later.  Take care everyone and I hope this weekend holds a nice surprise somewhere for everyone. 

Honoring Veteran's and Something Else To Check Out

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Good morning, What a beautiful Thursday, even better because it's my Friday.  BIG however at this junction though because, it would not be my Friday without Veteran's of the United States of America, so, big Thank You right now to everyone who defends our nation.  (and not thanking because i get the day off, either)

My grandfather was a Korean Conflict veteran, and the physical scars had nothing on the mental ones.  Sometimes, I wonder how men and women serve and retain their sanity.  It's a huge undertaking that not everyone can accomplish successfully, so again, my sincere thanks.

For my fellow writers out there, as a member of the Secret Cravings Publishing Yahoo Group, I became familiar with the site entitled ManicReaders.  I joined, however, have very little experience yet with this group.  Has anyone else joined this group?  If not, maybe you would like to check it out:

http://www.manicreaders.com/

Just Sharing the Love

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Good morning, today in The Locker I once again share the wonderful work of Heaven Liegh.  The reviews are coming in for her first book, The Demon Side, and from all the scuttle I see, it's certainly worth the time. 


I, too, have a first to report.  I finally downloaded the Kindle app to my phone and my very first purchase is, yep, you guessed it, this book right here.  I can't wait to get started reading so I can add my review to this growing list of stars and lulus and all other kinds of kudos. 
Our friend, Lisa, had beautiful words to share for Heaven, and please click the link below to read them too. 
It's the Christmas season, you know, time to share the love.  So, GET BUSY~  :) 

Lisa's Ramblings-She Says it Beautifully

Short Story Contest Link

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Hello fellow bloggers!
Coming off a very busy weekend, but, only opened my computer once.  Sometimes life beckons, you know?
I like to use my blog to pass along opportunities to you whenever I can and today is no exception. 
Many of us enjoy the flash fiction genre, it's a mind bending quick roller coaster ride of a story, and a challenge to say so much with so little.  To that end, I invite you to check out this contest sponsored by Lulu. 
http://www.lulu.com/blog/2011/11/01/lulu-short-story-contest/?cid=110211_en_email_SHORTSTORY
If you have experience with Lulu, I'd love to hear about it.  Good, bad, or indifferent. 
Have a beautiful Monday and happy writing!
Typing like a true secretary....
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So, my friends and I are together once again for the Friday Flash Fiction. We use this picture and give our exact 100 word interpretation of what this says to us. What does this picture say to YOU?

Today, This Is What I See:
The overcast sky blanketed the sun’s rays from highlighting her physical flaws.The low luminosity of the day was perfect for a nude photo shoot outdoors.The glass of syrah did little to calm her nerves as she hoped he would appreciate her efforts as much as she deserved.As her breasts scraped against the rough bark of the bur oak tree, she allowed her mind to melt into the feeling of the rope against her wrists, keeping her captive there.The high of rope bondage always engaged her senses gloriously. He would reap all benefits of her afterglow.
Please visit my friends with their sizzling interpretations as well. I promise you will not be disappointed. We also have a compiliation of these posts on our blog http://flasherfridayfiction.blogspot.com/.

Lisa Worrall: http://…

Finish Today's Prompt....

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"His better judgment took a back seat for once as he succumbed to the pleasures of self stimulation..."

So, what can you guys do with THAT?? 

Lee Brazil : http://leebrazilauthor.blogspot.com/ Lisa Worrall: http://www.blogger.com/goog_552771678 Benjamin Russell: http://incubuschronicles.blogspot.com/ Lani Rhea: http://lanirhea.blogspot.com/ Katie Harper: http://katieharperwrites.blogspot.com/ Patricia Logan: http://naughtypassions.blogspot.com/ Sara York : http://sarayork.blogspot.com/ Davee Jones : http://finless.blogspot.com/ Cyril J. Michael: http://authorcyriljmichaels.blogspot.com/ Venus Cahill: http://www.venusbookluvr.blogspot.com/ Gemma Parkes: http://gemmaparkes.blogspot.com/ Sherri Hayes: http://sherri-hayes.blogspot.com/ Heaven Liegh Eldeen: http://heavenliegheldeen.blogspot.com/ Erika Pierce:  http://badassbookreviews.com/ Havan Fellows: http://havanshawthaven.blogspot.com/ Luna Ella Aldora: http://ellaquinnspirit.blogspot.com/ Bonni Sansom:  http://bonnisansom.blogspot.com/