Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: That's Mine!

PROMPT: Today's Horoscope: Your prized possession will end up in someone else's hands.


Jason smiled and held my hand. I could get lost in those deep blue eyes, and I did… often. I squeezed his hand and released it.

"I have something for you." I reached up behind my neck and unclasped my senior key necklace. It was my most valued possession — a symbol of my accomplishment, a sign that I was near to liberty. I re-clasped the chain and dangled it over his open palm, gazing deep into his eyes so he would know the depth of my feelings for him.

That was last week.


Today Wendy walked into class wearing it.



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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Heart Trouble

PROMPT: That's what happens when you follow your heart.



The alarm pierced the air, sending a sudden shiver down my spine. Red-handed. That’s how they’d find me.

Get in. Get the goods. Get out. That was the plan.

But somewhere between picking the lock and making off with the score, my plan had gone horribly awry.I thought I’d had every detail accounted for… everything but my blasted Achilles’ heel.

All my life I’d been told to follow my heart — it would lead me where I needed to go. But I think something is wrong with my heart’s GPS. It only ever leads me to trouble.

Well… trouble and chocolate.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Fred

PROMPT: The devil's name was Fred.


I found my keys in the toilet this morning. I have an idea how they got there, but Mom refused to hear my theories. Naturally, I was late for school. And after a bottle of sanitizer, my hands still felt diseased.

I slipped into geometry. The teacher was already collecting the homework, so I reached in my backpack to grab mine. I’d spent an hour and a half trying to make sense of it, but I finally understood. With a proud smile, I held out the paper.

When Mr. Welburn hesitated, I glanced at the paper.

Fred is so dead.


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: I See You

PROMPT: You are on a crowded subway platform when you see a familiar face.



Across the sea of faces, I see his eyes light up with recognition. He knows who I am.

When he begins the trek toward me, I swallow hard and search for a means of escape. Anywhere. But I’m blocked in — it’s just too crowded.

My stomach flips upside-down, and I can feel the pizza I ate for lunch fighting for its freedom. The closer he comes, the harder it struggles. I must get away, somehow. My palms are cold and clammy. My feet shift beneath me, inching backward in self-preservation.

Suddenly, he’s there.

“Thought that was you. So… you in?”





Friday, January 31, 2014

The Mythology Files: Eris


I am Eris.

The Spirit of Strife.

Not a goddess, as some of you may have thought. Just a spirit. And as the title implies, my whole goal in life — my entire reason for existing — is to stir up dissension. I would say it makes me happy — a room full of fussing people — but that would be a lie. After all, I am the Spirit of Strife. By definition, I don’t cause happiness for anyone. Including myself.

My main companions are Pain and Panic, also spirits in their own right. You can probably tell just by hearing the names that they aren’t the best company. You would think that our commonalities would make us like peas and carrots. But how can it? I am strife.

The gods and goddesses can’t stand to have my trio around most of the time, though on occasion they’ll tolerate us if it suits their purposes. Except for Ares. He has a soft spot for all three of us. Mostly because his purposes involve starting war where there used to be peace.

Funny how you never hear about the Spirit of Peace. I know I’ve never met her. Whoever she is. I think she likes to keep to herself. I know I would, if I were her.

Regardless if she actually exists, you know she ain’t gonna be beating down the door to meet me. We’d be arch-rivals. And Peace doesn’t want any part of this, let me tell you.

I would win. Plain and simple.

I fight dirty.

And let’s face it. The irony here is if Peace fights with me, I’ve already won.

I know I sound bitter. And probably irritable. You may as well know now, it’s like perma-PMS up in here. A real joy to be me.

You gotta understand how it is.

It’s a nasty job. But somebody has to do it.

But sometimes?

Sometimes…



I wish it could just be somebody else.



~from DISCORD, the Mythology Files (in progress)~

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bad Boy Anon Blog Hop




Welcome to the blog hop!
This may be dating me, but when I was a kid I used to LOVE watching 'Happy Days' re-runs. The Fonz. Seriously. The ultimate Bad Boy. He could snap his fingers, and girls would literally come out of the woodwork and fall all over themselves to get to his side. There's just something about the bad boy.

And let's face it.
Some of us are more addicted than others.

Allow me to feed your habit! I have three ebooks to giveaway today. Each one with a bad boy hero to satisfy your craving.

Just leave me a comment below with your favorite Bad Boy of all time (don't forget contact info so I can let you know if you win!). I'll draw three names at random to give away one of the three following books (winners' choice).

The Picture by Stephanie Taylor

Sophie lives her life as a hospice nurse running from her past and over-compensating for her sins. She wants nothing more than to help others the way someone once helped her. But she never expected to get so attached to one of her patients. Nicholas is suddenly looking for more meaning in his life than money, fast women and flashing lights. Life as a rocker has left him empty. Only Emily filled the gaping hole in his heart and with her death, his soul is broken into pieces. When two lives collide, Sophie and Nicholas know they'll never be the same. Together, they try to figure out a message Emily has left behind. Can they succeed before the realities of life tear them apart?


Beguiling Bridget by Leah Sanders & Rachel Van Dyken

Driven to distraction by the redhead across the room, Anthony Benson barely hears the terms of his brother’s challenge before agreeing to them.

No matter. It will be easy. Viscount Maddox has never had any problem impressing the ladies. And four weeks is more than enough time to win over this so obviously neglected wallflower.

But things are never as easy as they seem.

The lady has lofty aspirations. And not one of them includes love or marriage. Especially not with an arrogant and self-assured playboy like the viscount. No matter how attractive he may be.


Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken


I'm not your typical girl. I've been running away from the memories that haunt me for so long that depression has become my only comfort. I was content in the darkness...until Wes Michels offered to be my light.

I didn't know that time wasn't my ally -- that every second that ticked past was one step closer to the end of something that was beginning to mean the end of myself. He tried to warn me. He promised me all he was able to offer--each moment as it came--but it would never be enough.

Sometimes when you think it's the end, it's only the beginning. Wes thought he could save me, but in giving me everything, he ruined me. Because after one kiss, one touch, I couldn't--I wouldn't ever be the same.

And from that moment on, his heartbeat became my own.

Don't forget to follow the hop! Lots of Bad Boys to be had! :)





Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bad Boy Anon Blog Hop Sign-Up (October 16-19)

Have a BAD BOY book addiction?
Wanna share your favorite book bad boy with the world?

GOOD NEWS!

Now there is a venue for just that! Join the Bad Boy Anon Blog Hop as your first step toward recovery.

Hello. My name is...
And I am a bad boy addict.



RULES:

  • The Bad Boys Anon Blog Hop image must be a part of your giveaway post.
  • You must give away a book(s) (ebook or paperback) with a hero who is a bad boy.
  • Include the linky list with all the participating blogs at the end of your post OR link to the host's site.
  • Keep your giveaway easy to find for the entire time the hop is open.
  • Be clear about what you are giving away and how the guest can enter.
  • If your blog has steamy/racy pictures on it or if your giveaway is steamy/racy, make sure to post a warning in case there are underage hoppers checking things out.
  • Please try to keep your giveaway rules as simple as possible.
  • No more than 6 entries allowed, only 1 mandatory entry.
  • If you are using Rafflecopter, set it to begin accepting entries on October 15th and to stop accepting entries on October 19th.
  • All posts need to be up by 12:01 AM on October 16th. Up to 24 hours early is fine. But don't be late. Once your post is live AND accepting entries please email shoelace.sanders (at) gmail (dot) com your direct link so we can update the linky.
  • To sign up to host a giveaway for this hop please add your blog to the linky with your shipping info (either US only or INT) in parenthesis following your blog name. If you forget we will assume you are shipping to the US only.
  • Each blog is responsible for obtaining a prize for giveaway and paying for the shipping.
  • Check the linky the day of the hop to be sure you are still on it and that your link still works.
Go to the linky to sign up! :)