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Flash Fiction Friday: The Danger of Flying

Photo courtesy Annie Spratt via Unsplash “What if I fall?” Dryaia snuck another peek over the edge of the cliff that fell into oblivion, butterflies swarming her belly. “You won’t.” Her papa put an arm around her shoulders. “You’re one of us and you’ve come of age. It’s time for you to grow your wings.”… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Danger of Flying

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Flash Fiction Friday: Lost and Found

The last bell of the day buzzed through the classrooms of the junior high. Doors flew open and the hallways were flooded with students ready to enjoy the weekend. “Hey, Trevor!” A small boy with cracked glasses and shaggy hair ran down the hall. Trevor stopped, adjusted his backpack. “What’s up, Noah?” Noah panted. “Where… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Lost and Found

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Flash Fiction Friday: Home

The precious jewels weighed heavy in Andy’s hand. Emeralds, rubies, diamonds. The corner of his mouth curled as he spilled them into his small sack. He took one last glance at the sleeping figure of King Henry VIII. Then he tip-toed out of the bed chambers and slipped through the door. “Did you get them?”… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Home

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Dust Blog Tour Stop #21 Interview with author Kara Swanson

Welcome to the Dust Blog Tour Stop #21!! I'm so excited to be part of this blog tour! Kara is one of my favorite authors and I know she's looking forward to getting Dust into your hands! But the tour isn't over just yet, Lost Boys and Girls. Keep flying! Hook is following your trail… Continue reading Dust Blog Tour Stop #21 Interview with author Kara Swanson

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BURN Blog Tour: Interview with author JM Hackman

Welcome, JM Hackman to Caffeinated Fiction. We're happy to have this chance to learn a few secrets about your upcoming release, BURN! Let's jump right in! Did you always plan for THE FIREBRAND CHRONICLES to be a trilogy? When I wrote Spark, I had no idea how many books would be in the series. I… Continue reading BURN Blog Tour: Interview with author JM Hackman

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Flash Fiction: Furry Friend

Morning sun crept through the bedroom window. Marlene yawned. A pounce jostled her. Her cat Butterscotch joined her in bed. The cat bumped Marlene’s back, forcing her to lift the covers so he could climb in. She complied, the drum of purring vibrating from beneath the covers. Marlene scratched beneath his chin. Her beloved roommate.… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Furry Friend

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Flash Fiction Friday: Quarantine Prom

Ruby twirled in front of her mirror, her champagne colored dress spinning, too. Her smile waned. The pandemic had swept the world in a matter of weeks. School = canceled. Graduation = postponed. Senior year = ruined. Prom = gone. Her stomach clenched as she snatched up her phone and fell onto her bed. Her… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Quarantine Prom

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Flash Fiction Friday: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tabitha licked the sweet gooey batter that dripped from her finger. Yum. The idea of baking chocolate chip cookies had popped in her head during suppertime with her family. Now she had the kitchen to herself with no one around to warn her against eating raw dough. She smiled and dipped her finger back into… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Flash Fiction Friday: Quarantine

Quarantine Day 1: Deadly virus spreads. Entire country housebound 30 days. Military delivers staples, medical supplies weekly. No one allowed out, including medical personnel. Quarantine Day 7: Family bored. Elderly neighbor Mr. Wilson injured at home, military medical staff arrive, take him away. Quarantine Day 10: Mrs. Wilson says unknown when husband will return. Quarantine… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Quarantine

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Caffeinated Fiction Updates 2020!

Hey friends! I realize it's been a hot minute since I've last posted but wanted to let you know that I'm still alive! *tosses confetti* "Why Laura, you've been silent for so long! What have you been up to?" Welp, lots. Over the past four months: I've completed a NaNoWriMo with a brand new YA… Continue reading Caffeinated Fiction Updates 2020!