Traci Sanders Multi-award-winning Author is my Guest Author with Tips on Colons and Semicolons

I thought I’d do something different with my Guest Author Spot – something I think you will find useful – especially those of us who write and possibly find themselves struggling with Grammar and Punctuation at times. For those who don’t know her, Traci Sanders is a multi-genre, multi-award-winning author of ten published titles, with contributions to three anthologies. An […]

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Changing the Guard: Flash Fiction from 2013

 Canadian Voice-Over Actor Elijah Lucien recently recorded my 191 word Flash Fiction story Changing The Guard which I managed to listen to on YouTube recently. It was such a thrill hearing it read by a professional actor, I thought I’d share Elijah’s reading here: https://youtu.be/UVCEvmgJuGM  I wrote the story in 2013 I recall being inspired, having been shown a photo of some people sitting around a long white clothed table  and being reminded of a scene from Some Like It Hot, and various News items around that time, regarding a Mafia Don who’d just been arrested and was about to stand trial in Italy. Suddenly Changing The Guard appeared vividly, in pictures, in my head, and I had to run to get it down before I forgot it. Morgen Bailey originally featured the story on her Writing Blog and Pod-cast it later in the year. Here is how she presented it: Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and eleventh piece in this series. This week’s is a 191-worder by Jane Risdon. This story will be read by Morgen in a podcast: episode 35 (with two other stories and some 6-worders) on Sunday 29th December. * And here is my story: Changing the Guard Sam ‘The Stiletto,’ Musso waited until the noise died down before clearing his throat and looking up from his notes. ‘We are agreed. No more discussion, no more voting.  Sonny Versace is toast.’ Hands and cutlery thudded on the white clothed tables as the various Families […]

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Sarcoidosis Research Benefit: Author Kim Scott is a sufferer and is fund-raising, which I am happy to support

Author Kim Scott suffers from Sarcoidosis: there isn’t a Cure. I hope you will read her story and consider contributing towards this very urgent and deserving cause. A message from Kim Scott. My name is Kim Scott & I’m an author from Maine. I have Stage 4 a-typical Pulmonary Sarcoidosis attacking my lungs. There is no cure and the treatment plans are primarily experimental. I’ve done chemo, IV therapy, injections, and massive doses of steroids. I just started the last treatment option available for me. More research is desperately needed! Proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research. PLEASE join the Event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1437745826532172/ 20th JUNE 2015 ALL DAY but you can visit the page now, today! Consultants from Avon, Celadon Road, in a Pikle, Jamberry Nails, Lilla Rose, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Jamberry Nails, Scentsy, Thirty-One & Tupperware are all participating. Shop their parties thru this event and up to 50% of every sale goes to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research. Details for parties at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fundraiser-for-Sarcoidosis-Research/703542919773758 The online auction is on June 20th. Donations are still being accepted! Books, gift cards, products, services… Message me or email: KimScottForYou@gmail.com PLEASE invite friends & family. Research is desperately needed and time is running out for so many. For more info about Sarcoidosis go to: Sarcoidosis? You Need to Know Thanks Kim, good luck. I am donating eBook copies of three anthologies of short stories I have […]

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