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Flash Fiction Friday: How to make a Brownie brownie

Darcy scooped a level cup of flour into the mixing bowl. She brushed her bangs aside, smudging powder across her skin. The ten-year-old consulted the recipe once more. Her mom would be so proud. This was the first time she’d been trusted to stay at home alone—even if it was for only an hour. She… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: How to make a Brownie brownie

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Flash Fiction Friday: Maiden Rescue

A monstrous growl echoed outside Rella’s bedroom door. She stepped back, crossed the worn rug, her spine flush with the stone wall. Her fingers twisted in the layers of fabric of her tattered gown. Roar! She hiccuped back fear. Splat! Her eyes went wide. Either that was the beast that had stood guard at her… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Maiden Rescue

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Flash Fiction Friday: Bathtime

“Do I have to take a bath?” Lydia clutched her stuffed teddy close to her chest. Her mother tested the feel of the bathwater and shut off the faucet. “Of course. Tomorrow’s a big day. You can’t be stinky.” She tweaked Lydia on her nose. Lydia refused to smile. “But Mommy, what about the drain?… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Bathtime

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Flash Fiction Friday: Monster Under the Bed

“Mama! I can’t sleep.” Travis pulled the covers over his eyes and waited. “What’s wrong, sweetheart?” His mom ran into the room, settled onto the bed, her head tilted. Travis dared to poke one eye back into the world. “I’m scared.” His mom tried to hide her smile. “Scared of what? Papa and I are… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Monster Under the Bed

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Flash Fiction Friday: Christmas Cookies

The sweet sugary scent of cookies drifted through the sparsely furnished house. Chocolate chip cookies, iced and sprinkled with silvery balls. “Are they ready?” Allyson bit her lip as she wrung her hands. “Almost there.” Valerie scooped the last of the cookies from the warm metal sheet and arranged it neatly with the others on… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Christmas Cookies

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Flash Fiction Friday: The Awakening

Today is the day! Allwyn will receive her wings, the most important event in a faerie’s life. She pads across damp moss-covered ground, shadows sprinkled around her from the great canopy of trees. She makes no sound as she moves, something she’s always taken pride in. With effort, she pushes open the door to the… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Awakening

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Flash Fiction Friday: Fairy House

Agatha bounced through the front door with a bright smile on her face. She could barely see over the object that filled her arms, the same one that put that smile in place. “Mama! Look what I made at school this week.” The six-year-old huffed to catch her breath as she gently—as gently as a… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Fairy House

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Who Wants to Hear a HUGE Announcement About My Book?

Hello friends! I've got some news for you! As some of you know, I have been on my journey to get published since 2013. During that time I've self-published some novellas, attended countless writer's conferences and local writer meetings, secured my amazing agents with Hartline Literary Agency, Cyle Young & Tessa Emily Hall, have had a… Continue reading Who Wants to Hear a HUGE Announcement About My Book?

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Blue Seal Awards–Ohio Christian Writers Conference

I have fantastic news to share! This past weekend the Ohio Christian Writers Conference presented the Blue Seal Awards. I've learned that I placed in TWO of the categories! *throws confetti* 2nd place in the Flash Fiction category with my story, Fairy Academy 3rd place in the YA unpublished category with my novel, KEEN Congratulations… Continue reading Blue Seal Awards–Ohio Christian Writers Conference

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Flash Fiction Friday: Trick-or-Treat

“Is my wig on straight?” Scarlett tugged on the ends of the yarn. Maddie nodded, her smile missing a front tooth, the bow on top of her Cindy-Lou-Who hair, bobbing. The best friends glanced back at their moms who walked slowly behind the pair. They weren’t quite old enough to trick-or-treat alone, but at least… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Trick-or-Treat