02 May 2016

The Thing That Turned Me - An Anthology

I'm so grateful to be part of this group of talented authors. Thank you to Randi Lee at Stay Classy Publications, for all that you've done to make this anthology possible. Thanks to all the contributors who have shared their stories, and many thanks to the folks who participated in compiling the promotion materials for this book.


“The Thing That Turned Me” will be available for paperback and ebook purchase on May 31, 2016.











We make decisions every day that will affect us for the rest of our lives: to stay or to go; to rise to the challenge or to crumble under its weight; to take the chance or let opportunity pass us by, without knowing what might have been. An open door. A chance encounter. A moment of truth. All such small things that can decide the rest of our lives without our even realizing it.


This variegated collection of authors of varying genres bring you pictures of these chances…these things that turn us—for better or for worse—and change our lives forever.


Will you recognize your moment when it comes?


Contributor Contribution
Imani Allen “Rehema”
Michelle Athy “The Disappearance of Miss Mary Dawkins”
Madalyn Beck “Hard to Love”
Diane Carlisle “The Window”
Alex J. Cavanaugh “CassaDawn”
Crystal Collier “The Shadow King’s Pet”
Cathrina Constantine “Rising Star~Falling Heart”
Michael Di Gesu “Through Shades of Gray”
Tonja Drecker “A Glowworm”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne “The Journey”
Sherry Ellis “Finding My Voice”
Elise Fallson “Deadly Encounters”
Heather M. Gardner “Before We Break”
Samantha Redstreake Geary “Don’t be Koi”
Misha Gerrick “Ryan”
Krystal Hillsman “To the Last Love of My Life”
Celeste Holloway “Shadows Falling on Rainbows”
Harper L. Jameson “The Blanket”
Randi Lee “Off the Horse”
Terrance Dwayne Mack “When I Went Crazy”
K.D. Martin “Invariant”
Tyrean Martinson “Letting Go: A Siren Song”
Melissa Maygrove “Malice”
Nana Prah “Finding the Light”
Christine Rains “George and the Dragon”
Melanie Schulz “The Reader”
Elizabeth Seckman “Shifting Sands”
Tara Tyler “The Day Dave Broke the Internet”
Jenny Vyas Artwork for “Don’t be Koi”
Michelle Wallace “Shades of Deception”
L. Diane Wolfe “Revelation”
Roland Yeomans “Wednesday’s Child”   



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26 April 2016

Been Busy Writing! Not Here Though

I'm so sorry that I've neglected my blog as much as I have. My current grad level course has really put me to the test these past several weeks. Yes, the Professional Writing Class for Public Relations and Strategic Communications wasn't just a challenge to my writing passion. It was a time consuming era in my learning all forms of professional writing in existence out here in the digital world. Anyone needing a media kit out there? Come on, all you writers who absolutely despise promoting your talent! I'm completely prepared to assist where needed. Spread the word.

Is it back to my regularly scheduled program? Not just yet. I will be checking back with the Blogosphere from time to time to read and comment, but that's about all I will be able to contribute until I can get a break. :(



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04 April 2016

Dude, You Got Game!

So let me remind you all, in my A to Z Challenge, my short story titles start with the letter of the day, and today is the letter D!

After my last story, Charles on Weed and Feed, (which Charles informed me he read), he kindly noted that today would be "D-day". Oh my. That's the first letter of MY name (Diane, the antagonist).

Okay, so I get a chance to continue the story. What, what?! :D

Seems like our protagonist, Charles, has learned to pick up his game in the chat department. There IS hope in this romance, ya'll!




You know this man is a sport for allowing this. :)


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03 April 2016

Charles on Weed and Feed

A little background before you read the next story, which is in the context of a chat just to mix things up a bit. This is a flash fiction romance story between Diane Carlisle (that's me) and the new man in her life, a guy named Charles. His last name is omitted to protect his identity, of course. 

Charles is today's protagonist. Watch him on his journey as he sets out to help the poor lady spread Weed and Feed in her yard. You see, Diane purchased the concentrated mix because she has a degree in Computer Science and therefore, can read instructions.






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02 April 2016

Beetle Juice

The warmth of the sun produced enough moisture on the tanned surface of the man's skin, just enough so the landing would go unnoticed. Here we go...gently. Ease on down and hunker between the soft hairs just below the knee.

Feather-light feet press gently into the sweat, barely touching the skin. The absence of traction does not interfere with penetration. The sweet nectar feeds the hungry insect and her vessel swells with nourishment. Ignorance is bliss.

A sudden rupture. A bursting warmth. Darkness.


The End



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noun
1. shortness of time or duration; briefness
2. the quality of expressing much in few words


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