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Red, new flash fiction for Just In Case

Red, new flash fiction for Just In Case

I wrote a new story yesterday that I plan to include in Just In Case, a book of flash fiction I'm working on. I'm planning to replace the current ebook I give away to folks who sign up for my readers group with the ebook version of Just In Case. (Do you like the term,...

The Kiminee Dream, Chapter 1, first half

The Kiminee Dream, Chapter 1, first half

Before you dive into Chapter One, if you haven't read the prologue to The Kiminee Dream, it consists of three scenes I posted previously to this blog. You don't have to read them before reading this, but I think it would be a good idea to do so. Here's the first...

The Kiminee Dream prologue, scene three

The Kiminee Dream prologue, scene three

Here is the third and final scene of the prologue to my work in progress, The Kiminee Dream: A love song for Illinois disgused as a novel. This is what the novel will look like on an iPhone if the cover design doesn't change before publication. In a time that now...

The Kiminee Dream prologue, second scene

The Kiminee Dream prologue, second scene

Thanks for the comments on the openeing excerpt from The Kiminee Dream I posted last week. Following is the second of three scenes comprising the novel's prologue. The word in some places is that prologues are passe, but the beauty of being an authorpreneur is that I...

Sharing The Kiminee Dream, a novel in progress

Sharing The Kiminee Dream, a novel in progress

Editing my primary work in progress, The Kiminee Dream: A Love Song for Illinois Disguised as a Novel, is a challenge. Sometimes I see clearly what needs to be fixed and how to do it; other times it takes a fair amount of trial and error to get the prose to sing. This...

Some children suffer in silence during the holidays

Some children suffer in silence during the holidays

I stopped in to pick up a few things at Oliver's Market, a community-minded grocery store nearby. Just inside the door were two barrels: one for warm coats, the other for non-perishable food. It reminded me that many children suffer in silence during the holidays. I...

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