Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction Friday: Ding-Dong-Ditch

“Dare you to Ding-Dong-Ditch Ms. Hannity’s place.” Casper wagged his brows, his broad smile reflecting a mouth full of metal. “Nah. We’re eleven, now. Let’s do something fun.” Jared cast a wary eye at the old woman’s house. Its run-down exterior and overgrown lawn gave him the creeps. He kicked a rock down the vacant… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Ding-Dong-Ditch

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Untold Podcast–“Serpent Quest” Feature and Time to Vote!

It's open! It's open! The voting is open on Untold podcast! *throws confetti* You might remember a post from a couple weeks ago about my excitement over one of my recent flash fiction stories. (Check out the post here, if you missed it!) To sum it up, my story, Serpent Quest, is a finalist in the Good… Continue reading Untold Podcast–“Serpent Quest” Feature and Time to Vote!

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Flash Fiction Friday: The Hike

“Careful. Not too close to the edge,” Danny’s mom said from the safety of the hiking trail. Danny nodded and stepped back from a large rock. This wasn’t the normal hiking trail he and his mom usually took. This one had a big drop off with a deep valley that looked like it stretched on… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Hike

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Flash Fiction Friday: Wishful Thinking

James hurled the tennis ball at his bedroom wall then snatched it when it bounced back. He leaned against his bed and frowned. Grounded again. He didn’t see why. His mom had given him twenty bucks for the seventh grade dance. She’d never mentioned that it was “emergency only” money. The fancy fortuneteller the school… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Wishful Thinking

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Ironwood Alchemy Anthology Release–Including a short story by moi! (*squeal*)

Yay! It's finally here! I've been wanting to tell you guys about this super fun anthology coming out this month, but didn't want to post until the link was live. And guess what? It is!! Go find it here. This is the first anthology I've been part of and I'm really excited to read all… Continue reading Ironwood Alchemy Anthology Release–Including a short story by moi! (*squeal*)

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Flash Fiction Friday: The Sock Monster

“The Sock Monster was at it again.” Susan placed a pile of folded laundry on her son’s twin bed, a set of mismatched socks right on top. “He’s been hungry, lately,” Kyle said. The seven year-old sat crossed legged on his bed, a comic book before him. “Can we get more?” Susan bent to put… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Sock Monster

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Book Review: RED by Liesl Shurtliff

Here it is! My review of book #3 from Liesl Shurtliff's series of children's novels based on fairytales. I've mentioned Shurtliff's other two novels--RUMP and JACK--multiple times in past blog posts regarding middle-grade books I would recommend. (You can find those reviews here and here.) So it's no surprise that RED, The True Story of… Continue reading Book Review: RED by Liesl Shurtliff

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Flash Fiction Friday: Invasion

Aliens aren't real. That's what I've been told the last twelve years of my life, anyway. Sure, science found a single-cell life form somewhere in our system, but it can't even talk back. What good is that? In our vast universe of planets, stars, and galaxies, we are the only intelligent life. That was, until today. Today… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Invasion

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Flash Fiction Friday: Houses

I sit criss-cross applesauce and look up at my house. Mommy is working and I have to wait for her to come back. I pick at the lint on my pants. Waiting is hard. I don't like to wait. Especially when I'm hungry. Maybe she won't know if I don't wait. With a glance around,… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Houses

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Top Ten Thursday: Favorite Middle Grade Books

Today I wanted to explore my Top Ten Favorite Middle Grade Books. Except that I had more than ten. *Sigh* #bookloverproblems Soooo, to narrow things down, I lumped together a few of the most popular books that made my list. I mean, let's be honest, there are just a few that will always-and-forever-and-ever-and-ever be on… Continue reading Top Ten Thursday: Favorite Middle Grade Books