Monday, August 27, 2012

Tuesday Tales, Short Stories By 9 Writers to the Prompt "Bridge"

Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Thanks for coming. Our prompt this week is "Bridge". Simply click on the writer's name to go to their blog to read their story. They will provide a link for you to return here. 
IRIS BLOBEL (Contemporary Romance)
“There was no way she was able to answer, let alone look at him. Her breathing became unsteady.”
MICHAEL CHARTON (Historical Nostalgia)
I grew up with a book called the Spider of Brooklyn Heights, the neighborhood in Brooklyn I was raised in.  
DAVEE JONES (Paranormal Thriller) 
"Blue Ink: The Skin Stalker"
"Colin breathed a huge sigh of relief before replying, “Oh, Joelle, thank goodness you answered the phone.”   Colin’s voice carried an unusual ring of panic that she had never heard before."
Once Ronny’s lips touched her, Jessica all but forgot why he was making out with her in public, something he wasn’t all that keen on doing.
Pia followed Lorenzo out onto the promenade deck.  The night had been perfect.  This turned out to be quite the unique way to go out on a date.
Paul kept his eyes focused on the neanderthal Alien, he did not want to lose sight of him.
Laying on the bed in a semi-unconscience state but most definitely high from all the medication that was given to her, Donna stared down at the paper that was still on the floor.  Russell had finished up with her and left for the night. 
KATHLEEN TIGHE BALL (Contemporary Cowboy Romance)
“Listen, Stone, I know this night is a disaster.”
Stone took her into his arms and began to dance with her.
“Not a disaster. Did I tell you how beautiful you are? I’m the luckiest man here. I have you.”

Monday, August 20, 2012


Welcome! This week the prompt is "book".  Click on the name of the writer to get to their story. Please leave them a comment. We all love feedback.
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
"The Dating List"
 Grey paced in front of the fireplace in his townhouse in Manhattan, then looked at his watch.
“Colin should have been back hours ago.”
DAVEE JONES (Paranormal Thriller) 
"Blue Ink: The Skin Stalker" 
He powered up the laptop and clicked on the most accessible news link. He scanned the headlines for any indication of missing women or murders." 
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
Lorenzo led Pia out of the crowded restaurant.  Pia was disappointed that they weren’t able to have a decent conversation between them.
I’m holding the book in my hand,
It is the words, I wrote, yet I am holding it in my hand; STEFAN ELLERY (Sci Fi)They stood in a line with hundreds of other aliens, each wanting to get onto a large ship. 
LINDSAY DOWNS  (Sensual Suspense) 
“Did you see that asshole, Jessica. No friggen turn signal or nothing,” Martina yelled swerving to avoid being hit by the oncoming car. 
KATHLEEN TIGHE BALL (Modern Cowboy Romance) 
“Oh boy! It’s going to be fun. Miss Beverly, the book lady, thought that Mommy was the mommy that went away. I told her that she was my new mommy. Then she asked if she was Mrs. McCoy. Isn’t that funny, Daddy? 
TAINA VICARI (Suspense Thriller) 
She closed the book and hugged it to her chest closing her eyes in disbelief of what she had just read.  This could not be true.  It should not be true.  And yet, she knew it was.   
CAROLYN GIBBS (Romantic Suspense) 
Claire stopped in the middle of the busy hotel lobby and thought what she needed to do next. She wanted to tell Nancy about the girl’s body that was found, but she was probably in a workshop.


Monday, August 13, 2012


Welcome! This week our writers are writing 300-word stories to the picture prompt below. Come read and enjoy these short short stories. Click on the name of the author to be transported to their blog and their story. Each author has a link back so you can easily return to read the short works of the other writers. Thanks for stopping by!

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
Enveloped by the peaceful darkness around her, Mindy watched the midnight moonlight dance on the surface of the lake. She realized how vulnerable she  was, alone in the sparsely wooded area abutting the lake, when she heard a twig crack.
I am up for the bus.
Staring at the large moon in the Southwestern sky.
Lost in the twilight of desire,
hidden behind an eclipse,
but found on a summer day.
Should there ever be a lonely day.
I just close my eyes and think of you.

LINDSAY DOWNS (Sensual Suspense)
Sated from love making Jessica brush her lips over Ronny’s bellybutton. She cocked her head sideways to his smiling face as the moonlight his chin. 
STEFAN ELLERY (Supernatural)
Brett, lay naked under the moonlight.
"Sweet Dreams, True Dreams"
Rain pelted the roof of the lake cabin throughout the long day, heavy and constant.  Gray clouds hung low like despair and darkened her mood.   
"Hi, I’m Helena. I turned twelve this year and will begin junior high in the fall. I’ve lived in the same town and attended the same school system for most of my academic career."
CAROLYN GIBBS (Romantic Suspense)
Lacy and Dan strolled along the beach hand in hand. Lacy squeezed his hand, tugging on his arm.
KATHLEEN BALL (Contemporary Romance)
She stared off across the sea as she often did, remembering when she and Dan had bought the house. They laughed about the widow's walk on the top of the house. It would never be used.
TAINA VICARI (Sci Fi/Fantasy)
Standing on the deck of the boat she stared out into the distance. It was soon approaching sunrise and she could see the moon so bright, it seemed as though she could touch it.  A chill ran up and down her spine, partly from the cold moist air and partly because of what she had just done.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Welcome! Time for Tuesday Tales. The word prompt this week is "baseball". Please click on the writer's name to go to their blog. Thanks so much for stopping by!
It had to be twenty-five years ago that Lorenzo Marcus stole her heart.  Her passion had always been sports, with baseball being on top of the list.  
It’s a cool evening at the ballpark, with a breeze.  You eat ballpark food, which may not be good for you, but it’s tradition. 
Paul looked towards one of the screens floating in the air above the
food court.
Although the July sun baked down over the neighborhood baseball field with intense heat, just enough wind stirred to raise a few dust devils from the bare infield.   As she stepped up to bat, Janiya watched them for a moment with curiosity and then she saw him.
The drought left the pasture as dusty, dirt colored cement.  Huge cracks revealing a depth of at least a couple of feet spread here and there across the barren surface.  
"Summer's Desire"
Summer couldn’t remember being so frazzled, annoyed, and excited all at the same time. Beck had called her no less than five times, and it was barely afternoon.
“Let’s eat first then plan out the surveillance of the area,” Jessica said looking around as she joined the others inhaling the heavenly scent of fresh baked bread and steak au poivre with cognac sauce.
CAROLYN GIBBS (Romantic Suspense)
When Sam and Claire headed over the television lounge area, a baseball game was on the screen, the sound was muted. They stopped at the coffee bar and sat at two bar stools.