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The Fiery Panther

“We have to establish a fire break to keep this fire from jumping the highway,” Roger said to Jeff, who was fighting the fire along with him. There were 30 firefighters trying to hold back just this section of the

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#SoCS – 05/27/2017

All that seems to be on my mind these days, and just about all I’m doing, is working on my novel. I’ve been reading about writing a novel as much as I’ve been writing. I’m not a novice writer, but

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One-Liner Wednesday

This is a line from my upcoming novel: “As the nut-colored trees bent together as if they were whispering, Abby wondered what Miles could possibly want with her at this point in their lives.” #1linerWeds

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Border Crossing

“Jerry, how much traffic backup is there now? Can you see the statistics?” Rhonda asked.. “You don’t want to know. Hundreds of vehicles. Mostly oil trucks. Some are stuck to the road. The snow is starting to falling.” Jerry and

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The Estate

She sat down at the end of the counter in her favorite diner. She knew she had to eat while someone else was with her very sick mother. Ruby, the waitress, came and took her order. Her cousin, Mac, suddenly

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The Coyote

It stared at me, its eyes never leaving mine. I slowly pulled the pistol out of the waistband of my jeans and raised my arm, aiming it. It never flinched. My left hand held my dog’s leash. My dog was

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One Liner Wednesday

This is one line from the novel I’m currently working on, a psychological thriller: “Even though she was there with him and he held her lovingly, he didn’t think about her because sociopaths don’t do that kind of thing.”

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The Accident

Sasha drove home from town. As she passed a driveway, she almost crashed her car as something hit her in the driver’s side door. She knew instantly it was a deer. She pulled over and jumped out. There she was,

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Garden Party

“Dah-ling,” Veronica bellowed, as Beatrice walked into the rooftop garden above her penthouse apartment. “Is Constance with you?” “There she is! Oh, Constance, love. Come sit, both of you. The butler will bring another chair.” “What a beautiful place, Veronica,”

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Murder and the Bats

“Inspector, we know he is on a bicycle because we think we saw him on the village road, ” said the mayor of the Southern Parish of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in England. “He may be trying to get

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