Carrot Ranch 24 Hour Free Write The Long Drive Home

Sooooooo…….

Yep. Today was not a good day for me. We all have them, and we all push through because we have to.

I wrote something in the wee hours after seeing the prompt, edited a bit, went to sleep, and then this evening decided that I wouldn’t submit it for the free-write. The plot needs a bit more delicate handling, which I wasn’t feeling today.

I had a second idea wandering around in my head partly based on a childhood experience after a death in West Virginia, so I ran with it, so to speak. At 11:15 pm. Unfortunately that means I haven’t rummaged through the words the way I normally would and already picked up something that typically I would have re-written. As always, I consider this a learning experience.

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After Summer’s Dream

cerulean sky

Photo by Sascha Darlington

After Summer’s Dream

I move to help Aunt Celia return to the house, but she grabs my hand.

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Carrot Ranch 2nd Free Write: Eulogies

Thank you to D. Avery for pointing out my typo of 267…if that had been true rather than the exact 297…argh!

Today was the second 24-hour free write for Carrot Ranch. I meant to read the prompt before I went to sleep last night, but I was happily out for a late dinner and completely

forgot about checking the prompt until this morning. So much for sleeping on the prompt and letting my subconscious go to work.

I went with my “gut” on this one as Charli suggests in her write-up.  My gut told me to do something out of the ordinary so here it is. For the prompt of “Papa’s bar,” my “story” Eulogies.

Thanks to Charli and the judges for this opportunity.

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Review Double Up: The Giver and The Deal of a Lifetime

I have fallen behind on my library reading and saw that I had hours left on Lois Lowry’s The Giver and Fredrik Backman’s The Deal of a Lifetime so I binged on them last night.  Both are reviewed below. Continue reading

The Connection

Thanks to Rochelle for Friday Fictioneers!

I don’t know if this has ever happened in one of my FF fictions before, but the line that tied the story to the picture was edited out because I was over the word count and the words I needed to make the story were more important than talking about a window where you could see the roofs of neighboring houses. 🙂 Editing is everything!

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

 

The Connection

“It sounds daft, but you make me believe in fairytales,” he says. “Crikey. I’ll meet you at the station.” Continue reading

Review of How To Keep a Secret

How to Keep a Secret by [Morgan, Sarah]

 

How to Keep a Secret

Sarah Morgan

July 10, 2018

Harlequin


Blurb: When three generations of women are brought together by crisis, they learn over the course of one hot summer the power of family to support, nourish and surprise

Lauren has the perfect life…if she ignores the fact it’s a fragile house of cards, and that her daughter Mack has just had a teenage personality transplant. Continue reading