Monday, November 30, 2015

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt(s)


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 
This week our writers had the fun challenge of incorporating one of the pictures below. As with all picture prompts, they had the restriction of 300 words.
Click on the writer's name to go to their blog and read their story. Don't forget to come back and enjoy all the stories here.
Thank you for coming.

Sarah Cass (Fantasy)
Well, my friend, welcome back from the land of sleep.

Joselyn Vaughn (Romantic Comedy)
“You know Michigan weather. It can be three seasons in twenty-four hours.”

Iris Blobel (Contemporary Romance)
“With Frank being dead and the police ending up at my doorstep, I doubt the explanation is simple.”

V.L. Locey (M/M Historical Romance)
 I didn`t know how the kid and me were going to make it, but somehow we would. 

Trisha Fay (Contemporary Fiction) 
“You see any llamas around? Did I miss a turn somewhere?”

Flossie Benton Rogers (Vintage Paranormal Romance)
“We’re closed at night, but we open at five in the morning, soldier. Can’t beat the biscuits and gravy.”

Trunk sat at a table in The Savage Beast cradling a beer and staring at the fire in the fireplace

Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)
Sam was always good for morale.

“But you wouldn’t have come home, and I really wanted you to come home."

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tuesday Tales - Writing to a #prompt - #nasty

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Joselyn Vaughn (Romantic Comedy)
Though the thought warmed her heart, she knew it wasn’t true.

Morgan Wyatt (Contemporary Sweet Romance - The Love Talisman)
Save me.  Was I ever that stupid-acting?

Susanne Matthews (Hello Again, Paranormal/romance/suspense) 
Bill shifted slightly, slowly easing a sleeping Charley off his shoulder and onto the pillow.

Jillian Chantal (Contemporary Romance)
Grown-ups were much more complicated.

Iris Blobel (Contemporary Romance)
He loved flying, loved being up in the air, the sensation of no ties, and gazing at the wonders Mother Nature had to offer.

V.L. Locey (M/M Historical Romance)
Cooper and I had to make do with using the tailgate of his truck as an outdoor seat to watch the fireflies come alive.

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Fiction)
I tossed a pack of hamburger buns in my cart and considered myself lucky.

Jean Joachim (Sports romance)
Sentence:  The team was warming up in the workout room before practice when they heard a commotion.

Sarah Cass (Fantasy)
“Remember,” the melodic voice of her mistress carried through the dimly lit room. “From this point on you have no name.”

Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Romance)

“It’s been a long stretch since my last home cooked meal.”


Monday, November 16, 2015

Tuesday Tales - Where #Authors #Write to a #Prompt: CUP

From all of the Tuesday Tales authors our condolences to all those who have lost a loved over the last few days during the violence in France and Beirut.
Our heart goes out to you all.

When something so severe happens in the world, a wave of shock and disbelief comes over us and numbs us. There's never a right or wrong in how and when we go on with our daily life,
so today's posts are written respectfully with those who passed in our minds.

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Don't forget to come back and enjoy all the stories here.

Iris Blobel (Contemporary Romance)
Worry shot through him, and he wished he’d transferred her number to his phone.
Exhaling a lungful of fine Turkish, my bleary eyes widened when Ross Coleman pulled into the driveway.
I'd take my wine in a coffee cup, I'm not some kind of snob.
Paychecks always made people happy, except when they didn’t show.
Hank was in the visitors lounge on the phone.
“She’s been up and at it for twelve hours. I don’t know how much more she can take.”
It always sat empty and neglected, looking forlorn as if no one loved it anymore.

“My name’s not Missy,” she called out.

"I had nightmares about snipers and roadside bombs, but in the end he died here, because of me.”

Being borne among the fairest maidens in the land, she’d been hand-picked to avoid the drudgery of life in the kitchens with her mother, or in the laundry with her aunt. Instead, she was among the princesses most favored handmaidens.

How was she ever going to choke these down?

Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Romance)
Hannah trudged up the steep stairwell toward the hotel's exterior landing.


Monday, November 9, 2015


Welcome! Thanks for coming. Click on the author's name to go to their blog for their story. Don't forget to return and read the rest of the stories here. We appreciate you, you're the reason we write. 

JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)
He put his turn signal on and backed up, getting ready to make a u-turn when she put her hand on his arm.

V. L. LOCEY (M/M Historical Romance)
“Andy, say hello to Mr. Coleman.”
“Hello,” the boy said, listing to the left like a boat in an undertow. Ross ruffled the kid’s already messy hair.

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
“November…December…January” I ticked the months off on my fingers.

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)
“You didn’t need to change shirts just to drive me home."

IRIS BLOBEL (Contemporary Romance)
“Mate, you’re pissing me off here. What the hell didn’t she say?”

JOSELYN VAUGHN (Romantic Comedy)
Marilyn's spirit lightened when she saw him.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Paranormal Suspense/Romance)
But, from what Shirley was saying, this man was dead—one of the spirits who spoke to her.

SARAH CASS (Fantasy)
 When she lowered her hand, she discovered the leaf was shimmering gold in color. “Oh, Sabra, do you know what this is?”

DAVEE JONES  (Contemporary Romance)
You'd never be a flavor of the month. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Tuesday Tales - picture prompt

Welcome to Tuesday Tales!

This week we’re writing to a picture prompt, so the snippets are only 300 words each.

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V.L. Locey (M/MHistorical Romance)

Andy and his new wooden horse were spinning in circles. I fiddled with my tie.

Iris Blobel(Contemporary Romance)

“The lovely GPS lady took me on a tourist tour first it seems. I thought I have a coffee and reboot her.”

Joselyn Vaughn (RomanticComedy)

“It implies using my eyes.”

Trisha Faye (MainstreamFiction)

“Mule…whatever… Just tell me what it looks like.”

Jillian Chantal(Contemporary)

“You crack me up about that song. I know you hate it for some reason.”

Jean Joachim (Sports Romance)

“Don’t like virgins?”

“I prefer my women experienced.”

Susanne Matthews (paranormal/suspense/romance)

Golden leaves crunched beneath the tires of the tandem bike they rode.