Category Archives: Mental Illness

Sultry Summer Nights

Sultry Summer Nights

After midnight, a mysterious stranger appears at the edge of the woods and the peaceful life fifteen-year-old Ellen Fisher has with her beloved stepfather Frank is turned upside down. Small town gossip, jealousy and murder strive to tear them apart in a tale of secrets and unrequited love.

The plot and characters for Slow Dancing just popped into my head and I couldn’t wait to get the images down in words. The young girl on the porch after dark, the sound of tree toads and crickets, the water lapping at the shore of the river, the ping of insects hitting the water, and then the knowledge that she was being watched, that feeling we all know where the hair on the back of our necks stands up straight.

When I put those first words down on paper, I had no idea where I was going with the story and was just as intrigued as readers say they are. Even the beauty shop is vivid in my mind, the smells of ammonia and rancid coffee, and the coffee shop across the street that serves the best pie in the world. Small town places where a certain type of person lives and you never really know them completely.

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Short Story with a Punch

The first review The Golden Boy 5.0 out of 5 stars~~Easter Dinner~~ By Off Grid…And Loving It… TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 11, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase I truly love a short story with a punch and this one has that…and more. Imagine finding out that your soul mate and husband truly is… Continue Reading

Some LGBT, Some Family Drama, A Little Normalcy

Some LGBT, Some Family Drama, A Little Normalcy

  Alice’s Summertime Adventure Edit: After talking with a reader tonight, I’m going to be less apologetic about Alice. She called it “real and raw.” Addressing a reviewer who called the book “Garbage,” Alice is not garbage. It’s a story with realism, and a lot of family issues jammed into one family for the sake… Continue Reading

Short Stories on Instafreebie

Short Stories on Instafreebie

I love to write short stories and give them to my readers. They don’t sell well, so although I eventually put them up on Amazon when I can afford the formatting, I usually give them away free on my website. Now that I’ve discovered Instafreebie, the stories will land there, first. Here are a few… Continue Reading