Monday, January 16, 2012


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! We hope you enjoy the stories our authors wrote to the word prompt "broken" this week. Meet our authors:
Jean Joachim (Contemporary Romance, "R")
"The Dating List"
Carrie opened the front door of the Manhattan townhouse she shared with her fiancé, Grey Andrews, and called to him as he shoveled the sidewalk alongside his brother, Colin.

“Grey! Colin! Come! Warm up. Break time.”
"Hey, look out, Kowalski! Watch what you're doing!"

The rosy sun climbing above the horizon enticed the cold mist to rise and hide the road ahead of the solitary rider. Without compunction Roul stole the horse from the field next to where his car broke down.  Well not ‘stolen’ precisely, he’d left his contact number under his windscreen wiper for the owner to contact him when they discovered their animal missing.
Taina Vicari (Fantasy - Heat level 2)

Henry sat in his study with a drink in hand revisiting yesterday's events. It had been a lifetime since he wanted to touch a woman. Of all the women in the world Sabrina was the one he wanted.
Kay Springsteen (Contemporary Romance, "Mature")
At the blast of her screeching alarm, Anna popped her eyes open, then squeezed them shut against the grainy feeling behind her eyelids. Her heart pounded a staccato rhythm in her throat and she slammed her fist down on the offensive noisemaker.
"Machines of Darkness, Pt. 2"
“Get down soldier!” 1st Sgt. Hyatch yelled at the same time as he grabbed the solider, pulled him back and down.
The young solider landed with a grunt on the hard, grey pavement. “Are you trying to get killed? Remember your training.”
"The Break Remains Unbroken"
Wind scudded clouds across the sky with powerful fury and the sun flirted with the earth, peeking out with flirtatious caprice.   Tina huddled tighter into her denim jacket, a blue more faded than the glimpses of clear sky as she walked down the narrow lane toward the main road.  Ruts worn deep into the frozen mud made her gait unsteady and she stumbled more than once.

Karen Cino (Contemporary Romance)
When the Bee Gee’s song, “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”, played on the radio, Alexandra turned it off.  If she would have listen to it, she’d be crying all over again.
The past two weeks have been hard on her.  She hadn’t spoken to Billy at all.
Kathleen Ball (Cowboy Romance "R")
Stone's kiss, his touch was everything she remembered and more. His kiss left her gasping for air. She took a step back and looked around at the candles flickering throughout the room. A lump formed in her throat when she spotted the red rose petals on the bed.
Sherri Hayes  (BDSM, Erotic Romance, Rated "R")
Beth Davenport tried not to focus on all the eyes staring at her when she walked into the club. It has been three months since she’d stepped foot here. She knew there would be stares and whispers. 
Lindsay Downs (Romantic mystery)Opening sentences- With a pain only a father could feel he let his gaze take in the room. Flowers from friends sat in front of the window.
Michael Charton (Fiction/inspirational)

Willie was in the hospital after breaking his leg playing for his high school football team.

The doctor, a doctor Singh came in with the bad news.
Linna Drehmel (Sci Fi)
Hello my name is Dr. Eve Albrecht. I am the head of the Anthropology team. It is my wish that someone out there will one day discover the truth about the ‘Twitter bug’. I don’t think I have long to live as my mind is turning to mush as we speak and I think the MIB have just pulled up in front of my house.

Stefan Ellery  (Sci Fi/Fantasy)

Silf, pulled back from Paul who was now wearing a hooded dark cloak, a mesh screen covered his face.  He was given a staff to finish the piece off.

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