Monday, June 24, 2024

Tuesday Tales from the word 'seed'

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Each week, authors write story snippets to word prompts. Our word for this week is "seeds." 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)

“She was too overwhelmed and, well, too muleheaded to come clean with you.”

Jean Joachim (Historical Romance)

“You heard me. Marry me, Becky.”

Susanne Matthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romance Suspense)

In fact, the resemblance between him and James that she’d found so compelling was slight at best.

Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)

“It’s an apostle spoon.”


Monday, June 17, 2024

Tuesday Tales from the word Green

 Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where we write stories to word prompts. Our word today is "GREEN." 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!



Susanne Matthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

James draped his arm around her shoulders, shattering the vision, and yanking her back.  


Flossie Benton Rogers  (Cozy Mystery) 

Later that afternoon my phone burst out with the Cruel Sea ditty, “Better Get a Lawyer.”


Jean Joachim (MF historical romance)

Sam felt as green as the grass on the meadow.


Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)

Well, that was kind of a gut punch.


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

The next morning Sarah was up and in action long before the rooster even crowed.


 Tricia Anderson - Paranormal

 

When did you get over it? There’s just too much to see.

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Monday, June 10, 2024

Tuesday Tales: From the Word FLIMSY

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales. Our word prompt was FLIMSY. Find the posts by clicking on the author's name. Take time to check them all out and leave a comment if you can. We love feedback.

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

“Well look at you moving like a cheetah,” she said as I reached the check-in to smile down at her.

 FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

My stomach sank to my kneecaps.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“Good Lord gonna send you to that fiery place with lies like that coming out of your mouth!”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal)


I already cataloged it and it’s shelved in your cubby space.

 

JEAN JOACHIM (MF Historical Romance)

“Oh, good. Duck for supper. Here, Sam,” Martha said, handing him a buttered corn muffin.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romance Suspense)


The box was colder than anything he’d ever touched, and his fingertips showed signs of frostbite.


Monday, June 3, 2024

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "GUT"


 

Welcome! Every week this talented group of authors gets together to write stories to a word prompt. This week, the prompt is "gut". Click on the author's name to go to her blog and read her story. Thank you for stopping by. We hope you enjoy our work. We love it when readers leave comments...

JEAN JOACHIM (MF Historical Romance)

Sam put his finger to his lips, then pointed. 


V. L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)

  “What the hell have I just done?”  


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“118 degrees? In Iowa? I didn’t think that was even possible,” Sarah grumbled.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

“Do you think I killed that Wormwood?”


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)

  “Do you see anything?”  


SUSANNE MATTHEWS  (Contemporary Paranormal MF Romantic Suspense)

Stepping over to the basin, he stood in front of the mirror to shave and gasped. 

Monday, May 27, 2024

TUESDAY TALES - FROM THE WORD "STIR"

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where we write stories to word prompts. Our word today is "STIR." 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) 
"He sounded deadly serious.”


Jean Joachim (Historical Romance)
With his dog, Lucky, by his side and his musket tucked under his arm, Sam Chesney slipped quietly out of the Inn right before dawn.


Susanne Matthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romance Suspense)
Maybe he should’ve had a doctor look at him the first time it had happened.


Tricia Andersen (Greek God/Paranormal Romance)
It was seriously the most magnificent thing she had ever seen.



Monday, May 20, 2024

TUESDAY TALES - LEG

 



Welcome to Tuesday Tales where talented authors write stories to word prompts. This week our prompt is "leg." Click on the author's name and go to her blog to read her story. Thanks so much for stopping by!


 JEAN JOACHIM (WOMEN'S FICTION)

“I see that hideous painting in your study has been taken down. Thank goodness,” his mother, Eleanor Carstairs Clark said, digging into her shrimp cocktail. 


V. L. LOCEY (MM HOCKEY ROMANCE)

  Rudy made a noise like he had swallowed a live goldfish.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (COSY MYSTERY)

I was paranoid that something would fall through the cracks.


TRICIA ANDERSEN (GREEK GODDESS PARANORMAL ROMANCE)

That's rude.


 JILLIAN CHANTAL   (MF CONTEMPORARY)

“Hey, didn’t your mother teach you it’s rude to reach across the table?"


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (CONTEMPORARY MF PARANORMAL ROMANTIC SUSPENSE)

It had been as if they were the only two people in the world, created specifically for that moment in time.


Monday, May 13, 2024

Tuesday Tales From the Word Prompt Glue

 Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where we write stories to word prompts. Our word today is "GLUE." 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!



V.L. Locey (M/M Hockey Romance)

  “So humble. That’s one thing about hockey players. They seem to lack the egos of other professional athletes. It’s refreshing.”


Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery) 

My memory house was becoming real again.


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

Edward’s grin disappeared faster than a bolt of lightning.


Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)

“It’s so exciting, isn’t it?”


Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)

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


Susanne Matthews (M/F Contemporary Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

Marina trembled, and he took the opportunity to pull her into his arms.

 

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Tuesday Tales: From the Word BOIL

 




Welcome to May and this week's Tuesday Tales scenes Based on the word prompt BOIL. Click on the author's name to see their selection. Feel free to comment. Come back and do it again. We love feedback! 


 FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

Wryness saturated his voice.

 TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

Sarah knew that the threat of having no party and no cake would work wonders on his behavior.

 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek god/paranormal romance)


There wasn’t going to be a battle. There was about to be a war.



JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)

“I haven’t eaten since my grandmother gave me a cinnamon roll this morning.”

JEAN JOACHIM (Women's Fiction)

“You’re early,” a masculine voice broke into her thoughts.

 SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Paranormal Contemporary Romance Suspense)

“Ye wouldn’t let something as minor as a major, life-threatening storm stop you.”


Monday, April 29, 2024

Tuesday Tales - Flower

 



Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where we write stories to word prompts. Our word today is "FLOWER." 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!


V.L. Locey (M/M Fantasy Romance) 

His hair gleamed more red than brown in the dappled light.

Flossie Benton Rogers  (Cozy Mystery)

I bolted up and began my usual pacing back and forth.

Tricia Andersen (M/F Greek God/Paranormal Romance)

That’s enough time for a quickie.
 
Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)

“Stupid girl. Too curious for your own good.”

Jean Joachim (Women's Fiction)

“And I doubt you’ll see a grand for your share, either,” her father added.

Susanne Matthews (Contemporary Paranormal Suspense Romance)

Marina dropped the card as if it had burned her.



Monday, April 22, 2024

Tuesday Tales - from the word Mouth

 Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where we write stories to word prompts. Our word today is "MOUTH." 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!



V.L. Locey (M/M Fantasy Romance) 

  Eyes closed, back straight, hands resting on my brown robes, I sought the peace to meditate.

TrishaFaye (Historical Fiction)

 “Not now, Edward,” Sarah shushed, taking a quick swipe at his shoulder.

 Jillian Chantal (Contemporary)

“Did you find more gold in my yard?”

Susanne Matthews (Contemporary Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

Once more she’d jumped to conclusions, her favorite form of exercise these days.

Jean Joachim (Women’s fiction)

“Let go. It’s mine. I bought it first,” Sandy said. 

Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery) 

“Weren’t you simply horrified, Peri?”


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.