Monday, April 15, 2024

TUESDAY TALES - FROM THE WORD "BUTTON"

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where we write stories to word prompts. Our word today is "BUTTON." Click on the name of each author to read the free story snippet on her blog. Make sure to visit everyone. Writing is our passion, and comments make our day!


Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery) 

She squinted, thinking. “He told me once, but I don’t recall.” 


Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)

He watched her gaze travel across his shoulders and down the open front of his shirt.


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

China snickered and threw her hands up in the air. “Ha! Silvery coins in my pocketbook?”


Tricia Andersen (Greek God/Paranormal Romance)

Now there were two women shrieking in the bar.


Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)

“Two girls going at each other. Hair pulling and all.”


Susanne Matthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal romance Suspense)

Maybe he should’ve had a doctor look at him the first time it had happened.


Monday, April 8, 2024

Tuesday Tales - Snippets for the word 'gentle'


 



Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Each week, authors write story snippets to word prompts. Our word for this week is "gentle." Click on the name of each author to go to her blog and read the free story. Make sure to visit all the authors. Thanks for your support!

 

Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery)

“No, I slept like the dead.”

Tricia Andersen  (Greek god/paranormal romance)

I have a hunch.

Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)

After my shower, I met with the Sherlock Homies at trivia night.

Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)

“Why don’t I send you a text every night. Would that do?”

Susanne Matthews (Contemporary Paranormal Romance Suspense)

When he noticed Dr. Morrison, he stiffened and glared. He seemed to stand taller, reminding her of the silverback gorilla she’d seen at the zoo.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Tuesday Tales - From the word 'quick'


 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Each week, authors write story snippets to word prompts. Our word for this week is "quick." Click on the name of each author to go to her blog and read the free story. Make sure to visit all the authors. Thanks for your support!

 

Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery)

A quick, impish expression adorned her face.

 

Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)

Closing his eyes, he could still taste the rigatoni.

 

Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)

“Who are you talking to while you sit in the dirt like you’re six again?

 

Susanne Matthews (Contemporary Paranormal Romance Suspense)

“Thank you. Did you know my great-uncle well?”

Monday, March 25, 2024

Tuesday Tales: From the Word SILVERY


 Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales where a small group of authors invite you to share their works in progress.  Each week, we write a 400-word scene based on a word prompt. This week our prompt is SILVERY.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)


“Because I found the body?”


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek god/Paranormal Romance)

Thanks for deciding for us, bro.



JEAN JOACHIM (Women's Fiction)

“It’s okay to think Terry’s hot, right? I mean, thinking someone’s hot isn’t doing anything about it, is it?”



JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)

“Wonder what else is down here?”


 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Paranormal Romance Suspense)

Just his picture had enthralled her, and here he was in the flesh.


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“Yes, that’s Eliza Jane. Wonder how she’s doing. I haven’t seen her in a coons age.”

Monday, March 18, 2024

Tuesday Tales- Mark

 



Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where authors write stories to word prompts. Our word today is "mark." Click on the name of each author to go to her blog and read the free story. Make sure to visit all the authors. Thanks for your support!


Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)

Terry burst out laughing. “Glad you admit it.”


Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery) 

“At this juncture he suspects everyone.”


Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)

I poked absently at the dirt with a sharp stick I’d picked up.


Susanne Matthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

Marina cocked her head. Queen Mab? It had a familiar ring to it.


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

“Sorry,” Frank mumbled. But Sarah didn’t think he really looked too sorry.

 

 


Monday, March 11, 2024

Tuesday Tales - Swallow

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where authors write stories to word prompts. Our word today is "swallow." Click on the name of each author to go to her blog and read the free story. Make sure to visit all the authors. Thanks for your support!


V.L. Locey (MM Hockey Romance)

 "Uncle Jack, I helped make the meatballs,” Leo informed me as a bowl of salad was forced into my hands.   


Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery)

I flung open the door to Jack and Dovie’s bedroom and flicked on the light.


Tricia Andersen (Paranormal/Greek God Romance)

 “You haven’t ever picked up a Greek mythology book?”


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

“That’s ridiculous. I still say there’s no way you can slide up a banister.”


Susanne Matthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romance Suspense)

Marina cocked her head. “But and ben? What on earth is that?”


Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)

The doorbell interrupted her sexy thoughts.

Monday, March 4, 2024

TUESDAY TALES - KICK

 


Every week a small group of writers get together and post free stories written to a word prompt. This week the word prompt is "kick". Come and read the stories by these talented authors. You'll find them here: 

JEAN JOACHIM (Women's Fiction)

She might be upset, and distracted, but, hell, she wasn’t dead.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

Startled, I leapt from the chair.


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Short Story)

  I take refuge under the big oak tree that gives the best shade.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (MF/Contemporary Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

The woman stopped abruptly, staring at her as if she were looking at a ghost.


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek God Paranormal Romance)

Had her powers not been suppressed, he’d probably be turned into a chipmunk by now.


Monday, February 26, 2024

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "ICY"

 



Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where authors write stories to word prompts. Our word today is "ICY." Click on the name of each author to go to her blog and read the free story. Make sure to visit all the authors. Writing is our passion, and comments make our day!


Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery) 

He squinted. “What is that second key?” 


V.L. Locey (YA Queer Hockey Romance)

I had skate every morning and Illia was working us all incredibly hard.   


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

Just to make conversation and break the silence, she asked Faith, “So what book are you reading that has you so captivated?”


Tricia Andersen (Greek God/Paranormal Romance)

Do I need to remind you who was there for you when the big guy kicked you out of paradise?


Jillian Chantal (Contemporary Paranormal)

No sign of the pirate ship either.


Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)

That’s when the idea of an Italian meal hit her.


Susanne Matthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romance Suspense)

She straightened. “Really? No wolves or foxes?”

 


Monday, February 19, 2024

Tuesday Tales: From the Word WOOD


Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Tales. Our talented authors share their works in progress with you each week, basing their 400-word scenes on a word prompt. This week, our prompt is WOOD. Click on the author’s name to find their scene. When you finish, come back and click on another. If you have time, please leave a comment or a like. We love the support.

 

V.L. LOCEY (YA Queer Romance)

Rolling to my side I swiped the contents sitting atop my nightstand to the floor.


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

Two little girls off looking for fun without a care in the world.


 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek god/Paranormal Romance)

No man had ever had this kind of effect on her, not since Orion.


 

JEAN JOACHIM (Women’s Fiction)

His brow furrowed. If she wanted to talk to him, then who could the voicemail be from? He touched the button


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

“Wormwood,” Roy said.


 SUSANNE MATTHEWS (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romance Suspense)

“Beware Cat Sith.”

Monday, February 12, 2024

Tuesday Tales - Hand

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where authors write stories to word prompts. Our word today is "hand." Click on the name of each author to go to her blog and read the free story. Make sure to visit all the authors. Thanks for your support!


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

“Oh, don’t be a silly goose. You couldn’t eat a whole cow.”


Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)

Disgusted with himself and his wife, he pushed to his feet and went to the window. 


Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery)

So, he admitted I had only been here three days. Hallelujah. 


Jillian Chantal (Contemporary Paranormal)

“What the hell are you doing, Lu?” Malcolm barked in her ear.  


Susanne Matthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romance) 

In the dim light, she watched the quick play of emotions dance across James’s face.



Monday, February 5, 2024

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "RUN"

 

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Tales, where a group of authors write to a word prompt. This week the word prompt is "run". Please jump from author-to-author and blog-to-blog to read all the wonderful stories. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

JEAN JOACHIM (WOMEN'S FECTION)

“Hey, Jen. How goes it?”


V. L. LOCEY (MM HOCKEY ROMANCE)

  He sighed dreamily, his body melting, as his breath skimmed warm and moist over my shoulder.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (COZY MYSTERY)

Heat surged into my cheeks. Was he trying to trip me up? 


TRISHA FAYE (HISTORICAL FICTION)

Hearing everyone burst into song together filled Sarah’s heart with joy.


TRICIA ANDERSEN (GREEK GOD PARANORMAL ROMANCE)

It felt like it took an eternity, and she knew from experience how long that was.


JILLIAN CHANTAL  (CONTEMPORARY PARANORMAL)

  It wasn’t like she could disappear.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (CONTEMPORARY PARANOMAL ROMANCE)

Technically, he had no right to go out to Fraser Hall. 

Monday, January 29, 2024

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "STRONG"

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where authors write stories to word prompts. Our word today is "STRONG." Click on the name of each author to go to her blog and read the free story. Make sure to visit all the authors. Writing is our passion, and comments make our day!


Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery) 
I replied to question after question and repeats of the same. 


V.L. Locey (M/M Hockey Romance)
"I should be able to pick a tie without scurrying to Bryn.”


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)
“Mama, Mama!” Elizabeth tugged at Sarah’s skirt. “Drums!”


Jillian Chantal (Contemporary Paranormal)
“He killed his wife, too?


Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)
“And you are?” he asked, his voice hoarse.


Susanne Matthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romance)
"Her father swore the stones were magical prisons created by a ruthless wizard who wanted to punish those who disagreed with him."  


Tricia Andersen (Greek God/Paranormal Romance)
There was a thin line between reason and sheer insanity. Artemis was barely holding onto it.


Monday, January 22, 2024

Tuesday Tales From the Word Water

 Welcome to Tuesday Tales where talented writers write stories to word prompts. This week the word is “water". Click on each author's name to go to their blog and read their story. Don't forget to visit them all. Thanks so much for stopping by. 




SusanneMatthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romance.)

Jerome had stiffened. “Are you accusing me of plagiarizing old Scottish tales?”  


V.L. Locey (M/M Contemporary Romance"

“No, Arlo, not so fine. Will you sit with me?”


Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)


Eventually she stopped shivering and dried off. 



Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

“You don’t look like you’re in skeleton condition yet,” she joked.


Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery) 

The objective had been to scare us straight.


Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)

“Come on, come on. A little more exercise will do you good,” Terry said to Queenie, dangling a treat in front of her nose. 

 

 


 

Monday, January 15, 2024

Tuesday Tales - Writing With the Word Prompt "Active"


Welcome to Tuesday Tales where talented writers write stories to word prompts. This week the word is “active. Click on each author's name to go to their blog and read their story. Don't forget to visit them all. Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery)

“Where should I start?” I inquired dryly.


Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)

Marcy dragged an empty chair into the small area and sat on the other side of her father’s bed. 


Jillian Chantal (Contemporary paranormal)

“And what is that nonsense scrawled on his conveyance?”

  

Susanne Matthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romance)

As bad as the storm had been at sea, it would’ve been brutal in the air.

 

Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

“He says he’s going to waste away to a skeleton sitting in the car if he doesn’t get some food in his belly.”


Tricia Andersen (Greek God/Paranormal Romance)

You ride a dolphin like a champ.

Monday, January 8, 2024

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "SONG"

 


Howdy Do! This week our talented Tuesday Tales authors are writing tot he word prompt "song". Click on the name of each author and connect with their link to go to their blog and read their FREE story! So much talented and it's all available for free. 


JEAN JOACHIM (Women's Fiction)

“Stop it! He will. You’ll see.”


V.L. LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)

  I leaned into Donvino, just a little, and his fingers tightened on my hand.  


JILLIAN CHANTAL  (Contemporary Paranormal)

 “You’re right. I’m already thinking it.”


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiiction)

“Contests? What kind of contests?” Sarah was intrigued.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

I clutched the wheel and turned into the spin.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romance)

When Fate decided to bring people together, she certainly pulled out all the stops.



Monday, January 1, 2024

Tuesday Tales For January 2, 2024 from the Word LIGHTS

 


Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales. On behalf of all of us, I would like to wish you all and Happy and Prosperous New Year. This week, our word prompt is LIGHTS.


V.L. LOCEY (M/M Contemporary Romance)

 “Please don’t share online.”


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

Then something unexpected happened to put a hex on my plans.


 JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary paranormal)

It was weird to see a head talking under someone’s arm.


 TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“No, I don’t have time to sit. Frank’s chompin’ at the bit to get home,” Sarah replied.


 TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek god/Paranormal Romance)

Well, maybe Ares shouldn’t sleep with other men’s wives.


 SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Paranormal Romance)

 The rain continued unrelenting in its fury.