Monday, May 23, 2016

Tuesday Tales - Purple


Welcome to Tuesday Tales.
Our word prompt is "purple" this week.
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Joselyn Vaughn (Romantic Comedy)
Big men needed to eat fast, she guessed.


V.L. Locey (LGBTQ Hockey Romance)
I had barely stepped foot inside the Rader Arena when the new special teams coach strolled out of the dressing room carrying a can of Coke.

Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)
It was almost heaven to a Florida girl like her.

Karen Cino (Contemporary Romance)
He chuckled. “In all honesty, I was trying to butter you up."

Jean Joachim (Sports Romance)
“You know what they said, Ma?” Carla repeated the story her siblings told. Then she laughed.

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Romance)
“He needs to be intelligent too…not a woohoo looney tune.”

Davee Jones (Contemporary Romance)
You deserve purple, it's the color of champions and royalty."

Sarah Cass (Historical Western Romance)
“They ain’t yours.” “They aren’t yours yet, either.” 

Flossie Benton Rogers (Vintage Romance)
Jerking her apron strings tight and knotting them, Laura gritted her teeth at the audacity of the man.

Tricia Andersen (Steampunk Romance)
“I hope so. The love of my life left me this but it does not work.”



Monday, May 16, 2016

Tuesday Tales - Word Prompt 'Save'


Welcome to Tuesday Tales.
Our word prompt is "save" this week.
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Contemporary Romance
“Madame Summers, I have an international call for you,” the operator said.

Contemporary Romance
“And I pay my debts in ale.”

Contemporary Romance
He was awesome in the bedroom part…it was just the getting and holding a job part that didn’t agree with him.

LGBTQ Hockey Romance
Sweet Mary Madonna, she had a kid.

Contemporary Romance
Jill stood at the window, with her arms folded against her chest looking out the window

Paranormal Romance
Her breath came in painful gasps.

Romantic Comedy
If it’s acting strangely, stay away, they can carry rabies.

Steampunk Romance
He memorized the feel of her flesh. He would never get to touch it again.



Monday, May 9, 2016

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "HUG"


Welcome! Thanks for coming. Click on the writer's name to go to their blog. Don't forget to read them all:

JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)
“Al Mahoney here, are you two from the Herald?”

V.L.LOCEY (LGBTQ Hockey Romance)
She smiled warmly and reached out to pat my cheek. "You do know me well, Seamus."

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Romance)
“Corecia, if you met a man that had all of these qualities…but he was short, would that be a deal breaker?

JOSELYN VAUGHN (Romantic Comedy)
Chairs were flipped on their sides and an end table teetered precariously on two and a half legs.

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance) 
"I’m awesome, Mrs. Blanton.” He pulled her into a bear hug. 

JILLIAN CHANTEL (Contemporary)
Tying her hair up in a loose bun, she padded into the kitchen to
make coffee.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
Her eyes brimmed with tears again, but he wouldn’t let her off the hook that easily.

KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
After Jill and Robbie finished dinner, Robbie ordered them cappuccino and an assortment of Italian pastries.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Steampunk Romance)
That is why you have to do this. If the capture you, if they execute you, it will destroy me.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt





This week is our picture prompt week and the Tuesday Tales authors had a choice from several food images.
We have a picture prompt word restriction -- only 300 words, max. Go to each blog to see the door picture they selected and find out why when you read their story.



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V.L. Locey (LGBTQ Hockey Romance)
A trembling smile played on her full lips. "You might change your mind when I tell you this."

Flossie Benton Rogers (Vintage Romance)

Late afternoon shadows angled against the walls like man-eating plants.

Jean Joachim (Football Romance)

Carla pulled the hot pasta dish from the oven. She stuck her head outside and hollered.

Karen Cino (Contemporary Romance)
On the way to Jill’s hotel, Robbie asked if she would like to get a bit to eat since the food on the plane was disgusting. 

Joselyn Vaughn (Romantic Comedy)
Where had Harris found rubber gloves?


Susanne Matthews (Contemporary Romance)
"... I know why I’m alone, why the hell are you?”

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Romance)




Monday, April 25, 2016

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "PILL"


Welcome! This week's word prompt is "pill". Click on the writer's name to go to their blog. Don't forget to come back and read all the wonderful stories. Thank you for coming.

JEAN JOACHIM (Rural Romance)
Jackie touched the antique items, running her finger over the engraved initials, AMF, on the brush.

V.L. LOCEY (LGBTQ)
"Baby, you're never scattered. What's wrong? I wish you would tell me." 

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Romance)
“Oh chill, Corecia. You set yourself up for this heartbreak, girl.”

KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
“I don’t think I can bear the cold weather,” he said.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
“What the hell is that? Is that a dragon? They have dragons here?” she screeched, trying to climb up on Paul’s shoulders and join the backpack.

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
 Stop being such a pill. I wasn’t being inappropriate, Rachel.

JOSELYN VAUGHN (Romantic Comedy)
“So this is what came to mind when you thought of a place for a night out on the town for two swinging bachelors?”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Steampunk Romance)
Katarina was nowhere to be found.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Tuesday Tales - Push








Welcome to Tuesday Tales.
Our word prompt is "push" this week.
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V.L. Locey (LGBTQ Hockey Romance)
I caught a whiff of something cooking at the same time my gaze settled on her moving around the room. 

Jillian Chantal (Regency Romance)
In a few moments, she realized she was hopelessly lost.

Susanne Matthews (Contemporary Romance)
“Give them some room, please. Monsieur Davis, is Madame Summers ill? Did she fall?”

Tricia Andersen (Steampunk Romance)
Katarina clenched her hand around Emma’s neck, her talon-like fingernails buried into his lover’s flesh.

Joselyn Vaughn (Romantic Comedy)
“I completely forgot about the footprint!”

Morgan Wyatt (Contemporary Romance)
Be the dream spinner; give the people a good show for their time.

Jean Joachim (Rural Romance)
The living room in the old Victorian showed remnants of splendor of days gone by, the same as it's owner, Maxine Wentworth. 

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Romance)
"Besides, I don’t need this anymore. I found me a man. A fine man.”

Davee Jones (Contemporary Romance)
“Pull it together and give me one more good push!"

Monday, April 11, 2016

TUESDAY TALES IS BACK! WRITING TO THE WORD PROMPT "PHONE" #shortstories #tuesdaytales


Welcome to Tuesday Tales.
Our word prompt is "phone" this week.
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“Blast it all! Which one of you has the big mouth?”



Her smile saying everything. Everything as in, Yeah, he’s cute!



My mother used to say that she thought the doctors had dropped me on my head after I had been born and never told her about it. Most days I agreed.



As if she had stepped back thirty, no forty years, Jackie stood in the kitchen and rested her hands on her hips.



For Pete’s sake, she sounded like her grandmother.



“You mean you’re descended from a pirate and a voodoo witch? Should I be nervous?”



The pills might ease the aching, but they’d also have her drooling all over the reports on her desk.



Jill started her jeep and took off down the highway.  When people said, there’s no place like home, she would laugh and just appease them.